Our Goals

ODTÜ Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching (ODTÜ ÖGEM) aims to support the improvement of learning and teaching environment of the university.

Within this framework, ODTÜ ÖGEM aims to

  • implement programs in order to support academic development of students,
  • provide services for faculty members in order to improve and enhance teaching,
  • arrange programs for new faculty members for professional orientation,
  • provide orientation programs for new research assistants and give seminars or training workshops to improve the teaching skills of research assistants,
  • conduct qualified research to improve the learning environment of the university; publish research results and support the planning and implementation of future improvement in learning and teaching by coordinating with other stakeholders of the university
  • provide consultation services with regard to the goals of the center. 

SERVICES OF THE CENTER

  • Effective teaching seminars for new faculty members

  • Seminars for faculty about communication with students, assessment and evaluation, using instructional technology, teaching methods, etc.

  • Individual or group consultation services to enhance teaching skills of faculty

  • Learning environment in which faculties from different fields and departments come together to share the knowledge and experience about teaching,

  • Individual and group counseling or consultation for academic purposes

  • Seminars for students about learning skills and strategies time management, preparation for exams, overcoming test anxiety, procrastination, etc.

  • Peer tutoring programs,

  • Orientation programs for new undergraduate students to support their academic and social adaptation,

  • Research in regular intervals about student and faculty profile, needs and satisfaction,

  • Following students’ academic development and conducting research on the factors affecting student development both in positive and adverse way,

  • Publications such as books, brochures, and bulletins in accordance with the goals of the center,

  • Seminars and scientific meetings in line with the goals of the center,

  • Consultation and cooperation with state and private agencies and institutions