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Since 1995, the University Consortium Kyoto has been working to raise awareness of FD among university faculty members and contribute to the improvement of university education.Since 1995, the University Consortium Kyoto has been working to (1) disseminate FD activities, (2) provide opportunities for practical and research reports on university education and class improvement, and people-to-people exchanges. We hold an FD Forum every year with the themes of providing information on FD activities in Kyoto, and ③ disseminating information on FD activities in Kyoto. This is a large-scale FD event that is attended by many university faculty and education personnel from all over the country.

Event overview

29th FD Forum

29th FD Forum The future of higher education in the DX/AI era

Main subject
The future of higher education in the DX/AI era
date and time
February 23, 2024 (Golden and Happy) and 24th (Turkish)
Campus Plaza Kyoto or online (Zoom)
main reminder
University Consortium Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

You can download the 29th FD Forum leaflet here .
2023 29th FD Forum Leaflet


schedule time content
February 23 (Gold and Blessing) 10:00~12:00 Section 1 ~ Section 4
14:00~16:00 symposium
16:30~18:00 Poster session
*The information exchange session will be held at the same venue (until 18:30)
Saturday, February 24th 10:00~12:00 Section 5 ~ Section 8
14:00~16:00 Section 9 ~ Section 12


Details of the symposium can be found here .

February 23 (Jin·Zhu) 14:00~16:00
A look at the learning continuum
– Seeking resistance and irreplaceability to generative AI –
Capacity Face-to-face: 230 people (member school priority capacity: 140 people)
Online: 1000 people (member school priority capacity: 600 people)
In 1995, when the paper by Barr and Tagg that pointed out the paradigm shift from teaching to learning was published, the University Consortium Kyoto conducted the first FD based on the University of Tokyo Press’s “Techniques of Knowledge.” A forum was held. Approximately 30 years have passed since then, and with the rise of generative AI, there is a need to reconsider the nature of learning spaces. Focusing on and generating several continuums in the learning community, such as junior college and four-year university, primary and secondary education to higher education, liberal arts education and professional education, undergraduate and graduate school, university and community, etc. While incorporating AI resistance from the perspective of coexistence with system AI, we will approach the image of the person responsible for the learning space that cannot be replaced by AI.
Masaharu Imamura President, Saga Women’s Junior College
Mr. Noriyuki Ueda, Vice President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mr. Mirai Horie, Professor, College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University/Principal, Ritsumeikan Elementary School
Hironori Yamaguchi Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Organization for the Promotion of Common Education


Branch meeting

An overview of all subcommittees can be found here .

*You can apply for multiple subcommittees, but you cannot apply for subcommittees whose holding times overlap. *If you are participating online, please be sure to check the “Online Participation Supplement” in the overview of each subcommittee

listed in the leaflet .

schedule time Branch meeting Subcommittee title Capacity
priority capacity for member schools)
February 23 (Gold and Blessing) 10:00~
Branch 1 Aiming to create a class environment where you can learn without worrying Face-to-face 80(50)
Online 270(160)
Branch 2 A catalyst for university education?! Academic DX Face-to-face 80(50)
Online 270(160)
Branch 3 Utilization of AI in university education and its harms Face-to-face 140 (80)
Online 270 (160)
Branch 4 Effects and challenges of self-education at universities Face-to-face 24 (14)
Online 270 (160)
Saturday, February 24th 10:00~
Division 5 How should language education change? Face-to-face 80(50) Online 270(160)
Branch 6 To support students facing “care” Online 270(160)
Branch 7 Let’s AL use ICT in university classes! Face-to-face 140 (80)
Online 270 (160)
Branch 8 Generative AI and the future of humanity: technology, education, soul, and the possibility of coexistence Online 270(160)
Branch 9 Automatic classification of free descriptions in class evaluation questionnaires and its application Face-to-face 30(18)
Branch 10 What do you want? Future career education and employment support Face-to-face 32(20) Online 270(160)
Branch 11 Will university education change if the curriculum guidelines change? Face-to-face 140 (80) Online 270 (160)
Branch 12 Learning and support in the era of “Human/AI new era” Online 270(160)


poster session

We will present unique educational initiatives carried out by faculty and students of University Consortium Kyoto member schools.
Poster sessions will be held in person only.
The outline of the presentation poster will be updated from time to time.

schedule time University name theme
February 23 (Gold and Blessing) 16:30~
Kyoto Sangyo University Global Commons student volunteer staff “LINK” practical report – Student staff’s experiences and learning through student-led language events –
Kyoto Sangyo University The significance of activities examined from the perspective of student facilitators
Kyoto Kacho University/
Kacho Junior College
Challenges and future prospects in first-year education – Toward a revision of the University Life Start Book –
Kyoto Pharmaceutical University Efforts to support training in first-year basic science training using Excel online
Kyoto Bunkyo University
Significance and challenges of the “Career Exploration Program,” a new pre-entrance exam program that supports high school students’ self-analysis and career selection.
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies/
Kyoto College of Foreign Studies
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies community interpreting efforts and future challenges
Kyoto Notre Dame
Women’s University
Possibilities of the Metaverse from the perspective of a teaching tool – Practical examples in high school/university collaborative classes and on-demand classes
Otani University Trial of hybrid classes (online & classroom) and workshop-type classes
– Experience with zoom and volunteer instructors –
Kyoto Women’s University Writing local Wikipedia articles using what I learned in the librarian course
– Selecting independently and writing objectively –

Information (business card) exchange meeting

Schedule: February 23 (Jin·Zhu) 16:30~18:30

An information (business card) exchange meeting will be held at the same venue as the poster session. Anyone who has applied for the symposium/subcommittee session is welcome to participate. No advance application is required. Please feel free to join us.

Implementation report

The report collection is scheduled to be posted on the website in May 2024 (it will not be published in paper media).

Contact information

Consortium of Universities Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation FD Forum Secretariat
TEL: 075-353-9163 FAX: 075-353-9101
E-mail: fdf■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @)
Kyoto City, 600-8216 Inside Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Nishinotoin-
dori Shiokoji Shimoru

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