「社会学分野の参照基準」とは何か?:「大学教育の質保証」の動向との関連で  [in Japanese] What Are the Reference Standards in the Field of Sociology? ::In Association with the Trends of Quality Assurance of University Education  [in Japanese]

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<p>本稿は, 「社会学分野の参照基準」という文書の意義を, その文書の作成が必要とされたそもそもの文脈であるところの, 「大学教育の質保証」との関連で, 論じることを目的とする. 日本では「大学教育の質保証」は, かつては主に「大学設置基準」等による行政制度によって行われていたが, 大学設置基準等の改正によって, 「自己点検・自己評価」等, 大学が設置後に行う「質保証の取組」によって補われるように変化した. けれどもこれまでの「自己点検・自己評価」活動に関しては, 機関単位の認証評価や法人評価に留まり, 教育プログラム単位の質の点検が十分に行われていないことが, 問題となっている. 今後は, 各大学において, 学部単位・学科単位・教育プログラム単位で「自己点検・自己評価」を行うことが求められる. そして, こうした大学教員自身による教育プログラムの「自己点検・自己評価」こそが「大学教育の質保証」の取り組みの中心になることが, 期待されている. 「社会学分野の参照基準」は, 他の分野別参照基準と同じく, 各大学で取り組むことが期待されている「教育プログラム」単位の質保証のための取組に資することを, 主な目的としているのである.</p>

<p>The purpose of this paper is to discuss the significance of the document entitled "Reference Standards in the Sociology Field" in relation to the quality assurance of college education, under the context of which the document was needed. In Japan, the quality of college education used to be assured by administrative systems such as "University Establishment Standards," which are usually adopted before universities are established. However, due to amendments of these standards, the quality is now assured by self-inspection and self-evaluations conducted by each university after they have been established. The self-inspection/self-evaluation activities conducted so far have been limited to institutional certification and evaluation and corporate evaluation. The problem is that they do not offer evaluations for each educational program, and that its quality is not sufficiently inspected. In the future, it will be required for each university to conduct self-inspection and self-evaluation for each department, each faculty member, and each educational program. It is also expected that the self-inspection/self-evaluation of each educational program conducted by the faculty members themselves plays a central role in the quality assurance of college education. Similar to the reference standards in other fields, the main purpose of the Reference Standards in Sociology is to assure the quality of educational program in universities, and self-evaluation is expected to be conducted by each university.</p>

Journal

  • Japanese Sociological Review

    Japanese Sociological Review 69(2), 249-258, 2018

    The Japan Sociological Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007719992
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00109823
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    0021-5414
  • NDL Article ID
    029313024
  • NDL Call No.
    Z6-265
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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