Accreditation of the Academy

On 6 October 2023, the Centre for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras – SKVC) announced the results of the positive accreditation of General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania.
 
This is the highest evaluation that could be awarded for an institution. The members of the evaluation group noted the good practice of the Academy in their conclusion, and provided some recommendations on how to improve the activities.
 
The purpose of the external evaluation of the higher education institution is to create preconditions for improvement of its work, to promote its quality culture and to inform the founders, academic community and society about the quality of its work.
 
The Academy’s work was evaluated by the following international experts from the expert commission: prof. dr Robinas Phillipas Byrantas (group supervisor), Klemenas Šubicas, dr. Malena Britz, Col. Koenas Trochas, Col. Dalius Polekauskas, Ugnė Bičkauskaitė and the evaluation coordinator of SKVC Sigitas Puodžiukas.
 
The external evaluation of a higher education institution is conducted in four evaluation fields. They gave the following scores for the Academy:

  • Governance – 4 (the field is very good in the national context and in the international space, without any shortages). Four recommendations were made for the field and three examples of good practice were identified.
  • Quality assurance – 3 (the field is developed symmetrically, without substantial shortages). Eight recommendations were made for the field and three examples of good practice were identified.
  • Studies and research activities – 3 (the field is developed symmetrically, without substantial shortages). Five recommendations were made for the field and three examples of good practice were identified.
  • Impact on regional and national development – 4 (the field is very good in the national context and in the international space, without any shortages). Three recommendations were made for the field and four examples of good practice were identified.
 
The external evaluation of a higher education institution is conducted at least once in seven years. The external evaluation is initiated by the Minister of Education, Science and Sport, who approves an external evaluation plan for higher education institutions. The external evaluation is organised by the Study Quality Evaluation Centre.
 
The external evaluation of a higher education institution is conducted in the following stages:
  • drawing-up of a self-analysis summary;
  • formation of an expert group and examination of the self-analysis summary;
  • visit of the expert group to the higher education institution;
  • drawing-up and announcement of evaluation conclusions;
  • follow-up activities.