Quality Assurance in Education through the Diploma Policy and President's Message - An Analysis Focused on Local Community

Kahori Ogashiwa, Toru Sugihara, Kumiko Kanekawa, Yuki Kitanaka, Kazuhisa Noguchi, Soichiro Aihara, Masao Mori, Sachio Hirokawa

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Abstract

Universities play an important role as centers of local communities. In recent years, new faculties and graduate schools have been established for students to learn about solving problems through local community involvement. In this study, we conduct an inter-university comparison and analyze the common points and differences between eight targeted universities. These include national universities (nine departments) that use the word 'community' ('chi-i-ki' in Japanese) in the name of a department. We use the term frequency-inverse document frequency (tf-idf), which is one of the popular indexes in text mining, and apply it to two documents, i.e., the diploma policy (DP) and the president's message (PM). We extracted two groups from the target universities. One group had relatively high tf-idf value in terms of the word 'community' across the two documents. The other group had a relatively low tf-idf value in their DP. Furthermore, the word 'community' does not appear in the PM. All universities have established faculties in order to connect with local communities, although the strategies of each university demonstrate different priorities from each other.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages964-965
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 2
Event7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018 - Yonago, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jul 82018 Jul 13

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYonago
Period18/7/818/7/13

Keywords

  • Community
  • Diploma policy
  • Institutional research
  • Inter-university comparison
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education

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