Kyoto University Seminar for New Faculty
This seminar is designed for new faculty members at Kyoto University, to learn and discuss about the features of education at Kyoto University, to obtain internal educational support resources, and to tackle educational challenges together with faculty staff and instructors at various levels – class level, department level, and campuswide. Regularly, this seminar is held in September.
Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
This program is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research fellows, and Ph.D. candidates at Kyoto University, who plan to teach at higher education institutions in the near future. This one-day program is to provide opportunities for self-formation as faculty members and knowledge about current issues of university teaching. It has been held since 2005, and is now known to be a pioneering PFFP (Preparing Future Faculty Program)
Kyoto University Committee on Faculty Development
Kyoto University Committee on Faculty Development is an organization that conducts projects for faculty development throughout the institution, assisted by the CPEHE. While supporting activities for faculty development in each department, the committee also plans, organizes, and carries out cross-department and institution-wide events. Useful information about faculty development activities at Kyoto University is available on the website of the committee: click here
PFF Project for Graduate School of Letters
This project has been held since 2009, in order to educate Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral researchers of Graduate School of Letters to become competent researchers and teachers at higher education institutions. Project participants provide lectures to undergraduate students and conduct mutual peer review sessions after each class. Certificates signed by the President are to be granted to the participants at the summary meeting after completion (by the end of a year) : click here
KyotoUx edX (Massive Open Online Courses at Kyoto University)
EdX is a consortium of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), consisted of the world's best universities, colleges, and organizations. It is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners, Harvard and MIT. Kyoto University is the first university to participate in edX from Japan and one of the charter members. In April 2014, KyotoUx started the first series of lectures, “The Chemistry of Life,” presented by Professor Motonari Uesugi, from iCeMS (Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University). The number of participants was about 26,000.
Another series of lectures by Prof. Uesugi started in April 2015. KyotoUx provides unique lectures by making use of great features of Kyoto University: click here
International Networking for Educational Enhancement
Following the forefront of worldwide higher education, the CPEHE exchanges information and conducts collaborative research with overseas scholars and practitioners in higher education. The processes and outcomes are made public through symposia, seminars, publications, etc. Current subjects of collaborative researches are 'open education', 'transition from school and university to work', 'deep active-learning', and so on: click here
Teaching at University: Preparing Future Faculty Program
This course is accredited by Graduate School of Education for all graduate students at Kyoto University, who are teaching or plan to teach at higher education institutions. In this course, you can acquire knowledge and skills about university teaching through practice and discussion with participants. Certificates signed by the President are provided to the participants at the closing : click here
Higher Education Research and Development Unit
We provide the Higher Education Research and Development Unit as one of the units at the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University. Together with the graduate students, we have been promoting research through interdisciplinary approaches, on curriculum, course design, assessment and evaluation, instructional system, and student learning and development, from pedagogical, psychological, and educational technology aspects.
Kyoto University Conference on Higher Education
Kyoto University Conference on Higher Education has been held in March every year since 1994, which provides the latest information on higher education by a symposium and several keynote speeches. Topics are given, for example, in faculty development, teaching and learning, educational assessment and evaluation, student learning and development, active learning, ICT-based learning, etc. No membership is required.
Conference on Career Development for University Students
The Conference on Career Development for University Students has been held every summer since 2008 by Kyoto University, the University of Tokyo, and Dentsu Scholarship Foundation. The participants include 400 university professors / administrators, high school teachers, career counselors, company staff at human resources, etc. It provides the latest information and new perspectives of students' career development with learning inside and outside the university campus.
MOST Fellowship Program
MOST (Mutual Online System for Teaching & Learning) was constructed for the purpose of mutual training among university teachers. The CPEHE has been providing “MOST Fellowship Program” to promote teachng improvement at national level since 2012. Every year, 10 university teachers, “MOST Fellows,” who were selected from all over the country, undertake teaching improvement while aiming for the community development of university teachers. The MOST Fellows keep engaging and interacting with each other face-to-face and online throughout a year for that purpose. Activities and outcomes by the MOST Fellows are open to the public on MOST. The MOST Fellows also make presentations at Kyoto University Conference on Higher Education: click here
Project on Transition from School to Working / Social Life
In the Project on Transition from School to Working / Social Life, the CPEHE and the Kawaijuku collected about 45,000 samples of high school students on their learning, campus life, competency, career development, etc., and will administer follow-up surveys for the next 10 years. It is the first massive follow-up student survey in Japan regarding the transition from school (high school / university) to working / social life. It is expected to reveal by data how students are developed and transited to their working / social lives through learning, campus life, competency, career development at school (high school and university) and the results are to give feedback to educational practices in high school and university.
ASAGAO Mailing List
ASAGAO Mailing List has provided news on conferences, symposia, speeches, workshops and many other events concerning higher education since 2002. More than 400 news are distributed to 3,000 members every year. After the registration, anyone can send news regarding higher education to the members. Please go to the following website for more details (in Japanese only): click here
Kyoto University launched OCW (OpenCourseWare) in 2005. OCW was originally initiated by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) offering lecture videos and notes, syllabus, and educational contents used in real university classrooms via online to the world, and this "open education" approach has been widely spread worldwide. More than 2,000 lecture videos are available as of now at the Kyoto University OCW website, in hopes to unveil our course materials to the public. We aim to contribute to the society, internationally at large, by increasing visibility of Kyoto University's education through our OCW. click here