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Top Global University Project International Symposium - "New Learning of Liberal Arts and Quality Assurance (Quality Liberal Learning)"

2016-1-27 (Wed) 13:00 -

In the keynote lecture for this symposium, Dr. Susan Albertine (Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, American Association of Colleges & Universities) will speak with us about the AAC&U's efforts in assuring quality liberal arts education, while discussing what it means to relearn liberal arts. In addition, we will listen to several case examples from universities in Japan who have made strides in visionary liberal arts education, as well as discuss the topic of "Quality Liberal Learning."

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 13:00~17:30 (Social gathering - 18:00~)

* Simultaneous interpretation will be available at this symposium.

Venue

Icho Kaikan, Osaka University, Suita Campus (#11 on this map of the Suita Campus)

Intended for

Anyone may attend this symposium.

Sponsors

Sponsored by:

Strategic Planning Office, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University

With support from:

Japan Association for College and University Education

Japanese Association of Higher Education Research

Symposium Details and Registration

Details and registration for this symposium can be found here.

(The deadline for registration is Friday, January 15, 2016.)

Symposium Overview

Keynote Lecture
Dr. Susan Albertine Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
Trends in Education Reform at Osaka University

Prof. KOBAYASHI Tadashi Executive Vice President of Education, Osaka University
Case Examples

Prof. NAGATA Takashi Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Prof. SUGIMOTO Kazuhiro Professor of Institute of Excellence in Higher Education, Tohoku University/Deputy-Director of Center for Institutional Research and Center for Professional Development

Prof.     HAYASHI Mitsuo Director of Evaluation and Improvement Division, Headquarters for Liberal Arts Education, Hiroshima University

Agenda

13:00 - Opening address

13:10 - Introduction of the program and speakers

13:15 - Prospects of education reform at Osaka University (30 min.)

13:45 - Keynote lecture by Dr. Susan Albertine

14:55 - Intermission

15:10 - Case example (1): Liberal arts education and quality assurance at Tohoku University (Evaluation of academic achievement of students, IR)

15:40 - Case example (2): Liberal arts education and quality assurance at The University of Tokyo

16:10 - Case example (3): Liberal Education and Quality Assurance Evaluation at Hiroshima University (curriculum development, program evaluation, measures to promote learning of students, etc.)

16:40 - Intermission (Set change)

16:45 - Panel discussion - Chair: Prof. KAWASHIMA Tatsuo (Strategic Planning Office, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University)

17:30 - Closing (A social gathering will be held following the conclusion of this symposium.)

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