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Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose

Campbell, James 2011, Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose, Journal of administrative science, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 1-17.

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Title Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose
Author(s) Campbell, James
Journal name Journal of administrative science
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 17
Publisher M A R A University of Technology, Research Management Institute
Place of publication [Malaysia]
Publication date 2011-12-02
ISSN 1675-1302
Keyword(s) Higher Education
Values
APEX
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Philosophy
Sustainability
Summary Malaysian Higher educational reform is an important and central aspect of the broader Malaysian public policy focus on excellence, development and national growth. This proposed paper intends to discuss analyze and critique the APEX program for Malaysian Universities. In particular the paper will investigate and discuss the way Universiti Sains Malaysia has interpreted and developed its strategic goals in light of its award of APEX status. Specifically I intend to discuss the strengths and limitations of the Universiti Sains Malaysia agenda, and contextualize it within a broader discussion about the directions of Malaysian Higher Education, in conditions of globalization, network society, and the knowledge economy. The challenges faced by the reform agenda at USM are significant and it is important that any understanding of the USM agenda be informed by deep reflection on the underlying philosophical aims and justifications for its direction. In this way my paper will attempt to show how the USM project is both an important part of Malaysian national development and a critical response to contemporary globalization, while at the same time an innovative and challenging intervention into public policy debate in Higher Education. The values and objectives of USM in regards to its strategic reorientation have implications far beyond the Higher Education sector and these implications will also be discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036772

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