TAFA NOVA

Innovation in education







UNIVERSITY OF BATH 

OFFICIAL ACADEMIC PARTNER


EMI

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

for

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES


SERVICES

TAFA NOVA Offers the World's First EMI Quality Solution Model for International EMI Universities

EMI QMP©️

TAFA NOVA’s EMI Quality Management Program© (EMI QMP) is the World's first Quality and Learning Outcome focused solution model for International EMI Universities.

EMI falls in the intersection of the fields of Teaching of English Language and the Teaching of Academic Subjects in universities. Thus, the EMI QMP is neither a devopment project for English Language Preparation Programs nor about the language proficiency of lecturers and managers. Essentially, the EMI QMP has a unique focus on the quality standards of academic subject delivery via English at EMI universities.

Tafa Nova's innovation is to place a greater focus on Institutionalization while embedding the concepts of Policy, Quality, Sustainability and Learning outcome at the core of the design of the EMI QMP.

Essentially, the EMI QMP is a Policy Maker level Institutional Innovation project that is spread over years to ensure Institutionalisation and Sustainability.

To put differently, at its core the EMI QMP is a Change Management Program that aims to seamlessly execute the EMI QMP with a focus on Quality, Sustainability and Learning outcome.

TAFA NOVA's EMI Quality Management Program is by design flexible enough to effectively address the contextual needs of the particpant universities.

Definition: Macaro and Akıncıoğlu (2017) define English Medium Instruction (EMI) as the use of English (for example sole use, partial use, code switching and so on) to teach academic subjects (other than English itself) in countries or jurisdictions where the first language of the majority of the population is not English.

EMI Situation Analysis

The Situation Analysis eseentially aims to provide a deeper understanding of the state of educational policy and quality in the unique context of participant universty. Thus, the report of this study provides a comprehensive and holistic view of the university in terms of EMI policy, EMI quality, EMI support and development and so on.

Tafa Nova's Initial Study gained academic ethical approval from the Ethical Committee of University of Bath.

The Initial Study is carried out in collaboration with University of Bath / UK.


Essentially, the findings of the Situation Analysis feed into the bespoke design of the EMI QMP to be offered to policy makers. 

Time: The Initial Analysis takes an avarage of 4-6 weeks.

Certification of EMI University Competencies©

The EMI QMP by design aims to certify the EMI Competencies of EMI University Managers and Lecturers.

Based on the EMI University Institutional Competencies© list that is developed by the multi-disciplinary and World Class experts of Tafa Nova.

The process of certification of EMI comptencies is executed by a unique EMI CPD Program in collaboration with Tafa Nova.

Tafa Nova offers expertise and assistance in building internal capacity in the participant universities so that they can continue to deliver necessary EMI support and training in the years to come.

Once the internal capcity is built, Tafa Nova will offer QA to EMI CPD units (EMI Excellence Centres) that deliver training for the Certification of EMI Competencies.


Time: As the EMI QMP is a Change Management Program at its core, the proceses of Certification of EMI Competencies will be spread over time to ensure a seamless support the participants. Universities are encouraged to establish an EMI Excellence Center to oversee the progress and development with a holistic approach to the stakeholders. Tafa Nova anticpates that it could take up to 3 years to complete the certification of 600 participants in a a university (namely managers and lecturers).

TAFA NOVA


TAFA NOVA is a multi-disciplinary and multinational organisation who believes in the power of educational innovation in the advancement of Humanity. 


In TAFA NOVA the way we harness the power of educational innovation is by designing our solution models stakeholder friendly. simple to execute and World Class. 


TAFA NOVA offers the EMI Quality Management System based on rigorous research, academic expertise and analysis focusing on quality, sustainability and improving learning outcomes.


In order to flawlessly meet the unique contextual needs of EMI universities, TAFA NOVA's EMI Quality Management Programs combine academic rigour with agility and pragmatism.  


TAFA NOVA‘s principles of quality, progressivism and positive social impact through education are aligned with the Quality Education Sustainable Development goal, one of the 17 global goals which make up the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of UN.

WORLD CLASS ORGANIZATION

Tafa Nova is formed by multi-disciplinary and multinational World Class experts.

