Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Global Learning (IPG) Workshop Held

July 20, 2018

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.

Seminar topics included information on the components of AOL in each subject/course, evidence-based learning principles for teaching, and how to design effective courses.


Participants were divided into five groups and actively shared their opinions by carrying out group work.

One participant, Center for Language Education (CLE) Associate Professor Lindsay Mack, said, "I enjoyed the workshop. She made it very student-oriented. We can not only learn about AOL, but also apply what we learn to our classrooms and challenge each other."