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					Latvian Evangelic Lutheran Christian Academy




 ACCREDITATION MATERIALS OF THE

HIGHER EDUCATIONAL
    INSTITUTION

                   Jûrmala
                    1997
               THE AIMS AND TASKS OF THE ACADEMY

                                               Introduction

The beginnings of the Higher educational institution can be dated back to July 2, 1993, when it,
then called Lutheran Deaconal institute―, received its license No. 04007 (valid for five years)
issued by Ministry of Education of Republic of Latvia.
The Academy originally was intended to be an educational institution that provides with education
in deaconate and Christian ministry to meet the requirements of congregations of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church, and prepares the artists – experts in painting, drawing and sacral Church interior
design so as to arrange chapels in the institutions of Social care and Charity work, to realize the
theological and artistic desing of altars in the new-built and restored Churches etc. The work was
successfully begun and as the social changes in Latvia took place and the labor market developed,
it was further specified. The specification asked extension of educational aims, and, taking into
account the reform of higher education and the new legislation for the higher education in Latvia,
more precise definition of the tasks was required.
By September 20, 1995 the higher school was registrated anew as the non-profit Ltd. organization
―Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Christian Academy―.
In May 28, 1997 the Academy received a licence providing it with rights to carry out the Academic
programs of higher education for Bachelor of theology and Bachelor of arts as well as programs of
the professional studies ―Practical theology― and ―Sacred art―.


                                                   Aims
    To proceed activities as the Academic and Professional institution of higher education and
research within the modern information society; to develop the higher school into the theological
research center of State significance.
    To assure the indivisible unit of the Christian creed, Academic studies and research work.
    To develop dialogical relationships of theological science with the Latvian social and cultural
environment; to effectuate the higher school as an open Center of theological education to meet
the needs of society.
To educate and teach free and independent personalities that are able to pose the work of the
Church beyond the piety and formalism, and to integrate the tasks of the Church into society along
with possession of good abilities to understand social behavior, culture and traditions.

                                                   Tasks
  1. To prepare Academically educated specialists of theology
           for science,
           State social work management
           deaconal Church.
  2. To offer the classical interpretation of the Christian theology along with skills to make use of
     it on behalf of spiritual welfare of the Latvian modern society.
  3. To perform fundamental and practical research in theological sciences. In this respect:
     – to investigate the problems considering the spiritual, moral and ethical health of Latvian
     society,
  – to develop the research centre of applied theology ―Dialogue― for interpretation of
  humanitarian and social problems in Latvia as viewed from the perspective of the Christian
  theology. In this respect to make available in future Master‘s and doctor‘s degrees in
  theology, while developing the following spheres of scientific research:
            human mobility and spiritual resources in Latvia,
            a man and the processes of redemption, Christian tradition and interaction of social
             and cultural environment in Latvia,
            the Gospel in modern society,
            the Gospel and alternative religious movements,
            theology of culture,
            to continue end expand already started practical research works,
        to continue and expand fundamental researches carried out in cooperation with
           Finnish Theological Institute, university of Tel-Aviv, university of Ģrhus, the
           European ―DialogCenter―, Lahti Academy of Social work and Deaconia, Norsk
           DiakonihØyskole in Oslo.
4. To offer the higher Academic education for Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree in theology
   providing the Church of Latvia (in Ecumenical sense) with religious workers of high
   scientifical competence:
             clergy                 2460 04*
             chaplains              2460 06
             ministers              2460 07
             evangelists            3480 02
5. To offer the higher professional education in Practical theology preparing:
         social care and charity workers                        1319 22
         deacons                                                2460 07
         managers of various structures
         within the sphere of social work                       1229 06
         social workers for various institutions
         of rehabilitation and recreation in Latvia             2446 05,
                                                                2446 04,
                                                                2446 06,
                                                                3460 12
         Christian counselors                                   2445 01.

               To get accredited already started education for Bachelor’s degree in art and the
      higher education in Church painting, drawing and sacred interior design, so as to provide
      higher school’s graduates with theological and professional skills to set up chapels in the
      institutions of rehabilitation, to solve the problems of Altar-painting, to apply the classical
      Christian approaches to communicative drawings and illustration of Christian books.

6. To arrange the work so as to induce the presence of Christianity in the Latvian Academic and
   art life:
            to continue organization of the annual Advent exibitions of Church art and
             workshops devoted to the Church and Christian art.
            to issue annual collected articles of LChA (since 1997),

  *
      The number following the job qualification is a profession according to the ―Classifier of occupations of Republic of Latvia―.
           to prepare the higher school‘s monthly TV program ―Good Will― (―Labs prats―),
           to set up and conduct the broadcasting program of LChA within the Latvian Christian
            radio ―To believe a Bit― (―Mazliet ticu―),
           to prepare interdisciplinary or international Conferences on the main Academic
            issues of LChA (like ―The Gospel and Cultural Situation in Latvia― in December
            1996).

  To be concerned with production of new scientific generations in theology, with the balanced
development of Academic theological education and Practical theology or professional theological
                                       education in Latvia.
To base the work of the higher school upon the socially orientated model of theological education
      used in the higher educational institutions of the most developed European countries.




       THE SELF-ASSESMENT OF THE LATVIAN EV.LUTH.
                     CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

           The structure of the higher school, organization of studies and management.
The students are offered two types of studies programs:

Academic

*                                                   Bachelor of theology             Bachelor of
Art programs
                                                          (being prepared for accreditation in 1999)
*      Master of theology

professional

 Practical theology                                  Sacred (Church) art
(asked to accreditate in 1997)                         (being prepared for
                                                      accreditation in 1999)
The LChA administrative committee was set up in order to make the Self-assessment of the higher
school (See the extract from the record of the Senate session in May 5, 1996 added).
It was divided in two subdivisions:
           subcommittee for assessment of Bachelor of theology and Master of theology
            studies programs,
           subcommittee for assesment of the Professional studies program.
The obligations of administrative committee encloses also assessment of the material and technical
maintenance and comparison of the studies programs with those of other European higher schools.
       THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STUDIES PROGRAMS
                    AT THE LCHA


                                                 Doctoral courses




                                                 Master’s degree


                                           Final examinations for Master’s
                                                          degree




                                                 Master’s courses
                                                    (4 terms)


                                                                                           


              Bachelor’s degree                                              Higher professional
                                                                                education diploma




          Final examinations for                                                Qualification tests
             Bachelor‟s           degree



                                                                         Professional studies
           Bachelor’s courses
                                                                     (parallel to Academic studies and
                     (8 terms)                                              Bachelor‘s courses)




                                     Entrance examinations


        
           1. The graduates of professional educational programs and from other higher educational institutions have to
pass examination ―The Biblical theology‖ in order to enroll Master‘s courses.
          2. The examination is not required, if the student has attained full part A of the program for Bachelor of
theology.
                     The Administration of the Studies Programs at the LChA

                                                      THE S e n A t


                                                      ReCtor
                                                      VICE–reCtor


                                          StudiES dEPARTMENT
                   Full-time                                                                    PART-time
                   department                                                                   department

                                             HEAD OF THE STUDIES
                                                 PROGRAMS




                     Academic studies program for
                        Bachelor of theology                              Professional studies program
               Parts                                                          ―Practical theology―
                 A               B             C

                          Academic studies program for               Professional studies program
                               Bachelor of arts               #              ―Sacred Art‖




            Courses of       Courses of      Courses of     Courses of         Field     Courses of       Foreign
            theological      social and     professional   professional       work‟s      scientific     languages
              sciences      humanitaria     theorethical      skills                      research
                             n sciences      knowledge




                                                   Academic staff




                                                     STUDENTS




                       EDUCATED PEOPLE
              TO THE CHURCH AND STATE OF LATVIA


#
    The Program being prepared for accreditation in 1999.
                The Management of LChA



              The Constituent Assembly


                                                              Auditing
                                  Arbitration
                                                             Commission

  Senate



                              Rector



 Pro–rector                                              Saimnieciskais
                                                          direktors

                      Department of Studies




                               Personnel
   Academic personnel - Professors, Associate professors, Docents,
    Leading researchers, Lecturers, Research assistants
   General personnel - Head of the Departments, Head of the
    Scientific Research "Dialogue Center", Director of Practical field
    work
   Student‘s




Regular Day          Regular               Scientific            Scientific
Department          Evening               research               library
                   Department            "Dialogue
                                          Center"
                The Staff of LChA: Students, General Staff and Teaching Staff.

The staff of the LChA consists of full-time Day and Evening department students, teaching staff
and general staff. The activities of the staff are regulated by the Senate confirmed documents –
see―Appendices and Explanations―.
Students. The enrollment of 1997/1998 Academic year is 360 students; the higher school expects
its first graduates in this year. The Day department admits students under 35 years with
completed secondary education. The Evening department admits secondary school graduates
without any age restrictions. The studies at the LChA proceed according to the ―Regulations for
administration of Studies in the LChA―, see ―Appendices― and ―Regulations for Academic and
Professional Studies in the LChA―, see ―Appendices― and ―The Contract of Studies―, see
―Appendices―.
For more detailed information about students see ―References to the student staff―, see
―Appendices.
Activities and functional duties of a general staff are determined by the Senate of LChA, taking
as a basis legislative acts that are valid in the Republic of Latvia. See ―Appendices― and
―Regulations for Inner Activities of LChA―, see ―Appendices―.
General staff of LChA consists of the administrative staff and assistants to the teaching staff.

                        Administrative staff:
head of Studies department,
head of scientific research center ―Dialogue Center―,
chief accountant,
assistant director,
cashier.

                      Assistants to the teaching staff:
senior secretary,
secretary of the part-time department,
librarians,
rector‘s assistant on media issues,
rector‘s assistant on publishing and art issues.
For more details see ―References to General Staff of LChA―, ―References to Administrative
Managerial Structure of the LChA― – ―Appendices―.
        The teaching staff consists of:
        Professors, associated professors,
        Assistant professors, senior researchers,
        Lecturers, researchers and assistants.
These specialists are performing pedagogical activities, scientific research work, educational
work with students. The activities the Academic staff are regulated by ―The Regulations of the
Senate of LChA―, see ―Appendices―, ―The Tasks and Obligations of the Academic Staff of
LChA―, see ―Appendices―, ―Regulations for Academic Elections―, see ―Appendices― and ―Labor
Contract with a Teaching Staff―.
The teaching staff consists from
           23 persons on full-time basis from Latvia; 9 of them are Ph.D, 3 assistant professors
            are candidates for a doctor‘s degree at the Latvian University.
           14 regular visiting professors from remarkable European higher schools and
            authoritative Lutheran theological educational institutions; 8 of them are doctors
            and professors. These specialists provide annual work at the LChA,
           15 persons are visiting professors and associated professors; 9 of them are
            professors and doctors.

The teaching staff of LChA consists of 39 persons on regular basis; 21 of them have got
qualification as doctors and professors.

For more details see ―References to the Academic staff of LChA (brief version of CV)― and ―CV
of a Teaching staff―, ―Appendices―.
           Such studies programs as an Academic program for Bachelor‘s degree, the program
            of Practical theology and the Professional program of Sacred art which is still being
            prepared, are primary ones – we suppose that after 50 years of Communist atheistic
            ideology the opportunities of the higher education have to introduce the practical
            use of traditional Christian charity enabling the Christian Church to conduct a social
            dialogue.
           Due to the dominance of atheistic education over the previous decades, it is not
            possible to provide Latvian doctors and professors for the studies programs. The
            Academic courses of theology rooted in fundamental sciences are read by visiting
            professors with a proper Academic qualification. They are working jointly with
            Latvian specialists who have attained Master‘s degree in theology thus being
            coaches to the young specialists and assistants to their work with doctor‘s thesis.
                 Material, financial and data maintenance

             Provision of the teaching and training process

The issues in regard to material, financial and data maintenance are examined and confirmed by
the Senate. The inspection and auditing of business and economic activities is carried out by
Inspection Committee of LChA.
For more details see ―Regulations for Inspection Committee of LChA―.
             LChA is located in town Bulduri within Jurmala; it disposes with blocks of
              buildings for studies at 23 Bulduru prospect, land and buildings at 21 Bulduru
              prospect and lodgings for visiting professors at 32 Vidus prospect.
             Studies are proceeding at 23 Bulduru pr. The Academy is housed into the pemises
              of previous sanatorium ―Bulduri― after their capital rebuilding according to the
              reconstruction project of architect V.Vilks, and now the premises at 23 Bulduru pr.
              meet the requirements of a modern institution of learning. Reconstruction of
              educational block is completed in 1997 Academic year. The enterprise is brought to
              privatization. According to the order No. 58 issued by the Cabinet of Ministers
              from February 11, 1997, the 1200sq/m of land are registered as an ownership of the
              Academy and registered in the Land Cadaster at March 3, 1997.
            In March 27, 1997 the State Real EState Agency has concluded with Academy
              contract for rent of the land and buildings at 21 Bulduru pr. along with the
              prerogatory rights of privatization. The construction project is worked out to build
              on this land with total area of 3417 sq/m in three stages. The following buildings
              are planned:
                         The building of a new theological Library for Academy (1st stage)
                         The premises for second educational bloc in order to encrease the
                           number of lecture-rooms (2nd stage),
                         The Hall and/or the Conference hall (2nd stage),
                         The office premises for the scientific research―Dialogue Centre― (3rd
                           stage).
See the building project enclosed.
In due course of building and reconstruction works the question about privatization of land and
bying of the existing buildings at 21 Bulduru prospect from the State Real EState Agency with
permission to pull them down is going to be settled.
The total space of present lecture-rooms is 591 sq/m, and land – 7200 sq/m.
For more detailed information about the use of premises, other facilities and technical equipment
see ―Appendices―, ―References to the material resources of LChA―.
             The higher school is provided with a modern linguaphone lab for Mastering of
              foreign languages.
             The Computer class is available for free students‘ use. The computers are connected
              with the INTERNET web. At present there are 10 computers IBM 486 DX and 5
              printers in the Academy. The computer basis should be assessed as modest, but it is
              enough for a medium size higher school. The number of computers is planned to
              increase, but at the present moment all attention is fixed to establishment of a
              thorough scientific Library. Acquisition of books takes a lot of money.
           The lecture-rooms are provided with white blackboards, projectors and other
            audiovisual equipment.
           At the disposal of students there is a Chapel, refectory; the contracts were signed
            with neighbouring sanatoriums ―Lielupe― and ―Edinburg― for rent of gymnasium
            and a swimming pool.
           Those students who need a hostel can use low-priced premises of The Science
            House in Lielupe. A part of rental fees is covered by the Academy.
           A scientific Library is registered as a structural unit within the Academy. The
            majority of books is in foreign languages; the higher school acquisits and
            supplements the Library with books in accordance with the applications submitted
            by the program directors. For more details see ―References to the scientific Library
            of LChA―, see ―Appendices―.
           The financial resources of the Academy consist of:

          Tuition fees:
           I, II year in full-time department         200 Ls per term
           III, IV year in full-time department       100 Ls per term,
                                                      provided the progress is good
The present full-time graduates have paid 50 Ls per term during their III, IV years of study.
The advanced students (if the progress is as high as 8, 9, 10 points) have got their tuition fees
released or diminished to half of amount.
The students receive cash-register cheques for each payment of fees.

The tuition rates, possibilities to diminish or to annul fees are decided by the Senate of the
    LChA, depending on the report of the chief accountant and that of the Inspection
                                    Committee of the LChA.

The stipends fund is established within the LChA.
          Payments for courses and the Evening students‟ Tuition fees:
Part-time students are charged for 15 Ls monthly or 135 Ls per Academic year.

NB The students‘ self-government can demand a cut down of Tuition fees via term to 50% of the
total, if the criteria of Academic studies program are not sufficient.
            Rent of premises by foreign mission organizations over the summer period,
            Financial support by the international program of evangelical participation ―Hilfe fur
               Brüder― (Germany),
            Financial support by Evangelical Lutheran Covenant Church in Sweden (Alliance
               Mission),
            Financial support by Lutheran organization “Good News for Israel“ (the USA),
            Financial support by mission organization ―Josuamission“ (Sweden),
            Individual financial support or technical aid by various foreign Christian
               congregations,
            Financial aid confirmed by the International Assistance Programs‘ Coordination
               department at the Ministry of Finances of Republic of Latvia (May 23, 1996, No.
               02.01.04/337).

         Terms of payment.
The teaching staff of LChA receives salaries according to:
         Labor contracts, see Appendices at page… .
         Instructions for commencement of payment to the teaching staff, see Appendices at
          page… .
         Instructions for amount of work performed by members of the teaching staff at the
          LChA, see Appendices at page…, calculating a coefficient according to Academic
          or scientific degree and setting up payment for 50 minutes long Academic hour. The
          teaching staff is paid weekly on each Friday.


Summary about material and financial resources of the LChA:

             Considering any standards, one can assert that the lecture-rooms and auditoriums
              are on good level. Rapidly increasing number of students would ask new premises
              for studies; they are planned to be built by construction of the second affiliated
              block at 21 Bulduru prospect.
             The second computer class is needed along with the increased number of computers
              and printers.
             The Library should be further complected and supplemented. It is formed so as to
              be of high quality and apt to performance of the studies programs. The books for
              Library are ordered according to internationally acknowledged catalogues.
              Complectation work is aided by the Lutheran organisation ―Good News for Israel―
              (the USA), Danmark Dialogcenter at the university of Århus (Danmark) and
              International Book Aid London (Great Britain).
             The financial resources of the Academy have been sufficient for parallel work at the
              project of reconstruction and improvement of premises, covering of expenditures of
              the educational process and salaries to Academic and administrative staff.
             The higher school has taken no credit loans in any of credit institutions.
             The financial reserve fund of LChA is being raised. A person appointed by the
              Rector and responsible to the Senate is liable for it.
             The higher school has no financial proof that in case the studies programs are
              eliminated (and we have no intention to eliminate studies programs, but, quite
              contrary, we invest wast money resources in order to develop them) we shall be
              able to grant financial opportunities for students to continue their education in other
              institution of higher education. Where could we get the proof?
             All information considering financial issues is available at the account department
              of the LChA: here see Appendices: ―The balance of 1996 with explications―, ―The
              auditing act to the balance of 1996―, ―Report of the LChA administration―,
              ―References to the further financial strategics―.
        

                  The Quality Maintenance by the Academy.

Scientific, methodical and administrative efforts of the higher school are directed towards
efficiency of studies and maintenance of their quality. Let us mention some quality maintenance
factors:

             Conformity of the studies programs with a model of socially oriented programs of
              theology in higher educational institutions of other European countries.
 The LChA has provided the comparison of the Academic studies program for Bachelor‘s degree
 and Professional studies program in Practical theology with programs carried out by Finnish
 Theological Institute, Norsk DiakonihŲyskole, programs of Theological faculty at the Higher
 School of Lutheran Covenant Church in Kortebu as well as informal comparison with theological
 studies programs of such prominent institutions of learning as Fuller Theological Seminary,
 Theological faculty at the university ofÅrhus, Lutheran Bible Schools in California. The
 preparation of LChA‘s studies programs was provided with advice by Finnish Theological
 Institute, the rector of Norsk DiakonihŲyskole J.Grossner, by General secretary of International
 Association of Bible Schools Dr. J.O.Mosbo.
 During the session of the LChA Senate, while analysing the materials of studies programs
 prepared for accreditation and their self-assesment, the Senate admitted that in general the
 Academic and Professional studies programs do meet the requirements of international standards
 and ―Occupational classifier―.
 The compared programs do not differ essentially and principially; in basic lines they coincide
 with other programs and answer to the requirements of studies programs for Bachelor‘s degree in
 theology and those of Practical studies program ―Practical theology―.

            Scientific research work.
 The scientific research activities within the higher school are coordinated by research center
 ―Dialogue Center―, the independent structural unit of the Christian Academy. It is the basic task
 of the center to include effectively and innovatively by means of scientific and practical research
 activities the work contents, carried out by Academy, into the society of information, where the
 main product is information and the most important resource is knowledge.
 For more details see ―Appendices―: ―Regulations for scientific research center of LChA
 ‗Dialogue Center‘.―
            The high school executes four practical researches in Latvia and participates in five
               international projects of fundamental scientific research.
 For more information applie to ―References to scientific research work in LChA― -
 ―Appendices―.
            Over the period of 1994-1997 the members of teaching staff have delivered papers at
               12 international Conferences abroad, and at 5 interdisciplinary Conferences in
               Latvia.
            4 Academic workshops are providing experimental research activities, while the
               members of teaching staff are working jointly with students.
            Since 1997 Scientific Writings of LChA are being issued. A team of translators is
               working at translation of theological issues.
            Five members of the teaching staff are working at their habilitatis theses.
 See ―References to scientific research activities in LChA― - ―Appendices―.
            The work at theorethical workshops by members of the teaching staff is considered
               to be a valuable means in order to specify and develop the studies programs.

 Scientific research work is not a peripheral phenomenon in LChA, but a central one that is
                     carried out gradually, structurally and systematically




                   System of the scientific researchwork at the LChA

                       Doctor‟s degree             Magistraey
                           studies                                    Investigation of
Participation of                                                      heads of course
heads of courses                                                     Scientific work of
  beyond the                                                             the LChA
   Academy                                                               Academic
   The orientation, further education and quality maintenance of the teaching staff
    in LChA.

 Primarily the persons are invited to join the teaching staff of LChA, taking into
  account their scientific contribution, not the ability of deft and attractive lecturing.
  Management of some particular scientific branch along with ability to develop
  integrative and comparative link of it with Christianity as a foundation of West
  European culture and education is considered to be an advantage.
 The aim of LChA is to prepare people in a way that encourages their skill and will
  for further learning and self-improvement. The high school seeks for job applicants
  that are able to create the required air of scientific interests, and not that of
  ―didactics and mentoring―, and who are willing to engage themselves into life of a
  high school that is open to satisfy the public educational needs in various ways
  (summer courses, weekend courses, evangelism training etc.)
 In Latvia there is a lack of highly qualified Academic specialists – after the years of
  offical State atheism of anti-Christian and anti-theological orientation the Statement
  is only but natural. For this reason we oppose the request demanding immediate
  observance of Academic titles in theological disciplines – at first an educational and
  scientific centre which would be able to keep a dialogue with secular society, and to
  prepare a highly qualified clergy has to be established. LChA would like to become
  such a center.
 The LChA studies programs are carried out by lecturers:
  possessing interdisciplinary scientific interests (philosophy and sociology 
   theology, psychology  theology, philology  theology etc.)
  not so qualified members of teaching staff are working at the theological courses
    jointly with a lecturer whose qualification corresponds to that of a doctor or
    professor – most frequently it is a visiting professor from any of the partnership
    high schools. Working this way, a new generation of scientists is gradually
    educated, a generation who is willing to synthesize achievements developed in a
    dialogue, thus uniting its vocational skills, aspects of international cooperation and
    definite Academic goals.
 Three stages were planned by Academic team of the high school, while working at
   the Academic program of studies and vocational program of studies ―Practical
   theology―:
                               consideration stage:
 proposal of courses by different lecturers for arrangement of interdisciplinary
  Academic educational project;
 comparison of studies programs and course programs in regard to their conformity;
 preliminary work in order to prepare a precise Academic conception of LChA,
                                 participation stage:
 discussion on revised course programs after their comparison with programs of
  foreign high schools;
 counterpoise of scientific interests, discussion over recommendations;
 basical establishment of integrative thought along with monthly theoretical
  workshops with regular participation of LChA‘s lecturers,
                              stage of maintenance:
 development of professional and Academic contacts (interdisciplinary workshops in
  1995, 1996; international conference ―The Gospel and Cultural Situation― in 1996;
             exhibitions of Sacred Church art in 1994, 1995, 1996);
          foundation of scientific research center ―Dialogue Center― and arrangement of
             smooth work,
          realization of practical and fundamental international research.
The qualification of teaching staff is planned, and opportunities of its improvement are more than
once discussed at the sessions of Senate. At present 21 member of the teaching staff is raising its
qualification as planned. For more details on issue see ―References to the qualification guaranties
of the LChA teaching staff― Appendices.

