University Accreditation in Japan: Problems and Possibilities for EFL Reform
Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker: Bern Mulvey
As of 2004, all universities in Japan must submit to an external accreditation evaluation, to be repeated every seven years. The universities are to receive detailed written assessments in multiple categories from one of the four official accrediting agencies. These assessments are to be publicized. The universities also receive grades: pass, probation, and fail.
Dr. Bern Mulvey has published books, articles, poems and essays in English and Japanese, including recent work in Japan Studies Review, Field, Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East and The Language Teacher, with another article forthcoming this fall in Higher Education Policy. For three years, he was Dean of Faculty at Miyazaki International College, at the time the youngest dean in Japan and one of just three non Japanese to hold this rank at a Japanese university. He is currently an associate professor at Iwate National University.
Organization: Iwate Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Iwate JALT)
Cost: please see here for details
Venue: Aiina, Morioka, 6th Floor, Room 602
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