Outline of the event

2016 Kyoto FD Executive School

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11:30~12:30
Campus Plaza Kyoto 2F Conference Room 1
University Consortium Kyoto
University Consortium Kyoto member universities and junior college executive faculty members
Theme Quality Assurance of University Education in the 21st Century: The Ideal Direction
Overview Currently, the number of students at universities around the world is increasing by as much as 5% per year. On the other hand, the number of university students in Japan seems to be on a downward trend. On the other hand, in terms of the quality of university education, the 21st century is following a different direction from the 20th century. In other words, there is a shift from the homogeneous, mass-produced "artificial plantation-type education" of the 20th century to the "thicket-type education" that fosters diverse global human resources with an emphasis on "individuality" in the 21st century. What kind of methods, structures, and operations are necessary for "wood-based education" to establish "individuals"?
Instructor Norihiko
Suzuki (President, Akita International University)
Graduated from Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics in 1968. He holds a master's degree in economics from the same university. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Indiana University. After serving as an assistant professor and associate professor at Washington State University and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, he served as an associate professor, professor, department chair, and vice president of academic affairs at International Christian University. In 2004, he became president of the university, serving two terms of eight years before retiring in 2012. In 2013, he became President of Akita International University. Since his days at International Christian University, he has consistently promoted "liberal arts education."

Implementation Report

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, the University Consortium Kyoto held the "2016 Kyoto FD Executive School."

A total of 39 participants, mainly from the presidents of the 50 member universities and other members of the university executive committee, were invited to give a lecture titled "Quality Assurance of University Education in the 21st Century: The Ideal Direction" by President Norihiko Suzuki of Akita International University.
Using the Erasmus Project and MOOCs as examples, he talked about the qualitative transformation of undergraduate education that can be seen from the problems faced by universities in Japan today, based on the premise that inter-university alignment is widespread all over the world and that Japan universities will have no choice but to do so around 2030.

In the post-questionnaire from the participants, comments such as "The talk from a perspective not only in Japan Japan but also in Japan but also in the world was very helpful," "I learned a lot because the content was about the problems I am facing now," and "The content of the lecture was clear and easy to understand and helpful."

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto FD Project
TEL 075-353-9163 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00~17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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