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December 27, 2021
A notification was posted on the Keio University Student Website on December 24 regarding classes in the 2022 academic year.
We would like to inform you all of the policy for Mita Campus regarding classes in the 2022 academic year.
Mita Campus was initially compelled to conduct all classes online due to the spread of COVID-19 from January 2020. Since then, the restrictions in place on campus have been gradually relaxed, and small-group courses (primarily seminars) are now offered in a face-to-face format, with around 40% of courses at Mita Campus continuing to be offered online this Fall Semester.
In preparation for the implementation of classes in the 2022 academic year, we have held extensive discussions on ways in which the learning environment might be improved. We are not merely intent on a return to across-the-board face-to-face classes, such as were in place before the spread of COVID-19, but will rather leverage our experiences of online classes over the past two years to make all of your learning experiences more meaningful.
The formats of classes in the 2022 academic year will be finalized after a comprehensive consideration as to the individual characteristics of particular courses. Courses for which online implementation is deemed to be highly effective for learning will be taught online, while others will be taught in a face-to-face format. While 90% or more of all courses are planned to be conducted in a face-to-face format, we also plan to try out new approaches involving conducting some of the classes online with a view to effective learning outcomes.
Mita Campus is home to a total of around 11,000 students: those from the Faculty of Letters in the second year and above; third year and above in the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, and Faculty of Business and Commerce; and Graduate School of Letters, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Human Relations, Graduate School of Business and Commerce, and Keio University Law School students.
We too will undertake preparations for your time on campus which will allow you to gain invaluable experience, not only through your studies, but also time spent with peers and faculty members.
We are planning to finalize decisions in mid-February on how to cater to those unable to attend face-to-face classes due to special circumstances, such as those unable to enter Japan, as well as prevention measures for COVID-19 during face-to-face classes, at which time we will notify you all.
Keiko Kurata, Dean of the Faculty of Letters
Tetsuya Komagata, Dean of the Faculty of Economics
Ken Tsutsumibayashi, Dean of the Faculty and Graduate School of Law
Daisuke Okamoto, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Commerce
Masatoshi Nara, Dean of the Graduate School of Letters
Teruo Nakatsuma, Dean of the Graduate School of Economics
Masayuki Okahara, Dean of the Graduate School of Human Relations
Eri Yokota, Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Isao Kitai, Dean of the Law School