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Special FD Seminar (Cancelled)

January 9, 2016

We regretfully announce that the UTokyo Special FD Seminar on Feb 16 is going to be cancelled due to a sudden death of Dr. Rando’s family last night. We are so sorry that happened.

If you have any questions about the cancellation, please contact us.
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February 13, 2016

With increase of international exchange students learning in Japan, it is conceivable that there is a rising awareness of the need to uplift the educational quality of Japanese university. In response to such needs, we are going to launch special programs to promote Faculty Development from global perspectives.

This time we will be holding a special seminar inviting Dr. William Rando, the director of Chicago Center for Teaching who has significant experience in managing the Teaching Center at Yale University and at the University of Chicago. Considering the current situation and issues of research universities’ FD in both the U.S. and Japan, we intend to deepen the understanding of each stakeholder of FD in the context of globalizing higher education.

Registration Form *The form is written in Japanese
1st input box: Name (e.g. Taro Todai)
2nd input box: Name again
3rd input box: E-mail address
4th input box: Affiliation (e.g. The University of Tokyo)
5th input box: Position (e.g. Professor)
6th input box: Question or comment for the guest speaker
*If you have difficulty to register, please contact us.
gfd-info[at]tree.ep.u-tokyo.ac.jp *Replace [at] with @

Who should apply: Anyone interested in research universities’ current situation and issues of FD

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
13:30 Reception desk open
14:00 Seminar
15:45 Q&A session
16:00 Closing

Venue: Ito Hall 3rd floor Seminar room, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo

Guest: Dr. William Rando (Chicago Center for Teaching, the University of Chicago)

– Free of charge.
– This event will basically be conducted in English.
– Seats are available for the first 60 registrants.
– Participants must agree with recording of the event. Portion of photos and movies would be published on several media of UTokyo.

Look in the content:
The Nesting Doll: Approaches to Building a Great Teaching Faculty
Universities are complex systems: embedded within national networks and movements; consisting of units and subunits, each with its own culture and leadership; and made up of individuals with varying talents and motives. Teaching is influenced by every level of the system, despite the fact that teaching happens behind the closed doors of lecture halls, seminar rooms, and laboratories. As such, faculty support and development work best when they functions at multiple levels.

Organized by: Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the University of Tokyo