Some Good News
This year the ER@TU (extensive reading at Tohoku University) program was recognized by the university: we were given two prizes for education.
In January we received a prize for Excellence in General Education.
Receiving the award
Last week at the graduation ceremony we received the President’s Prize for Excellence in Education.
It was actually a bit nerve-wracking to be up on stage in front of so many people (I think there were over 5,000 in the audience).
However, I was really pleased that the program has been noticed by the university. Many people have worked hard to make it a success (none more than my partner in crime Daniel Eichhorst!), and it is a tribute to the efforts of teachers, the kyomuka, the library, and administrators, not to mention the thousands of students who have passed through our ER classes. I hope this will make it easier to continue developing and improving the program.