          Quality control in LChA
The mechanism of quality control is strict, immediate in action and just logical; it corresponds to
responsibility of the high school in front of the students:
bureaucratic control and informal control.

The bureaucratic control is carried out by the Senate and Studies Department; it comprises
strategic control (Senate) that means regular pursue after realization of high school‘s strategic
goals and activities. Administrative and registrative bureaucratic control is hold on by the
Studies department, which takes care of fulfillment of respective studies program and programs
of Academic courses as discussed and confirmed by the Senate. The registrative control is
provided by summarizing student‘s record cards for each Academic discipline and those for
particular classes. Positive results of registrative control considerably affects material stimulation
and bonuses given to the teaching staff.
Informal control is provided by the Staff Department within the Senate; the aim of it is a self-
control performed by the members of teaching staff. Informal control is directed towards high
scientific striving of the teaching staff, so as the strategic priorities of LChA are supported by the
whole teaching team. The system of informal control includes:
annual analysis of work applied by the Senate to work of each member of teaching staff. The
elements of analysis:
            Academic level of studies programs; its conformity with scientific research
             priorities of LChA;
            inquiring and interviewing of students about the particular Academic course and the
             high school; see ―Appendices―.
            attendance of lectures,
            participation of students in affiliated Academic workshop or another kind of
             research activities,
            scientific etc. publications and publicity of a teaching staff,
           activity of a teaching staff member throughout the course of Theoretical seminar.
The following factors are used at the high school to promote the work quality of a teaching staff:

      Factors that positively affect              Factors of educational and scientific
satisfaction of teaching staff with their                     work hygiene
                  work
 Acknowledgement of successes as an              Academic and social status
   additional moral and material                  Attitude    of    direct   supervisor,
   assesment of work                               attractive opportunities of vocational
 Development of responsibility                    training
 Possibilities of Academic and                   Good work conditions
   vocational     development,      career        Rise of salary
     prospects of young teaching staff       Sufficient information about life in
     members.                                 the LChA.
    Attractiveness of work.

    IN TOTAL: incite the willingness of teaching staff members to search for scientific and
          pedagogical self-assurance in this very institution of higher education.
                  Quality Control mechanism at the LChA



                        Buereaucratic control     Study Department
    SENATE




     Strategic                                   Administratration
      control                                    accounting control

                       Personal Department of
                             the Senate



                        Informal control




                           Evaluation of the
      Students             obtained results          Teaching staff




                              Action



                            To eliminate
                           deviation from
To maintain existing     academic standard       To revise programs
 programs and the                               to change the method
  method of work                                       of work
           Approbation of new teaching courses in the respective studies program.
Approbation of new Academic courses increases the need of teaching staff to search for scientific
and pedagogical self-assurance and develops its yearning for belonging exactly to LChA.
Approbation order:
  1. submission of course application and program to the program director,
  2. informative report on the course, delivered by teaching staff member at the Theoretical
      workshop, along with motivation of its purposefulness.
  3. confirmation of the course program at the Senate in order to read it within respective
      program of studies.
The teaching staff members of secular thinking can face themselves with a motivated conclusion:
―My knowledge of Christianity is insufficient―; this is a good reason for self-improvement.

            Indices to involvement of secular teaching staff members in the Christian dialogue
             with the respective branch of science.


        Unsatisfactory feeling                   Neutral position towards            Satisfactory feeling
                                                       Christianity
                  Indiference towards the
             L    Christianity, created by the
E - existing   state
                  previous system                     E
L - lack
                                                                  Motivators. Factors of teaching
                                                                  and scientific work at the LChA     L

The Senate of LChA is working towards positively motivated environment for the dialogue of
Christianity with secular spheres of knowledge.
 Use of modern technological advantages in educational process.

Lectures, tests, workshops, practical work, groups of discussion, analysis of videomaterials and
statistic data – all these techniques are available at LChA.
Technological advantages: TV, video, records etc. are not exaggerated, since nothing can
substitute student‘s work with a book at scientific Library as well as impact upon the student left
by personality of skilled, scientifically strong teacher.



               APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN LATVIA, WHICH ARE
                   REALIZED BY THE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
               CLIENT                              TIME                           SUBJECT



                 Social Work Department of the                            
                  Republic of Latvia (Saeima)                   From 1996 
                      L.Kuprijanova                                       
                                                                          
                                                                          
                                                                          
                                                                           
                 The Bulduri Center of Family Care                        
                                                                          
                                                                From 1996 
                                                                          
                      V.Randa
                                                                          
                                                                           
                                                                          
                                                                           
                                                                                                    
  LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY INVOLVE
    INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT‟S

   Joint research project




        THEMATIC
                                            To unite lecturers and pract-icians
                                             of the deaconny of the European
       NETWORKS                              higher education institutions.
                                            To develop modern work
                                             conception of the deaconry
                                            To create professional know-how
                                             conception




                              Beginning of the project in 1995:


                                     is being continued
The Lahti Deaconal Higher Education
        Institution, Finland
             Dr. M.Overlund




                                      The Oslo Deaconal High School
                                             Rektor J.Gosner




                                     Other European higher edu-cation
                                      institutions of caritative caracter




                               Latvian Ev. Luth. Christian Academy
                                           Dr. Skaidrīte Gūtmane
                 Project of archeological examination




      “EMMAUS PROJECT”                            Aim
          ISRAEL
                                                               To clear up history and traces
                                                               of Christianity of the Roman
              Beginning of the project in 1994 is being            and Byzantine period
                             continued                              Emmaus /in Latrun


              Partnerorganisations of cooperation and their
                               managers



Finnish Theological
     Institute
 General Secretary
  Eero Junkkaala




                       Israel Antiquities Authority
                          Dr. Mikko Lauhivuori




                                         Dr. Karl-Heinz Fleckenstein (Germany)




                                           Prof. Michele Piccirillo (Italy)




                                 Latvian Ev Luth Christian Academy.               Dr
                                                 Sk.Gutmane
              Project of the Archeological excavations


      PROJECT
THE LAND GESHUR IN
 SOUTHERN GOLAN
  _________________
       ISRAEL
                                                                        TO STUDY

                                                                   the Early Bronze Age
 Beginning of the project in 1994- is being continued
                                                                   (3300. - 2200. BC.)

      Organizations of cooperation and their leaders




  University of Tel Aviv
  Prof. Moshe Kochavi




                                                 Finnish Theological Institute
                                                General Secretary Eero Junkkaala




                                        Latvian Ev Luth Christian Academy
                                              Dr. Skaidrīte Gūtmane
          Joint Research Projects



THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
     ON INTERNET
          TEIN                                                        To study
                                                             new religious movements in
                                                             European countries (Latvia
                                                          included) and put the studies into
    Beginning of the project 1996: is being cont.                       TEIN




                                      Partnerorganizations of coopertation




       International Dialogcentre
            Univ of Aarhus
               Denmark
             Prof. J.Aagard




                                                    Theological Faculties of many European
                                                                  universities




                                                    Latvian Ev Luth Christian Academy
                                                          Dr. Skaidrīte Gūtmane
                Joint Research Projects



    Youth for Europe.                                         Veidot alternatīvu
        Action D.                                         teoloģisko semināru tīklu
 European Comission for                                        Eiropā jaunatnei,
Exchange with Non-member                                   Kristietības integrācija
        countries.                                                sabiedrībā,
                                                           Jauniešu darba vadītāju
                                                                  izglītošana,
                                                         Pētīt personības brīvības un
                                                             atbildības attiecības,
                                                            solidaritātes attiecības.




                                                       un t.s. ―Programme countries‖
                                                       (15 Eiropas Savienības valstu
                                                                organizācijas)
 Univeristy of Aarhus, Denmark
         Prof. J.Aagard
                                                                     plus

                                                        to valstu institūcijas, kas nav
                                                             Eiropas Savienībā:

                                                        Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia,
                                                        Hungary, Lithuania, Poland,
                                                         Czech, Slovak, Rumania,
                                                        Slovene, Armenia, Georgia,
 Beginning of the project 1996: is being cont                      Latvia




                                                Latvian Ev Luth Christian Academy
                                                      Dr. Skaidrīte Gūtmane
REFERENCE ON SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE LCHA

         The LChA Constitution provides that the Academy realizes its work in
interests of both the State of Latvia and Church, its task is to maintain high level
of intellectual work. The Academy cannot restrict itself by carrying out its
activities only within the walls of the Academy, already from the first year it has
knocked at the self-conscious door of the Church and urged to start Dialogue with
Society, to strong and intensive work among people.

The aim of such attitude is:
           to Educate people and practically help those who feel themselves
            Socially helpless;
           to show to the Church that leaving the walls of Church is the only
            practical justification of its existence;
           to give evidence that the Church shall not deal so much with its
            religious creeds, but has to serve the World. If it is the Church as
            Christ instituted it - it has to follow the sample of Saviour.

1. Regular Deaconal care, Spiritual care and Social care by the LChA
students.
           in the Union of Disabled Persons of Latvia (frequently);
           in the Union of Disabled Persons of the Latgale district in Riga;
           in the Center of Social Care in Jaundubulti (arrangement of a
            Chapel);
           in the Center for Family care "Bulduri";
           formation of Prayer groups and work in St.Peter's church, Cross
            church, Luther's congregation in Riga;
           work of Prayer groups at the LChA (each Wednesday from 18:00 till
            20:00);
           all winter 1995, distribution of Bread and other food deliveries
            (altogether 4 t); received from Sweden, to needy persons of Latvia,
           work with Single women with Children, formation of "Women
             Aglow International" groups in Latvia. Center of the international
             organization - LChA:
       - January 1996 - a Seminar for Single women with Children of Latvia
"Self-organization: a Woman beyond notions of Feminism theology in Society of
Latvia",
       - March 1996 - a Seminar for Single women with Children of Latvia
"What is a prayer?"

2. Creative and educational work
* 1994 - The first Latvian exhibition of sacral art in St.Peter's church during
Advent (with participation of 85 artists).
         Evangelization activities, concerts of the Church music, Bible
           readings, lectures on Spiritual and Mental (Christian) awakening,
           related with the exhibition "Glory to the Living God".
      The exhibition was opened by the President of the Republic of Latvia
G.Ulmanis.
           During the Advent of 1995 in St.Peter's church, an Exhibition
             devoted to 1000 years of Christianity in Norway, with participation
             of 16 Norwegian artists. The Exhibition was opened by the
             Ambassador of Norway in Latvia Knud Torassen. Guests of the
             government of Norway, prominent persons of Culture and Art were
             present.
       Within the exhibition a seminar "Art of Christians in Post-modernism
Society. Topical Problems" was held.
            In Advent of 1996 - conference "Gospel and Situation of Culture".
            A photo exhibition by Guntis Dislers "Holy Land (Israel)".
            A Cycle of lectures for groups of Confirmands at the ev. luth. Cross
             congregation (each Tuesday from 18:00 till 20:00, starting from
             April 1996).
            A Cycle of Radio programs at the Latvian Christian Radio "The
             Buried and Unburied Talents", made and run by students of the
             LChA.
            A Cycle of Radio programs by S.Gutmane, rector of the LChA "To
             believe a little bit" (each Thursday at 19:00) at the Latvian Christian
             Radio.
            A Cycle of Radio programs by Rev. G.Dislers, a lecturer of the
             LChA, "For Theocratic Latvia" at the Latvian Christian Radio (in
             1996).
            The first competition of Christian poetry in Latvia in 1996 - during
             the Whitsun (120 clusters of poems were sent in).
            The second competition of Christian poetry in Latvia - during the
             Easter of 1997 (160 clusters of poems were sent in).
            Popular University of the Deaconate - monthly cycles of Lectures.
            Regular work of the LChA students in Sunday Schools, work with
             groups of youngsters in their congregations.
            Informative and educational work through the press: from 1994 till
             1997 some 38 educational articles have been published.
            From September 1997 the LChA starts it‘s own program at the
             National TV "A Good Will".

    Institutions in which the LChA carries out regular work of Assistance and
                                 Christian care

#                    Name of institution                   Responsible person

1.        The Riga Central district branch of the the            J.Puķīte
         Union of Disabled Persons of Latvia

2.       The Latgale district of Riga branch of the            E.Grīns
         Union of Disabled Persons

3.       The Vidzeme district of Riga branch of the            E.Grīns
         Union of Disabled Persons

4.       Centre for Social Care in Jaundubulti                B.Zīvere

5.       Centre of Family Care "Bulduri"                      B.Zīvere

6.       The Riga ev. luth. Cross congregation                G.Dišlers




                        Creative and educational work.
            1. Exhibitions of sacral art "Glory to Ever Living God"
     #                Name of exhibition

1.       1994 - The first exhibition of Sacral (Church)
         art in Latvia.                                        "The President of the
                                                             Republic      of     Latvia
2.       1996 - Photo exhibition "The Holy Land
                                                             G.Ulmanis        positively
         (Israel)" (made on the basis of archaeological
                                                             valued the possibility to
         excavations in Israel)
                                                             enjoy a real heart
                                                             education. It is clear, that
3.       1995 - Exhibition of Sacral (Church) art            the message of the Ever
         dedicated to 1000 years of Christianity in          Living God has to be
         Norway.                                             cleared from drifts of the
                                                             epoch      and      human
4.       November 1996 - Exhibitions of works, made          thoughts."
         by the LChA students, in the Christian book
                                                                Newspaper "Diena", 5
         and Arts saloon "The Way".
                                                                              Dec. 1994

                             J.Vanags, Archibishop of the LELC: "This
                           is not an exhibition of amateurs. Works of
                           artists, who are well-known in the country,
                           can be seen here. It is important, that they
                           have turned to the One, who can give life".
                                         of Christian poetry
                       2. Competitions Newspaper "Diena", 5 Dec. 1994

     #                Name of competition

1.       1995 - "People and the cognition of God"
2.       1996 - "Through silence and joy"




                         3. The radio and TV programs

     #                              Name of the program

1.       Christian programs at the Latvian Radio (frequently), also in the program
         "Gundega" etc.

2.       In the Latvian Christian Radio:
                 - a regular program "To believe a little bit";
                 - a Cycle made by students "The buried and unburied talents";
                 - a Cycle of programs "For theocratic Latvia".

3.       A program of the LChA "A Good Will" - monthly, starting from 13
         September 1997.


                           4. Publications in press
From 1994 to June 1997 - 68 educational publications in magazines and newspapers.

             5. Conferences and seminars organized by the LChA
     #       Subject of the conference and            Time                   Place
                          seminar
1.       A seminar: "Cultural Historical         5 May 1994             LChA.
         Absurdities or - how in seekings of the                        St.Peter‘s
         God he was rejected"                                           Church in
                                                                        Riga
2.       Days of Norwegian Christian art in         Dec.1-30, 1995
         Latvia (sponsored by the Ministry of
         Foreign Affairs, Norway)

         * a seminar "Singing and Music in
                  "The St.Peter's church met the Dec. 1, 1995 of Advent
         Norwegian churches"                         first Sunday         The Academy
                                                                          of Music
                overfilled. Not only Norwegian artists with their works, which
                                                                          The Academy
         * a concert of the Oslo Chamber choir fine arts - graphics, painting,
                represented almost all types of
                                                    Dec.13, also
                sculpture, took part in the exhibition, but1995 Norwegian of Music
         * a seminar "Scandinavian and church music."
                choirs with concerts of the                               LChA
         Renaissance church music"
                                                  Newspaper "Diena", Dec.4, 1995
                                                    Dec.4, 1995
         * a theoretical seminar "Topical                                 LChA,
         problems of Christian art" (9 reports)                           A.Setter,
         * a discussion - seminar: "Role of the     Dec.9, 1995           Min. of
         Pictorial art in Church"                                         Relig.Affairs
         * a report "Potential of Art in Liturgy                          of Norway
         and Service"                               Dec.10, 1995
3.     An international conference "The            Dec. 1996           LChA, The
       Gospel and the present Situation of                             Reutern‘s
       Culture"                                                        House in
                                                                       Riga

     6. Participation at international conferences, congresses, seminars.


 #          Subject and place of             Who participates, subject      Time
          conferences or seminars                     of report
1.    "Myths and Nationhood",                Dr. A.Priedīte              Oct. 1996
      University of London, England          "National Myths in History
                                             of Ideas of Latvia, in View
                                             of Science of Religion"

2.    "Identity and the writing of           Dr. A.Priedīte              June 1994
      National Histories"                    "National Myths in History
      University of London +                 of Ideas of Latvia, in View
      Kymenlaksoo Summer University,         of Science of Religion"
      Finland

3.    "Cultural Identity in Social and       Dr. A.Priedīte              Sept. 1996
      Historical Context"                    "National Myths in History
      University of Vilnius, Lithuania       of Ideas of Latvia, in View
      Dr. A.Priedite                         of Science of Religion"
      "National Myths in History of
      Ideas of Latvia, in View of
      Science of Religion"

4.    "Israel conference in Roveniemi"       Dr. S.Gūtmane              Aug. 1997
      University of Lapland + "Friends       "Postmodernism and
      of Israel"                             problems and Experience
                                             of Christian Education"

5.    "The Role of the churches in           Dr. S.Gūtmane              April 1996
      promoting human security in the        "Ontological Aspects of
      Baltic Sea region"                     Deaconal Education and
      "Life and Peace Institute Uppsala"     Deaconal Work"
      + Swedish Fellowship of
      Reconciliation"
6.    Archaeological excavations           Dr. S.Gūtmane                June 1995
      "Emmaus project", Israel             "Predemptive Processes in
                                           the Context of Indo-
                                           European Cultural History
                                           and the Latvian Folklore"

7.    Gospel and the situation of          Dr. S.Gūtmane                Dec. 1996
      culture, Latvia                      "Gospel and Culture in
                                           Postmodernism Society

8.    Women Aglow International:           Dr. S.Gūtmane              Nov. 1993
      "Democracy and Faith", Arizona,      "Christian Education under
      USA                                  Developing Democracy in
                                           Latvia

9.    Women Aglow International:           Dr. S.Gūtmane                March 1994
      "Gospel and Churches".               "Secular and Christian
      Strasbourg, France                   Higher Education in
                                           Latvia: Processes and
                                           problems"

10.   Women Aglow International:           Dr. S.Gūtmane                March 1995
      "Gospel and Cultures",               "Christian Education and
      Tesaloniki, Greece                   Cultural Institutions of
                                           Traditional Christian
                                           Confessions in Latvia.
                                           Topical Questions"

11.   "Building a Common and               Dr. S.Gūtmane                Oct. 1995
      Comprehensive Security Towards       A report: "Some
      an Ecumenical Agenda of a            statements on christian
      Changing Europe", Tallinn,           education and training"
      Trans-Baltic Network

12.   "The Gospel and Cultures",           Dr. S.Gūtmane                Febr. 1996
      University of Oslo, Norway           "Conflict prevention and
                                           peace building through
                                           higher Christian
                                           educational network"

13.   "Questions of Christian Education    Dr. S.Gūtmane                May 1996
      in Latvia", Latvian Association of   "Christian education as a
      Christian Schools "Aspera",          part of Democratic
      Latvia                               culture"

14.   International symposium              Dr. hab. J.Vējš              March 1996
      "Weisheit, Kraft und Inspiration     "Charity in Post-
      der Diakonie", the Lahti             totalitarian society: some
      Deaconate High School, Finland +     socio-ethical problems in
      Diakoniewissenschaftliches           Latvia"
          Institut, Heidelberg


15.       "Israel-conference" in Roveniemi,   M.philol. G.Dišlers             Aug. 1997
          Finland                             "The God and his people
                                              in Time of Josuah
                                              Covenant of the Old
                                              Testament"

16.       East European Mission's Network     M.philol. G.Dišlers             April 1997
          conference, USA                     "Self-contentment and
                                              agression: Christian
                                              identity in Post-totalitarian
                                              Latvia"

17.       Symposium of the World Bible        M.philol. G.Dišlers             May 1995
          High Schools at the Minnesota       "Initiative of the Christian
          Bible Institute, USA                Academy in Latvia: the
                                              evangelic identity and the
                                              so called Churchood"



              7. Concerts of the church music, organized by the LChA

      #                                   Name of the concert

1.            A concert tour of Anna-Lena Maria* for invalids of Latvia:
                      - in St.Peter's Church,
                      - in Union of Disabled Persons of Latvia (in the House of the Latvian
              Society),
                      - for disabled children of Latvia.
              * Anna-Lena Maria is a world famous singer - invalid (was born without both
              arms and legs, but has overcome the physical weakness with enormous
              strength of belief in Christ. Has recorded several CD‘s, used to be a Champion
              in swimming (!)).

2.            A concert tour of the Oslo Chamber Choir in Latvia.
                    Conductor Grete HelgerØd
              Concerts in 1994:
                    - at the Riga Dom Cathedral,
                    - the Luther's Church in Tornakalns, Riga
                    - the Kuldiga Church of St.Ann

3.            A concert of the Oslo Chamber Choir:
                    - in the Latvian Academy of Music,
                    - in St.Peter's Church in Riga, February 1995

4.            A seminar, organized by the LChA in the Latvian Academy of Music "Singing
              and the Church Music in Norwegian Churches", January 1995
              7. Individual activities of the LChA academic personnel

Skaidrīte Gūtmane
                * a member of the board of "Women Aglow International", Baltic
                Department,
                President of the branch organization in Latvia,
                * "Josuamission" (Sweden), member of the Board,
                 * a member of the Council of the Ev. Luth. Luther's congregation
                (Rev. Juris Rubenis) from 1992 to 1996,
                 * a member of the Council of the Ev. Luth. Cross congregation
                (from 1997),
                 * "Friends of Israel, Ass.". President of the branch international
                organization in Latvia.

Valdis Tēraudkalns
                * President of the Bible Society, Latvia

Guntis Dišlers
                * Member of the World Association of the Bible High Schools,
                * Pastor of the Ev. Luth. Cross congregation,
                * Pastor of the Ev. Luth. Bulduri Congregation.

Juris Cālītis
                * Pastor of the International Church of Riga

Rinta Bruţēvica
                * Member of the International Radio Association (IBRA)

Guntis Kalnietis
                * Member of Latvian Association of Physicians and Psychiatrists

Ilze Trapenciere
                * Lecturer of courses at the Duke University, USA
                 Prospects of development


The main trends of expected development of the high school are included into ―The
Plan of Strategic Development for 1996-2002.―- see ―Appendices―.
According to the records, kept by Department of public and religious affairs at the
Ministry of Justice, by August 1, 1997, there was registered 891 Christian
congregation in Latvia, 75 of them joined in 1997. The wast number of congregations
motivates necessity that ministers with higher education have to be prepared as well
as opens a remarkable prospect for activities of educated people.
Surely there are three institutions of spiritual education registered at the Ministry of
Justice in Latvia: The Seminary of Orthodox Church in Riga, Theological Seminary
of the Union of Baptist Congregations, The Roman Chatolic Seminary in Riga.
However, the above mentioned institutions of learning are limited by confessional
bounds and stay beyond the tasks of Academic and Ecumenical dialogue between the
Church and society. These educational institutions prepare clergy merely for their
own (and only!) needs. Faculty of Theology at the Latvian university is a secular
institution of learning, and it does not prepare clergy. The Latvian Christian
Academy differs from these institutions since it is expected to educate both clergy
and social workers – respectively, people, who are able to manage evangelical
ministration tasks of charity in society and to encourage people‘s resocialization.
A minister is not bound within the narrow limits of cult and worship; he has to be
able to organize religious teaching, to offer various religious and charity services (for
instance, to administer Communion in prison or hospital, to baptize a child, to
conduct wedding or funeral rites) according to regulations set by confessional
affiliation of a particular person; a minister has to be professional at the charity tasks
within the frames of social work.
According to the records, held by Department of Social Security at the Ministry of
Welfare, on April 1996, there were 291 social aid services at various levels in Latvia
with 686 persons employed. 955 persons were employed in Children care centers and
Orphanages, and 6943 persons had received home care, financed by local
governments of towns and rural communities. The care was provided by 5161
person. There is one position of social care and charity worker per 800 inhabitants in
Riga, but only one specialist per 300 persons. These figures expose the need in social
care and charity workers with higher education.
Development of the Christian Academy is tended towards practical activity
performed by educated people of Christian stand; it is directed towards integration of
Christianity into Academic environment, which was denied for many decades in
Latvia.


