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In the 2018 academic year, the name of “Kyoto FD Executive School” was changed to “University Executive School”.

Since its establishment in 1995, shortly after its establishment, the University Consortium Kyoto has been promoting FD activities in the Kyoto region together with member universities as an organizational initiative for faculty members to improve and enhance their teaching content and methods.
This project has been held since 2010 as a study group for university executives, including the presidents of member schools.
In the meantime, SD became mandatory due to the revision of the Standards for the Establishment of Universities in April 2017, and while university executives are required to provide training not only for FD but also for university management in general, the name of this project was changed to “University Executive School” in 2018 in order to cover not only FD but also a wide range of themes related to university management in general.

Outline of the event

For the 13th time, we have invited Dr. Tatsuo Kawashima, Specially Appointed Professor at Osaka University and Director of the Student Life Cycle Support Center, to give a lecture titled “University Entrance Examinations and University Education in the Post-High School-University Connection Reform.”
I would like to invite all universities and junior colleges to further deepen their thoughts on university entrance examinations and university education in the midst of the progress of the reform of the high school-university connection through this executive school.
In addition, this year will also be held online to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
We look forward to your attendance.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 11:30 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.
meeting place
Online (Zoom Webinar)
University Consortium Kyoto
Universities and junior colleges, executive-level faculty and staff, people from higher education institutions who are interested in the theme, etc.
Participation Fee
Faculty and staff of member universities and junior colleges: Free of charge
For those other than the above: 1,000 yen (advance transfer required) After completing the application, we will send you an invoice for the participation fee by e-mail.
Please complete the payment procedure by Wednesday, June 15th.
* We apologize for the inconvenience, but please bear the transfer fee.
* Please note that if payment cannot be confirmed by the above date, the application will be invalid.
Application Period
Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:00 a.m. ~ Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:00 p.m.
theme “University Entrance Examinations and University Education in the Post-High School-University Connection Reform”
summary The debate on the reform of the high school-university connection, which has lasted for more than 10 years, came to a halt with the implementation of the first Common Test for University Admissions in January 2021. However, not only will the number of 18-year-olds decline sharply, but high school students who have studied under the new high school curriculum will enter university in 2025. Furthermore, in an era where DX is rapidly progressing in society itself and VUCA is becoming the norm, university entrance examinations and university education will be required to undergo major changes. I would like to discuss with all the participants what university entrance examinations and university education should be in the near future, Mr./Ms. all participants.
lecturer Mr. Tatsuo Kawashima
(Specially Appointed Professor (full-time), Osaka University, Director of Student Life Cycle Support Center)

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1954.
Majored in sociology of education at Nagoya University Graduate School. After working as an assistant at the Faculty of Education, Nagoya University, he was assigned as an assistant professor at the Center for Education and Research at Kobe University in 1993. After working as a professor at the Institute for the Promotion of University Education and the Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Kobe University, he became a professor at Osaka University in 2013. Currently, he is a specially appointed professor (full-time) at Osaka University and director of the Student Life Cycle Support Center.
He has also served as a visiting professor in the Research and Development Department of the National Institute for University Reform and Degree Awarding, a member of the Accreditation and Evaluation Committee of the National Association of National Universities, an expert member of the Admissions Committee of the Association of National Universities, and a temporary member of the 11th Central Council of Education (University Subcommittee, Quality Assurance System Subcommittee, and Examination Committee on Accreditation of Accreditation and Evaluation Organizations). He also served as the Deputy Chair of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Review Committee on University Entrance Examinations (until July 2021).
His current major is comparative higher education.
His major research results include “First-Year Education: History, Theory, Practice, and Global Trends,” “University Reform Today,” “University Curriculum Reform,” “Evolving First-Year Education,” “Handbook of Learning Outcomes,” “The Dismantling of Universities in the 50th Year: University Revival in 20 Years: Beyond the Poverty of Knowledge in Higher Education Policy,” “Educational Management and Internal Quality Assurance,” and “Future-Oriented University Entrance Examination Design Theory” ( All of them are co-authored).

Implementation Report

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, the University Consortium Kyoto held the “2022 University Executive School”.
This year, in light of the situation of the new coronavirus infection, we held the event online (face-to-face only for the executive staff of our member universities) so that many people could participate.
On the day of the event, the presidents of member universities and junior colleges, as well as university executives and officials from higher education institutions nationwide, were welcomed, and Professor Tatsuo Kawashima of Osaka University gave a lecture on the theme of “University Entrance Examinations and University Education in the Post-High School-University Connection Reform.”
In his presentation, he explained that the current issue is how to use the Common Test for University Admissions to appropriately grasp academic ability in comprehensive selection and school recommendation-type selection, and that the method of entrance examinations will change by reviewing undergraduate education. On top of that, he said that it is conceivable in the future to provide liberal arts education and specialized basic education in the bachelor’s program, and advanced specialized education in graduate school, and proposed the idea that “the logical model that university entrance examinations must be changed because society, high school education, and university education must be changed is more correct than the logical model that university entrance examinations must be changed because society, high school education, and university education will change.” In addition, from the inquiry activities in high school education, it was concluded that it is important to connect to university research through high school-university connections and university entrance examinations.
Participants commented, “I was able to gain hints from the explanation of the issues and solutions in university education in a very easy-to-understand manner,” and “I was able to gain a lot of knowledge about the current situation and problems related to the connection between high school and university.”


University Consortium Kyoto FD Project
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