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About Self-Assessment and Evaluation

The School Education Act requires universities to conduct self-assessment and evaluation for the purpose of vitalizing and improving the level of their education and research activities and fulfilling their social responsibilities as higher learning institutions. The self-assessment and evaluation process is broadly divided into the following three stages.

1.
Self-assessment of the existing state of the university's education and research activities checked against its own principles and objectives in order to gain an accurate picture of the present condition of the university.
2.
Self-assessment of areas of excellence and areas requiring improvement.
3.
Disclosure to the public of the results of self-assessment and evaluation and implementation of improvements based on the results.

Tokyo Tech Now 2010

In FY2004, Tokyo Tech was incorporated as a national university corporation, and a 6-year mid-term objectives period for self-assessment and evaluation of the university as a whole and of all schools and graduate schools was established. The results are compiled in the publication Tokyo Tech Now 2010.

I: University, schools, graduate schools
II: Institutes, centers, materials

Prefatory NotePDF

Introduction (Japanese)PDF

About Tokyo Tech Now 2010 (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 1 Overall Conditions in 1st Mid-Term Objectives Period (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 2 Self-Assessment and Evaluation by Offices and Centers
2.1 Planning Office (Japanese)PDF
2.2 Evaluation Office (Japanese)PDF
2.3 Educational Planning Office (Admissions Office) (Japanese)PDF
2.4 Research Strategy Office (Japanese)PDF
2.5 Financial Management Office (Japanese)PDF
2.6 International Office (Japanese)PDF
2.7 General Safety Management Center (Japanese)PDF
2.8 Center for Public Affairs and Communications (Japanese)PDF
2.9 Center for University Communications and Coordination (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 3 Self-Assessment and Evaluation of Academic Schools and Graduate Schools
3.1 School of Science (Japanese)PDF
3.2 School of Engineering (Japanese)PDF
3.3 School of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Japanese)PDF
3.4 Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Science) (Japanese)PDF
3.5 Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Engineering) (Japanese)PDF
3.6 Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Japanese)PDF
3.7 Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (Japanese)PDF
3.8 Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering (Japanese)PDF
3.9 Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology (Japanese)PDF
3.10 Graduate School of Innovation Management (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 4 Self-Assessment and Evaluation by Research Laboratories
4.1 Chemical Resources Laboratory (Japanese)PDF
4.2 Precision and Intelligence Laboratory (Japanese)PDF
4.3 Materials and Structures Laboratory (Japanese)PDF
4.4 Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 5 Self-Assessment and Evaluation by Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 6 Self-Assessment and Evaluation by Institute Libraries (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 7 Self-Assessment and Evaluation by Research and Service Centers
7.1 Health Service Centers (Japanese)PDF
7.2 Center for Research and Development of Educational Technology (Japanese)PDF
7.3 Global Scientific Information and Computing Center (Japanese)PDF
7.4 Research Center for Low Temperature Physics (Japanese)PDF
7.5 Research Center for Educational Facilities (Japanese)PDF
7.6 Volcanic Fluid Research Center (Japanese)PDF
7.7 International Student Center (Japanese)PDF
7.8 Research Center for Carbon Recycling and Energy (Japanese)PDF
7.9 Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center (Japanese)PDF
7.10 Foreign Language Research and Teaching Center (Japanese)PDF
7.11 Frontier Research Center (Japanese)PDF
7.12 Center for Biological Resources and Informatics (Japanese)PDF
7.13 Centennial Hall (Japanese)PDF
7.14 Museum of Evolving Earth (Japanese)PDF

Chapter 8 Materials Collections (Japanese)PDF

Afterword (Japanese)PDF

Contact the Evaluation Office if you wish to obtain the complete PDF file.

Contact

Evaluation Office, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2-12-1-E3-3, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550

Tel +81-3-5734-2972 Fax +81-3-5734-3192

Email: kik.hyo@jim.titech.ac.jp

References

Past editions of Tokyo Tech Now

Name
Date of Issue
Content
Tokyo Tech Now '02

Date of Issue
March 2003

Content
Self-assessment and evaluation by the university, external evaluation of the university and each of the schools

Tokyo Tech Now '99

Date of Issue
September 2000

Content
Self-assessment and evaluation by the university, external evaluation of the university and each of the schools

Tokyo Tech Now '95

Date of Issue
September 1996

Content
Self-assessment and evaluation by the university, external evaluation of the university and each of the schools

Tokyo Tech Now

Date of Issue
July 1993

Content
Self-assessment and evaluation by the university

Contact the Evaluation Office if you wish to obtain the complete PDF file.

Provisions Pertaining to Self-Assessment and Evaluation

History of Law Revisions Pertaining to the Self-Assessment System

Standards for the Establishment of Universities were revised (1991).

The revised standards provided that universities should make efforts to conduct self-assessment and evaluation.

Standards for the Establishment of Universities were further revised (1999).

The revised standards required universities to conduct self-assessment and evaluation and disclose the results to the public, and to make efforts to have the results inspected by an external entity.

The School Education Act was revised (2002).

Provisions pertaining to conducting self-assessment and evaluation and disclosure of results were specified by law (the provisions came into effect on April 1, 2004).
The provision that required results to be inspected by an external entity was abolished with the introduction of the evaluation and accreditation system.

Provisions of Existing Laws and Regulations

Article 109 of the School Education Act

In order to contribute to enhancing the levels of education and research, a university shall conduct self-assessment and self-evaluation with regard to the details of its education and research activities, organization and operation, and facilities and equipment and publicize the results thereof, as provided for by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Article 166 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act

In conducting the assessment and evaluation provided in paragraph (1), Article 109 of the School Education Act, a university shall set appropriate criteria and develop appropriate systems in conformance with the intent of the provision.

Reference: University High Schools

The 2007 revision of the School Education Act introduced a school evaluation system for elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools.
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology "School Evaluations" (Japanese))outer