Accreditation report, shortcomings and duties for Tirana University

BESARTA BASHA / Smug by the progress made last year, accredited by one to four years, but still lacking. This is the University of Tirana, the largest and most favorite of students.

Ever since the board made the decision to accredit by 2022, UT quickly spread "the good news", yet the report was still unclear and unfinished. But what made it go beyond just one year, and again remain ranked in comparison with other private, private, or even districts, and according to the British, it is higher ?! This is answered by the document of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (ASCAL), which clearly states that besides the work done, the university does not have a formal or formal policy to increase teaching and research performance, detecting cases plagiarism or information management.


"An incomplete information management system at the university level, including what relates to student records; Lack of an institutional policy for assessing and improving the quality of teaching and research, as well as special criteria and transparency in allocating research funds to departments and research groups; the lack of a formal policy for the identification of plagiarism and other incorrect academic behaviors, "is cited in the final decision on the periodic accreditation of the University of Tirana, where the shortcomings in the five evaluation indicators are discussed. The above criticisms relate to one of the most important areas of teaching, which continues to linger. The lack of a computerized system and the lack of culture of debate in collegial bodies are also another weak point in the UT, which does not guarantee co-ordination and impartiality for the university's well-being. Thus, although with a well-known standard assessment experience, UT experts have failed to excel in the second "British" exam. The report was drafted following the assessment of self-evaluation documentation, drafted by a special group at the university, an external evaluation conducted by the British as well as direct findings and verifications at this institution.


Based on the deficiencies identified in the report, ASCAL has given UT some "homework" which it must fulfill within a given timeframe (table above the script). Within this academic year, the university should have its own information management system and database for students. For more than two years, it will have to take the appropriate steps to ensure effective governance and management by regulating the relationship between collegial bodies. Priority issue for ASCAL is the policy of plagiarizing pedagogues and evaluating the quality of teaching and research. As far as the latter is concerned, more work is needed to generate funds through research projects, while avoiding transparency in their allocation. For all these, the UT has now had less than six months left to draft a concrete action plan on how to meet British expert recommendations.


The extension of the accreditation period from one to four years for the rector of the University of Tirana is an evaluation. In an interview just days after receiving the news, Mynyr Koni says the final document is the result of a large work by the institution. "This has come as a result of the hard work of all UT structures, the academic senate, the rectorate, the leaders of the main unit, and in particular the tireless work of the internal assessment team who worked with dedication to prepare a dignified report. " The rector's innovation is the teaching activities and scientific conferences that are organized by the University of Tirana, a clear proof of serious work in research, which is also one of the important standards.


Within the academic year 2018-2019, supplement and extend the information management system and database for students in all units of the institution, including in monitoring the student involvement in the labor market, scientific research activities and training .

Within the next two academic years, take steps to ensure the creation of a co-ordinated, collaborative and constructive environment that enables debate and discussion in all collegial bodies of the institution, professional and collegial decision-making to ensure effective governance and management efficient.

Within the next two academic years, the institution will draft and implement a formal policy of plagiarism and other academic conduct as a priority issue.

Within the next two academic years, the institution will develop and implement a policy for assessing the quality of teaching and research, as well as the formal formal criteria for the allocation and allocation of research funds at faculty and department level, as well as a mechanism that encourages departments to generate research funds through other projects and activities.

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