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Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards

2016-2017 Excellence Awards

The Özyeğin University Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards found their new winners in the Research, Teaching-Learning, Service, and Information Transfer categories. The honorees were selected in recognition of the high-level contributions they have made in these areas.

The Özyeğin University Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards were established by our University to highlight the importance and value our University attaches to outstanding achievements and increase the quality of community service and information transfer through teaching-learning and research.

Faculty Excellence Award in Research

Faculty Excellence Awards in Research are presented by Özyeğin University in recognition of the importance and quality of outstanding national and international research conducted by Özyeğin University’s full-time faculty. Although the nominee’s entire academic background is considered, in reviewing all nominees for Research Awards, the Award Committee places a special emphasis on the research outputs the nominees have achieved during their service at Özyeğin University. The importance, quality, and recognition of the nominee’s research are evaluated based on a set of measures including Research Quality, Professional Contributions, and Recognition.

Associate Prof. Güven Güney Yapıcı

  • Made high level contributions to our University’s research prestige with 20 journal articles, 48 conference proceedings, over 540 Web of Science citations, and over 730 Google Scholar citations as well as h-index rating (Web of Science h: 13; Google Scholar h: 14).
  • Worked as a principal project manager in 4 projects (TÜBİTAK 3501 Career Development and 1003 Programs; EU FP7 Marie Curie Program) and as an assistant project manager in 3 projects.
  • Contributed to numerous students’ PhD and master’s theses within the MEMFIS Research Group he started. (To date, he has graduated 1 Ph.D. candidate, and 5 OzU and 6 Vestel master’s candidates. Presently, he is still working with 6 Ph.D. candidates and 6 master’s candidates).
  • Made effective contributions to the establishment and administration of the Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing Laboratory.
  • Filed 29 patent applications for end-user product development (in the field of healthcare, energy, energy efficiency, and wireless networks) since 2016.

Faculty Excellence Award in Information Transfer

Faculty Excellence Awards in Information Transfer are presented by Özyeğin University in recognition of the importance and quality of outstanding achievements of Özyeğin University’s full-time faculty members and instructors in the field of information transfer. In reviewing and evaluating the importance and quality of the nominee’s contributions to information transfer, the Award Committee considers a set of adjudication criteria, including “pioneering for disseminating science and information across society”, “providing scientific consultancy to public institutions and non-governmental organizations”, and “organizing exhibitions, issuing press releases, creating web pages, and writing in newspapers, journals and blogs to disseminate research results across society”, as well as “the number and quality of patents”.

Assistant Prof. Burhan Gülbahar

  • Effectively manages the transfer of scientific research outputs to the industry as the Director of the Applied Research Center of Technology Products, which was founded with the cooperation of Özyeğin University and Vestel Electronics.
  • Managed 3 industrial R&D projects within the scope of the TÜBİTAK-funded EUREKA program.
  • Filed 29 patent applications for end-user product development (in the field of healthcare, energy, energy efficiency, and wireless networks) since 2016.

Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching And Learning

Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching and Learning are presented to faculty members and instructors by Özyeğin University in recognition of the importance and the quality of teaching and learning activities conducted by Özyeğin University’s full-time faculty members and instructors. The Award Committee evaluates applications based on the following set of adjudication criteria: “Planning for teaching and learning”, “Enabling learning”, “Assessing learning”, and “Evaluating teaching and professional development”.

Assistant Prof. T. Barış Aktemur

  • Developed new processes and led the innovative education practices at the University to make use of the most effective and innovative methods and different techniques, including Hybrid Education and Flipped Classroom, to teach the course subjects to students.
  • Enabled students to work together in groups to tackle with problems, grasp the concept of teamwork, and understand the course subjects in depth.
  • Effectively organized the Computer Game Workshop for high schoolers, and initiated the necessary steps to maintain its continuity.

Instructor Mehmet Demir

  • Prepared students for their future studies through the innovative and effective education methods he developed in order to provide them with the thinking, writing, and studying skills in English.
  • In recognition of his innovative educational approach, he received the highest quantitative and qualitative satisfaction scores in the student satisfaction surveys administered for both the English Preparatory Program and undergraduate courses he teaches.

