KOLT is committed to achieve excellence in teaching at Koç University.


Excellent teaching guides students through a process in which knowledge is evaluated, synthesized and produced. Excellent teaching motivates the students to solve problems and learn more about the world, and to help them become self-regulated learners.

At Koç University we define professional development as a commitment to the continuous pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. KOLT helps the faculty in their journey to achieve excellence in teaching by offering various regular or on-demand services.

These services consist of teaching workshops, course evaluations, teaching innovation grants, help for course design and redesign, integration of advanced technologies into lectures and individual consultation. Each academic year KOLT welcomes international experts from prestigious universities or higher education associations to benefit from their experiences and follow new trends in higher education abroad.


Koç University Active Learning Classroom

This classroom is intentionally designed to offer a student-centered and technology rich learning environment in order to facilitate and promote the use of active learning activities. The classroom has a maximum capacity of 45 students. The class gives students more flexibility to work together in pairs or in big groups around five learning stations. Each […]

Class Observations

KOLT Class Observation Procedure Getting feedback through class observation is a widely used pedagogical tool for improving day-to-day teaching. KOLT can help instructors get observation feedback through class visits. KOLT Class Observation Procedure consists of three steps: 1. Pre-observation Meeting: Before the observation session, KOLT Director and/or Manager will interview the instructor, share the observation […]


Consultations-Individualized Faculty Support Our individualized resources are designed to support the professional development of KU faculty. These services are made available to all members of the faculty who wish to pursue excellence in teaching by considering approaches to teaching that are supported by the most recent valid scientific educational research. Faculty may initiate contact with […]


My teaching experiences at Koç University

Asst. Prof. Rana Özbal Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award, 2018

My primary goal in my classes is to inspire students by getting them engaged in the subject.

…Once interested, students are motivated to do well and motivated students, in turn, can conquer even the most challenging of assignments and harness the learning process…


Assist. Prof. Tilbe Göksun – College of Social Sciences and Humanities, CSSH Outstanding Teaching Award 2015 Please click for presentation


Assist. Prof. Özlem Olgu – College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, CASE Outstanding Teaching Award 2014 Please click here for presentation


Figen Ecer – College of Social Sciences and Humanities, CSSH Outstanding Teaching Award 2013 Please click here for presentation