Lehrende und MitarbeiterInnen
Campbell, David Mag. phil. Dr.phil.
|Langtitel: Epistemic Governance in Higher Education. Quality Enhancement of Universities for Development.
Abstract: For the further progress of advanced knowledge society, advanced knowledge economy and advanced knowledge democracy,
universities and the higher education sector are crucial for driving development. How should the governance of higher education,
the quality enhancement of universities and the careers of academic faculty (the academic profession) be organized? Epistemic
governance introduces here a novel approach and understanding. Epistemic governance emphasizes that the underlying epistemic
structure, the underlying epistemic base or the underlying epistemic paradigms (knowledge paradigms) of those organizations,
institutions or systems (sectors), which should be governed, are being addressed. This defines a benchmark and set of criteria
for internal and external governance in higher education that is interested in applying a good, effective and sustainable
governance. Quality assurance, quality enhancement and quality management of higher education, from the perspective of epistemic
governance, should also orient themselves to quality and quality dimensions that cross-refer to the underlying epistemic structure
of higher education. In a traditional understanding, the academic career patterns of the academic core faculty at universities
follow a tenure-track logic. Cross-employment (multi-employment), on the contrary, refers to academic faculty (the academic
profession) with simultaneous employment contracts to more than one organization only within or both inside and outside of
higher education. Epistemic governance, in combination with cross-employment, should add to the organizational flexibility
and creativity of universities and other higher education institutions, supporting the integration of a pluralism and diversity
of knowledge production (basic research in the context of knowledge application and innovation), the formation of non-linear
innovation networks, and providing a rationale for a new type of academic career model.
Key Words: Epistemic governance; Higher education; Mode 1 and mode 2 knowledge production system; Mode 3 knowledge production
system; Research and experimental development (R&D); Innovation; Quadruple helix innovation systems; Quintuple helix innovation
systems; New public management (NPM); Network governance; Public-private partnerships for research and technological development(PPP
RTD); Tenure-track; Tenured; Tenurable; Cross-employment; Multi-employment.
|Titel der Veröffentlichung:
||Epistemic Governance in Higher Education.
||Elias G. Carayannis