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Student staff submitted the results of the 2022 Student Survey, together with a proposal based on these results, to Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu on March 30. A total of 2,671 students completed the survey, which was carried out online from June 22 to July 22, 2022.
The Tokyo Tech Student Survey, an inquiry conducted every other year, provides all the Institute's students with an opportunity to express their opinions on topics such as the educational environment, facilities, on-campus services, and other issues. Student staff members take the initiative in reviewing survey content, creating questions, tabulating and analyzing survey results, and communicating student opinions and suggestions to Tokyo Tech. The Institute then strives to make enhancements in response to the students' suggestions.
The 2022 survey was the ninth time student staff members conducted the poll. They gathered information from across the Institute, analyzed the data, and held discussions with relevant administrative groups since 2021, after which they put together a proposal for desired improvements at the Institute. The 2022 survey took place at a time when students were transitioning back to in-person lectures after studying online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, responses included a number of suggestions on new ways to incorporate both in-person and online study in the future.
The 2022 proposal was presented and explained to Masu and Executive Vice President for Education Jun-ichi Imura by eight student staff members at a meeting in late March. Masu openly shared his thoughts on each of the recommendations, identifying suggestions as feasible or more difficult to achieve based on the current situation at Tokyo Tech. After this, all meeting participants discussed the vision of Tokyo Tech as it looks to the future.
A notification regarding this proposal has been sent to all faculty, staff, students, and relevant departments within Tokyo Tech. A student staff representative will also explain the recommendations to Tokyo Tech's Education and Research Council, which deliberates on important education-related matters at the Institute.
The proposal can be viewed at the Tokyo Tech Library or online.
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Student Survey 2022 was conducted at a time when COVID-19-related restrictions were being eased and students were gradually returning to Tokyo Tech’s campuses. The survey staff carefully analyzed the collected opinions and prepared the proposal while considering the changing circumstances.
This year's Student Survey activities included in-person meetings, which had not been possible in the past few years. These meetings allowed the student staff members to communicate more closely with each other. About half of the staff members were working on the proposal for the first time. Although we experienced some difficulties, I feel that we were able to complete a good proposal by actively exchanging ideas and supporting one another. We hope that this proposal will help to make Tokyo Tech a better place.