ON Wednesday, December 12, 2018. This project was designed as a successor to APU Night, which was implemented by faculty and staff until AY 2016. In this project faculty and staff gather together to share their vision, discuss university issues, and share information with each other. The first meeting was organized by IPG and implemented as shown above.
On Friday, June 15, 2018 the Institute for Professional Excellence in Global Learning (IPG) presented the AY 2018 Faculty Development Workshop on Assurance of Learning (AOL) and Course Design from University of Minnesota Instructor, Mary Jetter. Twenty five faculty and staff attended the seminar, including one visitor from outside of APU.
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Institute for Professional Global Excellence (IPG) implemented an Executive Training session mainly for APU faculty and staff who have been newly appointed into management roles as part of its annual activity plan.
The Hospitality and Tourism cluster within the College of Asia Pacific Studies has received UNWTO.TedQual Certification. United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Education Quality Certification is granted to institutions that conduct high quality tourism education, research, and training programs.
This year for the first time ever, APU issued an open call for applications for candidates to succeed President KORENAGA Shun upon the conclusion of his term of office on December 31, 2017.
On November 16 (Thu), 2017, APU invited Senior Creative Director Airo Takanohashi of the Business Incubation Division of Hakuhodo to give a lecture on the theme of “Creating brands from regional areas,” discussing creative initiatives to disseminate information from regional areas. Mr. Takanohashi used public relations examples from his own experience to cover topics such as shifts in communication methods and transformations in brand value in the information age. The lecture was attended by roughly 60 people, including APU students, staff and faculty, and local government officials, and prompted a large number of questions from the audience.
On Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 2017, APU held the Top Global University Project (TGU) AY2017 External Evaluation Committee Meeting on campus, bringing in five external evaluation committee members.
On the first day, APU President Shun KORENAGA along with executives from the university reported on progress for initiatives as well as future challenges under the following four themes: 1) Education, 2) Enhancing the Capabilities of Faculty and Staff (FD/SD), 3) AOL (APM/GSM), and 4) Involvement of APU Alumni. Student Hearing Sessions, where external evaluation committee members were free to question APU students about their life at APU, were also held.
On the second day of the committee meeting, the External Evaluation Committee took the reports from the university and student hearings from the first day and offered expectations and advice regarding APU’s future efforts, as an exchange of opinions was carried out.
On Friday, June 16, 2017, four APU graduates who are currently working for Japanese companies gave lectures to Japanese language classes, discussing how they enhanced their Japanese language skills, how they selected the company they work for, what their current job entails, the fun parts and difficulties accompanying the use of Japanese while working at a Japanese company, and many other topics. Their comments provided motivation and inspiration for the audience of international students, who are in the process of developing their Japanese language skills. The related articles, please click on the link below.