Commencement of Work-Life Balance Advanced Study

2013-01-17

The commencement of the course of Work-Life Balance Advanced Study, which had been planned to start in the school year 2013 was approved.
The theme of this study is to give profound thoughts on the meanings of “work-life balance”, which is a scheme to balance a fulfilling career and a satisfying private life.

Summary of the Course

Firstly, in order to deepen the students’ thoughts on the work-life balance, the course invites extramural lecturers to give plural lectures.
Next, the students discuss with group members to make plans for a lecture meeting, setting up a theme based on the members’ interest and concern, then hold an actual lecture meeting having necessary preparations such as negotiations with lecturers.

This course is intended to nurture the planning, communication, negotiation, and coordination abilities through a sequence of the group work for holding a lecture. Also targeted is the acquisition of necessary skills, such as the creation of a mind map.

Course Schedule

1st   Orientation
2nd   Lecture by extramural lecturer (extramural lecturer 1)
3rd   Lecture by extramural lecturer (extramural lecturer 2)
4th   Lecture by extramural lecturer (extramural lecturer 3)
5th   Lecture by extramural lecturer (extramural lecturer 4)
6th   Exercise of the creation of lecture meeting proposal 1
7th   Exercise of the creation of lecture meeting proposal 2
8th   Exercise of the creation of lecture meeting proposal 3
9th   Presentation of lecture meeting proposal
10th  Lecture by extramural lecturer (extramural lecturer 5)
11th  Exercise of the creation of lecture meeting working plan
12th  Presentation of lecture meeting working plan
13th  Exercise of lecture meeting preparation
14th  Lecture meeting
15th  Summary and the evaluation of the plan (presentation)

Eligible Students

The graduate school students of this university

* The class hour is scheduled to be the 5th hour on Fridays in the first semester. However, since this course is not included in the graduation requirements, the schedule is subject to change according to the circumstances. We will take into account the condition of the registered students.

This advanced study is interlocked with an inter-campus program “Career Development for Women in Science-related Major”.