Teaching Collaboration Initiatives

Research on Innovation in Teaching and Staff Collaboration

Sophia University conducts research on innovation through collaboration between faculty and staff in order to achieve a “knowledge-based model of independence, collaboration, and creativity” and to further develop Sophia University as a “world-class university”.

The collaboration between faculty and staff, or staff working together beyond the framework of their departments, to conduct feasible research and policy proposals for reforming the university’s education and research systems is also a development of the university’s overall organizational networking capabilities, contributing to the improvement of organizational strength.

List of research projects

  1. Topics about research promotion system in Sophia University
  2. Research and planning about accepting international students- what could be seen based on interviews to: students, faculty members, and outside education institutions
  3.  Research about promoting strategies to create and establish “Sophia Brand”
  4. How is the peer support being like in Sophia
  5. Building a less energy consuming working environment by reducing paper documents
  6. Building an organization to secure personal information than before
  1. Current state and future vision of accessibleness in Sophia University
  2. Management Accounting in school corporations and its introduction to the university – Toward the Establishment of a Solid Financial Base
  3. Continue/ building a less energy consuming workflow by reducing paper- creating a portal webpage for faculty, staff, and students as a part of the 100th anniversary project

Ⅰ : Research to explore the possibility of holding future sessions to promote solving problem in Sophia University and the establishment of a Sophia University Future Center
Ⅱ : Proposals for supporting students with developmental disabilities at Sophia University – From Pre-Enrollment to Graduation
Ⅲ : Future development of the institute by taking advantage of its location in Yotsuya – as an example of making it a base for top female carriers
Ⅳ : Basic research on management strategy analysis of higher education institution

Ⅴ : Research on EMIR (Enrollment Management/ Institutional Research)

Ⅰ : Research on how to make Sophia University Future Center a sustainable organization – with a view to becoming a non-profit organization.
Ⅱ : Study of the collaboration between support for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games; and global human resources development by taking advantage of Sophia University’s unique characteristics.
Ⅲ : Future development of the institute by taking advantage of its location in Yotsuya – as an example of making it a base for top female carriers 2
Ⅳ : A study of the conditions for establishing service-learning programs as regular courses – Based on an examination of the FLA 3.11 Volunteer Program and Other Activities
Ⅴ : How to secure students from outside the Tokyo metropolitan area – Toward overcoming the “Kanto localization” of our university

Ⅰ:What Sophia University can do for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Establish human and organizational networking and conceptual system, aiming to build a multilingual information provision system for the medical, nursing, welfare, and care fields.
Ⅱ:Research on how to make the Sophia University Future Center a sustainable organization- Strengthening its foundation and organizing it within the university-.
Ⅲ:Study of a learning program for collaborative management of “Carefest” by cooperation between students aimed at welfare professionals and local residents – To cultivate cooperation skills necessary in the era of comprehensive care for the community
Ⅳ:Embodying Sophia University’s distinctive features in support of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and collaboration with global human resources development
Ⅴ:Establishment of a method for operating and managing campus facilities and equipment (facilities management) at an urban university

Ⅰ: Proposal for a work environment that facilitates work and childcare balance- proposal for the Development of Healthy Education and Support Models for Children’s Sudden Events.
Ⅱ:What are the measures to create a workplace where female employees can work actively and play an active role?
Ⅲ:Establish Sophia University’s campus in Bangalore, India, to offer English courses
Ⅳ:Development of a new cooperative learning program through collaboration between students who aspire to become welfare professionals and local residents.
Ⅴ:Research to make the Sophia University’s Future Center a sustainable organization – Seeking ways to make its activities more routine and to find sustainable ways to manage a collaborative organization with students and alumni.
Ⅵ:Basic research for the development of Sophia goods preferred by stakeholders

1: What Sophia University can do for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: Building SoCHAS (Sophia Cross-lingual Health Assistant System), a multilingual information provision system in the fields of medicine, nursing, welfare and care

2: Development of a new collaborative learning program through cooperation between students who aim for welfare professions and local residents

3: What Sophia University’s alumni who have been employed in Japan think about Sophia University’s challenges: What we have learned from the results of surveys on Japanese language education, employment support and various services

4: Academic-industrial collaboration in SOPHIA

5: A Study on Making the Sophia University Future Center a sustainable organization -Strengthening Team Management Skills for the actual store to be sustainable which is operated students and alumni.

6: The Paralympic Games as an Opportunity for Sophia University Consideration of Universal Manner Education

7: Proposal for a work environment where it is easy to balance work and child-rearing – Providing health support and a place for casual communication-

8: Construction of IR infrastructure and human resource development through digitization of university-related audio-visual materials

I: Strategic Development of Overseas Offices for the Creation of a Global Campus: Preparatory Survey for the Establishment of a Non-Profit Organization Contributing to the Effective and Flexible Use of the ASEAN Hub Center

II: Construction of IR infrastructure and human resource development through digitization of university-related audio-visual materials (continued)

III: Construction of a comfortable workplace

IV: Proposals for a work environment that facilitates work and child rearing – Establishment of a sustainable peer support system

V: Concretization of the boundary between student guidance and harassment – “Harassment Prevention Guidelines” for student guidance

VI: Sophia University Future Center Project Research. To create a new culture of dialogue within Sophia University – Establishment of a human resource development program to create a new culture of dialogue –

VII: AI-enhanced operations -An attempt to automate classroom dividends by applying AI optimization technology

VIII: Survey, collection and cataloging of materials in the collection of the Archives of the General Headquarters of the Jesuits in Rome (ARSI)

IX: Survey of international students who found employment in Japan

X: Effectiveness of training for men and women n menopause, aiming to improve quality of life

I: Sophia’s “Working Style Reform” – Staff Edition

II: Research on new approaches for campus multimedia public relations “Campus Radio” (tentative name) + Toward the establishment of a multimedia platform

III: Research and investigation of university support systems for sexual assault and harassment

IV: Establishment of IR infrastructure and human resource development through the digitization of university-related audio-visual materials (continued)

IV: Construction of IR infrastructure and human resource development through digitization of university-related audio-visual materials (continued)

V: Sophia University Future Center Project: Research on creating a new culture of dialogue within Sophia University – Establishment of a system to create a place for dialogue to put learning into practice

I: Building a Global Campus from a Gender Perspective

II: Practical Research on New Sophia Staff – Proposals for Young Staff to be Active

III: Creating a “place of learning” for children who go abroad

IV: Research and Implementation of Medical Questionnaire Needs to Assess the Health Status of International Students

V: Research on Sophia University’s unique ecological campus planning

VI: Research on new approaches to campus multimedia public relations

VII: Sophia University Future Center Project: Research on creating a new culture of dialogue within Sophia University – Practicing dialogue to create quality relationships Dialogue Practice for Creating Relationships –

I: Research for building LGBTQ diversity – Let’s shift Sophia University to a place where it is not-surprising to have LGBTQ people-

II: Collaborative research on environmentally responsible education at Sophia University

III: Creating a “place of learning” for children who go abroad

IV: Creating a Global Campus including a Gender Perspective

V: Sustainable Campus Planning at Sophia University

VI: Creating a Sophia PR Community for PR Problem Solving – with a view to establishing a Sophia version of PRSSA

VII: Sophia University Future Center Project Creating a New Culture of Dialogue within Sophia University – With a view to creating a new culture of dialogue in the age of the COVID-19

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