Workshop B のご報告 (Report)

Workshop B「日本における外国教育資格認証と大学入学資格判定」
Foreign Credential Evaluation and Admission Eligibility Verification in Japan

白石 勝己 (アジア学生文化協会)
赤松 茂利 (早稲田大学)
星 明廣 (アジア学生文化協会)
福島 正浩 (アジア学生文化協会)

新見有紀子 (東北大学)


Katsumi Shiraishi (The Asian Students Cultural Association)
Shigetoshi Akamatsu (Waseda University)
Akihiro Hoshi (The Asian Students Cultural Association)
Masahiro Fukushima (The Asian Students Cultural Association)

Comments from a Participant

Yukiko Shimmi (Tohoku University)

In this workshop, Mr Shiraishi first gave an overview of the foreign credential evaluation (FCE) at universities, which includes the key points of FCE, such as verification of the authenticity of certificates and status regarding the school and program approval, the position and the necessity of FCE process in the flow of accepting international students at universities, the background of qualifications in the Asian region, including the Accreditation Treaty, and the principles of university admission requirements in Japan.

Next, Mr Akamatsu introduced the case of Waseda University's admission process and FCE in the English-based degree programs. In his report, he talked in detail about the steps that Waseda University had taken so far in order to make the admission process more systematic and efficient by referring to the challenges and innovations. In the second half of the workshop, Mr Hoshi introduced the laws, articles, and subordinate rules that are the basis for the determination of university entrance qualifications, as well as the process of course research and the key points that are necessary for the process of FCE.

In the second half of the session after the break, there were breakout sessions in which the participants had the opportunity to actually experience the process of evaluating academic background and eligibility of international applicants. Graduation certificates and transcripts that faithfully replicated actual overseas applications, as well as NUFFIC materials on education systems in other countries, were distributed to the participants, and we discussed in small groups what aspects and what we needed to look for in the evaluation of university admissions qualifications. Afterwards, all participants shared and summarized their discussions. Through this workshop, we were able to deepen our understanding of the decision-making process, and at the same time, we were able to experience the difficulties and complexities of the decision-making process, including the necessity of having a thorough knowledge of overseas education systems and educational institutions in other countries, and how to check the authenticity of documents.