Allow us to provide more details about these four initiatives.
We have stipulated this philosophy as follows.
“To carry out faculty development on multiple levels and with multiple participants (including individual faculty members, university departments, and university colleges), acknowledging that this is an on-going and organization-wide effort aiming for a superior learning environment and the creating of learning opportunities, given our status as a globally recognized leading university.”
The Center for Research and Development of Higher Education distributed a questionnaire, similar to that shown below, to each university department. Efforts carried out by each department were shared with the whole university after the results of the surveys were reported to the Education and Research Council. Additionally, FD examples from universities across Japan were posted on our website. These initiatives are expected to bear fruit for spreading these diverse FD ideas throughout our university.
At the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, the UTokyo Future Faculty Program (FFP) has been operating since 2013. FFB targets graduate school students aiming to be university professors and strives to boost the level of teaching ability.
FFP is a project that was proposed in the FD working group of the Education Planning Office, received approval, and was proposed to the Education and Research Council, where it received final approval.
FFP offers the University Education Development course (a Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies common course offered in all graduate school programs) three times a year at the Hongo Campus and once a year at the Komaba Campus. For details on the objectives of FFP and recent syllabi, please see Learning how to teach.
FFP is operated under the FD cluster of the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education. For details on the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, please see Learning how to teach.
Since 2014, we have offered the Interactive Teaching online program, targeting UTokyo faculty as well as people outside the university, as an effort to boost teaching ability. Anyone can participate in UTokyo FD free of charge. For details on the objectives of Interactive Teaching and more information about the program, please see Studying Online.