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1 TNA for Master’s Level Programs Centre for Public Policy & Governance Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

2 Scope Assess Master’s Level Programs –Faculty Training Needs –Institutional Capacity Building Needs Assessed Degree Awarding Programs –11 Public Administration –4 Public Policy –1 Governance

3 Policy Programs MA (14yrs) MA/ Mphil (16 yrs) PhDExec. Public Administration Public Policy4321 Governance 1

4 Findings Policy Instruction –Lack of consensus on definition & demarcation –Consensus on moving beyond Neo-classical Econ  Political Economy & Institutional Economics –Differences in producing Experts vs Generalists –English as sole medium of instruction could limit comprehension among students Program Structure & Categories –Masters both after 14 yrs or 16 yrs of education –Public Admin program heavily influence by MBA –Public Policy programs – economics dominated –Diverse Governance or Public Policy programs

5 Findings…. Overview of Programs –Average Student Permanent Faculty Ratio: 38, High=100 –Research Culture is Limited Public Sector Faculty not part of TTS Limited Financial Support for research Limited Concepts of Fixed Office Hours, Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants –Institutional Capacity Limited Library Resources –Only Public Sector Universities have JSTOR Lab with Statistical Analysis tools

6 Findings…. Faculty Expertise Subject AreaNo. of PhDs Economic17 Quantitative Analysis/Econometrics1 Public Finance/ Financial Mgmt4 Public Management & Administration3 Human Resource Management11 Organizational Behavior1 Demography2 Sociology & Culture2 Public Policy2 Development Administration2 Political Science & International Relations3 MIS1

7 Findings…. Faculty Needs Critical –Economic Theory, Quantitative & Empirical Analysis –Political Economy, Globalization, Governance & Development Moderate –Ethics & Law –Structure & Process of Government –Financial Management Adequate & Over Concentration –Human Resource Management –MIS

8 Recommendations Develop Minimal Consensus on Policy Instruction Need for an Association to help Universities –Set Curriculum & Faculty Time (Teaching, Research & Admin) Standards –Devise Transition Plan for existing faculty to TTS –Devise 5 year Strategic Plan Faculty Development Institutional Capacity Building –Linkages with foreign universities

9 Recommendations…. Develop 3 tiered plan for Faculty Development –Short Term Intra-university linkages between departments & Intra-city Incentivize research through faculty seminars Develop Short Term Course thru Pool of Experts –Medium Term Institutionalize program for junior faculty Develop intra-provincial, public-private collaboration Short Term Sabbatical & Post Docs in foreign universities –Long Term Build Domestic Centres of Excellence & PhD programs Institutionalize linkages & exchange with foreign universities –PhD scholarships & research sabbaticals

10 Recommendations…. Develop Facilitate Research Culture –University & Think Tanks linkages Collaborative Research & Student Internships –Research Grants –Institute or Support a Peer Reviewed Policy Journal –Collective Policy Newsletter –Develop Specialized Library Resources –Develop Primary Research Data Centre


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