Rome Seminar Ilyas Ulgur

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Recognition of credits – Turkish experience
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Rome Seminar Ilyas Ulgur

  1. 1. Recognition of credits – Turkish experience & Bologna Working Groups at TR HEIs Ilyas Ulgur Turkish National Agecy, Erasmus Coordinator 30-31 March 2009, Rome
  2. 2. <ul><li>Recognition Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a “full recognition”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can be correctly implemented and checked? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkish Bologna Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bologna Working Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Qualification Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In situ visits </li></ul></ul>Presentation Outline
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Institution agrees to comply with the following fundamental principles of Erasmus mobility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“…… Full recognition must be given to students for satisfactorily completed activities specified in the compulsory Learning Agreement” </li></ul></ul>Erasmus University Charter:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Credits obtained while studying abroad have not been recognized for the following reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student was failed to pass the required courses stated in the Learning Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The host institution did not provide enough information on the passing marks, how they give the passing marks or the content of the courses given </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student did not start the process of recognition for personal reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student did not start the process of recognition because of irresponsibility </li></ul></ul>Information Note on Student’s File
  5. 5. <ul><li>“… .. recognition of the credits by the home institution is automatic if the conditions stipulated in the learning agreement have been fulfilled ” </li></ul><ul><li>“… . A student should not be asked to negotiate academic recognition with individual academic staff members. The Learning Agreement, together with the Transcript of Records, is designed to guarantee full recognition of the programme of study undertaken in the host institution ” </li></ul>ECTS Users’ Guide 2009:
  6. 6. Recognition in an Ideal World Home Institution Host Institution Courses Credits Courses Credits A 6 A 6 B 6 B 6 C 6 C 6 D 6 D 6 E 6 E 6 TOTAL 30   30
  7. 7. Is this a “full recognition”? Home Institution Host Institution Courses Credits Courses Credits A 6 X 10 B 6 Y 10 C 6 Z 10                 TOTAL 18   30
  8. 8. <ul><li>Recognition Sheet – an example </li></ul>
  9. 9. Or is this the correct way to recognize full credits? Home Institution Host Institution Courses Credits Courses Credits A 6 X 10 B 6 Y 10 C 6 Z 10 D 6     E 6     TOTAL 30   30
  10. 10. Courses in the Learning Agreement
  11. 11. Recognition Sheets
  12. 12. Diploma Supplement
  13. 13. <ul><li>No information is provided with regards to the recogniton of courses when the mobility is completed at the home institution </li></ul>Standard Learning Agreement
  14. 14. <ul><li>Do we have to use the current model? </li></ul><ul><li>How about using this model instead? </li></ul>Suggestion of a Learning Agreement Model
  15. 15. <ul><li>We asked 3500 Erasmus students (510 responded) who went abroad for study. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that you did not face any difficulty in recognition of courses at the home institution after mobility? </li></ul>Impact Assessment Survey 2008 – Student Mobility for Studies
  16. 16. <ul><li>Establishment of Bologna Working Group at each HEI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice Rector responsible for International Relations and/or Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erasmus Institutional Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bologna Expert (if any) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Student Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student representative (permenant member) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Institutional Academic Evaluation and Quality Improvement Committee </li></ul></ul>Bologna Project in Turkey
  17. 17. <ul><li>A survey will be prepared by the Bologna Experts on each Bologna Process areas to conduct at each institution to determine the level of Bologna Process at each institution </li></ul><ul><li>The Group will be trained by the Bologna Experts </li></ul><ul><li>The Group will prepare a workplan to improve their Bologna Process level in each areas and will carry out their workprogramme </li></ul><ul><li>The Group will then prepare a Progress Report at the end of the Workprogramme period </li></ul>Bologna Working Group
  18. 18. <ul><li>Workshops on Learning Outcomes on 1st and 2nd cycles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deans of Faculties: Social Science, Natural Science, Fine Arts, Medicine, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ECTS & DS Visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bologna Process implementation: ECTS& DS, Recognition, Promotion of Mobility, Quality assurance etc. (5 good ones, 3 problematic ones and 2 newly established ones) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing the Draft National Qualification Framework with stakeholders </li></ul>Workshops & Visits
  19. 19. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention! </li></ul>

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