   LChA opposes the large and small, dirty and dignified worldly matters by
qotation from the Bible: “May Christ gains and we are in Him“. “We are in Him“
 means to live looking upon life from Christ‟s perspective. It is life subjected to
 Justice of God and service to one‟s neighbours. To educated Christians it is a
                        prospect of service and ministry.


The strategic plan of the high school consists of six interconnected blocks:

1. The prospect of Academic program of studies,
2. The prospect od Professional program of studies,

3. The prospect of further education in sphere of clergy and social care and charity
   work,

4. The model of social activities at the Academy,

5. Plans for international cooperation.

6. Improvement of material and technical resources.


                 Summary: the analysis of a Force field.


LChA is an institution of higher education fostered by the ―author―. The idea is being
realized as formulated by author in accordance with State and Church aims, and with
full responsibility in front of students, who confides in it:
         to direct Christianity towards a competent Academic dialogue with
            society,
         to lead the Church out of isolation and self-contentment,
         to supply the State with qualified specialists of social charity work.
The students Christians believe that after graduation of the high school they will be
able to see difference between the form of knowledge and the form of society,
between scientific rationality and rationality ethically based upon the Christianity.
The problems can be solved not merely by the Christian ethics, but the whole
discourse of rational ethics as one.


                 Development of the Academy is faced with

      the strongholds and opportunities                    the weak points and threats
                                                      Still there are many defects, mainly
   Brief and qualitative theological and
                                                 in details. The most obvious ones:
    humanitarian studies, combined with
    practical and theoretical orientation of  The Library funds are not fully
    education within the frames of open             completed – the collection of a Library
    educational system.                             that is qualitative and apt to the studies
                                                    programs and research work is an
   Flexible contents of studies.
                                                    expensive and pains-taking process.
   Development of student‘s skills and
                                                  There is a lack of doctors and
    abilities along with their application
                                                    professors; one has to do with visiting
    within the frames of studies programs.
                                                    professors from abroad or no so highly
   Orientation       towards         scientific    qualified specialists from Latvia.
    competence:
                                                  The use of INTERNET is limited,
     Involvement       into      international     because the telephone exchange of
       research projects,                           Yurmala city cannot afford more (an
     connection of theological studies             objective problem in the city of
                                                    Jurmala).
     with research work and arhaelogical
                                          The structure of unaided studies still is
     excavations at the Holy Land,
                                           not set up.
   the commencement of applied
                                          The fund of stipends in order to sponsor
     practical theological research in
                                           completely the studies of gifted students
     Latvia.
                                           is not raised.
   Balanced partnership with several
                                         
     institutions of higher theological
                                              1.There is still very much to do:
     education in Europe and the USA.
                                          The high school has to become an open
 Establishment of Academic environment
                                           center of theological research and
  in a rather short period of time:
                                           education in order to meet the needs of
   high motivation and career prospects   society. The scientific research center
     for young members of the teaching     ―Dialogue Center― must continue and
     staff,                                expand its activities.
     involvement of high-level Academic  Correspondence education has to be
       specialists from Latvia and abroad      arranged and developed.
       into fulfilment of strategic tasks of
                                              The details for intensive courses in part-
       the LChA,
                                               time department have to be specified.
     successful and thorough theoretical
                                              The program for Master‘s of theology
       workshop provided by the teaching
                                               courses must be detailed.
       staff.
                                              Academic and Professional program
   Extensive and multibranched public
                                               ―The Sacred Art― for Bachelor‘s of art
    activities,
                                               courses has to be prepared for
   Democratic self-government and easy        accreditation.
    functioning Academic work control
                                              Investigation of labor market must be
    system.
                                               launched and graduates engaged within
   Good premises and data basis, according    it.
    to average criteria.
                                              The fund of stipends to sponsor the
   Reconstruction of premises, acquisition    studies of most advanced students ought
    of equipment, job payments were            to be raised.
    realized considering the difficult
                                              Operating of each study program has to
    situation of the State and without any
                                               be critically revised and analysed in
    credit loans.
                                               regard to its contents and examinations.
                                               TO WORK so as to strenghten the high
                                                school and develop its maximal
                                                competitiveness in     society    of
                                                information.
Using the methods worked out by the Center of Higher Education Quality
Assessment, we have performed the assessment of LChA according to following
parametres.
     1. Aims and Objectives of the LChA.
     2. The structure of the high school, organization and administration of studies.
     3. Students: regulations for admission, regulations for studies.
     4. Qualification of Academic teaching staff.
     5. Scientific research work, connection of it with educational process.
     6. Material and financial maintenance.
     7. Data maintenance.
     8. The process of quality maintenance.
     9. Public activities of the high school.




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                              ~ 46 ~
 THE LICENSE ISSUED BY THE REGISTER OF ENTERPRISES OF
                THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA

     Latvijas evaņģēliski luteriskā Kristīgā Akadēmija
     Vidus prospekts 32 Bulduri, Jūrmala LV 2010
     Tālrunis un Fakss 754045, Tālrunis 751919 (rektore), 753360 (sekretāre)




      LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BY-LAWS

                                                                Issued under Article 10, Part 3, of
                                                                              the University Act



                                      I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.       Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Christian Academy (hereinafter referred to as
         the ‗‘Academy‘‘) shall be an establishment of higher academic education and
         science founded by a legal entity and situated within Republic of Latvia and
         operating in its best interests. The autonomy of higher educational institutions
         is characterized by the rights and obligations of the Academy provided for
         under the law and the present By-laws.
2.       The full name of the higher educational institution shall be as follows:
        2.1. in the Latvian language - Latvijas evaņģēliski luteriskā Kristīgā
               akadēmija;
        2.2. in the English language - Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Christian
               Academy;
        2.3. in the German language - Ev.-luterische Christliche Akademie Lettland;
        2.4. The abbreviated name of the higher educational institution in the
               Latvian language shall be LKrA.
3.       The legal address of the Academy shall be:
          32 Vidus prospekts, Bulduri, Jūrmala LV 2010.
4.       The Academy shall be an institution with rights of self-government exercised
         by the management and staff of the Academy in the procedure established
         under the Academy By-laws. The Academy shall operate in accordance with
         the Constitution of Republic of Latvia, the University Act (published in
         ―Latvijas Vēstnesis‖, 1995, No. 179), the Education Act (published in
         ―Latvijas Republikas Akadēmijas Padomnieku un Valdības Ziņotājs‖, 1991,
         No. 31), the Act ―On Scientific Activities‖ (published in ―LR AP un Valdības
         Ziņotājs‖, 1992, Nos. 46/47/48) and other legal acts and the Academy By-
         laws.
5.       The Academy shall be a legal entity. It shall have a common seal with the
         name of the Academy in the Latvian and English languages and the effigy of
         its emblem.




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        II. PURPOSES, MAIN DIRECTIONS AND OBJECTIVES
                       OF OPERATION
6.    The main purpose of operation of the Academy shall be to provide residents
      of Republic of Latvia with higher professional education in theology and arts
      and higher professional education in practical theology and sacral arts to
      promote the development of theological sciences for the dialogue with social
      and cultural environment of Latvia. To develop and educate personalities
      capable of undertaking responsibilities and integrating the objectives of the
      Christian Church into the public for the sake of its moral rebirth.
7.    The objectives of the Academy shall be:
      7.1. to provide the students with the possibility to acquire higher academic
              and professional education, appropriate academic degrees in theology,
              arts and professional skills in practical theology and sacral arts;
      7.2. to turn out experts in theology having an academic education for
              employment in science, national social care agency, diaconal church;
      7.3. to carry out fundamental and applied research in theological sciences;
      7.4. to ensure academic freedom of the academic staff and students;
      7.5. to develop and implement programs for academic and professional
              studies, ‗‘Dialogue Center‘‘ for academic research in theology,
              academic theological library and facilities to enable the students to
              acquire academic education together with professional practice in a
              focused and adequate manner consistent with the level of scientific
              development;
      7.6. to develop programs for further and additional adult education in the
              field of social assistance and diacony;
      7.7. to inform the public about the activities by the Academy, directions
              and facilities for studies and scientific research as well as to offer to
              the public the scientific and professional ideas and results of research
              acquired at the Academy.

8.    The Academy shall provide for implementation of appropriate programs of
      studies to acquire higher professional and academic education. The Academy
      shall implement the programs for both academic and professional studies as
      well as the programs for further and additional adult education.
9.    Upon completion of the program for academic studies the academic degree of
      a Bachelor or Master shall be awarded accordingly. Upon completion of the
      program for professional studies the graduates shall be awarded professional
      qualification.
10.   The Academy shall be based on the following principles:
      10.1. the caritative etc. principles of biblical truth characteristic to the
              Christian belief, skills of their practical integration into the modern
              neo-religious community, achievements of world scientific opinion,
              national interests of Republic of Latvia shall be applied to the studies
              and scientific work;
      10.2. the Academy shall exercise freedom and autonomy of studies and
              scientific work, publishing and promotion of results obtained through
              the research;
      10.3. the Academy shall ensure the inseparability of studies and scientific
              work;


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      10.4. the Academy shall provide for reciprocal relations between the
              Christian values and culture, warrant the continuity of traditional
              Christian values and denounce any manifestations of sectantism in
              issues of belief.
11.   Any citizen of Republic of Latvia and persons entitled to an Alien‘s Passport
      issued in Republic of Latvia as well as persons holding a permit for
      permanent residence in Republic of Latvia shall be eligible to acquire higher
      professional and academic education at the Academy.
12.   Foreign nationals who had not been granted the permit for permanent
      residence shall have the right to study at the Academy under the laws and
      other legal acts.


               III. COMPETENCE AND OTHER FORMS OF
                          OPERATION
13.   Pursuant its purpose and objectives the Academy shall:
      13.1. develop and adopt the By-laws of the Academy as well as make
             amendments to them;
      13.2. hire the Academy personnel, determine its obligations and rights,
             approve the lists of the staff;
      13.3. determine the management bodies of the Academy, procedure for
             establishment, reorganization and dissolution of its sub-divisions as
             well as the rights and obligations of such sub-divisions;
      13.4. determine the procedure and amount of the payment to the personnel
             in compliance with the legal acts;
      13.5. determine independently the contents and forms of the studies,
             develop and approve the programs of studies;
      13.6. develop and implement the additional regulations for enrollment and
             immatriculation procedure;
      13.7. determine basic directions for scientific work;
      13.8. award academic degrees and professional qualification, issue the
             appropriate certificates of education;
      13.9. award the honorary title of the Academy and elect Honorary Members
             of the Academy;
      13.10. grant the Academy awards and personal scholarships;
      13.11. develop and approve Internal Rules of the Academy.
14.   The Academy shall have the right:
      14.1. to enter into agreements with educational, scientific and other
             institutions within and without Republic of Latvia;
      14.2. to organize courses and lectures, hold conferences, congresses and
             other meetings;
      14.3. to operate within national and international foundations and projects
             as well as to establish its own foundations;
      14.4. to enter into agreements with public and municipal institutions, other
             natural persons and legal entities on education of specialists and
             conduct of scientific research;
       14.5. to establish sub-divisions of the Academy and open its affiliates and
             representation offices;
      14.6. to establish its internal societies and other organizational bodies;
      14.7. to carry out publishing, business and other commercial activities
             consistent with the purpose of the Academy in the procedure provided

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            for under the laws, other legal acts and the Academy By-laws as well
            as to invest funds in other companies and businesses in compliance
            with the purposes of the Academy;
      14.8. the sub-divisions, internal societies and other organizational bodies of
            the Academy shall operate under the provisions approved by the
            Academy Senate. Should the operation of any such sub-division,
            society or other organizational body is inconsistent with the relevant
            provisions or contradictory to the interests of the Academy, the
            Academy Senate shall have the right to suspend or terminate its
            activities by the respective resolution.


                          IV. ACADEMY PERSONNEL
15.   The Academy personnel shall comprise:
      15.1. academic staff for whom the work at the Academy is their main
              employment;
      15.2. general Academy personnel for whom the work at the Academy is
              their main employment;
      15.3. full-time students (students pursuing the Bachelor and professional
              programs of studies, students pursuing Mastership and Doctorship,
              students of further and additional adult education programs for whom
              the studies at the Academy are their main occupation).
16.   The personnel shall have the following rights:
      16.1. to participate in making of the Academy management and self-
              government resolutions and development of internal rules in the
              procedure provided for under the Academy By-laws;
      16.2. to vote at the elections of self-government bodies and be elected as
              members of the same;
      16.3. to attend the meetings of collegiate management bodies and express
              their opinion;
      16.4. to use the Academy premises, facilities, inventory, libraries and
              services provided by its sub-divisions.
17.   The management of the Academy shall provide adequate conditions for
      professional work, health and recreation as well as possibilities for further and
      additional education if advisable in furtherance of interests of the Academy.
18.   The personnel of the Academy shall be responsible for performance of their
      obligations. The procedure for qualification of offenses and imposition of
      penalties shall be governed by the Labour Law Code of Republic of Latvia
      and Internal Rules of the Academy.
19.   The academic personnel shall comprise:
      19.1. Professors and Associated Professors;
      19.2. Assistant Professors and Senior Researchers;
      19.3. Lecturers and Researchers;
      19.4. Assistants.
20.   The academic personnel shall perform the pedagogical work and scientific
      research.
21.   The elected academic and managerial offices (Rector, Vice-Rector, Dean,
      Head of the Chair) at the Academy may be taken by persons up to 65 years of
      age. The Rector shall have the right to enter into employment agreements
      with retired academic personnel specifying the amount of the work and
      payment commensurate to the qualifications of the employee. The Academy

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      may grant honorary titles for special contribution to higher education to
      Professors and Associated Professors who have reached the retirement age.
22.   Eligible persons may be elected as Honorary Members of the Academy for
      special contribution to the operation and development of the Academy.
23.   A person holding the degree of a Habilitated Doctor may be elected as the
      Professor. The Professor shall be elected for the term of six years in an open
      competition in the procedure provided for under the University Act. The
      Rector shall make the employment agreement with the elected person for the
      entire term of the office or until he/she reaches the age of 65 years.
24.   A person holding the degree of a Habilitated Doctor or (for the first time)
      Doctor may be elected as the Associated Professor. The office of the
      Associated Professor may also be held by a person having Doctor‘s degree
      and at least five-year experience of practical work (as a pastor, in Christian
      pedagogy, diaconal care) in his/her field. The Associated Professor shall be
      elected for the term of six years in an open competition in the procedure
      provided for under the University Act, and the Rector shall make an
      employment agreement with him/her.
25.   A person holding the degree of a Habilitated Doctor or Doctor may be elected
      as the Assistant Professor. In implementation of a professional program of
      studies the office of an Assistant Professor may also be held by a person with
      higher education lacking any scientific or academic degree provided that the
      person in question has at least ten-year experience of practical work in the
      relevant specialty. The Academy Senate shall approve the requirements to be
      met by the candidates to the office of an Assistant Professor and elect the
      Assistant Professor in accordance with the provisions applicable to election to
      academic offices. The Assistant Professor shall be elected for the term of six
      years, and the Rector shall make an employment agreement with him/her.
26.   A person holding the degree of a Habilitated Doctor, Doctor or Master may be
      elected as the Lecturer. In implementation of a professional program of
      studies the office of a Lecturer may also be held by a person with higher
      education lacking any scientific or academic degree provided that the person
      in question has at least five-year experience of practical work in the relevant
      specialty. The Academy Senate shall specify the responsibilities of a Lecturer
      and elect the Lecturer in accordance with the provisions applicable to election
      to academic offices. The Lecturer shall be elected for the term of six years,
      and the Rector shall make an employment agreement with him/her.
27.   A person holding the degree of a Doctor or Master may be elected as the
      Assistant. In implementation of a professional program of studies the office of
      an Assistant may also be held by a person with higher education lacking any
      scientific or academic degree provided that the person in question has at least
      five-year experience of practical work in the relevant specialty. The Academy
      Senate shall specify the responsibilities and obligations of a Lecturer.
28.   If there is any vacancy or temporary vacancy of a staff employee at the
      Academy, the Academy Senate upon proposal by the Rector may decide not
      to hold any competition but hire temporarily a guest Professor, guest Assistant
      Professor or guest Lecturer for a definite period up to two years. Guest
      Professors, guest Assistant Professors or guest Lecturers shall be hired under
      an employment agreement, and they shall have no right to participate in the
      work of the elected management bodies of the Academy.
29.   A person may be elected to the office of a Senior Researcher for performance
      of scientific research under the Act ―On Scientific Activities‖ (published in

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      ―Latvijas Republikas Augstākās Padomes un Valdības Ziņotājs‖, 1992, Nos.
      46/47/48).
30.   In case of temporary absence (not exceeding two years) of the relevant
      officials and upon the consent by the Academy Senate the Rector shall have
      the right to appoint to the Professor‘s office an Associated Professor and to
      the Assistant Professor‘s office - a Lecturer or Assistant having the Doctor‘s
      degree.
31.   The general personnel shall comprise:
      31.1. managerial personnel;
      31.2. auxiliary teaching personnel;
      31.3. service personnel;
      31.4. other personnel.
32.   The general personnel shall be hired under employment agreements made
      with the members of general personnel by the Academy Rector or the person
      authorized by him/her.
33.   The employment relations with general personnel shall be governed by the
      Labour Law Code of Republic of Latvia, Internal Rules of the Academy and
      the signed employment agreements.


                       V. STUDIES AT THE ACADEMY
34.   The right to study at the Academy shall be available to any person who has
      acquired:
      34.1. general secondary education and intends to study for higher academic
               education and Bachelor‘s degree and higher professional education;
      34.2. Bachelor‘s degree and intends to study for Master‘s degree;
      34.3. Master‘s degree and intends to study for Doctor‘s degree.
35.   The additional regulations for enrollment of students shall be approved by the
      Academy Senate. The number of students at the Academy shall be determined
      by its founder.
36.   The students shall have the right:
      36.1. to use the opportunities of studies offered by the Academy and acquire
               academic education and scientific degree or higher professional
               education;
      36.2. to use the Academy premises, library, equipment, devices, culture,
               sport and medical facilities;
      36.3. to suspend and resume their studies in the prescribed procedure;
      36.4. to choose the direction of the studies;
      36.5. to vote and be elected to the student self-government bodies,
               participate in management bodies of the Academy and organize
               societies and clubs.
37.   The student self-government shall operate under the provisions developed by
      the students and approved by the Academy Senate. The self-government
      rights of students shall be governed by the Academy rules and the said
      provisions. The student self-government may have the rights of a legal entity,
      provided that it has been duly registered as a public or non-profit organization
      in the procedure specified under the law. The students shall have the right of
      veto at the Academy Senate in the matters affecting the interests of students.
      The resolutions adopted by the student self-government shall become binding
      for all students of the Academy upon their approval by the Academy Senate.


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38.   The studies at the Academy shall proceed under the programs of studies
      approved by the Academy Senate. The operation of the relevant program of
      studies shall be determined by the description of contents and implementation
      of the studies. The programs of studies may also be developed and presented
      for approval by separate Professors as well as departments or other academic
      sub-divisions in the procedure specified by the Academy Senate. Special
      requirements to the studies shall be established by the Academy Senate. If any
      program of studies is eliminated, the Academy shall provide the students with
      the possibility to continue their education within another program of studies
      or another higher educational institution.
39.   The Academy shall implement both the academic and professional programs
      of studies. Programs of studies which upon their completion provide the
      students with an academic or higher professional education may not be
      shorter than four years.
40.   The academic programs of studies shall end with final examinations that
      include the writing and defending of a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s Paper.
41.   The professional programs of studies shall end with State examinations that
      may include the development and defending of a Graduation Paper or
      Graduation Project.
42.   Final examinations and State examinations may be held both in oral and
      written form. Their organization and procedure shall be determined by the
      Provisions for Final Examinations and State Examinations approved by the
      Academy Senate.
43.   A tuition fee for studies at the Academy shall be established. The amount of
      the fee and payment procedure shall be determined by the Academy Senate
      for each academic year. The tuition fee shall be paid by individuals and legal
      entities as specified under the agreements made by the Academy with the
      students. The full amount or a part of the tuition fee may be paid by the State
      in the procedure established by the Cabinet of Ministers.


                   VI. MANAGEMENT AND STRUCTURE
44.   The Academy shall have the following main representational, management
      and decision-making bodies:
              44.1. the Academy Assembly;
              44.2. the Academy Senate;
              44.3. the Rector;
              44.4. the Auditing Commission;
              44.5. the Arbitration Court.
45.   The Assembly shall be the supreme collegiate body of representation and
      management and the decision-making body acting under the Academy
      mandate. It shall consist of 20 members: a founder‘s representative, the
      Rector, the Vice-Rector and the representatives of academic personnel and
      students to be elected to the Assembly for the term of three years by means of
      a secret ballot.
46.   The procedure for nomination and election of representatives to the Academy
      Assembly and their dismissal therefrom as well as the procedure for
      convening and holding the Assembly meetings shall be governed by the
      Assembly Provisions. Upon election of representatives to the Assembly the
      proportion established under the University Act in respect of the number of


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      representatives elected from the academic personnel and the students shall be
      retained.
47.   The regular meetings of the Academy Assembly shall be held by the Academy
      Senate or the Rector at least once in every three years. The emergency
      meetings of the Assembly shall be held upon the demand by the Rector, the
      Academy Senate or at least one half of the academic personnel as well as one
      half of the students.
48.   The Assembly meeting shall:
      48.1. adopt the Academy By-laws and make amendments to them;
      48.2. elect and dismiss the Rector;
      48.3. hear the report by the Rector;
      48.4. elect the Academy Senate and approve its provisions;
      48.5. elect the Auditing Commission and Arbitration Court;
      48.6. approve provisions for the Auditing Commission and Arbitration
              Court;
      48.7. discuss and decide on other matters related to conceptual directions of
              the Academy operation not included within the competence of the
              Academy Senate, Rector or Vice-Rector.
49.   The resolution by the Assembly meeting shall be adopted by a simple
      majority of votes, an it shall be competent to adopt the resolutions (with the
      exception of cases specified under Article 50 below) if at least one half of the
      Assembly members are present at the meeting.
50.   The resolutions on amendments to the Academy By-laws and election of the
      rector to the office and his/her dismissal therefrom shall be adopted by the
      majority of votes equal to three-fourths of the total number of the Assembly
      members.
51.   The Academy Senate shall be a collegiate management and decision-making
      body of the Academy. It shall consist of 12 members elected for the term of
      three years by the Assembly meeting. The operation of the Academy Senate
      shall be governed by the provisions approved by the Assembly. The
      competence of the Academy Senate shall cover all fields of the Academy
      operation, approval of provisions for election to academic offices, provisions
      for final examinations and state examinations, lecturing and methodology,
      scientific research, matters of organization and coordination of the studies,
      foundation, reorganization and dissolution of sub-divisions and approval of
      provisions for such sub-divisions.
52.   The Academy Senate shall approve Internal Rules of the Academy and
      determine the amounts and procedure for payment of salaries. The salary shall
      not be less that the minimum wage (hourly rate, monthly salary or basic
      monthly salary) established by the Cabinet of Ministers.
53.   The Academy Senate shall establish a standing commission to control the
      performance of the Academy By-laws and compliance of the Academy
      operation with the laws and other legal acts.
54.   Upon its own initiative the Academy Senate may establish a Convention of
      Councilors that shall operate under the University Act and provisions
      approved by the Academy Senate.
55.   The Rector shall be an official representative of the Academy who shall:
      55.1. represent the Academy without any specific Power of Attorney;
      55.2. carry out general administrative management of the Academy,
              supervise and organize the operation and financial affairs of the
              Academy and be responsible for it.

