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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

27th FD Forum

The 27th FD Forum: Rethinking the "Place" of University Education

Re-examining the "place" of university education
Day time
February 19 (Sat), 20 (Sun), 26 (Sat), 27 (Sun), 2022
Venue format
Online (Zoom)
University Consortium Kyoto
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City

Download the 27th FD Forum leaflet here.
2021 27th FD Forum Leaflet


Would you like to Time Contents
Sat. 12 February 10:00 Poster Session Special Website Released
Sat. 19 February 9:30~12:00 Symposium 1 (with exchange meeting)
14:00~17:00 Poster Session Online Presentation
February 20 (Sun) 9:30~ Subcommittee 1
14:00~ Subcommittee
2, Subcommittee 3 (with exchange meeting),
Subcommittee 4 (with exchange meeting)
Sat. 26 February 9:30~ Subcommittee 5
, Subcommittee 6
14:00~ Subcommittee
7, Subcommittee 8
, Subcommittee 9 (with exchange meeting)
February 27 (Sun) 9:30~ Subcommittee
10, Subcommittee 11
, Subcommittee 12
13:30~16:00 Symposium 2
16:30~18:00 Information exchange meeting


Details of the symposium can be found here.

Symposium 1
February 19 (Sat) 9:30~12:00 ( Exchange Party 12:00~12:30 )
the "place" of university education: Toward the post-coronavirus era
Capacity: 1,000 (Priority capacity of member schools: 600)
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the shift to ICT in society is progressing rapidly. In university education, we have accumulated know-how such as synchronous and asynchronous remote classes and hybrid classes that combine face-to-face and remote classes. Even after the end of the new coronavirus, these class formats can be used. Now that part of the identity of university education, which is to "come to a university campus and receive face-to-face classes by faculty members who are experts in the field," has been lost, and the "places" of university education are diversifying, it may be necessary to reconsider the state of university education. Therefore, in this symposium, we would like to think about post-corona university education by listening to the topics of teachers who are developing university-wide educational activities in three types of educational venues: "face-to-face + remote hybrid classes", "synchronous / asynchronous remote classes", and "off-campus".
Masao Aikawa
Director of Academic Affairs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies
Takero Nishino
Kyoto Tachibana University Educational Development and Learning Support Office / Faculty of Business Administration Lecturer
Shintaro Ohashi
Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University
Aya Hatada
Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies 
Symposium 2
February 27 (Sun) 13:30~16:00
The Future of Subjects, Liberal Arts, and Teachers ~ Prospects for the Future
of University Education After the Corona Disaster
Capacity: 1,000 (Priority capacity of member schools: 600)
"Creating something that doesn't exist" and "making the most of what is" are not contradictory values. Under such circumstances, a variety of practices are being developed in university education, "making use of what is there and creating what is not." For example, from credit transfer to the establishment of collaborative institutions, from general education to liberal arts, and from FD to pre-FD, these movements are positioned as re-questioning the existence and role of universities, regional cooperation, and faculty members. In this symposium, three students will present their presentations and engage in dialogue with participants to envision and co-create the future of university education.
Kazuhiko Shimizu
University of Yamanashi Executive Vice President (Planning, Evaluation, Internal Control)
Kiyoshi Fujita
Executive Director, Mitsubishi Mirai Foundation
Mr. Hayto Sezaki
Doshisha University, Faculty of Sociology, Department of Education and Human Studies, 4th year
Hironori Yamaguchi
Professor, Ritsumeikan University Institute for the Promotion of General Education

Breakout Sessions

An overview of all subcommittees can be found here.

* You can apply for multiple subcommittees, but you cannot apply for subcommittees with overlapping times.
* For subcommittees listed as "Exchange Meeting" in the table below, after the meeting, we will use a Zoom meeting to set up time for participants and speakers to interact.

Would you like to Time Breakout Sessions Subcommittee Title Capacity (priority capacity of member schools
February 20 (Sun) 9:30~
Subcommittee 1 Considering the Role of First-Year Education in University Education 60
(36 people)
14:00~ 16:00 Subcommittee 2 How
to evaluate the results of learning in online classes
100 (60
14:00~ 16:00 Subcommittee 3 [Exchange meeting] Art, Separation and Place 100 (60
14:00~ 16:30 Subcommittee 4 [Exchange meeting] Future University Public Relations:
Fostering a Place for "Teaching, Profession, Education, and Graduates" to Emerge
270 (160
Sat. 26 February 9:30~
Subcommittee 5 What to do with "study abroad" in the age of corona? 100 (60
Subcommittee 6 Rethinking the "place" of human resource education that can
play an active role in the fields of health, sports, and medical care
270 (160
14:00~16:00 Subcommittee 7 Training of Childcare Workers in the Corona Disaster: Reconsideration of the Significance of Learning in Off-campus Practical Training
(24 people)
14:00~ 16:30 Subcommittee 8 What is the "place" of first-year education? :
Through the cases of three universities before and after corona
270 (160
14:00~ 17:00 Subcommittee
9 [with exchange meeting]
Boundary between correspondence and commuter universities 270 (160
February 27 (Sun) 9:30~11:30 Subcommittee 10 Re-questioning
the "place" of student support ~Current situation and issues in the Corona disaster~
200 (120
9:30~ 11:30 Subcommittee 11 Redesigning Connections in University Education 80
(48 people)
9:30~ 12:00 Subcommittee 12 Information systems and classroom design in an era
where hybrid classes are becoming commonplace
270 (160

