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1 Kocaeli University Faculty of Law Institutional Profile Evaluation Visit of the European Universities Association February 2006

2 Aim To describe Kocaeli University Faculty of Law in terms of: 1.Facilities 2.Administration 3.Education 4.International Academic Relations

3 1. Facilities Teaching facilities Teaching facilities Lecture halls/seminaire rooms Lecture halls/seminaire rooms Library Library Internet connection Internet connection Recreation facilities Recreation facilities Halls of residence Halls of residence

4 Lecturing Facilities Lecturing Facilities LECTURE HALLS:Capacity LECTURE HALLS:Capacity Amphitheatres Room 1128 Persons Amphitheatres Room 1128 Persons Amphitheatres Room 2210 Persons Amphitheatres Room 2210 Persons Amphitheatres Room 3128 Persons Amphitheatres Room 3128 Persons Amphitheatres Room 4182 Persons Amphitheatres Room 4182 Persons Lecture Halls Room 564 Persons Lecture Halls Room 564 Persons Total712 Persons Total712 Persons In addition, there are seminar rooms for group studying and LL.M. courses. In addition, there are seminar rooms for group studying and LL.M. courses. Teaching/Study/Research Facilities

5 Research Facilities Research Facilities –Library (Faculty of Law) Subscribed to all major journals Subscribed to all major journals Reorganizing law library collection Reorganizing law library collection –Free ADSL internet access Teaching/Study/Research Facilities Teaching/Study/Research Facilities

6 Students cafeteria Students cafeteria Student House Student House Park Park Recreation Facilities

7 Social-cultural-academic/scientific activities Social-cultural-academic/scientific activities –Each student has a personal advisor from the faculty –Lecture Halls and meeting rooms available for student organized events –Law Club organizes meetings, social gatherings, theatre, folkloristic dance, etc.) Recreation Facilities

8 General Information General Information Students Involvement Students Involvement Human Resources Human Resources –Teaching Staff/Faculty –Students 2. Administration

9 Student involvement Student involvement –Each class elect one student as their class representative. –All student representatives elect a student faculty representative –Student faculty representative is invited to join Faculty Executive Board Meetings in matters regarding students affairs –Twice yearly all student representatives have a feed-back meeting with the Dean Student Involvement

10 Faculty Members Number of Academic Staff: 37+6 Visiting Scholars Number of Academic Staff: 37+6 Visiting Scholars The Faculty has three departments: The Faculty has three departments: - Department of Private Law - Department of Public Law - Department of Economy and Public Fiance

11 Human Resources: Human Resources: –Students Number of Students First Year 103 Second Year 103 Third Year 73 Fourth Year 131 Total410

12 3.Education a. Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Curriculum Undergraduate Curriculum Teaching Methods Teaching Methods Exam Methods and Evaluation Exam Methods and Evaluation Quality Assurance: Feedback Quality Assurance: Feedback

13 3.Education Duration: 4 years Duration: 4 years -5 years starting from 2007 so as to improve the quality of law education.

14 Academic Calendar for 2005/2006 academic Year: FALL SEMESTER Course Registrations7-9 September 2005 Initial of Courses26 September 2005 End of Courses30 December 2005 Mid Term Exams16January January 2006 Mid-Semester Break21 January 2006 – 13 February 2006 SPRING SEMESTER Course Registrations8-10 February 2006 Initial of Courses13 February 2006 End of Courses18 May 2006 Final Examination29 May June 2006 Make up Examinations04 September September 2006

15 Samples of The Lecture Contents HHU 201 LAW OF OBLIGATIONS (GENERAL PROVISIONS) Program/Department:LawType:Must Level:UndergraduateSemester:3-4 Credits:3 ECTS credits (workload based):8 Course hours (weekly):2 Practical contact (weekly): 1 Internship work:-Examination hours:2 Lecturer: Assistant Professor Herdem Belen Language of Instruction: Turkish

16 Objective: Objective: –The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic principles and the theories of law obligations (General Provisions). Learning Outcomes: At the end of the lessons, students should understand the following: Learning Outcomes: At the end of the lessons, students should understand the following: –The General Principles of Law of Obligations –The qualifications of the obligations –Freedom of contract Contents Contents –The concept of obligation, liablility, debt, claim, and other fundamental issues, Principles of the obligations, contracts, offer, acceptance and other features needed to establish a contract, validity, contract interpretation, representation, breach of contract and remedies, the default of the debtor and creditor, the concepty of tort, the types of unjust enrichment.

17 Teaching and Learning Material Teaching and Learning Material –Syllabus and selected papers –Course book References References –Basic coursebook: M. Kemal Oğuzman, M. Turgut Öz, Borçlar Genel Hükümler, Gözden Geçirilmiş Geniletilmiş 4. Bası, İstanbul, Filiz Kitapevi, Teaching Methods Teaching Methods –Lectures –A combination of ex cathedra teaching and interactive method. Evaluation Methods Evaluation Methods –One visa(40 %), one final examination (60%) (written)

18 Undergraduate Curriculum and Teaching Teaching Method Teaching Method –Conducted through lectures and seminars –Each course has its own statement of aims and learning outcomes –Utilizing problem based learning system

19 Exam methods and Evaluation Exam methods and Evaluation –Midterm Exam –Final Exam –The exam will cover all course content –Consist of case studies, short answer and long answer –Provide clear and concise directions and time limit in the exam papers. –Issue a model answer –Reading the students exam papers: Conceal students name, grade one question at a time, in one sitting if possible, utilize a model answer sheet (key points) Undergraduate Curriculum and Teaching

20 Apply quality assurance program so as to improve teaching and to evaluate courses strengths and weakness Apply quality assurance program so as to improve teaching and to evaluate courses strengths and weakness Student Feedback Student Feedback –Course evaluation questionnaire Providing Feedback to Students Providing Feedback to Students - Issue model answers with marked work - Issue model answers with marked work - Provide feedback to groups of students - Provide feedback to groups of students Quality Assurance

21 Student feed-back form Student feed-back form –In use since 2002 –Validated, anonymous, semi structured questionnaire featuring items (yes/no, qualitative/open-ended) –Evaluates quality of Law School education at KOU Law School from the students point of view –Administered with every Department –Results are used to re-evaluate curriculum content and teaching yearly Student feed-back

22 KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW STUDENT FEED BACK FORM Year: Name of Faculty member: Gender: female ( ) male ( ) Date: / / FACULTY MEMBERS Evaluation 1 ( poor ) 2 ( intermediate ) 3 ( good ) 4 ( very good ) Being in time for lectures/courses Being comprehensive and sistematic in theoretic and practical teaching Level of competence in the teaching topic Communication with students How do you rate your benefit from this committee: poor ( ) interme diate ( ) good very good ( ) ( ) Further suggestions: - You can use the back of this page to continue. Your concrete and careful evaluation is of great importance for the future of our Faculty of Law education. Please inidicate your personal views in a realistic manner You are not obliged to indicate your gender Please use an ink pencil and do not overwrite THANK YOU!

23 b. Graduate Program Master of Laws (LL.M) program is carried out by the Institute of Social Science of the Kocaeli University Master of Laws (LL.M) program is carried out by the Institute of Social Science of the Kocaeli University Course and thesis based program Course and thesis based program Public Law and Private Law Public Law and Private Law

24 Working to promote international relations with law schools from various parts of the world Working to promote international relations with law schools from various parts of the world Try to conclude Bilateral agreements with universities in Europe Try to conclude Bilateral agreements with universities in Europe Visiting Scholar Visiting Scholar 4. International Academic Relations

25 Thank you


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