Research on Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
Online ISSN : 2434-4427
Print ISSN : 1880-0343
Volume 20
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  • Yu NINOMIYA, Saeko KOJIMA, Yoshikazu KOJIMA, Osamu KOYAMA, Koji HAMAJI ...
    Type: ESSAY/MATERIAL
    2019 Volume 20 Pages 1-25
    Published: March 01, 2020
    Released: March 30, 2020
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe the career and job awareness of new types of specialists in university by conducting interview research with faculty developers, career consultants, institutional researchers, university research administrators, and technology licensing managers.

    The common characteristics of these specialists in university are as follows. They do not always achieve their goals or develop professional ability, because they tend to be hired on limited-term or special appointment contracts. Owing to the broad knowledge and skill acquisition required, tasks of non-specialty areas, and ambiguous work goals, they have difficulty understanding what is being evaluated and may become confused. Accordingly, their sense of professional identity is shaken. On the other hand, they have broad discretion in their tasks and find them rewarding.

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  • —Process, Activity, and Problems—
    Shin-ichi YAMAMOTO
    Type: ESSAY/MATERIAL
    2019 Volume 20 Pages 27-38
    Published: March 01, 2020
    Released: March 30, 2020
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    University Research Administrator (URA) is a new career field that was introduced into some institutions, mainly universities, since 2011. In this report, the function, role, outcome, and effect of URAs are explained and evaluated. Based on these evaluations, a future prospective will be discussed after consideration of current problems, including quality assurance for Japanese URAs.

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