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BOLOGNA PROCESS AND ABET ACCREDITATION FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY

AUTHOR/S: S. SENEL, D. YALCIN, O. YILDIRIM
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 795-798 pp

ABSTRACT

As it is well-known, Globalization makes mobility easy and possible. That is why a
graduate has the opportunity to find not only a nationwide but also a worldwide
occupation. In most countries in the world, the function of accreditation for educational
institutions is conducted by a government ministry of education. The purpose of this
study is presenting the goal of the accreditation. The goal of accreditation is to ensure
that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of
quality. In order to present the educational philosophy that monitors the international
values and standards, ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) in
engineering education and international standards in medical education are taken into
consideration. Engineering departments of a few universities have been accredited with
respect to the ABET criteria. Transparency, mobility and recognition in higher
education are the aims of the Bologna Declaration. That is why participation in the
European Higher Education on Bologna Process provides one of the important stimuli
for change in Turkish Universities like many European countries which are currently the
members of European Higher Education System. In this study, the accreditation and
assessment methods in higher education are discussed.

Keywords: ABET, ECVET, Bologna Process, Quality