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Notification of revision of expressions referring to faculty and staff in the May 5 message regarding the University’s policy on tuition
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Notification of revision of expressions referring to faculty and staff in the May 5 message regarding the University’s policy on tuition

Fri, May 15, 2020
Notification of revision of expressions referring to faculty and staff in the May 5 message regarding the University’s policy on tuition
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May 15, 2020

Notification of revision of expressions referring to faculty and staff in the May 5 message regarding the University’s policy on tuition

In the message posted on May 5 about the University’s policy on tuition, my statement did not clearly specify the categories of faculty members and staff being referred to, and the expressions used might have led to some misunderstanding. Therefore, I would like to revise the original statement, although the University’s stand on tuition remains the same. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that might have been caused.

I would like to revise the 6th paragraph of the message, which was originally as follows:

Also, the University libraries have been paying huge sums to several international e-journal/e-books companies for annual subscription to e-journals and e-books. These subscriptions enable all students and faculty to access a wide range of e-journals and e-books at home via internet. Accordingly, faculty members can prepare their lectures, and students can learn from home during the pandemic. A significant part of tuition is for this purpose.

The revised version is the following:

Also, the University libraries have been paying huge sums to several international e-journal/e-book companies for annual subscriptions to e-journals and e-books. These subscriptions enable all students, full-time faculty, and full-time staff to access a wide range of e-journals and e-books at home via the internet. (For faculty members who are not full-time, we are making efforts to slightly expand services through the library.) Accordingly, full-time faculty members can conduct research from home and reflect their research findings in their lectures, and students can learn from home during the pandemic. A significant part of tuition is for this purpose.

Again, I am sorry for the lack of details in my earlier message.

Aiji Tanaka
President, Waseda University


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