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56.   The Assembly meeting of the Academy shall elect the Rector from among the
      candidates nominated by the Academy Senate for the term of five years by
      means of a secret ballot. The Rector may not be re-elected to the office for
      more than two successive terms. The dismissal of the Rector may be initiated
      by the Academy Senate.
57.   The Rector shall give instructions and take decisions concerning the
      operational matters of the Academy, make employment agreements with
      personnel, sign Powers of Attorney etc. documents within the framework of
      his/her competence.
58.   Upon the nomination by the Rector the Academy Senate shall approve the
      appointment of the Vice-Rector for studies and scientific work. The
      competence of the Vice-Rector shall include the organization and
      coordination of scientific themes and scientific work by the staff, and analysis
      of programs of studies. Other responsibilities of the Vice-Rector shall be
      specified by the Academy Senate.
59.   The economic operation by the Academy shall be managed and supervised by
      Assistant Manager. The responsibilities of the Assistant Manager shall be
      specified by the Rector under the respective employment agreement.
60.   The operation of the Academy shall be controlled by the Auditing
      Commission. The Auditing Commission consisting of three members shall be
      appointed by the Academy Assembly meeting for the term of three years. No
      representatives of the managerial personnel may be appointed as members of
      the Auditing Commission. The Auditing Commission shall have the right to
      inspect and audit the property of the Academy and examine the Academy
      operation, study the documentation pertaining to economic and financial
      position of the Academy. The Auditing Commission shall report its actions to
      the Academy Senate at least once in a year.
61.   The Academy Assembly meeting shall by secret ballot elect from among the
      academic personnel the Arbitration Court consisting of three members that
      shall serve for the term of three years. No representatives of the managerial
      personnel may be elected to the Arbitration Court. The resolutions by the
      Arbitration Court shall be approved by the Academy Senate and executed by
      the management. The members of the Arbitration Court shall be responsible
      for their actions before the Academy Assembly. The Arbitration Court shall
      operate in compliance with the requirements specified under the University
      Act.
62.   The Academy may have the following sub-divisions:
              62.1. Departments;
              62.2. the Scientific Research Center;
              62.3. the College;
              62.4. the Bible School.
63.   The operation and status of Departments shall be specified under the
      provisions approved by the Academy Senate. The Departments shall provide
      for adequate implementation of programs of studies, organization of process
      of studies, coordinate research programs as well as perform other
      responsibilities arising out of the purposes and objectives established for
      operation of the Departments. Each Department shall be managed by its Head
      to be elected by the Department personnel for the term of office not exceeding
      five years. The Department Head may not be re-elected to the office for more
      than two successive terms.


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64.   The status and objectives of the Scientific Research Center shall be specified
      under the provisions approved by the Academy Senate. The operation of the
      Scientific Research Center shall be managed by its Head.
65.   Upon consent by the founder of the Academy and by resolution of the
      Academy Assembly the College, a sub-division for provision of professional
      education within the period of studies less than four years may be established.
66.   Upon consent by the founder of the Academy and by resolution of the
      Academy Assembly the Bible School with the two-year period of studies may
      be established to raise the level of general knowledge about Christianity.


           VII. PROPERTY AND FUNDS OF THE ACADEMY
67.   The property of the Academy shall comprise the property and funds allocated
      by its founder, tuition fees, income from scientific activities and scientific
      research, income from the commercial and economic activities provided for
      under the Academy By-laws, donations and gifts by legal entities and
      individuals as well as credits granted by banks and other credit institutions.
      The Academy shall manage its financial resources in compliance with the
      Regulations applicable to non-profit organizations.
68.   The structure of financial resources of the Academy shall be determined by
      the Academy Senate but the implementation of the budget shall be controlled
      by the Auditing Commission.
69.   The Academy may own land, movable and immovable property and
      intellectual property as well as funds within and without Latvia. The
      Academy shall have the right to manage its property in order to achieve the
      purposes specified under the Academy By-laws.
70.   The Academy shall have the right to use and exploit the property of the
      founder placed in its possession. The procedure for use of the founder‘s
      property placed in the possession of the Academy shall be determined under
      the bilateral agreement made between the Academy and its founder.


            VIII. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BY THE
                          ACADEMY
71.   The Academy shall promote international cooperation between higher
      educational institutions.
72.   According to its specific purposes the Academy shall have the right to enter
      into cooperation agreements with foreign higher educational institutions as
      well as to organize joint ventures with foreign companies in the procedure
      provided for under the legislative acts of Republic of Latvia.


         IX. REORGANIZATION AND DISSOLUTION OF THE
                       ACADEMY
73.   The Academy shall be reorganized or dissolved by the resolution of its
      founders or in other cases provided for under the law. Should the license
      issued to the founder be canceled in the statutory procedure, the Academy
      shall be dissolved or reorganized into such educational institution that has no
      status of higher educational establishment.



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74.    Upon dissolution or reorganization of the Academy the students shall be
       provided with the possibility to continue studies at another higher educational
       establishment.
75.    In case of dissolution or reorganization of the Academy its founder shall be
       liable for obligations of the Academy as provided for under the laws and other
       legal acts.




         X. PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION AND AMENDING OF
                  THE ACADEMY BY-LAWS
76.    The Academy By-laws shall be adopted and amended by the meeting of the
       Academy Assembly in the procedure specified under the Academy By-laws.
       Any member of the Academy Assembly shall have the right to propose
       amendments to the Academy By-laws. The Academy By-laws and
       amendments to them shall be approved by the founder of the Academy.
77.    The Academy By-laws and amendments to them shall take effect upon their
       approval by the Cabinet of Ministers.


Prime Minister

Minister for Education and Science,
Assistant Prime Minister                                           J.Celmiņš




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   LICENCE OF LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

  THE BY–LAWS (STATUTES) OF THE DEACONAL INSTITUTE

                                2 APENDIX

    IEŅĒMUMA DIENESTA IZZIŅA PAR LKRA STĀŠANOS
 NODOKOĻU MAKSĀTĀJU UZSKAITĒ UN NORĒĶINĀŠANOS AR
                 VALSTS BUDŢETU.

  PAŠVALDĪBU IZZIŅA PAR ATTIECĪGĀS MĀCĪBAS IESTĀDES
          DARBĪBAS IESPĒJAMĪBU TĀS ADMINISTRATĪVAJĀ
                          TERITORIJĀ.


              Nekustāmā īpašuma Bulduru prospektā 21 nomas līgums

                                3 APENDIX

     Academic year 1996/97


    EXCERPT FROM MINUTES NO. 12 OF THE MEETING OF
     LATVIAN EV.-LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SENATE

Jūrmala                                                         April 29,1997

The meeting was chaired by: Rector, Dr.theol., Dr.phil. Sk. Gūtmane
The meeting was attended by:
Prof. Jānis Vējs,
Manager of Studies Baiba Zīvere,
Asst.Prof. A.Kuzņecova,
Asst.Prof. V.Tēraudkalns,
Asst.Prof. I.Trapenciere,
Asst.Prof. O.Brūveris,
Lecturer Rev. Guntis Dislers,
Asst.Prof. Guntis Kalnietis,
Accountant Lāsma Janberga,
Eskil Albertsson (President of the ‗’Swedish Alliance Mission’’, Sweden),
Donald Richman (Vice-President of the ‗’Good News for Israel’’, USA),
students R.Valters, I.Ozola.
Minutes were kept by: Vineta Zāle, Secretary of the Senate
Agenda:

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1.     Approval of the report containing Self-evaluation of the Program for
Academic studies for the degree of Bachelor of Theology and the program for
Professional studies made by the Supervising Committee and Sub-committee
for Academy Self-Evaluation.
2.     .....

Reports were delivered by: Rector Dr. S.Gūtmane, Asst.Prof. I.Trapenciere,
Asst.Prof. V.Tēraudkalns, Asst.Prof. O.Brūveris
Contribution to the debate was made by: Prof. Jānis Vējs, Lecturer Rev.
Guntis Dislers, Accountant Lāsma Janberga, Eskil Albertsson (President,
‗‘Alianssmission‘‘, Sweden), Donald Richman (Vice-President, Interlutheran
mission organization ‗‘Good News for Israel‘‘ from the USA).
       Dr. S.Gūtmane introduced the Senate members to the report on Self-
evaluation of the Program for Professional studies, ―Practical Theology‖ made
by the Supervising Committee and Sub-committee.

      The following aspects of the Program for professional studies were put
forward for approval by the Senate Members:

 No.                           Parameter                               Evaluation
1.      Aims and objectives of the program for studies             4
2.      Quality of contents of the Program for studies             3
3.      Professional practical studies                             4
4.      Orientation towards scientific work in the subjects and    3
        process of studies
5.      System used to ensure the quality of studies               3

Evaluation grades: 4 - very good
                          3 - very satisfactorily
                          2 - satisfactorily
                          1 - unsatisfactorily

Every aspect was voted on separately. A debate arose on the aspect 3.
Asst.Prof. O.Brūveris, Lect. G.Dislers, E.Albertsson participated in the debate.
The majority voted for the evaluation as ‗‘4‘‘.
The Senate resolved:
1.       To approve the Self-evaluation report made by the LChA Supervising
Committee.
2.      To recommend to execute the report in compliance with the guideline
requirements for evaluation of Programs of studies at Higher educational
institutions established by Ministry of Education and Science.
3.      To file with the Center of the Evaluation of the Quality of the Highest
Education the Documents for Accreditation of the program for professional
higher education studies, ‗‘Practical Theology‘‘, by July 10, 1997.
 Chairman of the meeting: the LChA Rector, Dr.theol., Dr.phil. Skaidrīte
Gūtmane

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Senate Members:

Senate Secretary:
seal                                     True excerpt:
                                         V.Zāle, Secretary of the LChA Senate
July 1, 1997


     Academic year 1996/97


EXCERPT FROM MINUTES NO. 12 OF THE OPEN MEETING OF
   LATVIAN EV.LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SENATE



                                    4 APENDIX


                         CALCULATIONS FOR 1996

                             FINANCIAL REPORT



     UZZIŅA PAR DARBA SAMAKSAS NOTEIKUMIEM LKRA


        1. Darba samaksas noteikumus īsteno LKrA rektora pavēle ―Par

  pasniedzēju darba samaksu‖ un ―Rīkojums par docētāju slodzēm‖.


           Darba samaksas likmes akadēmijā nav zemākas par Latvijas Ministru

  kabineta noteiktajām likmēm.


        2. Administratīvajām un mācību palīgpersonāla darba samaksu nosaka pēc

  rektora apstiprināta štatu saraksta.




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                                                           Apstiprināts LKrA Senāta sēdē
                                                                       1996.g. 15. oktobrī

         RĪKOJUMS PAR MĀCĪBU SPĒKU SLODZĒM LKRA
1. Noteikt šādus docētāju slodzes aprēķinu normatīvus:
 Lekcijas, semināri, praktiskie darbi
   1 akadēmiskā stunda 50 min. -                        1 st.
 Ieskaites, eksāmeni (mutiskie)                        0,5 st. katram studentam;
 Ieskaites, testi (rakstiskie)                         0,25 st. katram studentam;
 kontroldarbu, pastāvīgo darbu pārbaude                0,25 st. katram studentam;
   NB!: kontroldarbi, pastāvīgo darbu pārbaude ietilpst pasniedzēju slodzē, ja to paredz
   attiecīgā kursa programma.
 Diplomdarba (diplomprojekta) vadīšana                 15 st. par vienu darbu;
 Bakalaura darba vadīšana                              15 st. par vienu darbu;
 Mācību darba konsultēšana                             0,5 st. katram studentam;
 Recenzēšana                                           3 st. par vienu darbu;
 Diplomdarbu, bakalaura darbu konsultēšana             1 st. katram studentam;
 Eksaminācijas (projekta, bakalaura, diplomdarba) komisijas vadīšana;
 Piedalīšanās eksaminācijas komisijās                  0,5 katram studentam
 Ekspertīze - rezenzēšana                              5 st. katram studentam
2. Saskaņā ar Ministrijas kabineta noteikumiem Nr. 191, 23.08.1994.g. augstskolu
 lektoriem un asistentiem noteikta darba slodze 600 - 1000 stundu gadā,
 docentiem un profesoriem ne mazāk par 6 lekciju un semināru nodarbībām nedēļā.
3. LKrA Studiju daļai sagatavot atbilstošu atskaites dokumentāciju par :
                 lekciju,
                 eksāmenu,
                 konsultāciju,
                 slodžu izpildi, kas iesniedzama LKrA grāmatvedībā.

                        LKrA Rektore: Sk.Gūtmane
                        Lasīju: studiju daļas vadītāja: B.Zīvere
                        Galvenā grāmatvede: L.Zanberga




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 INFORMATION ABOUT THE MATERIAL BASIS OF STUDIES AT
                      LCHA
   LChA owns two building blocks: 23 Bulduru prospect and 32 Vidus prospect.

   Table 1.
   TOTAL DWELLING PLACE

        ROOMS AND PREMISES                          SIZE        AMOUN           NOTES
                                                     M2           T
Auditoriums                                        269              9
Library                                            110,6            1
Reading rooms                                      36               2
Chapel                                             50               2
                                                   76,3
Kitchen and Dining room Complex                    100              1
Land (owned)                                       1 200
Land (rented)                                      6 000
 FOR SOCIAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS
Chapel / for Prayers                               50
Chapel / Hall                                      76,3
Cafe                                               100
There is no Sports hall at the ChA but there
is Contract with sanatoriums "Edinburga"
and "Lielupe" about the Rent of respective
Facilities for student needs
For Dormitory needs Lielupe Science house          50                       Part of the
comfortable rooms are available                                             Payemnt is
                                                                            covered by
                                                                            LChA

  NB! LChA has received another Building block 4000 m2 — after the
Reconstruction it will be used for the Academic library, Conference hall needs and
more Auditoriums and Classrooms.
   Table 2

   TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT OF STUDIES

             EQUIPMENT                 AMOUNT                           NOTES

Epidiascope                                    1
Overhead projectors for A4 slides              2
"Demolux"
Regular slide projectors                       2
Cassette recorders                             6
Amplifier with Mic and                         2
Loudspeakers
Codoscope                                      1
Pofessional photo camera Leica R7              1
and Acss.
Leica lenses                                   3           28/2,8 80/1,4 135/2,8
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Snapshot cameras "Minolta",                2
"Ricoh"
Photo enlarger "Azov", "Durst"             2
Copy machines "AGFA",                      4          # More than 1000 copies per year
"Toshiba", "Sharp"                                    are made for study needs
                                                      # Intensive use of this equipment
                                                      guarantees available materials for
                                                      both students and teachers
TV and Video set "Funai"                   1
Computers IBM 486 DX/66 Mhz                3          Computer class alows 110 hours
8MB RAM, 412MB HDD                                    of PC access for each student in
                                                      the Program called
Computers IBM Pentium 75Mhz                3          "Basics of Information
8MB RAM, 805MB HDD                                    technology" with MS DOS, MS
                                                      Windows 95,
Printers HP (Lazer and Ink)                5          MS Word and MS Excel
Fax & Phones "Panasonic",                  2
"Toshiba"
Audiocassettes for the Program of         100
Theology
Audiocassettes for Modern
Languages
White boards                               10
White screens for projection                2
  Asisstant rector for Management and Maintenance            E.Grīns




DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF
                THE LCHA
1. The Library of the LChA is a Scientific Library.
2. The LChA Library is included in the joint Catalogue of the Republic of Latvia,
   the joint information file "Foreign periodicals in the libraries of Latvia".
For the time being the LChA Library is situated on the 2nd floor of the main building
of the LChA comprising the area of 167,6 m2.
4. The LChA has acquired an area of 4,000 m2 at 21 Bulduru prospect to
   accomplish the building of the Theological Library of the LChA according to the
   construction plan of the architect M.Liepa (see: The Construction Plan of the new
   building of the LChA at 21 Bulduru prospect) and "The strategic development
   plan of the LChA 1887. - 2002‖).
5. The Library is compiled with the view of quality in compliance with the goals of
   the LChA and its training program. The orders for books are placed through
   internationally acknowledged subject catalogues. The international Lutheran
   organization "Good News for Israel" (USA), the ‖Dialogcenter‖ of the Århus
   University (Danmark), and International Book Aid London (UK) give assistance
   in supplying books for the Library.



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6. At present the library comprises 3128 titles; the total number of books is 3298.
   (Some of the books are located at 32 Vidus prospect for the use of visiting
   lecturers).
7. The books are classified according to the international DDC classification.
   The Book stocks:
         The General section - Reference Books,
            Dictionaries, The Bible translations.                             176
         Philosophy and related branches                                     980
         Religion                                                            1020
         Social Sciences                                                     620
         Languages                                                           39
         The Sciences                                                        150
         Technology (applied research)
         The Fine Arts                                                       152
         Fiction                                                             50
         General Geography and History                                       50
8. The Academy has an agreement with the Library of Jûrmala (head I.Zoldnere) to
   let the students of the Academy use the books at the Jûrmala Library and reading-
   rooms at Bulduri. Both fiction and other literature at this Library is at the disposal
   of the students of the LChA The Library being situated near the Academy is very
   convenient.
9. The Library comprises complete sets of the following periodicals:
   In Foreign languages:
        National Geographic,
        IGNIS Journal. Zeitschrift für christliche pszchologie, therapie and
          Biblische seelsorge,
        Prophecy Today Vol.12 1996,
        Good News for Israel,
        Spirituality in East and West. DialogCenter International.
        Update & Dialog on New religious movements 1993; 1994; 1995; 1996,
        Journal of Baltic Studies,
        Baltic Studies Newsletter,
        Berliner Dialog. Informationen un Standpunkte zur religösen Begegnung
        Biblical Atrcheology Review
        Apostolic Care since 1995
        Newsweek - selection since 1993
   In Latvian:
        Labâ Vçsts. (A magazine importing Christian knowledge),
        Luteriskâ Mantojuma Fonds: Mantojums. (A magazine on Lutheran
         theology),
        Ceļabiedrs. (A Christian monthly by LELBA),
        Eiropas Dialogs. (A magazine for European integration),
        Files of the following newspapers: Diena, Izglîtîba un Kultûra, The
         Official Newspaper of the Republic of Latvia: "Latvijas Vçstnesis",
         Latvijas Luterânis, Svçtdienas Rîts.



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Our dream is to get access to the London and Washington libraries through the World
Wide Web.
               Librarian of the LChA                        B.Grîna




                                  5 APENDIX

 REFERENCE TO ACADEMIC STAFF OF LCHRA (SHORTENED
                 VERSION OF CV)

                      1. Regular teaching staff from Latvia (alphabetic order)
                                                    Length of
No.    Name,          Position         Scientific    profes–              Courses
                                                      sional
      Surname                           degree       service
 1 Rinta           Lecturer        M.Philol.          12        French
   Bružēvica                                                    Latin
 2 Olafs           Assistant       Dr. Theol.         15        History of Christian mission
   Brūveris        professor
 3 Juris Cālītis   Assistant       Dr.Phil.hab.       25        Systematic theology
                   professor       Dr. Theol.                   The Symbols of Lutheran
                                   Dr. Psych.                   faith
                                                                Creeds in the Bible
 4 Guntis Dišlers Lecturer,       M.Philol,           13        Theology     of    the Old
                  executive       Pastor of                     Testament
                  director of the Ev.Luth.
                  "Dialogue       Church
                  Centre"
 5 Skaidrīte      Rector,         Dr.Phil.            26        Theology     of   the New
   Gūtmane        lecturer        Dr. Theol.                    Testament
                                                                Introduction to Redemptive
                                                                theology
                                                                Bible doctrines
 6 Gunārs          Lecturer        Art critic         40        History of art
   Jukumnieks                                                   History and theology of
                                                                image in Christian art
                                                                Iconography
 7 Māris           Lecturer        M.A.               10        Fundamentals            of
   Jukumnieks                      designer                     environmental art
                                                                Modern Art
 8 Guntis          Assistant       Dr. Psych.         20        Psychiatry
   Kalnietis       professor       psychiatrist
                                   clinician
9 Aino          Assistant          Dr.Phil.           28        Introduction to philosophy
   Kuzņecova    professor
10 Gatis Līdums Assistant          M.Theol.            5        Psychology and sociology of
                                   candidate for                religion
                                   a    doctor's                Spiritual    growth    and
                                   degree at LU                 Christian counseling

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 11 Rūta Lūse       Assistant         M.Philol.        32     English
                    professor
 12 Gunta           Assistant         B.Philol.         5     German
    Ošeniece                          candidate for
                                      a    master's
                                      degree
 13 Guntars         Lecturer          M.Theol.         10     Hymnology
    Prānis                            M. in Church            Liturgy
                                      music,
                                      conductor
 14 Aija Priedīte  Assistant          Dr. Phil         16     History of Latvian culture
                   professor
 15 Ģirts Priedols Assistant          B.Sc.             3     Computer science
                                      Analyst     of
                                      computer
                                      systems
 16 Silvija Rēvele Assistant          M.E.,            11     Psychology of organizations
                   professor          candidate for
                                      a     doctor's
                                      degree at AS
 17 Ritma           Assistant         Dr.Soc.          20     The methods of social
    Rungule         professor                                 research
                                                              Sociology
 18 Valdis        Program           M.Theol.,           3     History of theology I
    Tēraudkalns   director      for candidate for             History of theology II
                  bachelor's        a    doctor's
                  degree         in degree at LU,
                  theology,         President of
                  assistant         Latvian
                  professor         Bible society
 19 Didzis-Andris Assistant         M.L.               10     Fundamentals of general law
    Lasmanis
 20 Ilze          Assistant           Dr.Soc.          10     Family sociology
    Trapenciere professor
 21 Anita         Assistant           Dr.Psyh.         18     Introduction to psychology
    Vecgrāve      professor                                   Personality psychology
                                                              Developmental psychology
 22 Jānis Vējš      Vice-rector,     Dr.               35     History of Christianity I
                    program          Phil.habil.,             Patristics
                    director     for professor                History of Christianity II
                    master's degree                           Middle Ages
                    in theology                               Modern philosophy
                                                              Philosophy of Modern Times
 23 Ilmārs          Lecturer          M.Theol.          4     Hebrew
    Zvirgzds


23 members of teaching staff in LChA from Latvia are engaged on regular basis.
9 of them are doctors, 3 lecturers at present are taking courses for doctor's degree at
Latvian University.




