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2024 Applications for DEDAK Accreditation The Language Education Evaluation and Accreditation Association (DEDAK) will accept the 2024 accreditation applications from English Preparatory Programs within higher education institutions in Turkey between 1-30 November 2023. Programs that intend to apply should send the fully completed application form with a wet-ink signature to email@example.com by 30 November 2023 at the latest. After the application period, the applications will be evaluated in December, and 8 main and 3 alternate programs will be announced, which will be invited to start the DEDAK accreditation process on 8 January 2024 at the latest. The selection of a program will be made in an order that will be formed through a scoring system, which will be formed by considering the fields for which information is requested in the form, such as the number and percentage of students that study in compulsory preparatory programs and readiness. If one of the main programs withdraws from the process, a substitute program will be included in the process according to the reserve order, or if this is not the case, these programs will be given priority in the next application process. An information meeting will be held via zoom on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:30 in order to inform interested programs and answer their questions. You can join the meeting from this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82028991155 The meeting is open to all interested parties. You can access information about accreditation fees from this link https://en.dedak.org/akreditasyon-ucretleri. You can also access documents that can guide your decision to apply, such as the DEDAK accreditation standards, explanations, and institution guidelines, at www.dedak.org. You can access the application form from the link below. DEDAK Accreditation Application Form The conditions for acceptance into the DEDAK accreditation process for Language Programs are as follows. The conditions for acceptance into the DEDAK accreditation process must have been in existence and implemented a minimum of 1 year before the accreditation application: - The exit level of the language program must be at the B1+ CEFR level at a minimum. This condition is also applicable for language programs that provide education to faculties/departments that provide instruction partially in English. - Students in the program must receive instruction in line with their language level; all level transitions must be done in accordance with a system that assesses and evaluates student learning outcomes. - There must be an organizational chart that contains the units/commissions that belong to the administrative and academic units of the program. - There must be respective units/commissions formed in the areas of Program/Materials Development and Assessment present in the program. - The program must have been in existence for a minimum of three (3) years.
Dear members, The first of the 3rd Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of our Association will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 10.00 at Istanbul Bilgi University Tesisat Istanbul Campus (Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 34060 Eyüpsultan/İstanbul) with the following agenda. If the majority is not reached in the first meeting, the second meeting will be held without a quorum, with the same agenda, on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Istanbul Bilgi University Tesisat Istanbul campus (Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 34060 Eyüpsultan/İstanbul) at 10.00. 1. Opening and Polling 2. Formation of the council 3. Reading the Board of Directors Report: Information about what has been done since the last general assembly 4. Election of Management and Audit Boards 5. Discussing the amendments to the Statute and Regulation, if any. 6. Determining the next road map 7. Wishes and Requests 8. Closing Remarks We shared the details about participation with you in another e-mail. We kindly ask you to read that e-mail as well, it contains important information. We will share other details with you in the coming days. Regards, DEDAK Board of Directors
DEDAK Accreditation Training 2023 DEDAK conducted its 2nd Accreditation Training on 18 January 2023, fully online, for the representatives of three newly accepted programs to the accreditation process as of January 2023. During the training, detailed information was provided to the program representatives about DEDAK accreditation culture and processes, DEDAK criteria and scope, and the writing of the self-study report. Questions from institutions were also answered.
2nd DEDAK Accreditation Process General Information Meeting The second DEDAK Accreditation Process General Information Meeting, which was held within the scope of the briefings conducted prior to the accreditation applications of institutions, was held online by DEDAK Chair Didem Mutçalıoğlu on 22 November 2022 at 14:30.
2023 DEDAK Accreditation Applications The Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Language Education Programs (DEDAK) will be accepting accreditation applications for English Preparatory Programs in higher education institutions in Turkey for the year 2023 between November 1st and November 30th, 2022. Programs that intend to apply must submit the application form with a wet signature and complete information to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 30th, 2022. After the applications, the evaluation process will be carried out in December, and 6 main and 3 alternate programs that will start the DEDAK accreditation process will be announced no later than January 6th, 2023. The program selection will be made through an elimination and ranking process created by a scoring system, considering the acceptance criteria listed below, the number and percentage of students studying in the mandatory preparatory program, and information requested on the application form such as attendance. Alternate programs will be included in the process according to their alternate ranking if one of the main programs withdraws from the process, or if there is no such situation, these programs will be given priority in the second application process. You can access information about the accreditation fee via the website link https://www.dedak.org/akreditasyon-ucretleri. In addition, you can also access documents such as DEDAK accreditation standards, explanations, and program guide, which can guide your application decision, through the website address www.dedak.org. The acceptance criteria for Language Programs applying for the DEDAK accreditation process are as follows, and it is expected that the accreditation acceptance criteria have been met and implemented for at least 1 year before the accreditation application process: •The exit level of the language program must be at least at a B1+ CEFR level. This requirement also applies to language programs that provide education for faculties/departments with partially English-taught programs. •Students in the program should receive education separated by their language proficiency levels; passing between levels should be carried out within a system designed for measuring and evaluating student achievements. •There should be an organizational chart that includes administrative and academic units/commissions related to the program. •The relevant units/commissions should be structured for Program/Material Development, and Measurement and Evaluation areas in the program. •The program's activity period should be at least three (3) years.
QAAFL 2022 A presentation about DEDAK was given by DEDAK Chair Didem Mutçalıoğlu at the 2nd International Conference on Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Foreign Language Education, held at Izmir Economy University on November 10-11, 2022. The conference featured presentations from Muhsin Kar, Chair of YÖKAK, as well as the chairs of international accreditation bodies in language education such as CEA and EQUALS. The attendees were informed about DEDAK during the well-attended conference.
DEDAK 2nd Reviewer Training DEDAK's 2nd Reviewer Training was held online in English on July 2-3, 2022, for one and a half days and, by experienced reviewers and trainers working within DEDAK. A total of 30 people from 23 higher education institutions participated in the training. Those who participated in this training will be eligible to serve as reviewers in DEDAK's accreditation process.
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