News: JNCEAA holds its 2016 training Seminar for staff members engaged in evaluation
In April 2016, the Japan Network of Certified Evaluation and Accreditation Agencies (JNCEAA) held its 2016 training seminar for agencies' staff members engaged in evaluation of higher education.
JNCEAA* is a network established with the purpose of facilitating cooperation and the sharing of information among certified evaluation and accreditation (CEA) agencies. As part of the cooperative programs among the 12 member organizations, young staff members from each of the member organizations planned and implemented the training seminar.
On the day of the training, opening remarks from JNCEAA committee members were followed by a lecture on trends in policy debate aimed at improvement of the CEA system, delivered by a member of the Higher Education Policy Planning Division in the Higher Education Bureau at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. A professor of the Research Department of NIAD-QE gave a lecture on the topic of the significance of CEA. In the group discussions that followed, participants discussed the issue of increasing the social value of CEA.
There was also a lecture on the experience of undergoing CEA, delivered by a representative of Kamakura Women's University, as a new initiative with the aim of learning the point of view of the organizations that undergo CEA.
With over 130 participants engaging in a lively exchange of views about issues faced by the CEA agencies and other matters, the training session was a meaningful opportunity to understand the CEA system and share information on CEA.
Japan Network of Certified Evaluation and Accreditation Agencies (JNCEAA)
A network launched in January 2011 with the purposes of fostering awareness among parties involved in enhancing quality assurance and certified evaluation and accreditation of higher education in Japan as well as encouraging cooperation and the sharing of information among certified evaluation and accreditation organizations. As of April 2015, the network consists of 12 organizations including NIAD-QE in Japan.
Lecture by representative of Kamakura Women's University