The relationship between grade and university prestige

Sven-Olof Collin, Elin Smith

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    Abstract

    The paper is dealing with the threat towards university standards in Sweden, when the university system is facing a decreasing demand on education. We claim that there is a pressure towards higher grades and less working load on the students. The effect could be a slight decline of prestige for universities, but a step decline in academic standards at the university colleges since they have weaker academic traditions, staff and students, and experience a stronger political pressure from the local community. The reasoning is made with resonance from a case describing experiences from an accounting programme produced at a university college.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationKristianstad
    PublisherDepartment of Business Studies, Kristianstad University College
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameWorking paper series
    No.2007:7
    ISSN (Print)1650-0636

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Pedagogy (50301)

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