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Implementation System of Liberal Arts Education

Kumamoto University abolished the Research Center for Higher Education and the Organization for General Education, which had formerly served as a high governance organization to supervise the quality control of education in university-wide common education, and established the Headquarters for Admissions and Education as a new governance organization in June 2016.

The Headquarters for Admissions and Education aims to supervise the quality control of education in university-wide common education and strategically build a university-wide common education system based on the educational data accumulated by us, dealing with a changing entrance examination system, and provides the foundation for future development of education at the university. We will reorganize the subject group, a faculty organization responsible for liberal arts education, to make it more active, and will establish a system involved in planning, operating, and implementing liberal arts education in cooperation with individual faculties, especially with the Headquarters for Admissions and Education.
We have established this new organization to build a university-wide common education system and supervise and manage educational programs. We will also continue to promote educational reforms to ensure the consistent quality of education throughout the whole study process at the university.


[Figure 1: Conceptual Diagram of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education]
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[Figure 2: Roles of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education]
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Name
Organizational structure
Tasks (discussion topics)
Education Council
.Trustee for education and student support
2.Four Vice-Deans selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Letter,
  the Faculty of Law, the Graduate School of
  Social and Cultural Sciences and the School of Law

3.One Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education

4.Three Vice-Deans selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Science,
  the Faculty of Engineering and
  the Graduate School of Science and Technology

5.One Vice-Dean selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the School of Medicine and
  the Graduate School of Medical Sciences

6.One Vice-Dean selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the School of Pharmacy
  and the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

7.One Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

8.Director of the Center for Management
  of Information Technologies

9.Vice-Director of the Headquarters for
  Admissions and Education

10.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters,
   Headquarters for Admissions and Education

11.One full-time professor of the Research Center
   for Instructional Systems

12.General Manager of the Strategic Management
   Planning Department,
    Manager of the Research/Education Affairs Department,
   and Manager of the Student Affairs Department

13.Person deemed necessary by the President

1.Topics on the basic policy of education


2.Topic on the basic policy related to student support


3.Topics on the basic policy related to securing of new students


4.Topics on the basic policy related to Faculty

5.Other matters deemed necessary for education and student support by the Chairperson

Graduate Education Promotion Committee,
Education Council
1.Trustee for education and student support

2.One Vice-Dean from each of the Graduate Schools

3.Vice-Director of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education

4.Manager of the Research/Education Promotion Office
  and Manager of the Student Affairs Department
5.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson
            

1.Topics on how graduate education should be provided


2.Topics on the operation of graduate education


3.Matters deemed necessary for graduate education by the Chairperson

 
Name
Organizational structure
Tasks (discussion topics)
Steering Council,
Headquarters for Admissions and Education
1.Director

2.Vice-Director

3.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

4.One Vice-Dean each from the Faculty of Education,
  the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering,
  the Graduate School of Science and Technology,
  and the Graduate School of Health Sciences

5.Two Vice-Deans selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Letter,
  the Faculty of Law, the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences, 
  and the School of Law

6.One Vice-Dean selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the School of Medicine and
  the Graduate School of Medical Sciences

7.One Vice-Dean selected from among
 the Vice-Deans of the School of Pharmacy and
 the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

8.Full-time professor at the Headquarters for
  Admissions and Education

9.Director of the Center for Management
  of Information Technologies

10.One full-time professor of
   the Research Center for Instructional Systems

11.Person deemed necessary by the Director

1.Matters on the integrated management of university education


2.Matters on the planning for the implementation of university education


3.Important matters on the operation of liberal arts education, entrance examination strategies, FD, and the evaluation and analysis of education and learning information


4.Matters on the enactment, amendment, and repeal of the Rules of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education and other important rules

5.Matters referred by the Education Council


6.Other important matters necessary to achieve the goal of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education

Education Management Committee,
Headquarters for Admissions and Education
1.Director

2.Vice-Director

3.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

4.One Vice-Dean selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Letter,
  the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Law
5.One Vice-Dean selected from among
  the Vice-Deans of the Faculty of Science,
  the School of Medicine,
  the School of Pharmacy, and the Faculty of Engineering

