History


History
          

Public Administration Program has opened for instruction since 1998. The program emphasizes in creating undergraduate students who will possess characteristics, performance and knowledge in aspects of public administration management and local administration knowledge and ability corresponding to social and labor market under the economics change, society, politics and direction of the university; therefore, the program has been improved continuously. In 2006, the program opened for instruction in 4 fields, for example 1) public administration 2) local administration 3) administration of justice and 4) administration of development according to sufficiency economy philosophy in order to create undergraduate students in correspondence with social context in that time.

Later, a notification of Higher Education Commission regarding a performance guideline according to Thai Qualification Framework (TQF), B.E. 2552, thereby making the program, B.E 2549 to be improved. The developing standard qualification of fields in accordance with TQF of this notification makes the program to be specific, depth and deep in content. Intelligence level and learning in conformity with qualification level establishes learning development and improvement of the 2 new programs: 1) Public Administration Program, Public Administration (revision), B.E 2554 and 2) Public Administration Program, Local Administration (revision), B.E.2554 in management of public administration major and new major: local administration.

Development and improvement of public administration program was not only for performing in accordance with the notification of Higher Education Commission but the planning for development also considered the change of society, politics, economics and creating undergraduate students to respond to social needs; that is to say, social progress affecting by information technology and modern communication affects frequent development in public administration. Further, behavior of the new generations affects the change in behavior of public personnel to emphasize on service with better quality with the new public administration; community has to participate in policy procedure; thus, an academic cooperation between institutes and external units, including organization units (both public and private one), as well as, local community to determine vocational and academic standards to be obtained from undergraduate students. Finally, a creation of public administration undergraduate students possessing potential in order to compete in labor marketing leading to other development of Public Administration program in 2016 by combining Public Administration Program, Public Administration (revision), B.E. 2554 and Public Administration Program, Local Administration, B.E. 2554 together as “Public Administration Program (revision), B.E. 2559” and dividing into 3 fields, for example Local Administration, Public Administration and Public and Private Administration under policy and direction for development of SSRU towards international master. Therefore, the programs must be developed according to international and domestic-accepted standards, create leading quality undergraduate students according to the needs of communities and society in knowledge-based society and global citizen, as well as, innovate and create private and public administration and local administration knowledge.

Nowadays, Public Administration Program (revision), B.E.2559 is managed and develops instruction by Public Administration, department of Social Science, faculty of Humanities and Social Science, SSRU.