A Comparison of Priorities, Services, and Approaches to Educational Development in Japan and the U.S.
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Educational development is expanding worldwide, as evidenced by the vibrancy of ICED. Globally, there is considerable interest in improving teaching quality and student success, and in the educational development practices that supports these goals. At the same time, comparative research on faculty professional development across international boundaries is rare. This session focuses on findings of two identical national surveys of educational developers in Japan and the U.S. We will discuss similarities and differences, propose next steps in the agendas for change in each country, and consider opportunities for cross-cultural international collaboration to support further development of our field.