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Turkish Language and Lteratre
Molecular Biology and Genetics
IKU Bologna Accreditation Process and FEDEK
In 1999, the ministers of 29 countries responsible of the higher education, assembled in the University of Bologna (one of the first universities in the world) in Bologna in Italy and signed the Bologna Declaration, and with this declaration they commenced, de facto, the idea of creating a common higher education area in the Europe. The Bologna Declaration has the following goals: providing students with the higher education diploma compatible with each other, establishing two-stage degree system in higher education as undergraduate and postgraduate, implementing European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), enabling the mobility of students and academics, and developing European dimension in the higher education system. One of the most important goals of the Bologna Declaration is to form and spread the network of the quality assurance system. Turkey, after two years from the publication of the above mentioned declaration, participated in this process and accepted to be a part of European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which was expected to be formed at the end of 2010. At the end of 2010, with the completion of EHEA involving totally 45 countries, the participation of Turkish universities to the Bologna process legally became a necessity. The applications of Bologna process in relevant universities are fixed by the principles determined by “The Quality Assurance Standard and Application Principles” for higher education institutions, which was developed by European Quality Assurance Association and EHEA. In the light of these principles, universities were subject to the assessment and evaluation processes.
With the application of the above-mentioned process in Turkey, the Bologna process in Istanbul Kultur University started in 2010-2011 academic year.. With the participation of all units of the university, at the end of a long and comprehensive process lasting for one year, all programs of IKU confirmed to the Bologna process, they started the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and in line with these, the implements of the Diploma Supplement started. The graduating students began to take the Diploma Supplement. Academic Packages of the programs were published on the university’s website with Turkish and English contents and were designed according to the Bologna process. These new is desinged programs immediately came into practice and started with the necessary assessment and evaluation process.
The evaluation and assessment of the Bologna process, is required to accredit the institutions that participated in this process, inother words, to register officially the quality and validity of the programs that end, the departments of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science Molecular Biology and Genetics, Psychology and Turkish Language and Literature of the Faculty of Arts Science and Letters, established Department Accreditation Commissions in the February of the 2011. Through these commissions, these departments identified Program Outcomes and Learning Outcomes in accordance with the results obtained from student questionnaires as a part of the assessment and evaluation processes. By using the data obtained approximately at the end of a year, every program prepared a highly detailed Self-Evaluation Report, of which editing was completed in March 2012. With the prepared Self-Evaluation Report, the above-named departments applied the accreditation to FEDEK, and got including in the evaluation process of this association. During this process, every department formed their Department Archive including the all-academic and administrative documents. The faculity hosted in 15-16-17 April the Assessment Team of FEDEK. After a three-day assessment of the Assessment Team Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science and Turkish Language and Literature were given the accreditation certificate for five years from 09/05/2012 to 09/05/2017.
The departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Psychology were given the accreditation certificate for five years from 16.02.2013 to 16.02.2018 until the Next General Assessment.