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                      2. Visiting professors (from abroad)
      Visiting professors on regular basis are working jointly with young teaching
staff members of Academy

                                                       Length of
No.      Name,           Position         Scientific    profes–              Courses
                                                         sional
        Surname                            degree       service
1      Johannes       Professor          Dr.Theol.     41          University       of     Orhus
       Aagaard                           hab.                      (Danmark)
                                                                   World religions
                                                                   Theological processes in the
                                                                   Modern world
2      Steinar        Lecturer           M.Polit.      10          University of Oslo
       Bakken                            M.Psych.,                 Politology
                                         Rel.Hist.                 Demography
3      Tilo Claussen Lecturer            Missionary    15          Gifts of the Holy Spirit
                                                                   Pneumatology
4      Jan Gossner    Assistant          M.Theol.      24          Norsk        DiakonihØyskole,
                      professor,                                   Oslo
                      lecturer, rector                             Deacon's education
                                                                   Evangelical social work
5      Wolf-Dieter    Assistant          Dr.Psych.     20          University of Hamburg
       Hartmann       professor                                    Psychology of religion II
6      Peter Hübner   Assistant          Dr. Phil.     25          Friedrich           Alexander
                      professor          Dr. Psych.                university
                                                                   Psychology of religion I
7      Knud           Assistant          Dr. Phil.     36          Oslo university
      JØrgensen       professor          Mission                   Theory and history of
                                         sciences                  Christian mission,
                                                                   Evangelization
8      Eero Kalevi Rector,               Dr. Theol     27          Finnish Theological institute
       Junkkaala   lecturer                                        Archaeology               and
                                                                   Geography of the Bible
9      Donald   R. Assistant             Dr. Theol.    17          Alder's memorial university
       Clary       professor,                                      Psychology of family and
                   Missionary                                      marriage
10     Tore        Associated            Dr. Phil.     30          Oslo university, Norwegian
       Lindholm    professor,                                      Institute of Human Rights
                   senior                                          The problems of ethics and
                   researcher                                      human rights
                                                                   History and practices of
                                                                   labor and social law
                                                                   The methods of social
                                                                   research
11     Francis        Assistant          Dr. Theol.    29          Concordia Seminary USA
       Wesley         professor          M.Div.                    Theology of the Old
       Monseth                                                     Testament
12     Johannes       Professor     at Dr.   Theol. 30             Concordia Seminary
       Orville        the Institute of (USA)                       The methods of the Biblical
       Mosbo          Lutheran Bible                               exegesis,
                      in Sietle                                    Gospels (Exegesis) Letters
                                                                   of the New Testament
                                                                   (Exegesis)

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13    Robert   L. Assistant           Dr.Theol.       30          Concordia Seminary
      Moylan      professor                                       Judaism and Christianity
14    Wagner      Senior              Dr. Psych.      33          The Institute of Christian
      Wolfgang    researcher                                      psychology           IGNIS
                                                                  (Germany)
                                                                  Psychology of marriage


       Each academic year 14 scientists from well–known European high schools and
      authoritative educational institutions of Lutheran theology are engaged in LChA,
                            8 of them are doctors and professors




                       3. Visiting and part-time professors (from Latvia)

                                                      Length of
No.     Name,          Position        Scientific      profes–              Courses
                                                        sional
       Surname                          degree         service
 1    Aivars        Assistant        Dr.Hist.        10           Latvian university
      Baldiņš       professor                                     Introduction to political
                                                                  sciences
 2    Dagmāra       Lecturer         M.Phil.        17            Institute of Philosophy and
      Beitnere                       candidate for                Sociology
                                     a     doctor's               World's religions
                                     degree in AS                 Introduction to history of
                                                                  Eastern religions
 3    Gatis Bušs    Assistant        Dr. Psych.      13           Introduction to family
                    professor                                     counseling
 4    Arvīds        Assistant        Artist          39           Latvian Academy of Arts
      Drīzulis      professor        Assistant                    Sculpture
                                     professor
 5    Ināra         Assistant        Dr. Psyh        25           Latvian university
      Krūmiņa       professor                                     General psychology
 6    Ludmila       Lecturer         Dr. Hist                     The president of Committee
      Kuprijanov                                                  of Social and Labor affairs at
      a                                                           the Parliment of LR
                                                                  The methods of social work
                                                                  System of social welfare in
                                                                  Europe
 7    Roberts       Assistant        Dr.Phil.                     Academy of Culture
      Mūks          professor                                     History of Culture
                                                                  Theology of P.Tillich
 8    Pēteris       Professor,       Dr. Phil        20           Academy of Culture
      Laķis         rector                                        Theology of Rule
 9    Jānis         Professor,       Painter         26           Latvian Academy of Arts
      Andris Osis   rector                                        Painting
10    Anita         Assistant        M.Paed.         17           Work with ill-disposed
      Plūme         professor                                     families
                                                                  Problems of family and
                                                                  sexual patology

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                                                            Therapy of crisis
11   Anda          Lecturer        M.Psych.        13       Latvian university
     Gaitniece-                                             Psychology of interaction
     Putāne
12   Andris        Lecturer        M.A.            5        Painting
     Teikmanis                     artist
13   Vilis         Assistant       Dr. Theol       29       Church administration
     Vārsbergs     professor
14   Jānis         Professor       Painter         36       Painting
     Zemītis
15   Juris Zaķis   Professor,      Dr.Phys.        20       Latvian university
                   Rector                                   Physics and the Bible


academic year 1999/2000.
       15 visiting professors are engaged in LChA, 9 of them are professors and
                                        doctors



       There are 39 members of teaching staff in LChA that are working on
     regular and constant basis; 21 person of them are qualified as doctors and
                                     professors




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                        CURRICULUM VITAE



                             Jānis Vējš

1. DATE OF BIRTH:          March 2, 1936, in Jelgava
2. EDUCATION:
1957 - Graduate of Riga Pedagogical Institute, English Language Department.
1962 - Oxford University, BA (Theol.)
3. LANGUAGES:
Latvian, Russian           fluent
English                    fluent
     4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Dr.phil.habil., Professor.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     Since 1970 - Candidate of Philosophy Sciences.
     Since 1972 - Academy of Sciences, Institute of History.
     Since 1980 - Institute of Philosophy and Law.
     Lecturer of the course in ‗‘Linguistic Analytical Philosophy‘‘ for Mastership
students at the Institute and LatvianUniversity.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvianpress editions -
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              3
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                  5
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
     V.         Books -                                         1
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        4




                   Valdis Tēraudkalns
1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
     1990 - Graduate of Riga Technical University, Faculty of Chemistry
Technology.
     1994 - Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, USA.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian                fluent
     English                 fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Mg.Theol.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     Since 1994 - Lecturer at the Lutheran Diacony Institute.
     Since 1994 - Lecturer at the Social Health School under Medicine Academy.
     1990-1991 - Assistant Minister of Baptist Church in Subate.
     1991-1992 - Minister of Baptist Church in Subate.

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     Since 1993 - Baptist Church in Bauska.
     1990-1995 - Secretary of LatvianBible Society.
     Since 1996 - President of LatvianBible Society.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvianpress editions -      3 President of LatvianBible
                                                       Society,
                                                       Manager of new Translation
                                                       of the Bible
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               1
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      2
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 2
     V.         Books -
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -         1




                    Dagmāra Beitnere

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                March 13, 1955, in Ventspils
2. EDUCATION:
      1974-1980 - Latviannnn University, Faculty of History and Philosophy,
specialty of History, Graduation Paper ‗‘History Philosophy Problems in Works by
R.Vitram‘‘‘.
      1983-1986 - post-graduate course at the Latviannnn University, Thesis
‗‘Religious Philosophy of LatvianExiles‘‘.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                   fluent
      English                    conversational
      German                     conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1980 -1983 - Head of Methodological Office of Philosophy Chair at the
Latviannnn University, lecturer of LatvianUniversity.
      1986 - Assistant at Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and
Sociology.
      September 1992 - Assistant at Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy
and Sociology, under a Grant on the theme ’’Dievturība as a Phenomenon of
LatvianMoral Culture in the 20th Century‘‘.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvianpress editions -              8
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               1
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                  4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -
      V.         Books -
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -         2




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                     Skaidrīte Gūtmane

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               December 8, 1948, in Riga
2. EDUCATION:
       1969 - cum laude graduate of Latviannnn University, qualification -
Philologist, Teacher of Literature.
3. LANGUAGES:
       Latvian, Russian                 fluent
       English                  fluent
       Greek                            with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Dr.phil.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Scientific activities:
       1978 - Doctor of Philology. Thesis nostrified as Dr.phil. in 1992.
       Directions of scientific work - literature reviews, relations between Culture and
Theology.
       A member of Council of Rectors of LatvianHigher Educational Institutions.
       1978-1985 - Senior Lecturer at the LatvianUniversity.
       Since 1985 - Lecturer at Riga Applied Arts College.
       Since 1991 - Asst.Prof. at LatvianUniversity Faculty of Theology.
       May 1993 - Founder and Rector of LatvianLutheran Deaconal Institute (after
Accreditation in November 1995 - ev. luth. Christian Academy).
       Since December 1995 - Leader of the Christian radio program ‗’Mazliet ticu’’
(Believe a Bit).
Creative activities:
       Attending Conferences, including the most important specified below:
       until 1983 - annual Scientific conferences of LatvianState University.
       1984 - Initiator of the All-Union Scientific Conference ‗‘Philosophy and
Literary Critic‘‘ (dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Prof., Dr.phil. Kārlis Kraulins)
at the University. The Conference was controversial to the Marxist ideology
prevailing at the time, facilitated the development of an alternative creative thinking
during the period of Communist rule. It was the main reason why she had to leave the
University with a reprimand due to her refusal to keep strictly to Marxist-Leninist
ideology.
       October 1992 - ‗‘Gruntvig Readings‘‘ at Århus University in Danmark, the
report ‗‘Christian Education in Latviannnn‘‘.
       Since 1993 - ‗’Januarkursus’’, annual seminars of Bible studies at the Bible
Institute in Copenhagen, Danmark.
       November 1993 - Conference of a worldwide organization ‗‘Women Aglow
International‘‘ in Arizona, the USA, the report ‗‘Women and Democratic
Development in Latviannnn‘‘.
       March 1994 - the ‗‘Women Aglow International‘‘ conference in Strasbourg, the
report ‗‘Education and Problems of Changing Qualification in Latviannnn‘‘.
       March 1995 - the ‗‘Women Aglow International‘‘ conference in Thesaloniki,
Greece, the report ‗‘Problems of Secular and Christian Education in Latviannnn‘‘.
       July 1994 - Conference of International Bible School Association in
Minneapolis, USA, the report ‗‘Christian Education in Latviannnn and Initiatives of
LatvianChristian Academy‘‘.
       May 1996 - ‗‘Environment and Culture‘‘ in Riga.

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      February 1996 - ‗‘Gospel and Culture‘‘, Oslo University, Faculty of Theology.
      April 1996 - Conference by Swedish Council of Churches ‗‘Role of the Church
in Facilitation of Human Safety in the Baltic Sea Region‘‘, in Stockholm.
      May 1996 - Conference by ‗‘Aspera‘‘, the LatvianAssociation of Christian
Schools, the report ‗‘Christian Education as a Part of Democratic Culture‘‘.
      1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 - a participant of Archaeological excavations in Israel
together with Finnish Theological Institute and Israel Antiquities Authority.
      Initiator of scientific work at the LatvianChristian Academy:
      - man and resources of his Moral and Spiritualal power;
      - mediation of Culture and Christianity and integration of Christianity into
Social environment;
      - participation in international research projects ‗‘Emmaus Project‘‘ and ‗‘The
Land of Geshur‘‘ in Israel (together with Archaeology, Theology and History experts
from Finland, Israel, Italy, Germany).
Organizer of exhibitions:
      December 1994 - LatvianChristian Art (the first in Latvia) at the St.Peter‘s
Church in Riga.
      December 1995 - Norwegian Christian Art, dedicated to the 1000th anniversary
of Christianity in Norway, at the St.Peter‘s Church in Riga.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press -         3
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               1 Coordinator of two
international
                                                                projects in Latvia
      III.       Scientific conference theses -               5
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
      V.         Books -
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -         2




                         Guntis Dišlers
1. DATE OF BIRTH:             June 30, 1958, in Limbazi
2. EDUCATION:
      1978-1983 - Latvian University, Faculty of Philology.
      1989 - Latvian University, Faculty of Theology.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                fluent
      English                 fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      Bachelor of Philology.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1984-1989 - scientific editor of Social and Humanitarian Sciences at the
Publishing house ‖Zinatne‖ of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
      July 1990 - ordained as a Pastor at the Latvian ev. luth. Church.
      1990 - Co-pastor at the Dom Church and St.John‘s Ev.Luth. Church in Riga.
      Since 1992 - minister of Ev.-Luth.parish in Ikskile.


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      1990-1993 - annual courses for Sunday School teachers of Latvian
Ev.Luth.Church (Theology of New and Old Testimony).
      Since 1990 - regular Bible lessons at the St.John‘s parish in Riga and Ev.Luth.
parish in Ikskile.
      1989-1993 - Editor of the weekly ‗‘Svētdienas Rīts‘‘ of Latvian
Ev.Luth.Church.
      1991-1994 - Leader of Christian programs in Latvian State Radio.
      Since 1993 - work at the Daaconal Institute: administrative responsibilities,
lecturer of Bible Sciences and Judaism; translation of lectures from English into
Latvian etc.

6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -              9
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                4
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       2
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -
     V.         Books -                               translation of 3 Theological
books
                                                from English (total of 1250 pages)
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          2




                           Francis Wesley
                                   Monseth
           1. NAME, SURNAME: Francis Wesley Monseth
           2. BIRTH: November24, 1941, Minot, North Dakota
            3. EDUCATION: Oak Grove Lutheran High School, Fargo, North Dakota,
      1957-1959;
      Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1959-1960;
      Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1961-1963;
      Valley City State University , 1960-1961,1963-1964 (Bachelor of Arts degree);
      Association Free Lutheran Theological seminary, Minneapolis, 1964-1967
      (Master of Divinity degree);
      Seattle Pacific University graduate School, Seattle, 1969-1971; was awarded a
      Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies in July 1972. (Thesis topic: ―Luther’s
      Understanding of the Pastoral Ministry‖)
      Concordia Seminary Graduate School, St. Louis, 1972-1973, 1978-1979; was
      awarded a master of Sacred Theology degree in Systematic and Historical
      Theology in 1978. (Thesis topic: ―The Doctrine of Sanctification as Portrayed in
      Spener’s Pia Desideria”). He was awarded the Doctor of Theology degree in
      Systematic Theology in 1986. (Thesis topic: ―Millennialism in America
      Lutheranism in Light of Augsburg Confession, Article XVII”).
            4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
I.      Monseth was installed as pastor of Calvary congregation in November, 1967.
II.     He was ordained into the Lutheran ministry in 1968.


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III.  Dr. Monseth has served in several official capacities as an evangelical Lutheran
      minister. He was an officer in the Evangelical Pastor‘s Association in Everett.
      He has been a member of the board of Lutheran Colportage, Inc., and the home
      council of World Mission League and served president of the Lutheran Council
      on Biblical Inerrancy.
IV. As a pastor of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, he has been an
      officer of its national Lutheran League Federation and its Youth Board. he also
      served three terms as vice-president of the AFLC and for many years was a
      member of the Editorial Board of the Lutheran Ambassador.
V. Monseth joined the faculty of Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary
      in August, 1971, as a pastor of Systematic Theology. In June of 1981, he was
      elected Dean of the Seminary .
VI. Dr. Monseth has had opportunity to teach theology in south America (Brazil)
      during the summer of 1990 as well as in eastern Europe (Russia, Estonia, and
      Latvia) during the 199301994 school year.
   5. PUBLICATIONS:
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              8
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                     4
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 6
     V.         Books -                                            4
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3
6. LANGUAGES:
     English                    fluent
     German                     fluent
     Norwegian                          fluent




                      Johannes Orville
                                   Mosbo
           1. NAME, SURNAME: Johannes Orville Mosbo
           2. BIRTH:
           3. EDUCATION: Post graduate studies - Candidate of Theology, Luther
     Theological Seminary 1954 Doctor of ministry, Graduate Theological Union via
     Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Pedagogical experience: 16
     years of teaching at the Lutheran Bible Institute in California, (now located in
     Irvine, California).
     Pastoral Ministry: 1954-1957 Cathlamet, Washington; 1957-1963 madras,
     Oregon; 1963-1968 Lakewood, California; 1969-1976 Marysville, California.
     Service in congregations registrar - Lutheran bible Institute in California;
     Currently: Founder and general Secretary of INTERNATIONAL LUTHERAN
     BIBLE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP MOVEMENT.
           5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
I.        Articles in the Latvian press editions -
II.       Articles in Foreign editions -                 8
III.      Scientific Conference theses -                        3
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IV.    Methodological articles and teaching aids - 4
V.     Books -                                          3
VI.    Articles in Scientific Collections -        4
6. LANGUAGES:
English                        fluent
German                         fluent
Norwegian                conversational




                          Juris Cālītis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:             December 14, 1939, in Riga
2. EDUCATION:
      1962 - graduate of University of Maryland.
      1965 - Harvard University Faculty of Theology
      1965-1969 - Harward University, candidate to Doctor‘s degree in Philosophy.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, English               fluent
      Greek                          with the help of a Dictionary
      German                  conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1962 - Bachelor of Humanitarian Sciences, summa cum laude;
      1965 - Master of Theology, magnum cum laude;
      S.T.B/M.Div. degree;
      1967-1968 - Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Phi Beta Capa Fellow; Asst.Prof. of
Harward University;
      1969 - Candidate to Doctor‘s degree in Philosophy (Psychiatry D.);
      1991 - Latvian University Doctor of Theology honoris causa;
      1992 - Doctor‘s degree awarded through habilitation of Latvian University;
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      Lecturer of Systematic and New Testimony Theology at Latvian University,
Faculty of Theology.
      Lecturer of Systematic Theology at Latvian ev. Luth. Christian Academy.
      Minister of St.Saviour‘s Ev.Luth.Church in Riga.
      Minister of Ev. Reformed-Brother parish in Riga.
      Since 1996 - Coordinator of the work by Bible Translation Commission of
Latvian Bible Society.
      Since 1982 - Dean of the LELBA Institute of Theology.
      Since 1996 - a Member of the LELBA Liturgy Commission.
      1973-1995 - Minister of St.Andrew‘s Ev.Luth. parish in Toronto (Canada).
      1974-1995 - Teacher at the TLTA Latvian Gymnasium in Toronto, Canada.
      1978-1995 - Chairman of Latvian Committee for Bible Translation.
      1991-1995 - Dean of the LELBA region of Canada.
      1991-1995 - a member of Church Senior Council of the Latvian Ev.
Luth.Church Abroad (LELBA).
      1978-1995 - a member of the LELBA Church and Liturgy Commission.
      1981-1995 - Manager of the LELBA Theology Branch.
      1981-1990 - a Member and Deputy Chairman of the LELBA Board.

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      1984-1987 - a Board member of Ev. Luth.Church in Canada (ELCIC).
      1984-1987 - a member of Theology Commission of the Lutheran Congregation
of the USA (LCUSA).
      1977-1982 - a member of Theology Commission of the Canada Church
Congregation (CCC).
      1976-1980 - a member of Foundation and Managing Committee of the Latvian
Center in Toronto (Canada).
      1969-1973 - Minister at Sero Colorado parish (Aruba, the Dutch Antilles).
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
I.      Articles in the Latvian press editions -          5 a member of Latvian
Bible Society Presidium
II.     Articles in foreign editions -              3
III.    Scientific Conference theses -                    2
IV.     Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
V.      Books -                                           2+founder of 1 journal,
editor,
                                                              author of many articles
VI.     Articles in Scientific Collections -        3




                           Aija Priedīte
1. DATE OF BIRTH:               November 7, 1954.
2. EDUCATION:
      1976-1981 - Latvian State University, Faculty of History and Philosophy,
Department of Philosophy.
      1995 - Scientific Degree of Doctor of Philosophy for the Promotion Paper
‗‘Culture Philosophical Problems in Latvian History of Ideas/Second Half of the 19th
century and First Half of the 20th Century‘‘.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                  fluent
      English                   fluent
      German                    conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Scientific degree of Doctor of
Philosophy.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Since 1981 - Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, project
‗‘History of Ideas in Latvian‘‘. Results of the research have been summarized and
included in the following courses of lectures: ‗‘Philosophical Idea in Latvian‘‘ (for
students of Education Development Institute), ‗‘Culture History in Latvian‘‘ (for
students of Riga Technical University), ‗‘Culture Philosophical Problems in Latvian
History of Ideas‘‘ (for students of Latvian University studying for Master of
Philosophy), ‗‘Culture history‘‘ (for students of the RSEBAA).
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -             3
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               4
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3

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     V.       Books -                                            1
     VI.      Articles in Scientific Collections -        4




                       Aino Kuznecova

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                1942.
2. EDUCATION:
      1963-1969 - Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                   fluent
      English                    with the help of a dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1981 - Candidate of Philosophy Sciences.
      1992 - Doctor of Philosophy.
      Since 1985 - Assistant Professor.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1969-1970 - Lecturer of Philosophy at the Latvian State Institute of Physical
Culture (LVFKI).
      1970-1973 - Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at the LVFKI.
      1973-1976 - post-graduate student of Latvian University, Faculty of
Philosophy.
      1976-1985 - Senior Lecturer at the LVFKI.
      1985-1991- Assistant Professor, Chair of Social Sciences, the LVFKI.
      1991-1995 - Assistant Professor, Chair of Management and Social Sciences,
the LSPA.
      Since 1995 - Head of Management and Social Sciences Chair, Assistant
Professor at the LSPA.
      Since 1994 - also part-time teacher of philosophy at the Latvian Evangelical
Lutheran Christian Academy.
Academic courses:
      * at the LSPA - Philosophy, Ethics, Esthetics;
      * at the Latvian Ev. Luth. Christian Academy - Introduction to Philosophy,
Ancient philosophy.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvianpress editions -
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                2
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    2
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 8
      V.         Books -                                           8
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          3




                        Anita Vecgrāve


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1. DATE OF BIRTH:                April 29, 1954.
2. EDUCATION:
      1973-1979 - Latvian State University, Faculty of History and Philosophy.
      1988-1989 - Leningrad University, Faculty of Psychology.
      Since 1994 - Latvian University, candidate to Doctor‘s degree.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                   fluent
      English                    conversational
      German                     conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1979-1983 - teacher.
      1983-1989 - research associate, Chair of Scientific Research, Ministry of
Education of Latvian SSR.
      1989-1997 - Psychologist.
      Courses of lectures at the Latvian Ev. Luth. Christian Academy: 1995 -
‗‘Psychology of an Ill person‘‘, 1997 - ‗‘General Psychology‘‘.
      Since 1994 - work on the Thesis ‗‘Emotional Development of Children Aged
3-7 and Possibilities of its Correction‘‘.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            10
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              2
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    2
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - none
      V.         Books -                                           1
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3




                        Ināra Krūmina
1. DATE OF BIRTH:             1942, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
     1969 - graduate of Leningrad State University, Faculty of Pedagogy.
     1977 - Candidate of Psychology Sciences.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian                fluent
     German                   fluent
     English                  conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1969- up to now - Assistant Professor of Latvian University.
     1983 - Assistant Professor, Chair of Pedagogy and Psychology, Latvian
University.
     Scientific Secretary of Pedagogy and Psychology Institute, Latvian University.
     A Member and Board Member of Latvian Association of Professional
Psychologists.
     A Member of Latvian Association of School Psychologists.
     A Member of Certification Commission of Professional Psychologists.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)

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   I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -              5
   II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                3
   III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      3
   IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -   6
   V.         Books -                                             2
   VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          4




                       Dr.hab., prof.
                   Johaness Aagaard
      1. NAME, SURNAME: Dr.hab., prof. Johaness Aagaard.
      2. BIRTH: April 29, 1928 Horsens, Denmark.
      3. EDUCATION: Preliminary religious studies at the University of Århus,
BA degree, 1949-1952
Religious studies in Pakistan and India, 1952-1953.
Theological studies in Århus, M.Th. degree, Egregie., 1953-1956.
Studies in Rome, 1961.
Studies during the summer in various parts of Germany, 1962/63/64.
Finishing a dissertation for the theological doctorate, 1965.
Public defence of the dissertation Mission, Konfession und Kirche. Dr. Theol.
      4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Research secretary for the
Danish Missionary Society, 1956-1957.
Research in Uppsala, Sweden, 1957-1958.
Research in London, Leiden and Humburg, 1958-1959.
Appointed lecturer at the Theological faculty, Århus University for Missiology.
(simmilar to Assistant Professor), 1959.
Appointed Associated Professor (Afdelingsleder) and Director of the Institute for
the Missiology and Ecumenics Science then a number of study - tours to East-
Africa, Latin-America, to India and the other countries, 1968.
Member of the Board of the Theological Faculty since 1971 and member of the
senate of the University of Århus for two periods.
Full Academic profesor since 1995.
Johaness Aagaard has been a guest-lecturer in the following places:
Uppsala, at the Institute for Missionsforskning Reykjavik at the theological faculty.
Helsinki, Abo Akademi, Finland.
Oslo at the Theological Faculty and at Menighedsfakultetet.
Bergen at the institute for the Religious Studies.
Trodheim at the institute for the Religious Studies.
Selly Oak, Birmingham at the Selly Oak Colleges.
Aberdeen at the institute for the Religious Studies.
Halle , Germany at Theological faculty.
Tübingen, at the Institute of Tübingen.
Pune / Poona, India, at the theological Seminary.
Madurai, at the Tamilandu Theological seminary.
St. Louis at the SEMINEX.
Chicago at Lutheran School of Theology.
Dubuque, Iowa at Wartburg Theological Seminary.

