Overview of the business

In a situation where the environment surrounding universities is changing rapidly, the management and operation of universities has come to occupy an important position, and the role of university staff is becoming very large. In order to adapt to such an environment, we are developing various projects to improve the qualifications of university staff, including management and operation, education and research support.
In the SD Workshop, through discussions with "colleagues from other companies in the same industry (staff from other universities)," new discoveries, deep awareness, and human exchange networks that cannot be obtained through lectures are created.

Outline of the event

Venue Campus Plaza Kyoto
Organizer University Consortium Kyoto
Target University staff (non-university staff (faculty members, etc.)), please contact us in advance.) )
Attendance fee Member Universities ¥1,000
Non-member universities 2,000 yen
Capacity 20 people each time (minimum 5 participants) * If there are only a few applicants, we will contact you separately.

Part 1: Consider the property of "time." ~For work to be one of the blessings~

Would you like to Saturday, June 21, 2014 13:00~17:00
Topic Provision Ms. Atsuko Nagai (Secretary-General, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University / Former General Manager, Human Resources Development Office, Human Resources Division, General Affairs Department)
Deadline for application Saturday, June 14, 2014
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Session 2: University Staff and Higher Education Policy ~How to Read Higher Education Policy~

Would you like to Saturday, November 8, 2014 13:00~17:00
Topic Provision Mr. Shun Shirai (Assistant Director, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Deadline for application Monday, November 3, 2014
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Part 3: Staff to Promote Student Growth ~Beginning of Reflection Utilization~

Would you like to Saturday, December 20, 2014 13:00~17:00
Topic Provision Takamichi Murayama (Director, Educational Affairs Division, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Kiyo Kawamoto (Researcher, University Consortium Kyoto)
Deadline for application Monday, December 15, 2014
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Please download the application form and apply by e-mail attachment to SD[at]consortium.or.jp. We will reply to you after your application. If you do not receive the email after a few days, please contact the University Consortium Kyoto SD Office.


Implementation Report

Report on the 3rd SD Workshop

On Saturday, December 20, as the third project of SD Workshop 2014, "Staff to Promote Student Growth ~Beginning of Utilizing Reflection~" was held, and a total of 20 people from 19 universities and junior colleges participated.

In the first half of the workshop, after the icebreaker (self-introductions by the participants), there was a lecture on reflection by coordinator Mr. Kawamo, followed by a dialogue among the participants. Next, using an idea generation method called mandalato, the participants presented their work experiences and opinions expressed by each group on the themes of "students and universities" and "ideal academic collaboration."


In the second half of the workshop, Mr. Murayama of Kyoto Bunkyo University gave a topic on the theme of "Academic Collaboration and Student Growth." In addition to introducing practical examples of the FSD Project by volunteers such as faculty members and students of the university, "worries and questions in academic collaboration" were quoted from the participants' preliminary reports, and explanations and comments were made on approaches and theoretical backgrounds for solving them.


In addition, as a case study, based on a fictitious student consultation case about how to proceed with the school festival, a role-play exercise was held, and discussions and group presentations were held on what they noticed after the demonstration.
At the end, the coordinator shared the organizer's intentions and overall aims for the training program to promote understanding of the training.

The training was very meaningful with many opinions from the participants, such as "I often had indigestion even if I participated in various other workshops in the past, but this time I was very satisfied," "I enjoyed working with people from other universities," and "I was able to reaffirm the importance of both theory and practice for academic collaboration."
This time, we received many requests to participate not only from member schools but also from non-member schools. We would like to express our gratitude once again to everyone who participated and expressed their wishes.

As of this time, all of the 2014 SD workshops (3 workshops in total) have come to an end.

The University Consortium Kyoto would like to plan workshops on attractive themes of high interest to university staff next year as well. We look forward to your continued participation.

Report on the 2nd SD Workshop

On Saturday, November 8, Mr. Shun Shirai, Assistant Director, University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, was invited as a topic provider, and as the second project of "SD Workshop Training 2014", "University Staff and Higher Education Policy ~How to Read Higher Education Policy~" was held, with a total of 18 participants from various universities.



・Icebreaker (self-introduction by all participants),
provision of topics, Q
, group work
divided into 4 groups, presentations by representatives of each group

At the workshop, after the icebreaker (self-introductions by the participants), Mr. Shirai explained the current social situation of universities and recent trends in policies related to higher education and university reform. After that, he explained the outline and progress of the four major issues that are currently being worked on, "development and internationalization of global human resources," "university governance reform," "review of high school-university connections," and "regional revitalization using universities," as well as the social situation behind these policies. In addition, in the topic, he mentioned points and tips for university staff to keep in mind when interpreting the higher education policies of the national government and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


In the group work, we had a discussion about "advanced professionals" and a case study of a reform strategy of a fictitious university. Since both tasks have no "correct" answer, each group expressed a variety of opinions in the group presentation. In response to these presentations, Mr. Shirai gave a detailed explanation based on the recent policies of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, reform trends at each university, social conditions, and other factors.

Participants commented, "It was a valuable opportunity to listen to the people of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology," and "It was a very brain-intensive workshop and a stimulating time." We received comments such as:

Part 1: Consider the property of "time." ~For work to be one of the blessings~

On Saturday, June 21, we invited Ms. Atsuko Nagai, Executive Director of the Yukawa Institute for Yukawa Physics, Kyoto University, as a topic provider, and held the first "SD Workshop Training 2014" workshop titled "Thinking about the asset of 'time' ~For work to be one of the blessings~", which was attended by a total of 13 people from various universities.

"Think about the asset of time. ~Work is one of my favorite things.
of the day, provision
of topics, Q&A, exchange
of opinions, icebreaker (arm wrestling tournament),
group discussion
divided into 3 groups, presentation

by participants In the topical presentation, he introduced the prediction that while the workload of university staff is increasing year by year and the work environment is becoming more severe due to the growing expectations for universities due to changes in social conditions in recent years, in a few years, the number of staff in their 30s ~ 40s who are in their prime of work who are limited by parental care due to the aging society will increase. As the number of employees with diverse work styles, such as childbirth, childcare, and nursing care and work balance, increases, he talked about the importance of creating an environment in which each employee can efficiently engage in work with limited working hours after understanding each other's situation, and maintaining a high level of motivation, increasing productivity, and "sparing" work time.

In the group discussion, each group received a topic and summarized their opinions on the conditions for a busy time at work. In the summary, the participants themselves searched for a way to turn "painful time" into "meager time", and as a result, they were given the task of thinking about the position of the "meager work time" in their own lives (life). "In my daily work, I have no time and mental space, and I am trapped in a vicious cycle." and "I want to work efficiently." Participants who were aware of the issues, such as "I want to make my daily life more fulfilling," said, "I was able to exchange opinions with people from various universities." "I was able to spend a fulfilling and useful time." and "I want to connect today's story to my future work." We received positive comments such as:

Contact information

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

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