Information exchange meeting

Date: February 27 (Sun) 16:30~18:00

The 27th FD Forum will also be held using Zoom meetings to exchange information. In addition to making online communication an opportunity to exchange experiences, the FD Forum Planning and Review Committee worked together to create a place where participants with the same issues can exchange information. Anyone who has applied for the symposium or subcommittee is welcome to participate. No prior application is required. Please feel free to join us.

Request to all participants
We recommend that you install the Zoom application to participate.
Also, if you have already installed it, please update the version of the Zoom application
to the latest version.


● How to participate in the Zoom meeting of the information exchange meeting will be announced only to those who have applied for the symposium / subcommittee of the FD Forum. Please note that we do not accept participation only in information exchange meetings. Please note. ● The maximum number of people in the room is 300. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you cannot enter the room due to crowds, please access again at a staggered time. ● In order for many people to participate, please participate with one device per person.

Poster session

We will announce the initiatives of faculty members and students of the University Consortium Kyoto member schools regarding distinctive education.
You can check the outline of the poster here.

■Posting of posters on the website

The poster and explanatory video will be posted on the 27th FD Forum Poster Session website.
You can watch and view it at any time during the release period.

* The special website will be announced only to applicants for symposiums and subcommittees of the FD Forum.

Period: February 12 (Sat) 10:00 ~ February 28 (Mon) 23:59

■Online presentation

Use Zoom meetings to give poster presentations online.
In addition, the breakout room function will be used to divide the posters into different groups to allow time to ask questions to presenters and interact with each other.

Presentation time: February 19 (Sat) 14:00 ~ 17:00 *The time may change depending on the number of presentations.

* The schedule of online presentations and how to participate in the Zoom meeting will be announced on the special website.
* The maximum number of people in the room is 300. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you cannot enter the room due to crowds, please access again at a staggered time.

Implementation Report

27th FD Forum Report Collection 【Click here for details】 

 The 27th FD Forum "Rethinking the 'Place' of University Education" was held online using Zoom for four days on February 19 (Sat), 20 (Sun), 26 (Sat), and 27 (Sun), 2022.  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 27th time.  This time, in light of the diversification of university education venues, such as responses to online classes, during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the overall theme was "Re-questioning the 'place' of university education" so that it would provide an opportunity to think again about the "place" of university.  On the first day, we held Symposium 1 and Poster Session, on Days 2~4, we held 12 subcommittees on various themes, and on the afternoon of Day 4, we held Symposium 2 and Information Exchange Session.  500 university faculty members and educators from all over Japan gathered to share reports and practices on research results for improving education, and to engage in lively discussions.  At Symposium 1 "Rethinking the 'Place' of University Education: Toward the Post-Coronavirus," three speakers took the stage (coordinators: Masao Aikawa (Director of Academic Affairs at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies), Takero Nishino (Lecturer, Educational Development and Learning Support Office/Faculty of Business Administration, Kyoto Tachibana University), and Shintaro Ohashi (Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University) (coordinator: Aya Hatada (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies) (coordinators: Aya Hatada (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Studies) Associate Professor)).  At Symposium 2 "The Future of Subjects, Liberal Arts, and Teachers: Prospects for the Future of University Education after the Corona Disaster," three speakers took the stage (coordinator: Mr. Kazuhiko Shimizu (Executive Vice President (Planning, Evaluation, Internal Control, University of Yamanashi), Mr. Kiyoshi Fujita (Executive Director, Mitsubishi Mirai Development Foundation), and Mr. Hayto Sezaki (4th year, Department of Education and Human Studies, Faculty of Sociology, Doshisha University) (Coordinator: Mr. Hironori Yamaguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Professor, Organization for the Promotion of General Education)).


 In addition, in the online presentation of the poster session held on the first day, a total of 11 educational practice cases were presented by member schools of the University Consortium Kyoto. Eighty-three people participated, and active exchanges were observed, including active questions.


 On the 2nd~4th day, we held 12 breakout sessions on various themes that are of high interest to university educators.  This year was the second time the event was held online, and in each project, lively discussions were held using Zoom's Q&A function and chat. In Symposium 1 and some subcommittees, a 30-minute exchange meeting was held after the event, and speakers and participants were able to freely interact and exchange information.


Contact information

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TEL 075-353-9163 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto
, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto *Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:0 0~17:00 (except year-end and New Year holidays)

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