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  Columbus, Ohio ar the Apostolic Lutheran Church - Theological Seminary.
  Ventnor, New Jersey at the Institute for Overseas Mission.
  Copenhagen, at the Theological Faculty.
  St.Peterburg, The Theological Academy.
  Moscow, The St.Ireneus Center, The Russian Orthodox Church.
  Riga, Latvia, The Theological faculty, and the Lutheran Academy.
  Prag and Ostraava, The Tjekkei, at the theological faculties
  Various Evangelical Academies in Germany.
  The ABAC University , Bankok, Thailand.
  The Christian University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  The Lutheran Theological Seminary, Bangkok, Thailand.
  The Lutheran Theological faculty, Shatin, Hong Kong and at Schinshu, Taiwan.
  Johaness Aagaard has been invited to serve on the following boards in honorary
  capacities:
  Danish Member of the Faith and order Commission of the World Council of
  Churches, Geneva, Switzerland.
  Chairman of the Nordic Ecumenical Institute, Sigtuna, Sweden.
  President for the International Association for Mission Studies.
  Member of the Steering Committee of the Theological education Fund.
  Member of the Academy for the Future Research, Denmark.
  Vice-chairman of the Nordic Institute for the Missiology and Ecumenics.
  Member of the Danish Ecumenical Council.
  Member of the Inter-Church Council of the Church Denmark.
  Member of the Danish Missionary Council.
  President of the Danish Student Christian Movement/ Kirketjenesten I Danmark.
  Chairman of the Ecumenical Center and in Copenhagen.
  Chairman of the Dialog-Center and the Dialog-Center International Vicechairman
  of the RENNER, research network for New Religions
          5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              12
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                     5
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 23
     V.         Books -                                            3
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        10
          6. LANGUAGES:
     Danish                            fluent
     English, German                          fluent
     French                            fluent
     Hindu .............................conversational




                      Ilmārs Zvirgzds

1. DATE OF BIRTH:          September 11, 1941.
2. EDUCATION:

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     1990-1994 - Latvian University, Faculty of Theology.
     1994-1996 - studies at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian                   fluent
     English, German                    fluent
     Hebrew                     fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1993-1994 - Acting Minister of Bolderāja Ev. Luth. congregation.
     During studies in Germany - Personal Secretary to the Archbishop E.E.Rozītis.
     Summer 1994 - ordained as a Minister by Archbishop of Riga and Latvia Jānis
Vanags.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            2
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              1
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   1
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
     V.         Books -                                          none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        none




                       Gunta Ošeniece

1. DATE OF BIRTH:              June 22, 1972, in Sigulda.
2. EDUCATION:
     1990-1994 - Latvian University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of
German Language and Literature.
     Since 1994 - studies at Latvian University, Faculty of Foreign Languages for
Master‘s degree.
     1992/1993 - practical studies in Menhengladbach, Germany.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian                  fluent
     English                   fluent
     German                    fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
     1994 - Bachelor of Philology.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1991-1992 - Leading Specialist at National Inspectorate for Protection of
Culture Monuments.
     German language teacher at Tourist Business Department of Riga Purvciems
Vocational School.
     1994-1996 - translation of Seminars under the contracts with Tourism Council,
Ministry of Education and Science, Center of Professional Education.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -           none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -             none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    1
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      IV.      Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
      V.       Books -                                               none
      VI.      Articles in Scientific Collections -        none




                               Rūta Lūse
1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     English                    fluent
     German                     fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -             none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                4
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       2
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -   13
     V.         Books -                                              none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          2




                        Rinta Bružēvica
1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     French                     fluent
     English                    conversational
     Latin                              with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -              3
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                 none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                        none
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 4
     V.         Books -                                               none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -           1




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                       Guntars Prānis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                 July 7, 1971, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
       1987-1989 - Music School named after Em.Dārzins.
       1989-1993 - Choir Conductor Department of Latviann Music Academy named
after Jāzeps Vītols.
       1993-1995 - German Church Music Higher School in Hertford.
3. LANGUAGES:
       Latviann, Russian                  fluent
       German                     fluent
       English                    conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
       1993 - Bachelor of Choir Conductor.
       1995 - Master of Church Music, Germany.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
       1990-1993 - conductor of Jesus Parish Choir and Youth ensemble.
       A Member of Composers‘ Union.
       Founder, manager and conductor of Gregorian Chant Choir.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -           none
       II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              3
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   3
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
       V.         Books -                                          none
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        2




                         Silvija Rēvele

1. DATE OF BIRTH:            March 11, 1963.
2. EDUCATION:
     1981 - Latvian State University, Philosophy.
     1992 - Central European University, Sociology.
     1993 - Mastership at the Academy of Sciences.
     Since 1997 - Candidate to Doctor‘s Degree at the Latviann Academy of
Sciences.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian               fluent
     English                 fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: M.E.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1994 - Assistant, Chair of Sociology and Pedagogy, Riga Technical University.
     1988-1993 - Assistant, Chair of Political Science, Riga Technical University.


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     1990 (winter session) - lecturer of the Exchange         program with St.Lutheran
University, the USA.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -              4
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                 5
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       3
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -    2
     V.         Books -                                              1
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -           3




                           Gatis Līdums

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                June 7, 1965, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
      June 19, 1991 - graduate of Riga Technical University, Faculty of Electric
Power Engineering, qualification - industrial thermal energy engineer.
      June 6, 1992 - graduate of Nordiska Bibelinstitutet in Saffle, Sweden,
Certificate in Theological Studies.
      May 3, 1997 - high honours graduate of Western Seminary in Portland,
Oregon, the USA, Master of Divinity with specialization in Pastoral Care.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian                  fluent
      English                    fluent
      German                     conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      May 3, 1997 - Master of Divinity awarded by Western Seminary in Portland,
Oregon, the USA.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1988-1989 - non-staff employee of the ev. luth. weekly ‗‘Svētdienas Rīts‘‘ and
‗‘Pakāpieni‘‘ magazine.
      1990-1991 - involved in creation of the Christian program ‗‘Vārds un Mūzika‘‘
(The Word and Music) at the Latviann Radio.
      Together with the journalist Arnis Sablovskis wrote the column ‗‘Ne no sīs
pasaules‘‘ (Not From This World) in the newspaper ‗‘Latvijas Jaunatne‘‘ (Latviann
Youth).
      January 1991 - August 1991 - Junior Specialist in Environment Protection
Committee of Republic of Latvian.
      July 1992 - July 1993 - Temporary Charge d‘Affaires for the American
Christian mission ‗‘The Greater Europe Mission‘‘ in Riga.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -           2
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              1
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    2
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
      V.         Books -                                           none
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        2

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                       Anda Gaitniece-
                                   Putāne

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               November 12, 1970, in Grobina.
2. EDUCATION:
     1989-1993 - Latvian University, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology.
     1993-1996 - Latvian University, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     English                    conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
     1993 - Bachelor of Philosophy.
     1996 - Master of Philosophy.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1993-1994 - Assistant at the School Psychology Center under Latvian
University.
     1994-1995 - psychologist at Riga Secondary School No. 58.
     Since 1994 - Lecturer of Psychology at Latvian University.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -           2
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              1
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                  3
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 2
     V.         Books -                                         none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        2




                         Alvars Baldins
1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                 fluent
     English                   with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -             5
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               3
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   1

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     IV.       Methodological articles and teaching aids - 2
     V.        Books -                                             none
     VI.       Articles in Scientific Collections -        2




                         Tore Lindholm

           1. NAME, SURNAME: Tore Lindholm
           2. BIRTH: March 23 1941, Skien, Norway
           3. EDUCATION: Magister artium in philosophy, University of Oslo
   (Spring 1973); Dissertation on Karl Popper‘s Philosophy of Science. Associate
   professor.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 1990.- Senior researcher
   and co-ordinator of NIHR research program in cross-cultural foundations of
   human rights (job title change to ―associate professor‖ as of 1 January 1995 when
   the NIHR was incorporated into the University of Oslo).
   1987 - 1990 researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Human Rights.
   1982-1989 main lecturer in mandatory philosophy of sscience course program for
   doctoral students at the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH-Ås) and at the
   Faculty of Social Science, University of Oslo.
   1984-1987 Philosophy of science lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, University
   of Oslo.
   1985-1989 Teaching philosophy courses in moral philosophy for extra-mural
   university students (grunnfang) in Skien, Drammen, Bærum, LØrensskog and
   Oslo.
   1984-1987 Head of the University seminar for the study of science, University of
   Oslo.
   1980, 1982 Associate professor in philosophy at the University of Trondheim.
   1981-1984 University scholar in philosophy at the University of Oslo.
4. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              8
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 6
      V.         Books -                                             4
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3
5. LANGUAGES:
      English                    fluent
      German                     fluent
      Norwegian                          fluent




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                    Gunārs Jukumsons-
                              Jukumnieks

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               April 9, 1930, in Liepāja.
2. EDUCATION: Latvian Arts Academy.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     German                     with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
     1966 - Art Critic.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     Since 1956 - teacher at Riga Secondary Schools No. 1, 3, 4, 47, Latvian State
Conservatory, Christian School of Juris Barbins, Latviann Baptist Theological
Seminary.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press -         3
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                     none
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 8
     V.         Books -                                            none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          none




                            Marita Olina
1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     English                    with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -               2
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                  none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                         1
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -     3
     V.         Books -                                                none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -            1




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                         Vilis Vārsbergs

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               June 1, 1929, in Prauliena, Lazdona.
2. EDUCATION:
      1949 - Secondary School named after Kr.Barons at the refugee camp in
Hersbruck, Germany.
      1954 - graduate of Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska.
      1957 - graduate of Lutheran Theology School in Chicago.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann                          fluent
      English                   fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1954 - B.A. Magnum cum Laude.
      1957 - Master of Divinity.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      May 14, 1957 - ordained as a Minister by United Luther Church in America,
Michigan Synod.
      Mission developer in Alibone, Michigan,
      1959 and 1960 - participated in preparation of Foreign high school students in
Drew University, New Jersey, within the framework of ‗‘International Christian
Youth Exchange‘‘.
      1962 - Chairman of Managing Committee of Lutheran Evangelism Mission.
      1963-1968 - Minister of Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, Michigan.
      1965 - Chairman of Interim Board and later the Council Member of Garezers,
Inc., Michigan until 1984 when elected as the Chairman of the LELBA Board.
      1969-1972 - Administrator of Garezers.
      1969-1984 - Religion Teacher at the Garezers Summer High School.
      January 15, 1973 - August 30, 1994 - Minister of Zion parish under Chicago
Latvian Ev.-Luth. Church.
      1972 - spring of 1994 - Religion and Church History Teacher at the Latviann
School named after Kr.Barons in Chicago.
      1986 - studies of the work by Church Mission in Southern India.
      1987 - visits to Latviann parishes in South America: Buenos Aires, Argentine,
Sao Paulo and Novo Odesa, Brazil, Caracas, Venezuela.
      A life-time member of Association of American Latvians.
      1985 and 1989 - lectures on Parish structure and Administration at summer
courses of Theology Institute held in Sidrabene.
      May, 1993 and February, 1994 - lectures on parish administration to students of
Latvian University Faculty of Theology in Riga.
      July 1, 1995 - by Rector‘s order appointed as the Dean of Latvian University
Faculty of Theology for the period of 3 years and currently lecturing on Pastoral
ministry, Parish administration and Casuistry.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -            4
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               8
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      2
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
      V.         Books -                                      none, but he is the editor
of many

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                                                      books issued by the LELBA
(USA)
    VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -




                            Peter Hübner

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               .
2. EDUCATION:
     Friedrich Alexander university in Erlang-Nirnberg.
     January 30, 970 - awarded Doctor‘s degree for the paper ‗‘Informative
Theoretical Model for Simulation of Supermark Detection‘‘.
     August 6, 1970 - won the Faculty Award.
3. LANGUAGES:
     German, English                    fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Dr.phil.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1967-1992 - Lecturer at Erlangen University, Institute of Psychology. Subject:
General psychology, Methodology.
     1992 - up to now - Lecturer at the IGNIS Academy of Christian Psychology.
Subjects: Christian anthropology and Psychology; Philosophy; research
Methodology.
     Current employment: Director of the IGNIS Academy of Christian Psychology.
     At the Latviann Ev.Luth. Christian Academy lectured on ‗‘Christian
Anthropology and Psychology‘‘; ‗‘Image of Man.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -              1
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                 18
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                         5
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 8
     V.         Books -                                                3
     VI.       Articles in Scientific Collections -Scientific editor and publisher of the
               scientific collection ‗‘IGNIS Journal‘‘,
                ‗‘Zietschrift für Christliche Psychologie, Therapie und Biblische
               Seelsorge‘‘




                         Dr. phil. Wolf-
                       Dieter Hartmann
         1. NAME, SURNAME: Dr. Phil. Wolf-Dieter Hartmann
         2. BIRTH: Jun 27, 1946 in Bückenburg.
         3. EDUCATION: Hamburg University, Diplom -Psychologen. 1968-1975

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          4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Teaching the confirmation
  classes in 2 Lutheran parishes (local churches) in Hamburg, 1972-1984.
  Teaching the candidates for confirmation the protestant-lutheran church in
  Hamburg-Osdorf. Building and management of the advice centre in this church,
  1972-1980.
  Outside lecturer at the institute for further education training for teacher in
  Hamburg. Speaker and director of conferences in different institutions in the area
  adult education, 1972-1982.
  Building up and management of an office for psychotherapy in Hamburg, 1975-
  1988.
  Working at IGNIS, German Society for Christian Psychology, leader of the section
  ―parish and counselling‖, Member of the board, lecturer at the academy for the
  christian psychology, 1989- today.
          5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -              none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                 8
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                         5
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 16
     V.         Books -                                                2
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -           4
        6. LANGUAGES:
     German, English                            fluent




                          Didzis-Andris
                                Lasmanis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:
2. EDUCATION:
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian                  fluent
     English                    fluent
     German                     fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -              2
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       none
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -   4
     V.         Books -                                              none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          1




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                     Donald R. Clary

        1. NAME, SURNAME: Donald R. Clary
        2. BIRTH: March 12, 1945
        3. EDUCATION: Adler‘s Memorial university USA. Magister theology
    1969.
    Dissertation on Christian counselling 1975.
    Dr.Psyh.
            4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Family Living Ministries
    founder 1969.
    Christian counsaller and pastor.
    Member of the Association of Christian counselling U.S.A.
    member of the National Evangelical Association.
            5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -a book in Latviann
                     ‗‘Kristīgā padomdevēja rokasgrāmata‘‘
                     (Christian Adviser‘s Manual), 1996
II.       Articles in Foreign editions -                 18
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -                      5
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 12
       V.         Books -                                             4
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          8
          6. LANGUAGES:
       German, English                            fluent




                       Ģirts Priedols

1. DATE OF BIRTH:             April 16, 1970, in Aizpute, Liepāja district.
2. EDUCATION:
      1988-1994 - Riga Technical University, Faculty of Automatic Equipment and
Machinery.
      October 1995 - specialized courses in Computer science by the IBM company
(in Helsinki, Finland).
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian               fluent
      English                 conversational
      German                  with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1994 - Bachelor of Computer Science.
      1994 - Diploma of Engineer, System Technician and Analyst.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1994-1995 - specialist-consultant at a private Computer company.
      1995 - Sales Manager, the ‗‘Computerland‘‘ company.
      1995-1997 - Manager of Computer Center, the ‗‘Invest Rīga‘‘ auditing
company.

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     1997 - Computer Science Teacher at the Latvian Ev.Luth. Christian Academy.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -           none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                     1
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1 (author of the software
program ‗‘Means of Forecasting and Automatic Management for Latviann Shipping
company‘‘)
     V.         Books -                                            none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        none




                       Dr. Eero Kalevi
                              Junkkaala
            1. NAME, SURNAME: Dr. Eero Kalevi Junkkaala
            2. BIRTH:
            3. EDUCATION: Theol. Cand. (MA) Degree at the Helsinki University
   1976. Working towards theol. doctor‘s degree. thesis :The Reseach History of the
   Israelite Settlement in the Promised Land.
            4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Working as a Youth leader
   at the Pälkäne Congregation 1969-70 and at the Taivallahti Congregation in
   Helsinki 1971-1975, working as a Teacher at the Finnish bible Institute 1976-1983
   and as a Rector 1983-1987, working as a General Secretary at the Finnish
   Theological Institute from 1988. Chairman of the Nordic Inner Mission Councel
   in Finnland 1980-1987, Chairman of the Scripture Union in Finland 1985-1991,
   Chairman of The Friends of Israel Association in Helsinki 1991-1995 and
   Chairman of the Akacia-Foundation from 1990.
            5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -           2
       II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              6
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   4
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 5
       V.         Books -                                          2
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        8
5. LANGUAGES:
       Finnish                            fluent
       German, English                            fluent
       Swedish                           fluent




                         Ritma Rungule

1. DATE OF BIRTH:            June 14, 1952, in Liepāja.

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2. EDUCATION:
       1975 - Latvian University, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of
Philosophy.
       1987 - defended Thesis for the degree of Candidate of Science on the theme
‗‘Recreation of City-Dwellers in Nature, Its Social Importance‘‘ at the Moscow
Institute for Sociological Research.
3. LANGUAGES:
       Latviann, Russian          fluent
       German                     fluent
       English                    with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
       1992 - scientific degree of Doctor of Social Sciences awarded by Latvian
Academy of Sciences.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
       1975-1990 - research associate, Nature Protection Laboratory, Institute of
Forestry Problems under the ‗‘Silava‗‘ Scientific and production association.
       Since 1991 - Institute of Philosophy and Social science.
       1991-1994 - project ‗‘Ethnically Homogeneous and Mixed Families in
Latvian‘‘.
       1997 - Head of the project ‗‘Place of the Youth in Public Structures‘‘.
       Course of lectures ‗‘Sociology‘‘.
       Course of lectures ‗‘Stratification of Community‘‘ for Mastership students of
Latvian University.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -      5
       II.        Articles in Foreign editions -                3
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -                     2
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
       V.         Books -                                            2
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -          10




                      Ilze Trapenciere

1. DATE OF BIRTH:           August 14, 1953.
2. EDUCATION:
     1976 - Latvian University, Faculty of History and Philosophy.
     1988 - Extra-mural post-graduate studies at Institute of Social Sciences in
Moscow.
     1989 - a course in Computer science at Latvian University.
     1990 - a course in Computer science at Riga Polytechnical Institute.
     1991, 1992 - summer school ‗‘Sociological Methods of Research and
Analysis‘‘ held by IREX.
     1995 - a course in methodology of teaching the English language organized by
Soros Foundation.
3. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

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      1977-1995 - researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences.
      1992-1993 - practical work at the Sociology Chair, Wisconsin University
(Madison, the USA).
      September-November 1993 - practical work at Stockholm University, Sweden.
      January-May 1995 - a guest lecturer at Duke University, the USA.
      1995-1997 - holder of the grant from Soros Foundation for the project ‗‘Gender
Differences in the Life Course‘‘.
5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -             4
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               5
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
      V.         Books -                                              none
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections - scientific coordinator of 7
                                                      international projects in Latvian




                      Wagner Wolfgang
          1. NAME, SURNAME: Wagner Wolfgan, Diplom- Psychologe
  (Oberstudienrat)
          2. BIRTH:
          3. EDUCATION:
          4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Teacher at a Gymnasium
  (the German kind of Highschool) 1964-1975 and since 1987. School Psychologist
  at a Country School Board 1977-1987.
  Full Gospel Business men’s Fellowship International: Local Chapter President
  ,1975 ff; Field Representative 1979 ff; Member of the National Board, since 1983;
  National Vice President, since 1991.
  IGNIS- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Christliche Psychologie: (German Society for
  Christian Psychology):
  Foundation member 1986, member of the national Board since 1986, Staff
  member in numerous seminaries, Lecture at the IGNIS- Academy for Christian
  Psychology since the beginning 1992. TLC (a Teaching and Training Program for
  Senior Pastors of the Josua - Stiftelsen, Sweden) - teaching staff member since
  1990.
          5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            3
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              8
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                       4
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 13
     V.         Books -                                              1
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        9
        6. LANGUAGES:
     German, English                    fluent
     French                     fluent



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                           Jan Gossner
           1. NAME, SURNAME: Jan Gossner.
           2. BIRTH: January 30, 1946.
           3. EDUCATION:
I.    Cand. theol. (Master of Theology, from the Free Faculty of Theology, Oslo
      1971.
II. Pastoral training and ordination in the Lutheran Church of Norway 1973.
III. Additional training in Pastoral Counselling, Modum Christian Hospital 1992-
      1983
IV. Pedagogical Training for Collage teachers, University of Oslo 1994.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
I.    Assistant professor, Old and New Testament, The Free faculty of Theology,
      Oslo 1973.
II. Lecturer, Old testament, The theol. Seminary of the Lutheran Free Church of
      Norway, 1971.
III. Student Pastor. Norwegian Colleges and Schools Christian Union, 1973-1979.
IV. Pastor of Halden Lutheran Congregation, 1979-1987.
V. Hospital Chaplain, Modum Christian Hospital 1982-1983.
VI. Principal of the Norwegian Deaconal College 1989-
VII. Lecturer in Practical Theology an Pastoral Ministry at the Free faculty of
      Theology, Oslo.
VIII. Speaking and teaching in Church conferences and courses in Sweden,
      Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Baltic countries, mostly Latvia. In Latvia since
      1990.
IX. Board Member of the Norwegian Santal Mission 1980-1986.
X. Founder and President of TELEIOS Norway, courses in christian conselling
      and communication, based on the works and courses of Dr. Gary R. Sweeten,
      Cincinnati, Ohio 1986-1994.
5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            2
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              8
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                  4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 6
      V.         Books -                                         2
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        13
6. LANGUAGES:
      Norwegian                          fluent
      German, English                    fluent
      French                     conversational




                     Robert L. Moylan
        1. NAME, SURNAME: Robert L. Moylan

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       2. BIRTH: November 10, 1945. Redmond, WA
       3. EDUCATION: Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, 1960-63.
  Augsburg College V.1965.
  Concordia Seminary Graduate school, St.Louis. Master of sacred Theology
  degree.
  The Doctor of Theology. ―Roots of Judaism in Christianity‖- Thesis topic.
       4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1) Pastor of Christ congregation - 1968.
      2) Ordained into the Lutheran Ministry
      3) Faculty of Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, pastor in
Judaism.
         5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            none
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              7
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   3
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 5
      V.         Books -                                          1
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        4
         6. LANGUAGES:
      German, English                    fluent




                            Gatis Bušs

1. DATE OF BIRTH:             February 18, 1961.
2. EDUCATION:
     1984 - graduate of Latvian University, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics.
     1989 - graduate of Leningrad State University, Special Faculty of School
Psychologists.
     1991 - a course for Health and Social care workers in Freiburg, Germany.
     1993 - completed post-graduate studies at Latvian University Chair of
Pedagogy and Psychology.
     1995 - a training course in Psychodynamic psychotherapy held by Eskilstuna
(Sweden) College of Care Professions.
     1995 - enrolled for the 3-year training program in Family Counselling and
Psychotherapy, jointly organized by Latvian University and Osnabrück University
(Germany).
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian        fluent
     English                  fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
     1984 - specialty of a Physicist - teacher.
     1993 - scientific degree of Dr.psych.
     1995 - Bachelor of Psychotherapy.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


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      1984-1985 - a teacher and class master in the 8-year school at Priekuli, County
of Cēsis.
      1984-1988 - a teacher and group master at Forest School of the sanatorium in
Cēsis.
      1990-1993 - school psychologist at Forest School of the Sanatorium in Cēsis.
      Since 1992 - psychologist at the Latvian Family Center.
      1992 - participant of the 6th Conference of the European Health Psychology
Association.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            7
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              1
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    3
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - none
      V.         Books -                                           1
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        2




                          Tilo Claussen
           1. NAME, SURNAME: Tilo Claussen
           2. BIRTH:
           3. EDUCATION: Study as an Engineer at Technical High School
   Hamburg, Germany, 1957-1960.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Engineer of Electronic
   design, 1950-1980.
   Engineer in Documentation and Advertisement Department, 1980-1993.
   Full time ministry with Josuamission in Germany and Sweden, since 1993.
   Participation in different organizations
   - Young Men‘s Christian Association.
   - Full Gospel Business Men‘s Fellowship International.
   - Fellowship of pastor and spiritual ministers.
4. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            none
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              4
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 2
      V.         Books -                                          1
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3
5. LANGUAGES:
      German, English                    fluent