Faculty Excellence Award in Service

Faculty Excellence Awards in Service are presented by Özyeğin University in recognition of the importance and quality of outstanding services offered by Özyeğin University’s full-time faculty members and instructors. In reviewing and evaluating the importance and quality of the nominee’s services, the Award Committee considers a set of adjudication criteria, including “showing excellent performance in activities carried out by University committees”, “representing Özyeğin University at off-campus or international institutions and organizations with excellence”, “making significant contributions for the development of student clubs and the promotion of Özyeğin University to prospective students”, “playing a pioneering role in the development of new undergraduate and graduate programs”.

Prof. Dr. Saadet Erbay

  • Took part in a variety of commissions and committees, and effectively performed her diverse roles and responsibilities. Took an active part in and made valuable contributions to the Student Clubs and Events Commission since 2014.
  • Managed and concluded, as the Chair of the University Discipline Commission, over 20 multidimensional, complicated, and sensitive disciplinary investigations, in line with the effective legislations and our University’s values since 2015.

Staff Excellence Awards

Accreditation and Quality Assurance

Staff Excellence Awards are presented by Özyeğin University in recognition of the importance and quality of outstanding services offered by Özyeğin University’s administrative staff. In reviewing and evaluating the importance and quality of the nominee’s services, the Award Committee considers the nominee’s pioneering and leading practices towards not only academic work but also organizational and managerial activities.

  • Significant contributions have been made towards the adoption and ownership of the concept of quality assurance at our University since September 2014 when they were established .
  • The necessary works were completed for the Internal Review process, which has been mandatory since 2016.
  • All of the comprehensive requirements were successfully fulfilled to make us one of the select higher education institutions that volunteered for the External Institutional Review Program, which was launched by YÖK in January 2017.
  • Significant and valuable contributions were made to the successful management and conclusion of the External Institutional Review process. Some of the valuable contributions made by the Office to the ongoing works carried out under different programs in line with our University’s accreditation goals are as follows:
    • MÜDEK Accreditation: Departments of Computer Science, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
    • TPD (Turkish Psychological Association) Accreditation for the Psychology Department at the Faculty of Social Sciences
    • EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services) Accreditation of our University’s foreign language instruction
    • Programs Under Review for Accreditation

 

The previous winners of our University’s Faculty Excellence Awards are as follows:

2015-2016

Prof. Dr. Hüsnü Ata Erbay (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Research
Prof. Dr. Ümit Özlale (Faculty of Business), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Assistant Prof. Okan Örsan Özener (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Instructor Petek Şirin (School of Languages), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Instructor Rabia Ayfer Karaca (School of Languages), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Associate Prof. Bahar Başım Doğan, (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Information Transfer
Associate Prof. Fatih Uğurdağ (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Service

2014-2015

Prof. Dr. Pınar Mengüç (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Research
Assistant Prof. Çimen G. Erkol (Faculty of Social Sciences), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Instructor Aslı Lidice Göktürk Sağlam (School of Languages), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Assistant Prof. Faik Gür (Faculty of Social Sciences), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Prof. Dr. Ekrem Duman, (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Information Transfer
Assistant Prof. Özkan Bebek (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Service

2013-2014

Associate Prof. Koen Pauwels (Faculty of Business), Faculty Excellence Award in Research
Prof. Dr. Murat Uysal (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Research
Associate Prof. Kutsal Doğan (Faculty of Business), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Instructor Neslihan Sabuncu (School of Languages), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Prof. Dr. Pınar Mengüç (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Information Transfer
Assistant Prof. Emrah Şener (Faculty of Business), Faculty Excellence Award in Information Transfer
Assistant Prof. Faik Gür (Faculty of Social Sciences), Faculty Excellence Award in Service
Assistant Prof. T. Barış Aktemur (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Service
Assistant Prof. M. Helena Turhan (Faculty of Law), Faculty Excellence Award in Service
Instructor M. Bülent Aksum (Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautical Science), Faculty Excellence Award in Service
Assistant Prof. A. Murat Fiş (Faculty of Business), Faculty Excellence Award in Service

2012-2013

Prof. Dr. Güray Erkol (Faculty of Engineering), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning
Instructor Nazan Özçınar (School of Languages), Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Learning