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TA (Teaching Assistant) Symposium: Improving the Quality of Education and Career Development at Osaka University with the Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) system

2013-12-6 (Fri) 1:30 p.m. -

Osaka University introduced a Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) system two years ago. In it, STAs design, prepare, and offer supplementary education in classes. STAs play an important role in improving the quality of education at Osaka University. Moreover, working as an STA helps one develop one's career not only in research and education, but also in othere areas.

Osaka University's TA & RA Review Working Group is holding a symposium to review steps of the TA system reform in the last two years on Friday, December 6. It will also discuss how to develop the STA system in order to improve the quality of education and help those who served as STAs develop their careers. Advanced approaches implemented at Osaka University and elsewhere will also be introduced.

No registration is needed. Interested individuals are cordially invited to attend.

Supported by: Osaka University TA & RA Review Working Group
Date & Time: Friday, December 6, 2013, 13:30 ~ 17:00
Doors open at 13:00
Venue: Hankyu Railway & Sanwa Bank Hall, 3rd floor, Icho Hall, Suita campus, Osaka University



13:40 -- "Looking back over the last two years of the STA System," SHIMODA Tadashi, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
14:00 -- Keynote Speech "The Current Situation and Challenges in the TA system in Japan -- Expectations for the STA System at Osaka University," OGASAWARA Masaaki, President, Liberal and General Education Society of Japan; Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University
14:50 -- Q and A session
15:10 -- Panel Discussion "Creating an improved STA System -- Examples of and Challenges to STA Systems"
Speakers: STAs and graduate students at Osaka University

For more information, contact: Student Affairs staff, Student Affairs Division, Department of Student Affairs, Osaka University
Tel: 06-6879-7107

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