Conference Schedule

(*All panels held in JCMU’s Large Conference Room unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, May 25, 2018


Registration open (Apple Hall/Lobby, 9:00 – 9:30)

 


Welcome address (9:30 – 9:50)
 

 


Morning session 1 (10:00 – 11:00)

Keynotes

– Benjamin J McCracken, “Not Necessarily The Population Problem Panacea: Proper Planning for International Student and Program Expansion in Japan”

– Robert Aspinall, “The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Foreign Teacher in the Japanese University System”


Morning session 2 (11:00 – 12:00)

– Shari Yamamoto, “How Konan University’s self-access center is contributing to Japanese and international exchange students’ global education in Japan”

– Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo, “Graduate International Student Recruitment as an Internationalization Strategy in Japanese leading universities: An Inward-Looking Approach?”


Lunch (1.5 hour break)


Afternoon session 1 (1:30 – 2:30)

Keynotes

– Dongbin Kim, “Study abroad? What about work abroad? Dialogues with international faculty working at a Korean university”

– Akiyoshi Yonezawa, “The Future of Japanese Higher Education”


Afternoon session 2 (2:40 – 3:30)

– Rick Mitcham, “How to encourage and support EFL learner writers to go for publication”

– Richard Miller, “Career challenges in a changing globalized world with an expat educators view from Japan”


Afternoon session 3
(3:40 – 4:40)

Keynotes

– Mayumi Ishikawa, “Between Global Reputation and Local Distinction: Japan and World University Rankings”

– Riyad Shahjahan, “Global University Rankings and Implications for Quality Assurance”


Afternoon session 4 (4:50 – 5:40)

Panel discussion

– University Rankings (Shahjahan, Ishikawa, Yonezawa )


Reception (Apple Hall/Lobby, 6:00 – 7:00)

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Morning session 1 (9:00 – 9:50)

– HALE Student Panel


Morning session 2 (10:00 – 10:50)

– Philip S. Riccobono, “Towards English for Baseball Purposes (EBP)”

– James Heather, “Emerging Language in Social Media: Challenges for Research and Teaching Linguistics”


Morning session 3 (11:00 – 11:50)

– Paul Tanner, “If you could have a conversation with any person in human history, who would you choose? Why? What would you discuss?”

– Karl Hedberg, “PechaKucha – Unplugged”


Closing address (12:00 – 12:15)


Optional excursion (Apple Hall/Lobby, 1:00 departure)

JCMU-led trip to Hikone Castle
– Includes lunch on Castle Road