We are writing to inform you about the general rules regarding courses and course planning in Fall 2022 Semester.
Course Schedules and Enrollments
The primary method of teaching for Fall 2022 is face-to-face, including all English Language Center (ELC) courses. However, there will be a limited number of courses to be offered online only. The method of teaching for each course is available in KUSIS. All courses are to be offered synchronously on the days and times announced in KUSIS.
Attendance and Participation
Face-to-face participation in all courses is strongly encouraged. Faculty members are to determine if and how attendance and participation are graded. These expectations should be clearly explained in the syllabi. However, there may be students who need to participate remotely in all or some sessions. Such situations are summarized below:
Long-term absence: Students who cannot participate to classes face-to-face for more than 3 consecutive weeks due to health reasons, special circumstances etc. should obtain prior approval for online participation from the University Executive Council, before the Fall semester begins. Faculty members will be individually informed of such approvals via KUSIS. Incoming exchange students or other incoming student groups (UNIC etc.) who need to participate remotely should obtain prior approval from the Office of International Programs. Athletes or students who represent our university in various platforms and will be unable to participate in courses face-to-face should also obtain prior approval from the Office of the Dean of Students. Short-term absence: All other types of short-term excuses are to be evaluated and approved by the faculty member based on the course attendance and participation criteria.
Syllabi are to contain information on course attendance and participation and this information will be shared with students at the beginning of the semester. It should be clearly stated whether face-to-face attendance and/or participation is a graded component for the course or not. Similarly, rules and regulations are also to be clearly stated for students who have obtained long-term and short-term online participation approvals.
Students may submit their attendance via Blackboard. Hence, it is recommended that they bring their own electronic devices to face-to-face sessions. In situations where this is not possible, the instructor can also enter attendance information for the student manually into the Blackboard system. Participants who are not enrolled but would like to participate in some of the lectures are to email the relevant instructor their information in advance of each session they participate in.
Lectures are to be automatically recorded in lecture-capture classrooms unless otherwise requested by the instructor. In other classrooms, Zoom recording could be started and ended manually by the instructor. Access to the lecture recordings on Blackboard will be at the discretion of the instructor. Instructors may edit the recordings for educational purposes and/or may provide other audiovisual materials to support learning, subsequent review and study of the content by students. Specific rules regarding recordings for each course should be clearly specified in the syllabus and should be announced during the add/drop period. Different sections of the same course should follow the same policy.
Assignments and Examinations
Examinations (midterm(s) and final) for face-to-face and online courses are to be held face-to-face on campus. Students with long-term remote participation who will not be able to participate in examinations should obtain approval from the University Executive Council. Students with short-term participation approvals are to reschedule any missed examination face-to-face with their instructor, based on course make-up rules.
Faculty members may also consider using other assessments including take-home assignments, online quizzes, online assignments, online discussions, reports, presentations, etc. to assess student learning. Students are not required to keep cameras on during such assignments. Asynchronous homework, participation in activities during synchronous sessions, pre-recorded performance assignments and other project work can also be used as evaluation tools. If these evaluation tools are to be used, the syllabus should clearly state their weights in grading.
Office Hours and Academic Advising
Faculty members and students should conform to pre-announced face-to-face office hours for classes and academic advising.
Professional communication should be used in all emails and class interaction. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct for further details.
KUSIS is available for Course Planning on August 31st at 10.00 a.m for Fall 2022.
Please be informed that the timing of the planning will not be considered as ranking criteria during enrollment period. All planning activities will be available for all students, regardless of their final credits, academic plans etc. Ranking criteria, completed credits and the academic plans of the students that are specified by Colleges and Graduate Schools will be effective during enrollments.
Planning your courses is not a must, however course load and payment activities will operate swiftly during enrollment for our students who planned their course ahead of time. To benefit from Planning functionality, please make your choices accordingly.
KUSIS can be accessed at https://kusis.ku.edu.tr using my.ku username and password. The relevant training materials are available at https://registrar.ku.edu.tr/en/general-informations/how-to-videos/
Please follow these steps in KUSIS for Planning your courses: Self-service > Program Enrollment > My Course Planner. Select Fall 2022 from the list.
In case you have any questions regarding the planning of your courses, you can submit a track-it at email@example.com
Note that ELC students will not plan their courses and will be administratively enrolled into the classes. First-year students will only plan their core courses and they will be administratively enrolled into their other classes.
Academic Calendar: https://registrar.ku.edu.tr/en/academic-calendar/
Registrar’s and Student Affairs – How to Videos: https://registrar.ku.edu.tr/en/how-to-videos/
IT Educational Technologies: https://confluence.ku.edu.tr/kuhelp/ithelp/remote-teaching-and-learning
Frequently asked questions on enrollments:https://apdd.ku.edu.tr/en/frequently-asked-questions-about-registration-processes/
Frequently asked questions on tuition payments https://apdd.ku.edu.tr/en/rules-regarding-tuition-and-other-fees/
Registrar’s & Student Affairs Directorate