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Overview of the business

Since 1995, Consortium Kyoto has been holding an annual FD forum with the themes of (1) dissemination of FD activities, (2) providing practical and research reports on university education and class improvement and providing opportunities for human exchange, and (3) disseminating information on FD activities in Kyoto, with the aim of raising awareness of FD among university faculty and staff and contributing to the improvement of university education. This is a large-scale FD event that is attended by many university faculty members and educators from all over Japan.

Outline of the event

24th FD Forum

Diversity in Universities
Saturday, March 2, 2019 13:00~17:00 Symposium (Registration opens at 12:00) 17:30~19:00 Information exchange meetingSunday, March 3, 2019 10:00~15:30 Breakout session (Doors open at 9:00)
12:00~13:30 Poster Session Core Time
Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus (access)
Day 1: Saturday, March 2 ・・・ Yogakukan, Ryoyukan Day 2: Sunday, March 3 ・・・Keigakkan
University Consortium Kyoto
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City
24th FD Forum Leaflet 【Download】 Overview of Symposium and Subcommittee 【Download】
<Day 1: Saturday, March 2 Time Schedule>
Venue: Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus Yogakukan (symposium), Ryoyukan (information exchange meeting)
Time Contents
12:00 Registration starts
【Symposium (1)】
How to deal with the diversity of people gathered at the university
【Symposium (2)】
"Relearning" for Working Adults and University Education

* You can
participate in either one of (1) or (2) for the symposium ※Click here for the outline of each symposium⇒ [Symposium Overview]

17:30~19:00 Information exchange meeting
<Day 2: Sunday, March 3 Time Schedule>
Venue: Keigakukan, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Time Contents
9:00 Registration starts *
If you have completed the registration procedure on the first day, please come directly to the subcommittee venue on the second day.
(Morning Session)
10:00~12:00 (Lunch Break) 12:00~13:30 (Breakout Session, Afternoon)


*You will participate in the same subcommittee in the morning and afternoon.

* Participation subcommittees cannot be changed.

* Click here for an overview of each subcommittee ⇒ [Outline of the subcommittee]
【Subcommittee 1】
Teaching IR: How to Use Data from Case Studies
【Subcommittee 2】
How to promote reform and improvement of undergraduate and departmental education
【Subcommittee 3】
Support to promote student engagement and independence ~From the standpoint of professionals involved with students~
【Subcommittee 4】
Student Education through Regional Collaboration with Universities
【Subcommittee 5】
Independent Learning and Community Cooperation in Teacher Training for Special Needs Schools
【Subcommittee 6】
Education reform utilizing LMS (Learning Management System)
【Subcommittee 7】
Collaboration and growth of students, business people, and university faculty and staff in science and engineering cooperative/internship education
【Subcommittee 8】
Creating a university that is friendly to sexual and minority students
【Subcommittee 9】
Thinking about the ideal education in the Faculty of Life Sciences
【Subcommittee 10】
Study Group for Promoting Active Learning: Classroom Experiences in Elementary and Junior High Schools and Proactive and Collaborative Classes at Universities
【Subcommittee 11】
Current Status and Issues of Educational Support for Students with Disabilities
◆Poster Session◆
(Venue: Keigakukan, 2nd floor, Room KG201~KG206)
This is an application announcement by a member school of the University Consortium Kyoto.
Poster display time: 11:00~14:30 Poster session core time: 12:00~13:30

*During core time, the presenter answers questions from participants in front of the poster.

Implementation Report

24th FD Forum Report Collection 【Click here for details】

On March 2~3, 2019, the 24th FD Forum "Diversity in Universities" was held at Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus.

 The FD Forum organized by the University Consortium Kyoto has been held since 1995 with the aim of improving the quality of higher education and disseminating information on FD activities from Kyoto, and this year marks the 24th time.
Against the backdrop of major changes in the structure of society as a whole, such as the further decline in the 18-year-old population and the arrival of the "100-year life era," universities are required to accept diverse students such as working adults and international students, assign diverse faculty members, and organize diverse and flexible educational programs.
Therefore, the overall theme was "Diversity in Universities," and on the first day, two symposiums were held, "How to Face the Diversity of People Gathered at Universities" and "Relearning and University Education for Working Adults," and on the second day, 11 subcommittees on various themes were held.
693 university faculty members and educators from all over Japan gathered to report on research results on improving education, share practices, and engage in lively discussions.

Image: Implementation report
Image: Implementation report

On the first day of the symposium (1) "How to Deal with the Diversity of People Gathered at Universities," four speakers took the stage: Ms. Sako Oussouby (President, Kyoto Seika University), Ms. Yoharu Hidaka (Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Takarazuka University), Ms. Kako Akatachi (Lecturer, Abuyama Gakuen, Osaka Municipal Children's Independence Support Facility), and Ms. Megumi Matsunami (Researcher, Research Center for Survivability, Ritsumeikan University). At Symposium (2) "Relearning and University Education for Working Adults," four speakers took the stage: Yuki Inanaga (Lecturer, University Research Center, University of Tsukuba), Masamitsu Nozawa (Vice President, Rikkyo University / Vice President, Rikkyo Second Stage University), Tadakatsu Okada (Assistant to the President of Kansai University / Professor, Faculty of Human Health), and Satoshi Hirai (Secretary, General Affairs Department, Ritsumeikan Educational Corporation). In the panel discussion that followed, there was a lively discussion between the speakers and participants in a participatory manner at the venue.

Image: Implementation report
Image: Implementation report

On the second day, we held 11 breakout sessions on various themes that are of high interest to university educators. At the poster session held at the same time, a total of 17 "educational practice cases" from the member schools of the University Consortium Kyoto were exhibited, and many participants stopped to listen to the explanations in charge and actively asked questions.

Image: Implementation report
Image: Implementation report

Contact information

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

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