Quality assessment criteria for public administration bachelor's programmes in Russia and European Association for Public Administration Accreditation
The strive for quality enhancement of educational standards the national levels in Russia and Europe leads to the variety of Public Administration educational programs in different countries. Correspondingly, it puts to the forefront the selection of proper assessment criteria which suffice to the requirements of state authorities and international experts in the area of Public Administration. The leading organization for evaluating educational programs in public administration in the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe is the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPPA). The EAPPA criteria for assessing the quality of educational programs serve as the tools for their improvement and modernization of the national educational systems, including the CIS countries and Russia. The main purpose of the article is to analyze the criteria used for assessing the quality of Bachelor's programs and educational standards in Public Administration in Russia and the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation and to compare educational standards in the field of Public Administration in Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The outcomes of the comparative analysis of educational standards conducted by the authors has made it possible to see the evolution of quality assessment criteria implemented for PA Bachelor's programs in Russia. The authors contend that this is due to the introduction of new educational standards (2014) having eliminated a uniform approach to the content of educational programs giving the right to independently determines the content of the educational program trainings bachelors in the field of public administration. The authors propose the new content of PA educational programs in Russia targeted at the implemention of he effective international standards and multidisciplinary approach meeting the requirements of European certification and subsequent accreditation by EAPAA.