Utokyo faculty development東京大学

About UTokyo FD


Against the backdrop of recent reforms in higher education, UTokyo FD has emphasized the importance of improving the teaching ability of university faculty and building rich learning environments. Since 2011, the University of Tokyo’s Education Planning Office has reassessed the status of FD and held many discussions from a university-wide perspective addressing the future of our FD. In the University of Tokyo’s mid-term vision (Forest 2015, the University of Tokyo’s Action Scenario, revised 2011), we clearly stated a goal of formulating and effectively promoting policies for implementing FD including the following four initiatives.

  • Stipulate the University of Tokyo’s FD philosophy and earn university-wide approval of it.
  • Clarify the status of FD through organization surveys (targeting faculty in particular) in each department and give regular feedback to each department.
  • Promote pre-FD for graduate students and FD for young educators as a university-wide project, since a university-wide approach is more effective than a department-by-department approach.
  • Share our FD nationwide.