Väga kasulik lugu mitmest aspektist. Kõrgkoolide juhtimise aspektist on lisaks õppe- ja ainekavade küsimusele oluline märkida, et valdkondlikud-erialased arengud põhinevad sageli mitte organisatsioonilistel, vaid individuaalsetel arengutel. Tõsi, need on vastastiksõltuvad. Siiski oleks kasulik mõelda, kuidas toetada teadlaste-õppejõudude personaalset arengut, mis võib lõpuks kastanid tulest tuua.

“Focusing on member schools of the Canadian Association of Programmes in Public Administration (CAPPA) our research explores whether and how the postgraduate public administration and public policy programmes (MPA and MPP) curriculum has adapted to changes in the natural labour market for their graduates. […], we found that while contacts were considerable, they were typically informal and driven by individual and personal networks. […] Finally, our purpose is not to suggest that the content of MPA/MPP programmes should be driven only by the wishes and needs of civil services. That said, MPA/MPP programmes exist in a complex marketplace where students have alternatives to pursue higher education, such as MOOCs, higher education colleges, private professional schools, and out of province or international institutions. […] We respond in the affirmative, but with the caveat that the university’s mission should be measured by more than labour market alignment. Thus, perhaps the answer lies in awareness and adjustments to civil service needs rather than strict alignment to these.”

Canada’s Destination 2020 identifies five key themes as critical to civil service renewal, including:

• Innovative Practices and Networking

• Processes and Empowerment  Technology

• People Management

• Fundamentals of Public Service (Privy Council Office, 2014).

O’Neill, M. A. (2021). MPA/MPP programmes and the future of work: Does MPA curriculum align with civil service requirements. Teaching Public Administration. https://doi.org/10.1177/0144739420984503