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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 schools as an organizational initiative for faculty members to improve and enhance their teaching content and methods.

The FD Joint Training Program and Thematic Training Program is a small-group training program for new teachers, teachers who want to relearn the basics of FD, teachers who are interested in FD, and staff working in FD-related departments, with the aim of acquiring basic knowledge and syllabus creation, lesson design and practice, ICT and copyright in the classroom.

In fiscal 2022, a total of six sessions will be held online and in a hybrid format.
* The schedule and contents of the program are subject to change before the start of application.
* However, if a state of emergency is declared or priority measures such as prevention of spread are issued to Kyoto Prefecture on the day of the event, it will be changed to an online event.

In addition, we plan to distribute it on-demand for a limited period of time in fiscal 2022.
* On-demand video will be released only to those who apply for each session.
* Due to problems during distribution, the recorded video may not be available. Thank you for your understanding.

Outline of the event

In FY2022, the program will be conducted with the following contents.

time program Date and time Application Period
1 FD Basic Knowledge August 30 (Tue) 13:00~14:50 Until 17:00 on Wednesday, August 24
2 Thinking about the use of ICT in the classroom
October 1 (Sat) 13:30~15:30 August 26 (Fri) ~ September 24 (Sat)
3 copyright Saturday, November 19 13:30~15:30 October 11 (Tue) ~ November 12 (Sat)
4 Basic knowledge of creating a syllabus December 9 (Fri) 18:30~20:30 November 1 (Tue) ~ December 2 (Fri)
5 Supporting the Study of Students with Disabilities
Basic knowledge about
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 18:30~20:30 December 9 (Fri) ~ January 10, 2023 (Tue)
6 What about the “decline in academic ability” of university students
Should we face it?
~Learning from the practical examples of one university~
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 18:30~20:30 Friday, December 23 ~ Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Common to each time

Faculty and staff of universities and junior colleges
*Limited to those who can use Zoom
* Full-time or part-time, and the number of years of work does not matter
* Employees who are interested in FD are also eligible (regardless of number of years of work experience)
Campus Plaza Kyoto (hybrid) or online *Both use Zoom
Participation Fee:
Faculty and staff of the University Consortium Kyoto member schools: Free For those other than those listed on the left: 1,000 yen (tax included, advance payment required)
* The deadline for payment of the participation fee is as described in the details of each session. Please note that if payment of the participation fee cannot be confirmed within the deadline, the application will be invalid.
If it is difficult to make a payment on time, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact information indicated on the invoice.
*Please note that if you cancel after paying the participation fee, no refund will be given.
About 30 people per time (first-come, first-served basis)
University Consortium Kyoto


  • If you are participating online, please do so from a computer or tablet device that has a stable connection to the Internet.
    * For workshop-type programs, please refrain from participating from smartphones.
  • For workshop-style programs, we recommend that you turn on your video microphone.
  • Please refrain from recording or recording by participants. Please observe it strictly.

Session 1: Basic knowledge of FD

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 13:00~14:50
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Lecture-based (using Zoom webinars)
Makoto Sato (Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University)
Makoto Sato (Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyoto Sangyo University)
Hidemi Hayashi (Deputy Secretary-General, University Consortium Kyoto)

This training program is mainly for FD beginners. We have in mind those who are interested in FD but don’t know where to start. In this program, participants will first be informed about the University Consortium Kyoto and the FD training opportunities it provides. Next, we will confirm the basic knowledge of FD. This training is an opportunity to confirm the “basic knowledge of FD”, such as what FD is, why FD is needed, and who FD should be for.

2nd Workshop on the use of ICT in the classroom

Saturday, October 1, 2022 13:30~15:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Lectures and workshops (using Zoom meetings)
Kimie Ito (Professor, Faculty of Child Education, Heian Jogakuin University)
Sachiko Ikoma (Associate Professor, Department of Child Education, Ryukoku University Junior College)
Yusuke Kamiya (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Ryukoku University)

In this training, we will share and examine examples of the use of ICT in face-to-face classes based on the practice of online classes. We hope that this will be an opportunity to exchange information and learn from each other on how to utilize ICT gained from trial and error in two years of online classes. We will invite Dr. Yusuke Kamiya of the Faculty of Economics, Ryukoku University, who received the 2021 Ryukoku ICT Education Award and the President’s Award, to give a lecture on the use of ICT in face-to-face classes. Why don’t you think together about the realization of deep learning led by learner-centered and dialogue between learners through the use of ICT in the classroom?

