Business Overview

Since 1995, the University Consortium Kyoto has been holding an FD Forum every year with the themes of (1) disseminating FD activities, (2) providing practical and research reports on university education and class improvement, and providing a place for personal exchange, 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 attended by many university faculty members and educators from all over the country.

Outline of the event

The 29th FD Forum

The 29th FD Forum: The Future of Higher Education in the DX and AI Era

The Future of Higher Education in the Age of DX and AI
Date & Time
Friday, February 23, 2024 and Saturday, February 24, 2024
Campus Plaza Kyoto or online (Zoom)
University Consortium Kyoto

The 29th FD Forum leaflet can be downloaded from here
2023 The 29th FD Forum Leaflet


schedule time substance
Friday, February 23 10:00~12:00 Session 1 ~ Session 4
14:00~16:00 symposium
16:30~18:00 Poster Session
* Information exchange meeting will be held at the same venue (~18:30)
Saturday, February 24 10:00~12:00 Session 5 ~ Session 8
14:00~16:00 Session 9~Session 12


Details of the symposium can be found here.

Friday, February 23 14:00~16:00
Gazing at the Learning Continuum
~In search of resistance and irreplaceability of generative AI~
Capacity: Face-to-face: 230 (priority capacity for member schools: 140 people)
Online: 1,000 students (Priority capacity for member schools: 600 students)
In 1995, when a paper by Barr and Tagg pointing to a paradigm shift from teaching to learning was published, the University Consortium Kyoto held its first FD Forum based on “The Art of Knowledge” by the University of Tokyo Press. About 30 years have passed since then, and with the rise of generative AI, it is necessary to re-examine the nature of learning spaces. Focusing on several continuities in learning communities, such as junior colleges and four-year universities, from primary and secondary education to higher education, liberal arts education and specialized education, undergraduate and graduate schools, and universities and regions, we will approach the image of a leader in a place of learning that cannot be replaced by AI, while having AI tolerance from the perspective of generative AI and symbiosis.

Masaharu Imamura, President, Saga Women’s Junior College
Noriyuki Ueda, Vice President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Mirai Horie, Professor, College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University / Principal, Ritsumeikan Elementary School

Hironori Yamaguchi, Professor, Institute for the Promotion of Common Education, Ritsumeikan University


Breakout Sessions

An overview of all the subcommittees can be found here.

* You can apply for multiple subcommittees, but you cannot apply for subcommittees that overlap with each other.
*If you are participating online, please be sure to check the “Online Participation Supplement” in the outline of each subcommittee in the leaflet.

schedule time Breakout Sessions Breakout Session Titles Capacity
(Member Schools)
Priority capacity)
Friday, February 23 10:00~
Session 1 Aiming to create a classroom environment where students can learn without being intimidated Face-to-face 80 (50)
Online 270 (160)
Session 2 A detonator for university education?! Academic DX Face-to-face 80 (50)
Online 270 (160)
Subcommittee 3 The use of AI in university education and its harmful effects Face-to-face 140 (80)
Online 270 (160)
Session 4 Effects and Challenges of Self-Educational Education in Universities Face-to-face 24 (14)
Online 270 (160)
Saturday, February 24 10:00~
Subcommittee 5 How language education should change Face-to-face 80 (50) Online 270 (160)
Session 6 Supporting Students in the Face of “Care” Online 270 (160)
Session 7 Let’s AL with ICT in university classes! Face-to-face 140 (80)
Online 270 (160)
Session 8 Generative AI and the Future of Humanity: Technology, Education, Soul, and the Possibility of Coexistence Online 270 (160)
Session 9 Automatic Classification of Free Writing in Class Evaluation Questionnaires and Its Application Face-to-face 30 (18)
Session 10 What do you do? Future Career Education and Employment Support Face-to-face 32 (20) Online 270 (160)
Session 11 Will university education change if the course of study changes? Face-to-face 140 (80) Online 270 (160)
Session 12 Learning and support in the era of the “Human-AI Occupancy” Online 270 (160)


