Proposing Methods of Support by IR for Japanese National Universities on the Mid-Term Plan Related to Globalization
Japanese national universities should promote their globalization plans. However, there are some inappropriate management plans. While institutional research (“IR”) is expected to help the executives in developing mid-term plans, there are no methods to contribute it by IR at present. In all Japanese national university corporations, the mid-term plans are developed in order to achieve their mid-term objectives. 56 mid-term plans are related to globalization among the plans developed by all universities adopted in Top Global University Project in Japan. Some mid-term plans don't contain essential elements which are inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. As the support of IR, we can show the executives processes based on data in order to develop mid-term plans based on logic model for these plans. On the other hand, the mid-term plans with no or inappropriate numerical targets exist. The other plans with inappropriate numerical targets may be unachievable. Through IR, we should provide the executive with numerical data which can indicate present and future circumstances. In our work, we will not only clarify the problems of the management plans but also study how we can support these plans concretely through IR.
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