Graduate School of Global Food Resources Hokkaido University

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Diploma Policy/Curriculum Policy

Diploma Policy

The Graduate School of Global Food Resources aims to develop future leaders in correspondence with the curriculum policy and confers master’s degrees on those who are admitted to have

  • A broad knowledge and deep understandings of the complicated global food resources problems the world is confronted with.
  • World-class communication skills.
  • Insights and the analytic ability to grasp problems precisely.
  • An ability to build strategies to solve problems and to promote research.
  • An ability to take actions and be aware as a leader.
  • An ability to be responsible for related work as a professional who is expected to solve global food resources problems.

Curriculum Policy

The Graduate School of Global Food Resources aims to produce experts with a knowledge of a wide range of fields, including agriculture, fisheries science, engineering, global environmental science, health science, economics, education, and political science, as well as experts in veterinary medicine, law, and the life sciences.
The Graduate School of Global Food Resources provides a curriculum that develops generalists through education based on Wandervogel training, which reaches beyond ordinary graduate school curricula and integrates the humanities and sciences for the “T-type” production of leaders and to realize the true integration of humanities and sciences through practical communications between teachers and students; it aims to generate a new interdisciplinary area.

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes

Ⅰ Criteria for Grade Evaluation

  1. Regarding grade evaluation, based on specific abilities required of the type of students that we aim to train (standards for degree conferment) mentioned in the degree conferment policy (diploma policy) of this institute, an achievement target will be set for each class subject and will be implemented in accordance with the level of achievement of the students’ learning outcomes.
  2. Criteria for the distribution of results are not given for course subjects of this institute.
  3. An appropriate achievement target is set for each class subject, and the results of the grade evaluation based on the achievement target are verified by the relevant academic affairs or student committee every six months. Faculty members responsible for class subjects are asked to review the achievement targets, if required.

Ⅱ Method of Grade Evaluation

  1. As a general rule, grade evaluation is conducted based on a range of criteria including students’ examination results, assessment reports, results presentations, and the learning attitude of students.
  2. Teachers cannot evaluate students solely on the basis of their attendance.
  3. The specific evaluation method is specified by the teacher of the course in question.