Part 3 Copyright

Saturday, November 19, 2022 13:30~15:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Hybrid in-person and online format
Atsutsugu Mori (Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
Jun Kakimoto (LM Law Office, Attorney-at-Law)

Due to the Corona disaster, the implementation of online classes has spread, and many faculty and staff may be wondering what kind of appropriate copyright processing is in the use of copyrighted materials such as teaching materials. In this training, Mr. Jun Kakimoto, a lawyer, will give a lecture on copyright, especially points to keep in mind in online classes, and after that, the participants will share the status of copyright handling at each university and acquire basic and practical knowledge about the appropriate use of copyrighted works in educational institutions.

Session 4: Basic knowledge of creating a syllabus

Friday, December 9, 2022 18:30~20:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Naosumi Atoma (Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University of Advanced Science)
Akiaki Totsugu (Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)
Hidehiro Nakajima (Professor, Institute for the Promotion of Educational Development, Ritsumeikan University)

In recent years, many universities have increased the number of items to be entered in the web syllabus, and various descriptions have been required. In this training, after confirming the background of why there is such a tendency, participants will discuss and consider what kind of description should be made in each item. As the saying goes, if you have a well-rounded syllabus, you can conduct classes that students learn well, regardless of their years of experience. This training is mainly aimed at those who have little experience in teaching at a university.

【Information on Preparation】
One syllabus for the class you are in charge of and the course is offered.
Please be prepared to screen share your degree program’s diploma policy.

Session 5: Basic knowledge of study support for students with disabilities

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 18:30~20:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Lecture-based (using Zoom webinars)
Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Student Services Organization, Kyoto University)

Currently, the student body is becoming more diverse, and each university is required to provide study support to a variety of students. In particular, the need for academic support for students with disabilities has been strengthened by the enactment of the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities in 2016. In 2021, a bill to amend this law was enacted, and the provision of reasonable accommodations, which was previously only available to national and public universities, has become a legal obligation for private universities and other institutions (until now, it was an obligation to make efforts).
In this training, you will first learn basic knowledge about “disability” and then give an overview of the current situation of support for students with disabilities at universities. In addition, it will be an opportunity to think about the basic knowledge of support and specific measures for learning support for students with developmental disabilities, which has been increasing in recent years.

Session 6: How should we deal with the decline in academic ability of university students?
~Learning from the practical examples of one university~

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 18:30~20:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Workshop type (using Zoom meetings)
Ikuko Takao (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Education, Kyoto University of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Chieko Hayashi (Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Terumi Sameshima (Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Kansai Medical University)

I think there are many teachers who have a sense of crisis about the decline in the academic ability of university students. With the recent changes in society and the consequent diversification of the number of students going on to university, there are concerns that conventional educational methods will no longer be applicable in the future. In this workshop, the lecturer of the Department of Nursing, who has taken various support measures such as holding study sessions to learn learning methods and supporting individual learning using “My Project Sheet”, has led students in need of learning support to pass the national examination, will tell us about examples of efforts to date. Rather than simply assuming that they have low academic ability, I think it will be an opportunity to reconsider what it means to have “no academic ability.”

Implementation Report

This year, a total of six sessions were held online under the themes of “FD Basic Knowledge,” “Classes Using ICT,” “Copyright,” “Support for Students with Disabilities,” “Syllabus Creation and Grading,” and “Lesson Design and Lesson Practice,” with 198 participants from all over Japan.
In the participant questionnaire, 93.1% of the respondents answered “satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” on average for all six surveys.
One of the factors that led to the high evaluation was that the content began with a basic knowledge of FD and then took up specific examples for consideration.
In the free statements, “I was able to learn about the definitions of SD and FD and their modern significance from the basics, focusing on the legal aspects” (Part 1), and “I was impressed by the excellent examples of ICT utilization. It is difficult to incorporate everything, but I would like to improve my classes as much as I can.” (Session 2): “I wanted to organize and understand it comprehensively, but I didn’t have enough time to do it. (3rd) “I learned a lot from listening to full-time faculty members, part-time lecturers, and staff talk about the syllabus from various angles” (4th session), “I realized the importance of ensuring fairness (guaranteeing the right to learn) for students with disabilities, especially those with developmental disabilities, rather than treating them equally with other students.” (Session 5): “I was able to learn about the organization’s support system for students, and I felt that I was able to draw out more of my own methods by listening to the problems of people from other universities and the suggestions of the teachers” (6th session).
In the next fiscal year, we will continue to explore themes and times that are in high demand for participants, and in particular, we will consider securing participants from member schools.


University Consortium Kyoto FD Project
TEL 075-353-9163 FAX 075-353-9101
〒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)