On December 24, 2010, Bologna Process Coordination Office (BPCO) was established to ensure that Bologna Process activities are executed actively and sustainably in all units of our university. The Bologna Process Coordination Office initially worked on the strategy and action plan to be followed within the framework of Bologna Process and on the organizational structure which will perform these actions. According to the organizational structure of the Bologna Process proposed by the Bologna Process Coordination Office paying regard to a participatory approach, there are totally 646 positions in Akdeniz University Bologna Process activities and totally 446 people have been appointed.
In the Bologna Coordination Committee meeting held on December 24, 2010,e “Bologna Process Strategy” and “Action Plan” were accepted. In the meeting, Bologna Coordination Committee members were renewed and Sub- Coordinators, Sub-Board Members and Coordination Board Members were designated, who will lead the activities in our university on “Qualifications Framework”, “Recognition of Diplomas and Degrees”, “Quality Assurance” and “Student Participation and Social Dimension” which constitute the basic fields of Bologna Process.
Bologna Process Coordinator Office began to implement the decisions taken regarding the Bologna Process Strategy and Action Plan. Accordingly, it gave priority to the determination of the task definition of the Boards and Sub-Board Coordinators in the Bologna Process Organization and to the building of the website of Akdeniz University Bologna Process Coordination Office. Website of the Bologna Process Coordination Office, in which information on Bologna Process can be found, was designed based on transparency, visibility and a dynamic database functionality allowing to find all activities carried out in relation to the Process and decisions/minutes of the meetings.
It was decided by the Bologna Process Coordination Office that Sub-Boards of “Qualifications Framework”, “Recognition of Diplomas and Degrees”, “Quality Assurance System” and “Student Participation and Social Dimension” function as specialization committees which put forward opinions and suggestions as to their own specialization fields. Coordination Board, in which Bologna Process Coordinators and Sub-Boards are represented. The Bologna Coordination Committee is like a pool of Bologna experts. Bologna Process Coordinator Office is the Rectorate Department in which Akdeniz University Bologna Process strategy has been developed.
Institutional Education Workshop, which is the initial step of the action plan of Akdeniz University Bologna Process, was conducted by the Bologna Process Coordination Office on January 13, 2011. In the workshop “Bologna Process and Developments in Higher Education System” and “Quality Assurance in Higher Education System” were discussed in the workshop in which all directors of Academic Departments of our University and lecturers appointed in the Bologna Process Organization participated.
Following the establishment of the institutional structuring, Curriculum Revision Work Packages were generated and a detailed Action Plan was developed by the Bologna Coordination Office. According to the Akdeniz University Bologna Process work packages and action plan carried out in accordance with the project management logic approach by the Coordination Office, it is required that Curriculum Revision activities should be completed in all academic Units until May 13, 2011.
For students, which is one of the primary actors of Bologna Process harmonization studies, the “Student Corner” has been formed in the website of Bologna Coordination Office. In the student corner, it is aimed to inform students regarding the Bologna Process and receive the opinions and suggestions of them. In addition, by the understanding of “Learning Campus”, information meetings on Bologna Process and its importance for the students and ECTS questionnaires were held on February 11 and 14, 2011. Bologna Process Coordination Office visited the departments of our university on February 7-11, 2011 and shared information on the Bologna Process, Curriculum Revision detailed work calendar and work packages and on the conducting and evaluation of ECTS questionnaires. Job definitions of the Bologna Process Department Coordinators, Department Workforce and Lecturers, which had been proposed by the Bologna Coordination Office in order for the Bologna Process activities to be carried out properly and on time, were accepted in the Bologna Process Coordination Board meeting held on February 11, 2011.
The second Institutional Education Workshop (Bologna Process Institutional Education Workshop II: Training for Preparing Applied Program Outputs and Learning Outputs) held by Bologna Process Coordination Office within the framework of Bologna Process action plan of our university was conducted in Ataturk Conference Hall on February 21, 2011. In the workshop the Preparing Program qualifications and Learning Outcomes were discussed. The workshop was attended by all Academic Department Chairs and lecturers involved in Bologna Process Organization in our university.
Within the framework of the work schedule planned within the scope of Bologna Process harmonization activities, "Program qualifications and course learning outputs", which the Departments are liable to prepare within the scope of Bologna Process harmonization activities, is the same in all Departments, Rectorate, Faculty/Institute/High School/Conservatory/Vocational Higher School, Department/Program and Course Information Package Templates developed by the Student Affairs Office were determined in the Coordination Board meeting held on March 4, 2011 and published in the website of Bologna Process Coordination Office on the same day. In addition, the job definition of the Head of the Students' Council within the scope of Bologna Process was determined in the Coordination Board meeting.
The third Organizational Education Workshop (Bologna Process Workshop Organizational Education Workshop III: Program qualifications and Learning outputs Preparatory Training) held by Bologna Process Coordination Office (BPCO) within the framework of Bologna Process action plan of our university was held in Ataturk Conference Hall on March 10, 2011. The aforesaid training was given by Prof. Dr. Gonul AKCAMETE, Dean of Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences and Bologna expert.
In line with the Bologna Process Coordination Office work package and action plan, preparation of learning outcomes and course info packages have been was developed by the Bologna Coordination Office. "Program Development and Measurement-Evaluation Commission (PDMEC)" has been established consisting of the academic members of the Faculty of Education of our University to consult for Curriculum Revision works. The Bologna Commission Committee (BCC) meeting has been held on March 23, 2011 so as to evaluate the works performed within the scope of Bologna Process and to conduct the preparatory works for BCC report of 2011.