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Education Improvement Promotion Office

  1. Education Improvement Promotion Office
Promoting Educational Improvement and Improving the Qualifications of Teachers
We will show improvement items to faculty members and propose improvement measures to the committee of Toyota National College of Technology

Overview of the Education Improvement Promotion Office

Toyota National College of Technology has established the Education Improvement Promotion Office to promote educational improvement and improve the quality of teachers (FD: Faculty Development). The Educational Improvement Promotion Office is an organization under the direct control of the principal and consists of one head of the office (teachers), one faculty member of the general department, five faculty members of specialized departments (one from each department), and one full-time administrative staff

Main duties of educational support

The Education Improvement Promotion Office

  1. Planning and drafting of educational improvement plans
  2. Measures to implement the Education Improvement Plan
  3. Evaluation and restructuring of educational improvement plans
  4. Improving the quality of teachers
  5. Storage of performance evaluation materials related to accreditation and examination by external organization evaluation, etc. collected by each department, etc.

In addition to showing improvement items to faculty members, my job is to propose improvement measures to various committees at Toyota National College of Technology.


Implementation status of educational improvement work

1. Improving the quality of teachers

  1. Class Evaluation Questionnaire
    We have been conducting class evaluation questionnaires by students for all subjects since the 12th academic year. The evaluation items are the level of understanding and interest of the students, the level of understanding of the instructor, class preparation, enthusiasm, etc. The evaluation results are published on campus to faculty members and students.

FD Symposium and FD Seminar
We have been holding FD Symposiums 1~2 times a year since the 17th academic year, in which our teachers provide topics related to educational improvement. Since the 20th fiscal year, it has been held every other year along with the FD seminar. We also invited a professor from outside to give a lecture. Topics covered include:

year Symposia/Seminars Title/Theme
Reiwa 5th year FD Seminars

Exchanging opinions in groups based on case studies of motivation for learning

  • Attempts at motivation by columns
  • Student education through extracurricular activities (Robocon) on motivational education in each specialized department
Reiwa 4th year FD Symposium

Exploration of Teaching Methods as a Relationship Building a Teach-Learn Relationship

  • Learn about the revitalization of class creation and classes for diversified students

Reiwa 3rd year

FD Seminars

Provision of information and exchange of opinions from the speaker

  • How to Evaluate PBL Courses About Performance Evaluation

Reiwa 2nd year

FD Symposium

Benefits and challenges of BYOD adoption

  • Learn about educational methods using remote classes, various educational software, and educational content.

First year of Reiwa

FD Seminars

Use of Microsoft Teams for work and student guidance (Office 365 course intermediate)

  • Learn about the various features of Teams
  • Proposal for business management and introduction to educational sites
  • Teams Lab
  FD Small Seminar

TOYOTA Round-Talk

  • Exchanging information and practicing class management
Heisei 30 FD Symposium
  • The Current State of Advanced Education in Junior High Schools
Heisei 29 FD Seminars

Case reports and discussions on class management using ICT equipment
-Questionnaire system using Office365

  • Case reports on class management using e-mail and ICT
  • Report on the use of AL support devices such as EduClick
  • Opinion exchange meetings based on topical offerings
Heisei 28 FD Symposium
  • Active Learning: Sharing an understanding of “teaching and learning methods that incorporate students’ active participation in learning”
FD Small Seminar
  • Results and Challenges of Extracurricular Activities Undertaken Across Grade and Departments: A Case Study of Multigenerational Participatory Urban-Agricultural and Mountain Village Exchange
Heisei 27 FD Small Seminar
  • Global FD Training Report
  • Exchange of opinions on English education related to specialized education and how to teach in English
Heisei 26 FD Seminars

