Every Day is “Global” at ICU.

Global ICU

Improving Teaching Support for Faculty

Concept

Further improving the quality of liberal arts education

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides detailed study and education support, helping faculty to manage classes more effectively through faculty development and information and communications technologies.

Daily consideration is given to what kind of support instructors need to help them manage their classes, and by helping faculty improve their IT skills and their classes, educational quality rises even higher.

Progress

Expanding the breadth of educational support

To assist faculty who teach specialized courses in English but who are not native English speakers, in the 2016 academic year, we launched a program in which these faculty are sent to attend an English Medium Instruction (EMI) training program to learn about specific innovative methods for teaching in English. In the 2018 academic year, the EMI training program was held at ICU and made available to faculty from other universities as well as ICU faculty.

Also, to facilitate flipped classroom methods, in which the faculty records and uploads videos for students to watch before class so that class time can be devoted to discussion and other active learning, we have expanded our workshops and individual support for faculty regarding recording environment and methods.

We also conduct workshops on how to use learning management systems and, by sharing resources and videos on a range of media, we are endeavoring to achieve efficient classroom management and the improvement of education quality.