Poster Session

We will present the initiatives implemented by faculty members and students of the University Consortium Kyoto in relation to distinctive education.
Poster sessions will be held in-person only.
The outline of the presentation poster will be updated from time to time.

schedule time Name of University theme
Friday, February 23 16:30~
Kyoto Sangyo University Global Commons Student Volunteer Staff “LINK” Practice Report ~Student Staff Experience and Learning through Student-Led Language Events~
Kyoto Sangyo University 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 the Revision of the University Life Start Book-
Kyoto Pharmaceutical University Efforts to support practical training in first-year basic science training using Excel online
Kyoto Bunkyo University A new pre-entrance examination program that helps high school students analyze themselves and choose their career path
Significance and Challenges of the Career Exploration Program
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
Kyoto College of Foreign Studies
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Community Interpretation Initiatives and Future Issues
Kyoto Notre Dame
Women’s College
The Potential of the Metaverse from the Perspective of Classroom Tools ~ Practical Examples in High School-University Collaborative Classes and On-Demand Classes
Otani University Hybrid Classes (Online & Classroom) and Workshop-Based Classes
―Experiencing Zoom and Volunteer Instructors―
Kyoto Women’s University Writing local Wikipedia articles using what I learned as a librarian
– Independent selection and objective description –

Information (business card) exchange meeting

Date: February 23 (Fri) 16:30~18:30

Information (business card) exchange will be held at the same venue as the poster session. Anyone who has registered for the symposium or breakout session is welcome to participate. You do not need to apply in advance. Please feel free to join us.

Implementation Report

The 29th FD Forum Report [Click here for details]

The 29th FD Forum was held for two days on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2024, with the main theme of “The Future of Higher Education in the Age of DX and AI,” both face-to-face and online.
The FD Forum, hosted by the Consortium of Universities in 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 29th time.
In this article, we will raise the issue of the importance of relearning DX experiences such as the development of online classes in the Corona disaster, and how to design a learning environment that ensures the continuity of learning places (universities and regions), types of schools (primary, secondary, and higher education, junior colleges and universities, undergraduates, masters, doctorates, etc.). The efforts and practices of each university were reported.
Over the course of the two days, 12 breakout sessions, symposiums, poster presentations, and information exchange sessions were held on a variety of topics.
A total of 468 university faculty members and educators from all over Japan gathered to share results and practices, and to exchange opinions actively.
In the poster session held on the first day, a total of nine examples of educational practices were presented by the member schools of the University Consortium Kyoto. A total of 134 people, including 42 presenters, participated in the event, which was lively and question-and-answer sessions. In addition, an information exchange meeting was held at the same venue at the same time, and it became a place for participants to interact with each other.

A variety of presenters were invited from various fields, and 12 subcommittees were held. This year, we switched from holding the event mainly online to holding it both face-to-face and online, and we were able to develop a fulfilling project over two days with lively discussions with the participants. Using the chat function and the question form, there was a meaningful exchange between the speakers and the online participants.

The symposium was titled “Gaze on the Learning Continuum ~Seeking Tolerance and Non-Substitutability of Generative AI~” and was attended by three speakers: Masaharu Imamura (President, Saga Women’s Junior College), Noriyuki Ueda (Vice President, Tokyo Institute of Technology), and Miki Horie (Professor, Faculty of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University / Principal of Ritsumeikan Elementary School) (Coordinator: Hironori Yamaguchi (Professor, Institute for the Promotion of Common Education, Ritsumeikan University)). After reports from a wide range of perspectives, the plenary discussion was moderated by the coordinator and responded to as many comments and questions as possible, resulting in a heated two-hour discussion.

Speakers from the subcommittees were also present at the poster session, and information exchange sessions were held at the same venue at the same venue to deepen exchanges not only among the presenters but also among the forum participants.


University Consortium Kyoto FD Forum Secretariat
TEL:075-353-9163 FAX:075-353-9101
E-mail: fdf ■ consortium.or.jp (Please replace ■ with @)
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)