The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has proposed to the University Education Subcommittee of the Central Council for Education University Subcommittee to review the rules for university clerical staff and to stipulate that the government should promote collaboration in teaching professions and strengthen the functions of the university.With the sophistication of university education and research, clerical staff have more opportunities to participate in decision-making, and it is said that it is not suitable for the times if they are required to engage in conventional clerical work.

 According to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the School Education Law stipulates that "administrative staff are engaged in clerical work" and the university establishment standard stipulates that "universities handle clerical work, so a clerical organization will be established." However, the proposal states that this will be changed to a wording that enables more active activities, and that collaboration between faculty and staff will be newly included in the university establishment standards.

 Domestic universities have advanced education and research, such as institutionalization of joint degree programs that organize international collaborative education courses, large-scale industry-academia collaborative research, and promotion of high school-university connection reforms based on inter-university agreements with foreign universities. Faced with complications.The number of cases where clerical staff work in collaboration with faculty members has increased rapidly, and there have been conspicuous cases where it is not possible to deal with it without crossing the barriers between faculty members.For this reason, it is required to improve the qualifications of individual clerical staff and strengthen the functions of the entire university.

 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) proposed to revise the School Education Law and the University Establishment Standards in line with these changes in the times, and decided that it was necessary to clearly indicate the role that clerical staff should play.

reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] University Education Subcommittee (44th) Handouts (About the ideal state of university clerical staff)

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