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ERIC Number: ED574122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-4-902808-83-4
The Changing Academic Profession in Asia: Teaching, Research, Governance and Management. Report of the International Conference on the Changing Academic Profession Project, 2013. RIHE International Seminar Reports. No. 20
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University
The purpose of this conference (organized by the Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, and the Research Institute for Higher Education, Kurashiki Sakuyo University) was to share major findings from each national survey conducted on higher education in selected Asian countries. The following major issues were addressed: (1) What distinctive characteristics of academics' teaching and research or governance and management activities can be identified in each participating team? What similarities and differences could be found in the participating country teams in this regard? And from these results, does a "typical model" of the Asian academic profession emerge, in terms of teaching and research, or governance and management?; (2) What implications can our academic outcomes have on political and legal decisions which might lead to positive and healthy impacts on the academic profession in individual countries?: and (3) How can collaborative research be achieved among the Asian research teams? Following a Foreword by Masashi Fujimura, the following papers are included: Keynote Speeches: (1) The Academic Profession in International and Comparative Perspectives: trends in Asia and the world (Akira Arimoto ); and (2) What Happened to Universal Education?--in the West and in Asia--(William K. Cummings and Katrina Santner). Presentations-- Governance & Management: (3) China: The Spread of Western Learning to the East and the Formation of the Modern Chinese Academic Profession (Fengqiao Yan); (2) Japan: Governance and Performance: the case study of Japanese academic profession (Masataka Murasawa); and (3) Japan: Academic Profession and University Governance Participation in Japan (Akiyoshi Yonezawa). Presentations--Teaching & Research Activities: (4) Cambodia: Survey on the Academic Profession in Cambodia (Yuto Kitamura and Naoki Umemiya); (5) Japan: Educational and Research Activities of the Academic Profession in Japan--based on the Japanese survey in 2011 (Tsukasa Daizen and Naomi Kimoto); (6) Malaysia: Teaching and Research Concentration of Academics in Malaysian Public Universities (Aida Suraya Md.Yunus and Vincent Pang); (7) Taiwan: Development and Challenge of Academic Profession in Taiwan (Chen, Robin Jung-Cheng); and (8) Vietnam: The Academic Profession in Vietnam (Pham Thanh Nghi). Conclusion: (9) What have We Learned from the International Survey on the Academy in Selected Asian Countries? (Futao Huang). The following are appended: (1) Conference Program; (2) List of Participants; and (3) Questionnaire. (Individual papers have references.) [For the conference from the previous year, "Comparison of University Governance USA, UK, France and Japan: Report of the International Seminar on University Governance, 2012. RIHE International Seminar Reports. No. 19," see ED574089.]
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University. 1-2-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, 739-8512, Japan. Tel: +81-82-424-6240; Fax: +81-82-422-7104; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hiroshima University, Research Institute for Higher Education (Japan)
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Japan; Cambodia; Malaysia; Vietnam