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Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have decided to cancel the SD seminar. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Overview of the business

 The environment surrounding universities is changing drastically, such as the further decline in the 18-year-old population, the arrival of the era of 100-year lifespans, Society 5.0 due to the sophistication of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the progress of globalization. University staff are required to have the ability to steer accurately with an eye on the next generation, to accurately analyze changes in the environment and the needs of society, and to reflect them in organizational decision-making and the promotion of education and research, which is a social mission.
In the "Promotion of University Governance Reform" (2014 Summary of Deliberations of the University Subcommittee of the Central Council of Education), "Realization of Teacher-Professional Collaboration by Upgrading Administrative Staff" was mentioned, and administrative staff participated in university management through "teacher-professional collaboration" on an equal footing with faculty members. To this end, he points out the importance of improving planning, communication, and language skills in a more organized and systematic manner.
In addition, in the "Grand Design for Higher Education toward 2040 (Report)" (2018 Central Council of Education), the role of universities in maintaining and developing the region as a whole and regional revitalization is important as "the relationship between higher education and society with an eye on 2040." It is also expected to serve as a base for promoting international exchange in the region and responding to internationalization.
This SD seminar has been held since 2015 and is looking for students for the 6th term. By attending a total of eight lectures, presenting public presentations, and writing completion reports, we aim to support the development of university staff who will autonomously and independently take on the future management of the university.
We look forward to your application.

Outline of the event

Capacity 20 (Documents will be screened based on the application form.) )
Target University staff with at least 5 years of work experience as of the start date of the SD seminar (of which 3 years or more of work experience as a university employee) Regardless of position. )
Attendance fee University Consortium Kyoto member universities and junior colleges: 15,000 yen Other than the above: 60,000 yen

* Please note that once the tuition fee has been paid, it cannot be refunded.

Application deadline Thursday, May 7, 2020 * This year has been canceled.

Organizer: University Consortium Kyoto

【Apply here】

Training content

Date and time Theme / Lecturer
1st time Saturday, June 6
・About taking SD Seminar (Administrative Communication) ・Attitude toward taking SD Seminar (Message from graduates)
15:30-17:30 Fundamentals
of Academic Writing – How to convert "problem awareness" into concrete "questions"? –
Lecturer: Takashi Sakamoto (Associate Professor, Department of General Education, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)
2nd Annual Saturday, June 13 13
History and System of Universities: Historical Development of Universities and Trends in University Reform Lecturer
: Takeichi Ehara (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
3rd Saturday, June 20
Academic Literacy and Completion Report
-Understanding Academic Literacy and Beginning Research- Lecturer: Takamichi Murayama (Director, Educational Planning Division, President's Planning Department,
Kyoto Bunkyo University)
4th Saturday, June 27
University Strategy and Leadership: Creating an Organization to Create Strategies –
Lecturer: Hiromichi
Yoshitake (Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Public University Corporation / Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba)
5th Annual July 4 (Sat)
Collaboration between Universities and High Schools and Universities: Goals of High School-University Connection Reform –
Lecturer: Katsumi Arase (Professor, Institute for Basic Education, Kansai International University)
The 6th Saturday, July 11
Universities and Society: The Meaning of Regional Cooperation and the Role of Universities Lecturer
: Masamine Fukao (Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, Ryukoku University)
The 7th Saturday, July 18
Teaching Management for Quality Assurance of University Education -Discussion and Advice for Promoting Educational Management
at Your School-
Lecturer: Mr
. Takero Nishino (Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Kyoto Tachibana University Educational Development Support Center / Faculty of Contemporary Business)
The 8th Saturday
, July 25 13:45-16:55
Universities and Higher Education Policy: Looking at
Universities from the Perspective of Higher Education Policy Lecturer: Hiroshi
Matsuzaka (Director, Private School Administration Division, Bureau of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Debriefing session Saturday, September 5
Public Presentations

* The above schedule and program are subject to change.
* The end time of the public presentation depends on the number of students.

2020 SD Seminar Application Guidelines【Click here for details】

Voices of SD Seminar Alumni

It is posted in Kyomachiya News and SD Guidebook (2019 edition).
Kyomachiya News:
Voices of Graduates (1) SD Guidebook (2019 Edition): Voices of Alumni (2)(3)


There are two ways to apply: Please check the notes on how to apply.

  • Application by institution: Application through your university or junior college.
  • Individual application: Individual application.

【How to apply】

Institutional Application Individual Application
Please fill out the "Application Form" and apply by e-mail attachment through your university, etc.
* If there are multiple applicants from the same university, please fill in the names of the applicants in order of priority on the "Priority Table" and apply together with the "Application Form".

Note: When compiling information at each university, please set an on-campus consolidation date in time for the application deadline below.

Please fill in the necessary items on the "Course Application Form" and apply by e-mail attachment.

Note: Please check in advance whether your university has accepted the institutional application when applying.

Please download the "Application Form" and "Priority Table" form from the [Application Form] below and apply by e-mail attachment.
* Individual applicants do not need a "priority table".
Contact: SD■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send.) Subject
when sending email: [SD seminar application] (affiliation, name, etc.)
Application deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Documents will be screened based on the application form.
Notification of
Around mid-May, we will notify you by e-mail through
your university.
We will notify you by e-mail around mid-May.
Sending related documents
After notification of acceptance of the course, we will send you the following related documents.
・Course information
for tuition fee ・Syllabus
Payment of
tuition fees
Please transfer the money to the designated account of the Foundation by the specified date.

【Application Form】

Please download the application form and apply by email attachment to SD■consortium.or.jp. (Please change ■ to @ and send it.) )

 (1) 2020 SD Seminar Application Form
(2) 2020 SD Seminar Priority Table

* If there are multiple applicants from the same university, please fill in the names of the applicants in order of priority on the "Priority Table" and apply together with the "Application Form".

Sending application forms and inquiries

Consortium of Universities Kyoto, Education Development Division (in charge of SD projects) e-mail: sd■consortium.or.jp (Please change ■ to @ and send it)

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

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