Sample Customized Professional Program:
Faculty Development Short Course

Waseda University is private university with campuses throughout Japan. A leader in Japanese education, Waseda is committed to developing outstanding faculty. To help accomplish this goal, we created a faculty development short course for them. It was offered on-site at the main Waseda campus in Tokyo.

Program Description

This three-day program provided an opportunity for Waseda faculty to deepen their understanding of the most up-to-date pedagogy used in the American higher education system. During the program, UW trainers in the field of teaching and learning held a roundtable discussion session with Waseda administrators and faculty on various aspects of course design, execution and evaluation. These trainers then facilitated a series of intensive, half-day pedagogy workshops in English for groups of 10–25 faculty members as well as a final debriefing. 

UW IELP can offer a variety of teacher training programs. Contact us with your request to find out more.

Sample Weekly Schedule

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday UW trainers meet with on-site administrators and visit venue for roundtable discussion and workshop sessions 2–5 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion on predetermined topics, including how to design coursework, how to do coursework and how to evaluate coursework
Tuesday 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Pedagogy Workshop for Group 1
1:30–5 p.m.
Pedagogy Workshop for Group 2
Wednesday 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Pedagogy Workshop for Group 3

1:30–5 p.m.
Pedagogy Workshop for Group 4

5–6 p.m. Debrief meeting (UW trainers and on-site administrators)