Office for Promotion of Equality and DiversityWaseda University

About the Office

General Business Owner Action Plans

Action Plan based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children

1. Action Plan

We have formulated the following Action Plan to allow all faculty and staff to fully exercise their potential by providing a convenient working environment in which all faculty and staff can attend to both their work and childcare.

Three years from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024

Goal 1. Promote the realization of work-life balance among female faculty and staff, the University will implement effective awareness-raising activities and provide and disseminate useful information.

Measures

  1. Host and encourage participation to training programs, lectures, social gatherings, and seminars designed to raise awareness regarding gender equality among faculty and staff.
  2. Organize information regarding work-life balance support systems for faculty and staff and utilize public information platforms for dissemination.

Goal 2. Promote the creation of an environment where all faculty and staff can engage with their work in a healthy and lively manner.

Measures

  1. Conduct awareness-raising activities to promote understanding of taking paternity leave and childcare time among male employees and conduct public awareness activities as part of initiatives to create an environment where faculty and staff can easily engage in childcare.
  2. Regarding employee “no overtime days,” in addition to establishing standards designated by division or section, thoroughly implement flexible application that can separately accommodate individuals’ work situations.

2. Past Action Plan

Action Plan based on the Act on the Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace

1. Action Plan

Waseda University is developing as a truly global university and respects diversity and the promotion of equal participation of men and women in the workplace. The University has formulated the following Action Plan to create an environment where women can maximize their potential in education, research, and the workplace.

Five years from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026

1) Improve the ratio of female hires among full-time (tenured) faculty

2) Improve the ratio of female senior administrators

Goal 1: Increase the average percentage of female hires among full-time (tenured) faculty from 2021 to 2025 to at least 25%

Details of Initiative:

From AY2021 to AY2025

  1. Based on discussions and coordination with each faculty, affiliated schools, Academic Affairs Division, and Personnel Division, the University will establish numerical targets for each department / school and the entire University and work towards achieving these targets through the PDCA cycle. The University-wide progress will be managed by the Diversity Promotion Committee.
  2. In addition to distributing guides and checklists to reduce unconscious biases for faculty involved in recruitment, the University will distribute guides to promote the implementation of positive actions.
  3. Publicly release results of annual achievements.

 

Goal 2: Raise the ratio of female senior administrators to 15% by AY2025

Details of Initiative:

From AY2021 to AY2025

  1. Enhance awareness of positive examples of working styles among female senior administrators and encourage career advancement towards senior administrator positions.
  2. Further encourage female staff to participate in career development training programs, including training programs for next-generation leaders, and develop their management capacities.
  3. Continue to conduct seminars to reduce unconscious biases for senior administrators who consider career development and support growth of staff.

2. Past Action Plan

3. Publicly release information on the participation of women

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