                   Rosemarie Claussen


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           1. NAME, SURNAME: Rosemarie Claussen
           2. BIRTH:
           3. EDUCATION: Studied as Medical Technical Assistant for medical
     laboratories.
     Degree in christian counselling of IGNIS Academy, Germany.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 15 years experience in
     preaching and teaching the Bible.
     15 years experience in counselling and training leaders.
     Travelling ministry.
           5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
I.       Articles in the Latvian press editions -             none
II.      Articles in Foreign editions -                12
III.     Scientific Conference theses -                       1
IV.      Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
V.       Books -                                              1
VI.      Articles in Scientific Collections -          1
5. LANGUAGES:
        German, English                  fluent




                        Steinar Bakken
           1. NAME, SURNAME: Steinar Bakken
           2. BIRTH: February 3, 1957 in Oslo, Norway.
           3. EDUCATION: Cand. polit. (Political Science), main subject, 1985.
     Supplementary degree in Psychology, 1978.
     Supplementary degree in Religious Knowledge, 1980.
     Supplementary degree in History, 1983.
     Pedagogy, practical training certificate.
           4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Education in counselling and
     supervision based on the Gestalt and Confluent training principles. - Counselling
     Training centre, ―META‖ Centre, Kristiandsand, 1989-1994.
     Lecturer and educational officer at the Norwegian Deaconal College Aid, 1985-
     1990 and 1992-1994.
     Planning Consultant at the Norwegian Church Aid, 1990-1992.
     Advisor in The Norwegian Postbank, Oslo. Advisor in organisational
     Development and Leadership training, 1994-.
4. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
I.       Articles in the Latvian press editions -             1
II.      Articles in Foreign editions -               3
III.     Scientific Conference theses -                       2
IV.      Methodological articles and teaching aids - none
V.       Books -                                              1
VI.      Articles in Scientific Collections -         1
5. LANGUAGES:
        Norwegian, Swedish fluent
        German, English                  fluent


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                           Anita Plūme

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                January 31, 1956.
2. EDUCATION:
      1980 - graduate of Riga Medicine Academy.
      1983 - Moscow ‗‘Mother and Child Health Center‘‘.
      1983 - Riga Medicine Academy, a post-graduate training course in
Gynaecology, M.D.
      1987 - Riga Medicine Academy, Chair of Psychiatry, a post-graduate training
course.
      1990-1991 - Psychiatry Department of Lloyd University in Chicago, the USA.
      1991 - a post-graduate training course with Dr. Kaspars Tūters.
      1991/1994 - psychotherapist at the psychotherapy Department of ‗‘The
Nursering School of Eskilstuna‘‘, Sweden.
      1995 - Latvian University Chair of Pedagogy and Psychology.
      1996 - London University College Faculty of Development Psychology.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latvian, Russian                   fluent
      English                    fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1980 - a Physician.
      1983 - a ultrasonography expert in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, M.D.
      1991 - a Sexopathologist.
      1991 - Assistant Professor in Psychic and Marriage Therapy, Toronto
University.
      1995 - Master of Pedagogy.
      1996 - Master of Psychology Sciences in Psychoanalytical Development.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1983-1991 - Gyneacologist-ultrasonographist at the National Family Planning
and Reproduction Center in Riga.
      Since 1991 - Manager, Psychotherapist and Marital therapist of the Latvian
Family Center.
      1989/1994 and thereafter - a teacher of sexual education and moral health in
teenage audience-oriented mass media (TV, radio) programs.
      1992/1994 and thereafter - author of special programs for teachers of sexual
education and moral health, health study lecturer at Latvian schools, to adolescents
and volunteers.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            6
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              2
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    4
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
      V.         Books -                                           1 (in printing
stage)
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        1



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                     Guntis Kalnietis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               May 10, 1952, in Siberia.
2. EDUCATION:
     1970-1977 - studies of neurology at the Riga Medicine Academy.
     1978 - a specialization course in psychiatry.
     July 1995 - complete 3.5-year long studies at the training group in Riga
organized by Eskilstuna (Sweden) College of Social Workers.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latviann, Russian          fluent
     English                    conversational
     German                     conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Master of Medicine; certified
Psychiatrist and Narcologist.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     Since 1978 - Head Psychiatrist of Kuldīga County.
     Works also as a Narcologist and during the last decade - also as a
Psychotherapist and Child psychiatrist.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            2
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              2
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                  3
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
     V.         Books -                                         none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        1




                        Dr.Phil. Knud
                             Jorgensen
        1. NAME, SURNAME: Steinar Bakken
        2. BIRTH: February 3, 1957 in Oslo, Norway.
        3. EDUCATION: Cand. polit. (Political Science), main subject, 1985.
  Supplementary degree in Psychology, 1978.
  Supplementary degree in Religious Knowledge, 1980.
  Supplementary degree in History, 1983.
  Pedagogy, practical training certificate.
        4. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Education in counselling
  and supervision based on the Gestalt and Confluent training principles. -
  Counselling Training centre, ―META‖ Centre, Kristiandsand, 1989-1994.
  Lecturer and educational officer at the Norwegian Deaconal College Aid, 1985-
  1990 and 1992-1994.
  Planning Consultant at the Norwegian Church Aid, 1990-1992.

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   Advisor in The Norwegian Postbank, Oslo. Advisor in organisational
   Development and Leadership training, 1994-.
          5. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              10
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                   5
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 13
     V.         Books -                                          2
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3
5. LANGUAGES:
     Norwegian                          fluent
     German, English                    fluent




                         Olafs Brūveris

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                August 26, 1947, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
      1965 - Ogre Forestry School No. 32, specialty of a Universal operator of Forest
development machinery.
      1992 - a graduate of Fuller‘s Theological Seminary, USA.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian          fluent
      English                    fluent
      German                     fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Doctor of Mission Sciences
(Missiology).
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1963-1966 - Forest development machinery operator in Riga and Jūrmala
forestries.
      1976 - expelled from Latvian (USSR).
      Studies and work in exile in West Germany.
      1979 - studies in USA.
      1983-1985 - representative of International Refugee Mission (USA) in Europe.
      1985-1992 - Head of Laboratory ‗‘Microsemi Corporation‘‘.
      Since July 6, 1993 - a Member of Saeima (Parliament) of Republic of Latvian.
The Head of the Human Rights bureau, Ministry of Foreign affairs.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            12
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              7
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    3
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - none
      V.         Books -
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        3




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                      Jānis-Andris Osis
1. DATE OF BIRTH:                October 4, 1943, in Jaunlutrini, Saldus County.
2. EDUCATION:
      1958-1963 - Riga Applied Arts Secondary School.
      1963-1971 - Latvian State Academy of Art.
      1975/1982 - upgrading of qualification at Tallinn Institute of Art.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian          fluent
      English                    fluent
      German                     with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Rector of Latvian Art Academy
(LMA).
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1971-1997 - art teacher at the LMA.
      Since 1987 - Assistant Professor of the LMA.
      Since 1992 - Professor of the LMA.
      Since 1987 - Vice-rector of the LMA.
      Since 1996 - Professor at the Latvian Ev.Luth. Christian Academy.
      Since 1997 - Rector of the LMA.
      A member of Artists‘ Union.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -        4, participation in Exhibitions in
Latvian - 5
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -         participation in Exhibitions
abroad - 5
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
      V.         Books -                                                none
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -            none




                            Jānis Zemītis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:              March 3, 1940, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
      1958-1954 - studies at Latvian Academy of Art, specialty of Easel painting,
qualification obtained - an Artist-painter-teacher.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian        fluent
      English                  fluent
      German                   fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Professor, academic degree of
Assistant Professor.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      August 26, 1993 - awarded the academic title of Professor.
      1992 - elected as the Head of Painting Chair.

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       1981 - Senior Lecturer of the Painting Chair.
       1965-1981 - lecturer of special subjects at the Art Secondary School named
after J.Rozentāls.
       1962-1965 - teacher of drawing at the Evening Shift School No. 17.
       1961-1962 - teacher of drawing at the Riga 8-Year School No. 27.
       Professional development:
       Since 1970 - creative work within the Artists‘ Union.
       Since 1966 - participation of republican and international Exhibitions.
       1984 - practical studies at the Vilnius Art Institute.
       Guest lecturer in Thunderland (England), Seattle (USA), Jerusalem.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -       2, participation in Exhibitions in
Latvian - 3
       II.        Articles in Foreign editions -        participation in Exhibitions
abroad - 5
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -                 organization            of
Conferences - 2
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 3
       V.         Books -
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -           13 (since 1972)




                          Arvīds Drīzulis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                September 28, 1934.
2. EDUCATION:
      1955 - a graduate of Riga Applied Arts Secondary School.
      1958-1964 - Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Sculpture.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian          fluent
      English                    conversational
      German                     with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      1991 - scientific title of Assistant Professor with the Design Chair.
      1992 - Master of Art.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      1955-1958 - construction Sculptor in new construction sites in Riga, later at the
‗‘Māksla‘‘ combined plant.
      Senior Lecturer at Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Industrial Art.
      Teacher of Plastic art at Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Design
Drawing.
      Teacher of sculpture at the Design and Metal Work Departments.
      Lecturer of Plastic anatomy at the Fine Arts Department as well as applied
departments of optional courses.
      A member of the Artists‘ Union.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -              none

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     II.     Articles in Foreign editions -              none
     III.    Scientific Conference theses -                     2
     IV.     Methodological articles and teaching aids - 8
     V.      Books -                                            none
     VI.     Articles in Scientific Collections -        2




                  Vitālijs Karkunovs

1. DATE OF BIRTH:               November 21, 1925, Kharkov, Ukraine.
2. EDUCATION:
     1946 - a graduate of Kiev Art School.
     1948-1954 - Latvian State Academy of Art, Faculty of Painting.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian                   fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1954-up to now - Teacher of drawing at the Riga Applied Arts Secondary
School.
     Since 1959 - a member of the Artists‘ Union.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            none
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -              none
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    none
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 18
     V.         Books -                                           none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        none




                    Andris Teikmanis

1. DATE OF BIRTH:            February 5, 1967, in Riga.
2. EDUCATION:
     1978-1985 - Riga Art Secondary School named after J.Rozentāls.
     1986-1992 - Latvian Academy of Art (LMA), Department of Painting.
     1992 - Bachelor of Arts, the LMA.
     1991-1993 - studies for Master‘s degree at the LMA.
     1993 - Master of Art, the LMA.
3. LANGUAGES:
     Latvian, Russian              fluent
     English                 conversational
     German                  with the help of a Dictionary
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
     Master of Art.

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5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
     1992-1993 - teacher of Fine arts at the Vecmīlgrāvis Art School.
     Since 1993 - Lecturer, Chair of Art critic, Latvian Academy of Art.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
     I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -            1
     II.        Articles in Foreign editions -
     III.       Scientific Conference theses -                    3
     IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 1
     V.         Books -                                           none
     VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -        1




                           Vilma Zarina

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                 June 9, 1947, in Balvi County.
2. EDUCATION:
       1967 - a graduate of Riga Applied Art Secondary School.
       1972 - a graduate of Tallinn State Institute of Art, Chair of Artistic Metal
Work.
3. LANGUAGES:
       Latvian, Russian           fluent
       English                    conversational
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
       1972-1993 - teacher of Composition and Drawing, Fine arts at the Riga
Applied Art Secondary School (RLMV)
       1980-1986 - Head of Artistic Metal Work Chair at the RLMV.
       1987-1991 - Deputy Headmaster for Studies at the RLMV.
       1991-1993 - Methodologist at the School Center under Ministry of Culture,
also teacher at the RLMV.
       Since 1993 - Office Manager at the Riga Applied Arts College.
       Since 1976 - a Member of Latvian Art Union.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
       I. Articles in the Latviann press editions -            1
       II.        Articles in Foreign editions -               regular participation in
Exhibitions
       III.       Scientific Conference theses -
       IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids - 5       Art     education
Methodologist
       V.         Books -                                             none
       VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections -         none




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                             Nele Zirnīte

1. DATE OF BIRTH:                May 27, 1959, in Lithuania.
2. EDUCATION:
      1978-1982 - Vilnius Institute of Art, Department of Drawing.
      1982-1984 - Latvian State Academy of Art, Department of Drawing.
3. LANGUAGES:
      Latviann, Russian          fluent
      English                    fluent
      German                     with the help of a Dictionary
      Lithuanian                  fluent
4. ACADEMIC TITLE, SCIENTIFIC DEGREE:
      Qualification of a Drawing artist, teacher.
5. MAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
      Teacher of Elementary visual arts to children visiting Riga Park of Culture and
Recreation.
      Since 1988 - a Member of the Artists‘ Union of Latvia.
      1993 - series of envelopes with drawings by N.Zirnīte depicting historical
monuments of Christianity in Latvia were printed during the visit by John Paul II to
Latvian.
      1994 - a participant of the exhibition ‗‘Slava Dzīvajam Dievam‘‗ (Glory to the
Living God.
6. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: (in last 3 years)
      I. Articles in the Latvian press editions -       regular participation in drawing
Exhibitions
                                                        in Latvian and abroad. 10
collective
                                                        Exhibitions and 9 individual
shows.
      II.        Articles in Foreign editions -         2
      III.       Scientific Conference theses -
      IV.        Methodological articles and teaching aids -
      V.         Books -                                       1
      VI.        Articles in Scientific Collections - 4




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        INFORMATION ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL
              MANAGING STRUCTURE
The Organizational and Managing structure is determined by the LChA Constitution
and the functional duties of the Personnel.
1. The representation, managing and decision -making
institutions of the LChA are:
       The Constituent Assembly;
       Senate;
       Rector,
       Pro-rector,
       Auditing Commission;
       Arbitration.
2. The structure of the LChA is formed by the following
units:
           Regular Day and Evening Department
           Scientific research "Dialogue Center", it is founded with the aim to:

               a) carry out scientific Research work;
               b) inform public about the research activities of the LChA;
               c) functions of "Dialogue Center" are determined by "Statute of the
LChA scientific research center "Dialogue Center". The Dialogue Center is headed
by the Director. It is foreseen, that by time it will grow into the Center of Theological
studies of National importance;
           Scientific library. The SL of the LChA is an independent structural unit,
            the task of which is to create conditions for students' scientific work, to
            provide the Academic personnel and studying persons with the
            necessary Literature on the spot or through SLS.

3. The LChA Academic personnel is formed by:
              Professors, Associate professors, Docents,
              Leading researchers, Lecturers, Research
              assistants.
These specialists carry out Pedagogical work, Scientific work, educate students.
4. T h e G e n e r a l p e r s o n n e l is accepted to work or dismissed from it in
procedure, determined by the LChA Senate, grounding on the effective legislation of
the Republic of Latvia.
        Activities of the General personnel are determined by functional duties for
each employee, approved by the Rector.

5. Functional duties of the Personnel.
        Head of the Department of Studies
         ensurance of active functioning of the Study process (provision of
realization of the Study schedule, provision of necessary conditions for the Study
work);
         elaboration of the regime of the Study work;
         development of the Data basis of the Study process at the Academy;
         preparation of draft orders;

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         summarization of students' Study results;
         regular summarization of the Study work results;
         mediatory and conciliatory functions between the LChA Senate, Director
of the Study program, students;
         elaboration of the Normative documents for the Practical field work.

        Director of Practical field work:
         Academic provision for realization of Practical work;
         training of instructors of Practical work;
         formation of basis for the LChA Practical work (development of network
of students' Practical work in Latvia);
         regular rendering of assistance to students during their Practical work;
         submission of evaluation of Practical work to the Department of Studies;
         realization of coordinate functions between the Senate, directors of Study
programs

Head of the Scientific Research "Dialogue Center":
         elaboration of applied and Scientific research projects, their supervision;
         informing of wider public about the Research work;
         provision of information and consultations about the activities of New
religious movements and Sects in Latvia;

       Responsible secretary of the LChA:
        development of the Office work system;
        heading of the Office work;
        coordinative work among students;
        duties of a Coordinator between directors of Study programs, Academic
personnel of the Academy, Heads of departments;
        filling in of students' Test books;
        Technical drawing up of Documents on a Computer;
        recording of meetings;
        provision of circulation of internal information.

       Chief accountant:
        planning of Budget and Book-keeping control, realization of Book-
keeping;
        realization of full Calculation of the institution's finances;
        provision of correct monetary and other financial operations;
        realization of the Cash operations.

        Director of the study program:
        The Director of study program is appointed by the Direction of the LChA
rector from among the Academic personnel of the Academy;
        The Director of study program supervises realization of the Study program.

         Duties of the Director of study program:
          to supervise the elaboration of the Study program;
          to listen to and summarize opinions of experts, teaching staff, students,
etc., to develop an optimal model of the Program;

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         to organize discussion and approving of the Program at the Senate;
         to prepare the Study program for accrediting;
         to coordinate realization of the Program, to help to select the teaching staff
for separate disciplines, to promptly carry out the necessary changes of the Program;
         to listen to references of the Teaching staff and students on the contents of
the Program, problems and better possibilities of its realization;
         to carry out inquiry of students by summarizing students' opinions about
the Study program, to carry out analysis of opinions and inform the Senate about it;
         to carry out the investigation of Labor market for the benefit of the Study
program;

       Director of Study program has the right:
        to initiate and prepare for consideration of the LChA Senate investigations,
which are connected with approving, implementation, perfection, modification and
other questions of the Program;
        to control the work of the Academic personnel in realization of the Study
program;
        to suggest to the management of the Academy to replace individual
representatives of the Teaching staff, who do not favour the realization of aims of the
Study program or do not concert the delivered course with aims and tasks of the
LChA in procedure, provided by the LChA Constitution;
        to suggest to close the Study programs.




                         The Management of LChA



                      The Constituent Assembly


                                                                           Auditing
                                              Arbitration
                                                                          Commission

            Senate



                                         Rector



          Pro–rector                                                  Saimnieciskais
                                                                       direktors

                                 Department of Studies
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          LATVIAN LCHA STUDENT KNOWLEDGE
              ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS.
1. The student knowledge and skills are evaluated at the end of every course. The
   manner of evaluation depends on the peculiarities of the subject.
2. The requirements and the manner (oral, written, workshop, discussion) of testing
   are made clear to the students by the teachers at the beginning of their course. In
   case the assessment depends on workshop, quiz or report, the teacher makes clear
   the relative significance of those for the purposes of general evaluation.
3. In case the course is presented by several teachers (a visiting lecturer and a staff
   member) the test may be administered by both of them. All visiting lecturers'
   courses are concluded by a test given by the respective lecturer and assisted by a
   staff lecturer.
4. The evaluation of student's knowledge is made at the end of the respective
   course. The examination time is coordinated with the teacher and the Study
   Department.
5. The is a 10 score system of assessment as follows:
10, outstanding:
         The knowledge exceeds the curriculum requirements,
         Personal insight and deep understanding is evident,
         The manner of presenting the knowledge is an evidence of a balanced
           personality with a power of apprehension.
9, excellent:
        The subject has been learnt completely,
        The knowledge can be independently and skillfully applied.
8, very good:
        The subject has been learnt completely,
        There might be occasional setbacks in the application of knowledge.
7, good:
        The subject has been studied and learnt,
        However, there are some irrelevant shortcomings.

6, nearly good (getting on for good):
        the subject has been learnt,
        yet there are some significant shortcomings.
5, mediocre:
        There is a general knowledge of the subject, yet several basic concepts
           have not been understood to the full,
        There are difficulties in using the knowledge.
4, nearly mediocre:
        There is a general knowledge of the subject, yet several concepts are
         misunderstood,
        Lacking the skills to use the knowledge.

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3, poor:
        Just a general survey of the subject,
        No skills to use the knowledge.
2, very poor:
        Just a general survey of parts of the subject,
        No understanding of the core of the subject.
1, inadequate:
        No understanding of the basic concepts of the subject.
6. The examination is passed provided the score is within "10" to "5" (not less than
   "5").
7. In the case of a quiz, it should be at least 60% correct.
8. The "A" section of the curriculum are the specialty academic subjects tests. The
   specialty professional curriculum tests are as follows:
        the theological subjects,
        the professional theoretical subjects,
        the professional specific subjects.
9. The specialty subject tests have been passed within the scores of "10" through "7"
   (not less than "7").
10. Optional subjects are tested orally or in writing at the choice of the lecturer.
11. There is an appendix to the present regulations: the chart of knowledge
    assessment compiled with the view of the knowledge acquirement level and
    intellectual work.




THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE LCHA GRADUATES
          ON THE LABOR MARKET
Two presumptions orienting in favor of and against human inward spiritual motives:
               AGAINST                                     IN FAVOR OF
1. There can be no connection between         1. The Dutch Sociological Research
   the science and Christianity                  Center Science historian R.Hooykaas
                                                 is right when he writes in his work:
                                                 ―Religion and the Rise of Modern
                                                 Science (in 1972) as follows:
                                              ―Christianity has played a significant
                                                 positive role in the development of
                                                 modern science, beginning with the
                                                 Christian Europe during the Middle
                                                 Ages, reaching its culmination in the
                                                 outstanding scientific achievements
                                                 of the 17th century, and proceeding

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                                                throughout the contemporary
                                                dominant of materialism and
                                                naturalism, that often consider theism
                                                as delusion. The concept of culture
                                                dominant, attempting to prove the
                                                distance between the apologetics of
                                                the Christianity and science has been
                                                disguised in scientific outfits, but in
                                                reality is as far from the science as
                                                Christianity from delusion.‖
2. By practicing Christianity and getting   2. You can have the greatest surprise in
   a Christian education you loose your         life by opening the Bible. The Bible
   I.Q.                                         may seem to thick, strange, dated and
                                                obscure for a while, yet eventually
                                                you will find more freshness and
                                                topicality in it than in all the daily
                                                newspapers together.
                                            The major question of human-kind have
                                                always remained invariable, Trivial,
                                                unimportant, transitory and irrelevant
                                                things are inconsistent.
        Both ideas ―AGAINST‖ are cynical.
        Before discussing the competitiveness of graduates of a Christian higher
educational establishment on a secular world job market one should discard the
popular cynicism to have a natural and intelligent approach.
The L.Chr.Acc. students are oriented to the invariable values in people,
humankind and contemporary world, however they are well versed in the
modern worldly language as well. On graduation they also have the knowledge
of the values of people who think differently, in order to implement the charity
task of the Gospel in dialogue with the social environment of a democratic
country, beyond the usual theological lingo that is suitable to speak to a person,
but is useless for conversation with a person.

Reasons for the Competitiveness of the L.Chr.Acc. Graduates on the Labor market:
1. The skill of an academic application     This maxim is affirmed in the altar of the
   of an ancient and short maxim:               L.Chr.Acc., as well as confirmed in
   ORA ET LABORA (Pray and Work)                the daily routine of theology studies
                                                and Christian mode of life at the
                                                Academy. Nevertheless one has to
                                                train oneself lifelong to learn living
                                                by it.
2. Being prepared to work both in the       According to the Social care department
   state and Church charities                   of the Welfare Ministry, in April
                                                1996, there were 291 various Social
                                                aid institutions in Latvia with 686
                                                employees. 955 employees work at
                                                children's homes and orphanages.
                                                6943 people get home care paid for
                                                by the local authorities, employing
                                                5161 persons both in towns and

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                                                   villages.
                                               There is 1 staff social worker for 8000
                                                   residents of Riga. 1 specialist for 300
                                                   people who need care.
                                               These figures demonstrate the need for
                                                   social aid workers with higher
                                                   education.
                                               Besides that, there are 300 Ev.Luth.
                                                   congregations in Latvia; and 799
                                                   religious organizations altogether
                                                   (according to the figures of 1992).
                                                   All of them need highly qualified
                                                   clergymen, evangelists and other
                                                   workers.
        What is the difference between the graduates of the L.Chr.Acc. and other
Social worker training institutions?
        Their distinction is a clear evangelical motivation of Social work. The
foundation of charity work is primarily not of soci-ethical but of religious motivation.
        Our strength is not in any kind of organization. It is in God and those who live
in fellowship with God.