6.One full-time professor at the
  Headquarters for Admissions and Education

7.Person deemed necessary by the Director

1.Topics on the operation of FD


2.Topics on the evaluation and analysis of education and learning information


3.Topics on the operation of liberal arts education

4.Topics on the personnel affairs of instructors and TAs in charge of liberal arts education

5.Topics on the strategic planning for the selection of new students

6.Topics on future visions, including a medium-term plan and an annual plan

7.Topics on the budget and account settlement of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education

8.Other matters necessary for the management and operation of the Headquarters for Admissions and Education

Educational Affairs Committee
1.Vice-Director

2.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

3.Chairperson of the committee in charge of
  educational affairs of each Faculty
  (as for the School of Medicine, each of
   the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences)
  and Graduate School

4.One instructor selected from
  the Headquarters for Admissions and Education
5.Manager of the Research/
  Education Affairs Department and
  Manager of the Student Affairs Department

6.Chief of the Academic Affairs Division,
  Student Affairs Department

7.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson

1.Topics on undergraduate education


2.Topics on graduate education (including liberal arts education at graduate schools)


3.Topics on the implementation of liberal arts education

4.Matters deemed necessary for education by the Chairperson

Educational Affairs Expert Committee for Liberal Arts Education
1.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

2.10 instructors selected from task forces by field
  (excluding the fields of mathematics/statistics and
  health and sports sciences)
  out of all task forces of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters
   (“Headquarters”)

3.Eight instructors selected from task forces by
  subject out of all task forces of the Headquarters

4.One instructor selected from
  the Headquarters for Admissions and Education
5.One instructor selected from
  the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

6.One instructor selected from
  the Kumamoto Innovative Development Organization

7.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson

1.Topics on the formulation of the draft of an annual implementation plan for liberal arts education


2.Topics on class schedules


3.Topics on the support for course registration guidance

4.Topics on the implementation of examinations

5.Topics on the creation of course registration guidelines, etc.

6.Other matters necessary to implement liberal arts education

Faculty Development Committee
1.Vice-Director

2.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

3.Director of the Center for Management of
  Information Technologies

4.One instructor selected from the committee
  in charge of Faculty Development (“FD”) of each Faculty
   (as for the School of Medicine,
    each of the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences)
   and Graduate School
5.One instructor selected from the Headquarters
  for Admissions and Education

6.One instructor selected from
  the Kumamoto Innovative Development Organization

7.Chief of the Academic Affairs Division, 
  Student Affairs Department

8.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson

1.Topics on the university-wide implementation of FD focusing on education


2.Other matters deemed necessary to implement FD by the Chairperson

FD Expert Committee for Liberal Arts Education
1.Head of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters

2.Eight instructors selected from task forces by field
  (excluding the fields of mathematics/statistics and health and sports sciences)
  out of all task forces of the Liberal Arts Education Headquarters (“Headquarters”)

3.Eight instructors selected from
  task forces by subject out of all task forces of the Headquarters

4.One instructor selected from
  the Headquarters for Admissions and Education
5.One instructor selected from
  the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies

6.One instructor selected from
  the Kumamoto Innovative Development Organization

7.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson

1.Topics on the implementation of FD in liberal arts education


2.Other matters necessary to implement FD in liberal arts education

Entrance Examination Committee
1.Director

2.One instructor selected from the Entrance Examination Strategy Office,
   Headquarters for Admissions and Education

3.One instructor selected from the committee in charge of
  entrance examination of each Faculty
   (as for the School of Medicine, 
  each of the School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences)

4.Manager of the Research/
  Education Affairs Department and Manager of the Student Affairs Department
  the Headquarters for Admissions and Education
5.Chief of the Admissions Division, Student Affairs Department

6.Person deemed necessary by the Chairperson

1.Topics on the National Center Test for University Admissions implemented at Kumamoto University


2.Matters related to individual university academic achievement tests listed below:
a) Topics on new student selection methods and subjects for university academic achievement tests
b) Topics on student application guidelines
c) Topics on the implementation policy for the entrance examination
d) Topics on the improvement of new student selection methods

3.Topics on the selection of new graduate students

4.Other matters deemed necessary for the entrance examination by the Chairperson



Contact:
Educational Evaluation Section, Academic Affairs Planning Team, Academic Affairs Division, Student Affairs Department
096-342-2755

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