Overview of the business

Since its establishment in 1995, shortly after the establishment of the University Consortium Kyoto, we have been promoting FD activities in the Kyoto area together with member schools as an organizational initiative for faculty members to improve and improve the content and methods of classes.

This "FD Joint Training Program and Thematic Training" is a small-group training program for newly appointed teachers, faculty members who want to relearn the basics of FD, faculty members who are interested in FD, and staff working in FD-related departments with the aim of acquiring skills and knowledge such as basic knowledge and syllabus of FD, lesson design and practice, and ICT and copyright in classes.

In fiscal 2022, a total of six meetings will be held in online and hybrid formats. * For programs before the start of application, the schedule and implementation contents are subject to change.
* However, if a state of emergency is declared or priority measures to prevent the spread of disease are issued to Kyoto Prefecture on the day of the event, the event will be changed to online.

In fiscal 2022, we also plan to provide on-demand distribution for a limited time. * On-demand video will be released only to applicants each time.
* Due to troubles during distribution, the recorded video may not be released. Please note.

Outline of the event

In fiscal 2022, the program will be implemented with the following contents.

Times Program Date and time Application Period
1 FD Basic Knowledge August 30 (Tue) 13:00~14:50 August 24 (Wed) Until 17:00
2 Workshop on the
use of ICT in classes
October 1 (Sat) 13:30~15:30 August 26 (Fri) ~ September 24 (Sat)
3 Copyright November 19 (Sat) 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 Basic knowledge related to
study support for students with disabilities
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 18:30~20:30 December 9 (Fri) ~ January 10, 2023 (Tue)
6 How
Deal with the "Decline in Academic Ability" of University Students ~Learning from Practical Examples of a University~
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 18:30~20:30 December 23 (Fri) ~ January 24, 2023 (Tue)

Common to each episode

Faculty and staff
of universities and junior colleges * Limited
to those who can use Zoom * Full-time / part-time, and the number of years of work does not
matter * Employees who are interested in FD are also eligible (regardless of the number of years of work experience)
Campus Plaza Kyoto (hybrid) or online *Both use Zoom
Participation Fee:
University Consortium Kyoto member school faculty and staff: Free For those other than those 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 is not confirmed within the deadline, the application will be invalidated.
If it is difficult to pay on time, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact information on the invoice.
* Please note that if you cancel after paying the participation fee, no refund will be given.
About 30 people / time (first-come, first-served basis)
University Consortium Kyoto


  • If you are participating online, please participate from a PC or tablet device that can be stably connected to the Internet.
    * Please refrain from participating in workshop-type programs from smartphones.
  • For workshop-type programs, we recommend that you turn on the video microphone.
  • Please refrain from recording by participants. Please strictly adhere to it.

Part 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 type (using Zoom webinar)
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 is mainly for FD beginners. I 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 about FD. This training will be an opportunity to confirm the "basic knowledge of FD", such as what FD is, why FD is needed, and who FD should be for.

The 2nd Workshop on the Use of ICT in Classes

Saturday, October 1, 2022 13:30~15:30
*The end time is subject to change depending on the progress.
Lecture, workshop type (using Zoom meeting)
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 ICT utilization 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 about ICT utilization methods obtained through trial and error in online classes for two years. We will invite Professor Yusuke Kamiya of the Faculty of Economics, Ryukoku University, who received the 2021 Ryukoku ICT Education Award and 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 learner-based dialogue through the use of ICT in classes?

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 Associates, Attorney)

Due to the Corona disaster, the implementation of online classes has spread, and many faculty and staff may be wondering what kind of copyright treatment is appropriate for 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 note in online classes, and after that, participants will share the status of copyright handling at each university and aim to 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 Atota (Project Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University of Advanced Science) Akira Totsugu (Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, Otani University)
Hidehiro Nakajima (Professor, Ritsumeikan University Educational Development Promotion Organization)

In recent years, many universities have increased the number of input items 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 what kind of description should be used in each item. As the phrase "eight minutes of setup" suggests, if you prepare a substantial syllabus, you can conduct classes that students learn well regardless of their years of experience. This training is mainly intended for those who have little experience in university education.

【Information on advance preparation】
Please be prepared to screen share one syllabus of your class and the diploma policy of the degree program in which that subject is offered.

Session 5: Basic knowledge on 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 type (using Zoom webinar)
Jun Murata (Associate Professor, Kyoto University Student Services Organization)

Currently, the number of students is diversifying, and each university needs to provide study support to various students. In particular, the need for study support for students with disabilities has been strengthened by the enforcement of the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities in 2016. The revised bill was enacted in 2021, and the provision of reasonable accommodation, which was previously only available to national and public universities, has become a legal obligation for private universities (until now, it was an obligation to make efforts). In this training, students will first learn basic knowledge about "disability" and then outline the current situation of support for students with disabilities at universities. In addition, this will be an opportunity to think about the basic knowledge and specific measures for study support for students with developmental disabilities, which has been increasing in recent years.

Lecture 6: How to
deal with the "decline in academic ability" of university students ~Learning from practical examples of a 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, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences) Chieko Hayashi (Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Terumi Samejima (Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Kansai Medical University)

I think there are many teachers who have a sense of crisis about the decline in academic ability of university students. Combined with the recent changes in society and the accompanying diversification of university students, there is concern that conventional educational methods will no longer work in the future. In this workshop, the instructor who has taken various support measures at the Department of Nursing, such as holding study sessions to learn learning methods and individual learning support using "My Project Sheets", has led students who need learning support to pass the national examination, and will tell us examples of efforts so far. I think it will be an opportunity to reconsider what it means to have "no academic ability" rather than just judging low academic ability.

Implementation Report

 This year, a total of six online sessions were held under the themes of "FD Basic Knowledge," "ICT-Utilizing Classes," "Copyright," "Support for Students with Disabilities," "Syllabus Creation and Grading," and "Lesson Design and Practice Classes," with a total of 198 participants from all over Japan.
When asked about their satisfaction with participating in the participant questionnaire, 93.1% of the respondents answered "satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" on average in all six surveys.
One of the factors that led to the high rating is that the content started with a basic knowledge of FD and was discussed by taking up specific examples.
In the free description, "I was able to learn the definition and modern significance of SD/FD from the basics, focusing on legal aspects" (Part 1), "I was impressed by the introduction of excellent examples of ICT utilization. It is difficult to incorporate all of them, but I would like to improve my classes as much as possible." (Part 2): "I wanted to organize and understand it comprehensively, but I didn't have enough time. (Part 3), "I learned a lot from listening to the syllabus from various angles, including full-time faculty members, part-time lecturers, and staff" (Part 4), "I realized the importance of being fair (guaranteeing the right to learn) to students with disabilities, especially those with developmental disabilities, rather than treating them equally with other students." (5th session), "I felt that I was able to draw out more of my own methods by learning about the system's system-wide support system for students and listening to the problems of other universities and the suggestions of teachers" (No. 6), and both faculty and staff seemed to be able to use it as a reference for improving classes in the future through new learning and awareness.
In the next fiscal year, we will continue to explore themes and time zones with high needs for participants, and in particular, we will consider securing participants from member schools.

Contact information

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

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