In Japanese higher education, "student affairs" and "welfare and guidance" play an important role. However, in recent research on higher education, the exploratory concept of "the academic and non-academic staff of student affairs" is not necessarily clear after World War II. Relying on primary sources which I unearthed and collected, this study examined the historical role of "the academic and non-academic university staff of student affairs" in the mid-1950s in Japanese higher education. As a result, the importance of analyzing the staffing in "the department of student affairs" and the in-service training is shown.
In this paper, the authors examined the commonality within the curricula of 31 liberal arts departments in Japanese universities. The analysis was broadly divided into two parts. First, the name of faculty, department, and degree field were classified and organized using the existing "academic field classification." Next, using the original "course title classification" created by quantitative text analysis, courses in the curriculum applied to students entering in 2018 were classified, and the percentage of courses offered (relative frequency) was calculated for each field. As a result, it became clear that more than 90% of departments offered at least one course in 22 of 43 fields. In addition, we found that there was a correlation between the relative frequency and department attributes in some fields.