Seeking team members to
join the “learning community”
and support learning!

GSA program offers development through activities that support learning and working with people

Seeking team members to
join the “learning community”
and support learning!

GSA Overview

Welcome to the Graduate Student Assistant program

Graduate Student Assistants form core of learning community

Tokyo Tech has built a communal development environment for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, who, with deference toward each other, take the initiative in academic study by learning, instructing, and deliberating together. This is the “learning community.” Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) form the core of this “learning community.”

The GSA program provides a forum for graduate students to acquire leadership that can elicit the strengths of their counterparts and unleash the power of a team and enhance their overall skills as a person.

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Program Information

Three certifications

In a collaborative arrangement with faculty, GSAs participate in educational activities of the undergraduate degree program and develop and operate online learning content. According to their roles, there are three certifications: GSA Facilitator (GSA-F), GSA Reviewer (GSA-R), and GSA Developer (GSA-D). The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) confers a certificate upon completion of the GSA program.

GSA Facilitator

GSA-F

Participation in the classroom as facilitator to support self-directed learning of students
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GSA Facilitator

Registrants of Advanced Leadership Workshop actively participate in classroom instruction of Tokyo Tech Visionary Project under the guidance of faculty. Through the support of self-directed learning to undergraduate students, practical experience in supportive leadership is gained. Satisfying the prescribed requirements leads to certification as GSA Facilitator.

GSA Reviewer

GSA-R

Participation in the classroom as peer reviewer to support academic writing of students
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GSA Reviewer

Registrants of Peer Review Practicum actively participate in Liberal Arts Final Report as a reviewer. Through activities that support the writing of the Final Report by undergraduate students, tutoring experience is gained. Satisfying the prescribed requirements leads to certification as GSA Reviewer.

GSA Developer

GSA-D

Production of educational materials used for online coursework in collaboration with faculty, staff and other students
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GSA Developer

As a TA at the Online Education Development Office, the registrant engages in the development of online educational materials (designing educational materials, producing videos) through MOOC* development and operations. Satisfying the prescribed requirements leads to certification as GSA Developer.
*MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

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Voices of Participants

Messages from students, faculty and staff

Yuri Suzuki


Graduate Major in Social and Human Sciences
Dept. of Social and Human Sciences. School of Environment and Society

★NEW★Re-recognize the meaning of learning and researching

★NEW★Re-recognize the meaning of learning and researching

In Advanced Leadership Workshop, I was able to take charge of undergraduate classes,
which gave me the opportunity to think again about the meaning of learning and researching.
Also after being certified as GSA-F, I participated in classes as a TA and was able to practice
the facilitation of eliciting opinions and encouraging active discussion.

  • Completed Peer Review Practicum in 2019, GSA-R
  • Completed Advanced Leadership Workshop in 2020, GSA-F

Ami Kuromaru


Graduate Major in Social and Human Sciences
Dept. of Social and Human Sciences. School of Environment and Society

★NEW★ Classes that will have positive impact for future

★NEW★ Classes that will have positive impact for future

After completing Peer Review Practicum and Advanced Leadership Workshop, I received GSA-R and GSA-F certification and performed as a TA.
If you take advantage of what you have learned in class and engage with juniors, you will be able to discover new things and broaden your perspective.
The classes lessons that were not only listening but had practical activities were exciting for me as I want to move on to be a researcher.

  • Completed Peer Review Practicum in 2019, GSA-R
  • Completed Advanced Leadership Workshop in 2020, GSA-F

 

 

Yusuke  Fujiki


Graduate major in Chemistry
Dept.of Chemistry, School of Science

★NEW★What future leaders need

★NEW★What future leaders need

I have taken the three Core Liberal Arts Education courses and now I am learning what it means to be a leader in a practical manner by working as GSA TA.  Through dialogue with other students, I was able to encounter the various ways of thinking of different people with different backgrounds, and to understand what kind thinking and behavior is necessary for the future leaders.
I want to continue learning about these subjects as it will be beneficial when I enter the work life.

 

  • Completed Peer Review Practicum in 2019, GSA-R
  • Completed Advanced Leadership Workshop in 2020, GSA-F

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