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Mustafa Akıncıoğlu

Founder & CEO
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Dr. Şamil Erdoğan

Director of EMI Policies
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Dario Consoli

Director of Internationalisation
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Prof. Ernesto Macaro

SENIOR EMI ADVISOR
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Assoc. Prof. Heath Rose

SENIOR EMI ADVISOR
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Prof. Neil Mercer

SENIOR EMI & ORACY ADVISOR
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Dr. Darla Deardoff

SENIOR EMI POLICY ADVISOR
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Dr. Heinz Ulrich Schmidt

SENIOR EMI QA ADVISOR
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Prof. Dr. Atilla Eriş

SENIOR EMI QA ADVISOR
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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Durman

SENIOR EMI POLICY ADVISOR
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Prof. Dr. Lerzan Özkale

SENIOR EMI POLICY ADVISOR
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Bülent Akarcalı

EMI QMS AMBASSADOR
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UNIVERSITY OF BATH / UK

OFFICIAL ACADEMIC PARTNER
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Tennessee State University / USA

Certification Collaborating Partner

ARTICLES

By TAFA NOVA's World Class Experts

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    EMI Quality Management Program

    EMI Quality Management Program is developed for International EMI Universities

    At TAFA NOVA we believe in the advancement of humanity.
    Encapsulating this vision, we promote progressivist mindset in educational contexts through offering multi-disciplinary solution models for Educational Policy Developers and Decision-Makers.

    EMI Quality Management Program (EMI QMP) is a comprehensive solution model for the universties that aim to provide inter/national students with a robust reference point for the quaity of EMI that is implemented in their academic subject departments.  

    A Unique Focus on ACADEMIC INSTRUCTIONAL LANGUAGE 

    TAFA NOVA has a unique focus on ‘academic instructional language’ that is primarily concerned with the quality of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in higher education contexts where English is not the First Language.

    The Concept of EMI Quality

    • Implementing EMI is a STRATEGIC decision.
    • This decision should be INSTITUTIONALISED with
      • a holistic approach to EMI university
      • EMI Policy and EMI Quality Assurance protocols
      • Institutional EMI Competencies & Certification
    • Focus on Sustainability, Quality and Learning Outcome.
    The EMI Quality Management Program©
    EMI QMP is based on unique concepts that are developed by Tafa Nova"s World Class experts. Theser are:
    • Dynamic EMI Policy©
    • EMI Quality©
    • EMI Institutional Competencies© and Certification of
      • EMI Manager Competences©
      • EMI Lecturer Competences©
      • EMI University Support Staff Competences©
    • TEQUMAS International EMI University Accreditation©
    It is important to note that the EMI QMP is unique in design and length as they are determined by the individual contexts of participating universities.
     
    Time: The EMI QMP is anticipated to take up to two years until the internal capacity is constructed for sustainable development. 

     
    Internal EMI Quality Development
    • Leadership creates Institutional EMI strategy
    • EMI Policy and Policy Protocols are created
    • EMI Quality Concept is constructed accordingly
      • Quality Control
      • Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement
      • Institutional performance
    • Certification of EMI Competences of Managers and EMI Lecturers
    • Institutionalisation and Internalisation
    International EMI University Accreditation: TEQUMAS
    • Upon completion of EMI Quality Development.
    • Renewal at three-year intervals.
    THE STRUCTURE OF EMI QMP
     
    The EMI QMP is both progressive and transformative by design.
    At its core, the EMI QMP offers a five stage Change Management Program.
    Ultimately, the EMI QMP enables the institutionalization of the strategic decision to implement EMI with a focus on Quality and Learning Outcome.

    Processes of institutionalization are long-term journeys. Therefore, the EMI QMP prioritises the construction of internal capacity for sustainability.
     
    The Resistance to Change phenomenon is also managed by the EMI QMP by taking the internal dynamics into account.

     

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    Chapter 8: Developing Collaborative Lesson...

    Chapter 8: Developing Collaborative Lesson Planning Tool in EMI (Mustafa Akıncıoğlu, 2021)
    Research Methods in English Medium Instruction (Edited By Jack K.H. Pun, Samantha M. Curle)

    Chapter 8 Brief: How EMI research can be translated into framework for effective collaboration between EAP specialist and EMI Lecturer. Field Research, findings, and recommendations.

    Book Description: In this special edited volume, the Editors and invited English Medium Instruction (EMI) researchers, from different parts of the world, outline the latest research methods in EMI. 

    This volume is indispensable for EMI: tutors, curriculum developers, policymakers, teachers, as well as students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is particularly valuable for researchers from across the globe reading in the fields of applied linguistics, language education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English Language Teaching, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).