Based on the opinions of the dialogue with students

  • Techniques for picking up student opinions
  • Feedback on survey results
  • Characteristics and correspondence of students who take F grades
  • Creating a cohesive class
Heisei 25 FD Symposium
  • Mentoring students to learn
Heisei 24 FD Seminars
  • What is important in classroom practice?
  • Key points for improving classes
  • The driving force behind continuing to teach
  • Key points of class management
  • What do we want our students to learn?
Heisei 23 FD Symposium
  • Tell us about your thoughts on education: Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio
Heisei 22 FD Seminars
  • FD Debriefing Session
  • Exchange of Opinions on Career Support Programs
  • Matsue National College of Technology Visit Report
Heisei 21 FD Symposium
  • Survey of students’ interest in physics and applied physics
  • First in Japan! Introduction of tools to support teaching methods
FD Symposium
  • Learning Motivation Survey Questionnaire and PDCA
  • Analysis of the results of a class questionnaire that makes you feel like doing it
  • How to develop a desire to learn
  • Revision of the Class Evaluation Questionnaire
Heisei 20 FD Seminars
  • Learning and life guidance for students
  • What makes a good class?
  • Japanese Communication Skills Education
  • Collaboration between general and specialized companies
  • Worries and expectations of young faculty members
Heisei 19 FD Symposium
  • Results of Analysis of Changes in Class Evaluation Questionnaire over Time: Focusing on Understanding and Interest in Lecture Subjects
  • Survey on Academic Weakness in Lower Grades
  • Academic Affairs Guidance for First-Year Architecture Students to Motivate Students
Heisei 18 FD Symposium
  • Toward the Establishment of a School-wide Classroom Improvement System (Invited Lecture: Prof. Yasushi Tsuboi, Anan National College of Technology)
  • Tohoho and Ahaha class practice (daily class practice report with class worries)
  • Case Report of PBL Experiment (Departmental Robot Contest) Over Multiple Grades
  • Academic Retention of Specialized Subjects with an Emphasis on Quizzes and Assignments
Heisei 17 FD Symposium
  • Scientific Presentation in English (Invited Lecture: Dr. Roy C.Sidle, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
FD Symposium
  • Initiatives for “Everyone Can Understand” Classes Using Presentation Tools
  • Utilization of lecture printouts and their effects
  • The Possibility of Engineering Ethics Education: Becoming a Proud Engineer (Invited Lecture: Prof. Kotaro Kuroda, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University)
  • Innovations in the “Ethics and Society” Classes
  • Correlation of academic performance over the course of the year
  • Establishment and Implementation of Outgoing English Education Curriculum
  • Japanese Communication Education in the Department of Architecture
  1. Open Week
    Since the Heisei 18 academic year, we have been holding a class open week in either spring or autumn where teachers visit each other’s classes. During this period, all classes (except in cases of safety issues) are open to the public. Although it is not sponsored by the Education Improvement Promotion Office, a class visit week for parents is also held during the autumn school festival. In the 24th fiscal year, the public period was set to 2 weeks, and from the 25th fiscal year, the release period was set to 2 weeks in both spring and autumn, for a total of 4 weeks.
  2. Teaching Method Support Tool for Young Teachers
    We are developing a teaching method support tool for young teachers with little teaching experience. It has been operating on a trial basis since the 20th fiscal year.

2. Inspection and Evaluation of Education

  1. Inspection of the contents of the syllabus
    We check the course outline, grading method, class content, and achievement targets, and ask them to make corrections if necessary.
  2. Questionnaire for alumni, companies and universities
    In order to have an external evaluation of our school’s education, we have been conducting a questionnaire for graduates five years since graduation every year since the 12th academic year, and we have been asking them to conduct a questionnaire to companies since the same year and a questionnaire to universities every three years from the 22nd academic year.

3. Collection and storage of educational materials

We keep copies of books, class records, exam answers, and assignments to serve as evidence for third-party evaluations by JABEE (Japan Accreditation Organization) and accreditation and evaluation bodies, as well as materials for improving teachers’ classes.

4. Proposals for Educational Improvement

  • Introduction of external evaluation (introduction of TOEIC)
  • Introduction of Extensive English Reading Classes
  • Academic guidance that does not require F grades