Program Accreditation and Anticipatory Socialization to Doctoral Education in Kosovo

  • Nicholas Stroup University of Iowa

Abstract

The study outlines labor market considerations for the Republic of Kosovo’s higher education institutions related to (1) the employment of doctoral degree holders and (2) maintaining program accreditation. It then identifies how discourses of accreditation at the national and supranational levels influence the anticipatory socialization of students to doctoral study in Kosovo. Future analysis willinvestigate popular discourses that contribute to graduate student anticipatory socialization, such as debates over degree quality or perceptions that higher education in Kosovo misaligns with the national labor market.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Ademaj, Liridona. “University of Prishtina’s Suspended Accreditation Programs.” Prishtina Insight. February 6, 2019. https://prishtinainsight.com/university-of-prishtinas-suspended-accreditation-programs/.

Baliu, Doruntina. “Kosovo Accreditation Agency axed from European network organization.” Prishtina Insight. October 3, 2019. https://prishtinainsight.com/kosovo-accreditation-agency-axed-from-european-network-organization/.

Danuza, Teuta, Fortuna Mehmeti, and Blerim Saqipi. 2016. “EQF referencing report of the Kosovo national qualifications framework.” Accessed May 24, 2019. https://akkks.rks-gov.net/uploads/kosovo_eqf_referencing_report_2016.pdf.

EQAR. 2018. “Exclusion of the Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) from the Register.” Accessed October 10, 2019. https://backend.deqar.eu/reports/EQAR/2018-02_Exclusion_Decision_C22_KAA.pdf.

Kosovo Accreditation Agency. 2018 “Accreditation Manual” Accessed October 10, 2019. http://www.akreditimi-ks.org/new/index.php/en/2015-08-31-11-59-45/guidelines-for-experts-new.

———. 2019. List of AY 2019 accredited programs. Accessed October 10, 2019. http://akreditimi-ks.org/docs/Downloads/Accreditation/kshc20092019/kshc20092019.pdf.

Limani, Lura. “Education Minister fires Accreditatino Agency board upon Haradinaj’s request.” Prishtina Insight. September 26, 2017. https://prishtinainsight.com/education-minister-fires-board-accreditation-agency-upon-haradinajs-request/.

Ministry of Education Science and Technology. 2018. “Education statistics 2017/2018.” Accessed May 24, 2019. http://ask.rks-gov.net/en/kosovo-agency-of-statistics/add-news/education-statistics-in-kosovo-2017---2018.

Muja, Armend. 2015. “Evaluation report: Kosovo education strategic plan 2011-2016.” Accessed May 24, 2019. http://masht.rks-gov.net/uploads/2016/02/raport-vleresimi-psak-2011-2016-eng-web.pdf.

ORCA. 2019. “Publikimet.” Accessed October 10, 2019. http://orca-ks.org/sq/publikimet/.

University of Prishtina. 2019. “Universititeti i Prishtinës Hasan Prishtina.” Accessed October 10, 2019. https://www.uni-pr.edu/.

Weidman, John, Darla Twale, and Elizabeth Stein. 2001. “Socialization of Graduate and Professional Students in Higher Education: A Perilous Passage?” ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 28 (3).
Published
2020-03-15
How to Cite
Stroup, N. (2020). Program Accreditation and Anticipatory Socialization to Doctoral Education in Kosovo. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 196-198. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iWinter.1520
Section
Graduate Student Research-in-Progress