        Pragmatically we educate social aid workers.
        From the self esteem point of view we should say that we educate people
willing to do charity work and to introduce idea of humanity where the conditions are
inhumane.

3. Assessment of the professional             The assessment is conditional as the first
   activities of the Graduates                    graduates are going to leave the
                                                  Academy in December 1997.
                                              L.Chr.Acc. is going to continue labor
                                                  market research. Agreements that
                                                  guarantee advising the students and
                                                  cooperation in specialist training
                                                  until 2002 have been concluded with
                                                  the following organizations:
                                              - The Riga coordination Center of
                                                  Social Aid (head A.Gaigale)
                                              - The State psychiatric care Center
                                                  (head O.Velmers)
                                              - The Ev.Lutheran Cross Congregation
                                                  (pastor G.Dislers)
                                              - The Old People Nursing Center at
                                                  Jaundubulti (head A.Zvirgzdina)
                                              - The Family Care Center "Bulduri"
                                                  (head V.Randa)
                                              - The Social Aid Service of the
                                                  Jurmala town council
                                              The students of L.Chr.Acc. have had
                                                  practice placements in the above
                                                  organizations.

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                                               The 4th year students have worked in
                                                    various social aid organizations of
                                                    the Riga town council during the
                                                    Spring semester of the Academic
                                                    year of 1996/97.
                                               The L.Chr.Acc. did not question the
                                                    organizations, yet the supervisors of
                                                    the student practice analyzed their
                                                    work and submitted a report on
                                                    students work, their professional and
                                                    theoretical knowledge demonstrated
                                                    during the work.
                                               These reports are available at the Study
                                                    Department of the Academy. In the
                                                    present survey you can find them on
                                                    page … "Reports on Students' Work
                                                    During the Practice".
        As to the training level and readiness for competition on the labor market of
the 4th year students the reports reveal the following objective facts:
 Professional knowledge good - 60%
 Some shortcomings in professional knowledge - 35%
 Lots of shortcomings in professional knowledge - 5%
 insufficient professional knowledge - ---
 interpersonal relation skills of the students:
        excellent       - 87%
        good            - 13%
        All reports stressed the unusual skills of the students to find a non-traditional
approach in application of their knowledge, their compassion, patience and altruistic
work as well as a new manner in dealing with people. This attitude in combination
with the professional knowledge facilitates re-socialization of a person.

        Social involvement, permanent accumulation of knowledge after
graduation, being educated an reborn in Christ in order to uplift and carry the
socially paralyzed to Jesus - such people should be trained by Christian
education and the Church.

        It would not be fair to finish this survey with cheap promises. Rather a
question of attitude could be asked:
        are we in the middle of a tragedy, force or revolution? The future generations
might be better equipped to answer this question.
        Nobody can predict the progress of social humanness in the minds of people,
economic, political and culture life. Work has to be done to eliminate the discrepancy
between the official image of an intelligent, well educated nation and the humiliating
truth. The expressionless eyes of the adolescents are dreadful if they do not reflect
hope for future. That is why the work must be done, it will require all our will and
effort.




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                                     6 APENDIX


              LATVIAN EV.LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
                 STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
                          (1997. - 2002.)
Any educational institution is capable of development, provided it has a clear vision
of its future within a goal - orientated system.
The strategy of LCA consists of six items:

      1. Perspective of the academic studies programme;
      2. Perspective of the professional programme;
      3. Perspective of further education of pastoral and social help
         specialists;
      4. Social activities of the Academy;
      5. International cooperation;
      6. Development of material resources.
               Perspective of Academic studies programme.
A model of academic studies has been worked out in two fields : t h e o l o g y and
arts.

      These two fields of academic studies are closely integrated with the respective
professional studies programmes - t h o s e o f p r a c t i c a l t h e o l o g y a nd o f
sacred art.

      The “Academic programme of Theology” is based on a wide research
programme comprising:
            bachelor, master and doctoral research activities;
            ―research work of the ―Dialogue Center‖ (see. …. page. Status of the
             Dialogue Center);
            development of workshop research system;
            involvement in TEIN (Theological Education on Internet) - programmes
             on the subject of New Religious Movements and spirituality (both being
             popular themes in Latvia)
            development of the principle of openeness - LCA is open to all
             inhabitants of Latvia - regardless of age, profession, providing
             opportunity for intellectual development by way of various study
             programmes - academic, professional, additional, courses, etc.

                        The education provided by the Academy is distinct from
                              secular education in that it is based on Christian
                              principles, integrated within academic discourse.
            The occupation of Latvia in 1940 and subsequent deportations and
             repression‘s against theologians have created a situation where the
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   development of Latvia theological thought was cut short. We want to
   continue the most significant traditions of the pre-war independent
   Latvia within the context of modernity
 The situation obtaining in the Church requires that we formulate anew
  the tasks o the Church in present - day Latvia‖ this is important for the
  relations of the Church to society (dialogue between sexes, inter -
  denominational dialogue, etc.), because the short - lived interest
  towards the Church during the initial awakening period has been
  replaced by indifference, scepticism and even animosity,
 The semi-intellectual religious educationalism (courses etc.) at present
  popular in Latvia might turn into intellectual stagnation in matters of
  theological education and become separated from the social needs of the
  people, not the people for the Church. The Church is true to its mission
  if it cares for the well-being of the souls. A broad academic theological
  education (not sectarian, self-contained) and self-complimentary) is an
  indispensable way to demonstrate the relevance of evangelic Church for
  the well-being of the nation.
 We are of the opinion that Christianity is capable of providing answers
  to every aspect of social applicability - Jesus Christ opened up such a
  dimension: ―you will know the truth and the truth will make you free‖.
  We hold that theological research should be based not on passive
  reflection, but on active analytical approach to every facet of human
  life, the central element of which is the well-being central element of
  which is the well-being of the soul in Jesus Christ.
 The Academy does not speak ―about God‖, but lives ―in God‖. It is
  capable of upholding a specific world view paradigm. which is the
  authentic bases of Christianity. This notion is not dogmatic but open to
  the Incarnate Word - it is creative and capable of broad development
  and growth in relation to the mission of the Church within the
  historical, cultural, social, traditional contexts
 Critically considering the denominational self - containment within the
  Church and the various conflicting views on the sexual roles pertaining
  to pastoral calling, we hold that the doctrine of sin and evil of the world
  is to be understood exclussivelly through the Incarnate Word - Jesus
  Christ. Instead of anthropocentric orientation we view the surrounding
  reality as God‘s world. God is not a psychological projection and to
  understand God one has to start from Him, not from humankind.

             The academic education of the LCA is integrative in that it
                    tends to follow the following models:
      liberal,
      progressive.
      humanistic,
      technological.
      radical and dogmatic




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      IN THE INTERESTS OF THE CHURCH AND THE NATION,
         THE ACADEMY FOLLOWS THE FOLLOWING MODELS
liberal education       progressive education: humanistic approach
 the chief problem is lack of            the chief problem - changes in           the chief problem - personal
  knowledge,                               society,                                  insignificance,
 the teacher gives knowledge,            the teacher calls forward,               the teacher is supportive,
 ―knowledge‖ is the same as              ―knowledge‖ leads to and                 ―knowledge‖ means integration
  wisdom                                   evaluates action,                         and wholeness,
 the best metaphor for education         the chief metaphor of education -        best metaphor for education -
  is ―initiation‖,                         problem solving,                          growth,
 the chief value is reason,              the chief value - democracy,             chief value - to be esteemed,
 educated person knows much              educated person is responsible           educated person ―fits in‖

The liberal approach assumes that a      This approach is less
person can learn the truth about the     compartmentalised than the liberal        This approach makes use of
world in which he/she lives, that        one and more ready for action. The        traditional Christian terms - growth,
he/she is influenced by the world and    chief dictum - problems have to be        development, maturity, support,
is capable of influencing the world.     solved by competent thought and           integration. It is not specially
                                         action. The teacher has to bring          interested in personality to identify
The student is vessel to be filled up    students to new tasks and results.        the good and the right. During the
The student‘s back-ground                                                          last 30 years it has fostered
determines his/her ability to join the   The student is aware of his/her           significant changes in secular and
process of interpersonal relations.      responsibility and is committed to        Christian education of adults.
The social deve-lopment, based on        it.                                       Student is a growing plant
the liberal approach envisages the
degree of participation according to     Here the student‘s background is an
the intellectual capacity.               object of analysis and is inseparable     The background of the student is the
Special application: detailed            from knowledge.                           chief source of knowledge and
information, discussion by                                                         educational work.
specialists confrontation of             The social development theory -
conflicting views, e.g. in Church        reforms.                                  The theory of society is based on self
history, gene engineering, etc.                                                    - actualisation.
                                         Special application problem -
                                         solving sessions on social questions:     Special application counselling,
Methods - lectures, films, books.        environment, narcotics, education,        group prayers, marriage
                                         etc.                                      strengthening, consultations on
                                                                                   health problems.
                                         Methods - group work, role playing
                                         analysis of facts, analysis of personal   Methods - involve various events
                                         experience                                from personal experience.
                                                             .




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     IN THE INTERESTS OF THE CHURCH AND THE NATION,
        THE ACADEMY FOLLOWS THE FOLLOWING MODELS
technological education radical education dogmatic education

 chief end - final product and         the chief problem - depression,          the chief problem - human sin,
  effectiveness,                        the teacher is ―attentive‖,              the teacher is preaches,
 the teacher is instructor             ―knowledge‖ is praxis (reflexive         ―knowledge‖ is revealed truth
 ―knowledge‖ as presentation              thought and action),                   the best metaphor for education -
 the best metaphor for education -     the best metaphor for education -         feeding
  modelling,                               to give strength,                      chief value - trust worthiness ,
 chief value - efficiency,             chief value - freedom,                   educated person is not conceited
 educated person is a component       This method has roots in                    but meek
                                       Christianity. It models experience
The aim of the type of education is    (Reflection) gives attention to action.   This type of education is closely
to prepare persons for particular      Of grate value for personal               related to Christian view of faith.
tasks and functions, to help them to   development. Education is never           Men and women respond to
become competent, efficient. It        neutral and it‘s task is not to make      revelation - it comes into their world
provides clear goals and evaluates     people happy and uncapable of             from without. This is the style of
them.                                  change. Neither is it a ―bank‖ which      much of Church education and it has
                                       accumulate knowledge and passes it        proved effective to the present day.
Student is a material (like clay,      to them who do not know.
wood, metal) to be shaped.             The student as prisoner.                  The student is under the yoke of sin
                                       Here the student‘s background
Student‘s background is the starting   experience is the foundation of           Here the student‘s experience hopes
point of education.                    knowledge his/her ability to grasp        are judged and re-evaluated in the
Social theory following from this      the social context.                       light of new knowledge.
approach - modernisation.              The social theory here is - social        The social theory here is -
                                       changes.                                  conversion
Special application: preparing of a
person for performing specific         Special application: becomes              Special application: to give the
tasks within the Church.               apparent when it is necessary to          basic know-how in cases when
                                       critically assess the world and to        action is paralysed by sense of guilt.
                                       change it. The Bible is the key,
Methods teaching while working,        because changes require change of         Methods constant repetition in
involvement of experienced experts.    heart.                                    liturgical and/or sacramental context,
                                                                                 learning by heart, memory - training.
                                       Methods experience/ reflection /
                                       action, social development.




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                       Within this type of integrated education, the Academy
                             envisages the development of the following research
                             fields:




    LCA
1            The Gospel and society




                                                                    NB! Academic research was terminated in Latvia
                   an d s                Hum
                            piritu
                                     al res ans mob
                                           ource    ility
                                                 s


2   People and redemptive processes
    Values, power and information in society
              Human rights, peace, agreement




                                                                                 from 1940 to 1990.
     Sex and theology of
        the churches

          Christian message in religiously and culturally
3                        pluralistic world


     Christian tradition, social environment and culture

4                Theology of culture

                 el and alternative religious move
           osp                                     me
         eg                                           nts
    Th


5          The Gospel and the Church

                   Church and power

          Youth in the Church and in society

         Christian response to the suffering world




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                       Starting of Master of Theology programme in II semester
                              1997/98. Development of M.Theol. programme
                              1998-2000. Person responsible - Pro-rector for
                              research Prof. J.Vējš.

      The master of theology programme of LCA (integration the programme of
―Practical theology‖) envisages theological education in close connection with
modern social sciences and humanities psychology, sociology, philosophy, history)
with the view of wide-spectrum evangelical and charitable application.

      The aim of M.Theol. programme is
           to offer fundamental knowledge in theology and its field aspects -
            practical theology;
           to acquire and use latest methods of research so as to investigate and
            understand larger links between theology, social problems and culture;
            to develop analytical approach, based in the Gospel teaching concerning
            personal and social problems.

       At present theological studies in Latvia tend to be reproductive, not productive.
Our aim is to turn to new insufficiently investigated aspects of social and spiritual
life and to perform initial research of these problems. (For details see: “Master
degree programme” ,,,, page)

                       Research innovations.
                             (persons    responsible:.        Prof.     J.Vējš,     doc.
                             V.Tēraudkalns)

      In 1998/99 academic years the following academic workshops are operative:
           Prof. J.Vējš ―Religion and philosophy: 20th /21st centuries‖.
           Dr. A.Vecgrāve and Dr. I.Krūmiņa ―Psychological help in crisis
            situations‖.
           Dr. Sk.Gūtmane and J.Rokpelnis ―The Gospel and present-day cultural
            processes‖.
           Lecturer G.Dišlers ―Judaism and Christianity‖ (on the bases of ―Friends
            of Israel‖ association in Latvia)
           Lecturer Ģ.Priedols ―Modern theology and information‖.

      The workshop intend to develop original approaches and to ensure their
applicability in specific Church and social help and cultural situations.




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                       Research activities.
           Inter-disciplinary conferences (person responsible Director of ―Dialogue
            Centre‖; teaching staff involving students)


No           Themes               Year                          Place
                                                          person responsible
1.    Christian education in      1998.                         Riga
      post - modern Latvia                                 Dr. Sk.Gūtmane
2.    Ecumenical Church in        1999.         Jointly with St.Andrew‘s Bible Institute
         modern world                                        St.Petersburg
                                                     Prof. J.Vējš, Dr. A.Bodrovs
                                                            (St.Petersburg)
3.    Symposium ―The Role         1999.         Jointly with ―Life and Peace Institute‖
      of Religion in Conflict                 Uppsala and Christian Council of Sweden.
       and Peace‖ (in Baltic                  Dr. Sk.Gūtmane, Dr. K.Lexen, L.Renöfält
            Sea Region)
4.      Homelessness as a         2000.                         Riga
        social and spiritual                                 Prof. J.Vējš
           phenomenon
5.        Diaconia: social        2001.                          Riga
         dialogue between                       Prof. J.Vējš , doc. Sk.Gūtmane jointly
          denominations                          with Diakonial Highschool (Lahti,
                                                Finland), within international project
                                               ―Sacrates Erasmus Thematic Networks‖
                                                          Dr. Esa Konttinen


           Publication of research results in books and text-books..

      The academic staff of LCA is preparing text books in theology text books in
theology (originals and translations)




No          Books                          Authors                         Notes
1. Works of Latvian                     Editorial board                  I. 1997.
   Christian Academy                                                     II. 1998.
   (yearly)                                                             III. 1999.
                                                                        IV. 2000.
2.   Donald Gurthie              G.Dišlers and associates           translation from
     New Testament                                                 English (year 2000)
     Theology
3.   Theological terms of          G.Ošiniece I.Zvirgzds            Text book - 2500
     the Bible                                                           entries
                                                                       year 1999.
4.   New Bible                   Group of translators and             2300 article
     Commentary                       consultants                      year 2003

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5.   The Gospel in                     Authors:                    Year 1998
     pluralistic society:           I.Trapenciere
      Dogma and                     Sk.Gūtmane
     scepticism in                  V.Tēraudkalns
     pluralistic culture               G.Prānis
      Roots pluralism                  J.Vējš
      Knowledge and                  G.Līdums
     Faith                            S.Rēvele;
      Authority,
     Autonomy and
     Experience
      Christ and history
      The Gospel and
     secular action myth
      Choice and logic;
     the logic of choice

                     The perspective development of research centre “Dialogue
                           Centre” (person responsible. pastor G.Dišlers and
                           Prof. A.Buiķis)

     On the bases of a)agreement about co-operation with ―Dialogue Centre‖
which was established by Council of Ministers, and

                              b) agreement about co-operation with European
                             Dialogue Centre, which is acting with Aarhus
                             University the Latvian Christian Academy will research
                             in
          the implications of the new religious movements in Latvia

          will perform communication with various denominations in Latvia trough
           confrontation. We are convinced that these two aspects are inseparable,
           because there is no dialogue outside confrontation; dialogue outside
           confrontation turns into empty talking that excludes doubts or becomes
           syncretic. And vice versa: confrontation without dialogue turns into
           rejection of those think differently
          ―Dialogue Centre‖ is against any sort of syncretism or heretic-hunting.
          ―Dialogue Centre‖ helps the Church to hear social and individual
           problems and to develop convincing apologetics in Latvia: people who
           think critically of Christianity may receive a substantiated replay here.
          The so called ―Christian school‖ groups (leader. student R.Valters) offer
           adult education in localities about modern neo-religiosity (seminars,
           booklets)
          ―Dialogue Centre‖ is operating a confidence telephone, where people
           may get counselling and help in connection with contacts with new
           religious groups. This may lead to pastoral guidance.
          ―Dialogue Centre‖ is publishing books and folders about various
           questions of new religious movements and Christianity.

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          ―Dialogue Centre‖ has concluded an agreement with ―Dialogue Centre
           International‖ (Aarhus University) to the effect that it will
          a) investigate new religious movements in Latvia so as to include the
             results in TEIN (Theological Education on Internet);
          b) will translate the necessary texts from German, English and French into
             Latvian;
          c) will integrate theological Internet courses into LCA curriculum.

          ―Dialogue Centre‖ will continue research co-operation with Lahti
           Deaconial School (Finland), with Oslo Deaconial School (Norway)
           within the international project ―Thematic Networks‖, which intends to
           join European teachers, researchers and practitioners of deaconial work
           into professional ―know-how‖ exchange:

          a) to develop high-level teaching and research of deaconial problems in
             Latvia (master, doctoral level);
          b) to regularly publish research results in international conferences,
          c) to establish joint teaching and research modes.

     The total duration of the project is 3 years (began in 1996.. see page. …of co-
operation within ―Thematic Networks‖)

             ―Dialogue Centre‖ will research into the problems of the families which
              are in care of Riga Social Help and Co-ordination Centre (On
              01.01.1997. there where 22432 families with 48407 children, including
                    4082 large families with 9404 children;
                    10071 one-parent families with 10513 children
                    including 516 large one-parent families 1785 children;
                    946 families with 1101 children invalids).
The main task is to perform theological appraised of the project ―centre for children
in crisis situation‖.

      ―Dialogue Centre‖ will perform a pilot project for the Jurmala municipality
social help department connected with the introduction of a new international model
of social care.

                      To further develop the openness of the Christian Academy
                            (the work started in 1994; person responsible -
                            B.Zīvere, Heads of Studies Department) See:
                            Instruction about the openness of LCA ). Here we
                            will give the main outline.

     a)general principles of the openness of the work of LCA:
           the Academy is engaged in academic and practical studies;
           the work of the Academy proceeds according to the Constitution of
            LCA;
           the Academy works according to a definite programme;

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           the studies of the Academy are financed by individuals and juridical
            persons;
           after registering for the programme and keeping its requirements fully
            one is entitled to receive the Bachelor and Master degrees and
            professional qualifications;
           it is possible to take separate courses or their parts in order to foster
            individual education according to interests

      b)the aim of the LCA is to be open for all the inhabitants of Latvia regardless
of age, profession, denomination, thus offering academic, professional, further,
additional and other forms of education;

     c) the Academy sees as its task the provisions free, flexible studies in academic
workshops, so as to offer student-orientated education with the use of high - quality
computers, TV, video, Christian radio and other appliances;

     d)the above-mentioned features testify to the fact that LCA is open and flexible
academic institution. It performs the work so as to offer also
                  part - time studies
                  further studies
                  additional studies
                         interest studies opportunities in a Christian institution of
                         higher learning



             Perspectives of professional studies
The Academy offers higher professional education in the following programmes:
           ―Practical theology‖ and
           ―Sacred art ‖ (earmarked for accreditation in 1999)

      The perspective of the ―Practical theology‖ programme envisages development
of the basic programme alongside various modifications

      The following integrative models are envisaged:


1. Deaconial care and charity work. The academic character of this model follows
   from
          a) engagement of the Academy in international project “Thematic
             Network” Unit A2, which broadens the basic knowledge of various facts
             of deaconial work;
          b) engagement of the Academy in Jūrmala social care department pilot
             project;
          c) co-operation with various social care departments where students are
             doing field - work and practical training.

2. Practical know-how of charity work (including pastoral care)

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3. The role of the Church in charity work.

4. Intersubjective relations and Christian counselling system in Latvia

5. The strategic and descriptive aims of practical theology in Latvia (implications,
   theological education, methods analysis of individual experience, critical aspect in
   practical theology, strategy of practical theology in the Church and in society.

                        Perspective development of professional evangelical care.
A specific educational of the LCA is the evangelical charity work (deaconal work),
and social care as an integral part of the social security system in Latvia - thus uniting
the Church an national (State) interests.

      The aim of this programme is:
           to facilitate the implementation of the Law of the republic of Latvia
            ―About social help‖ (adopted 26.10.1995) to delineate the boards of
            social work in Latvia as it follows from World Council of Churches
            decisions;
           to ensure the quality the evangelical work. The staff of the Academy
            have worked out theoretical and practical recommendations for
            deaconial work;
           work has to be carried out for investigation (beginning from 1988) of
            the employment market so as to ensure the relevance of professional
            programme and placing of the graduates.

     The ―Practical theology‖ programme is augmented by the three academic
workshops:
           Psychological help in crisis situations (Dr. A.Vecgrāve , Dr. I.Krūmiņa)
           Christian counselling system in parishes (G.Līdums and Dr. P.Hubners
            IGNIS, Germany)
             These workshops will be the result of the co-operation of the Academy
             with IGNIS Christian psychology Research Centre in Kitzingen.
           System of help for alcohol and narcotics dependency (Dr. E.Meuma
            Norway).
           This workshop intends to work according to the following scheme:


                Variations of         To mediate variations          variations of
               independence‘s                                        dependencies

                    Active                    Causes                   Desirable
                 involvement                                            effect


                               Wrong                   Wrong theory?
                            involvement
                                                       Experimental test of
                                                             theory
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     The aim of this programme is to work out text - book and recommendations for
deacons of the parishes and social help centres, as well as a system of
recommendations for youth education in middle schools in Latvia based on the
experience of Latvia and Norway. Students will be involved.



   Perspectives in the field of further education of pastoral and evangelical work and
         in the field of social help.
         (person responsible: Director of bachelor programme in practical
         theology V.Tēraudkalns )
           further education is provided by the Latvian Christian Open Academy
           it offers further education for various categories of employees in
            deaconial, and charity social work (courses, seminars, summer camps
            etc.);
           offers courses for teachers in Christian counselling and crises
            management;
           it is envisaged to co-operate with Riga 1st Christian school (director
            V.Volgemunte)about of Riga (speciality Christian counsellor - social
            rehabilitation)

                Social activities of LCA
                        (person responsible - R.Ziedonis - Rector’s assistant for
                        media relations)
The aim of social activities of LCA:
           to develop co-operation with other educational and research institutions,
            with religious organizations in academic and research work involving
            staff and students of LCA;
           to make use of media publicity in order to draw attention to charity
            work, to social help, to popularise basic aspects of Christian and
            national unity;
           to take part in conferences, symposiums, seminars.

                Plans for international co-operation
                       (person responsible: Sk.Gūtmane)

                      LCA has the following partner institutions:
          a) institutions of higher learning:
                        Oslo School of Diaconial and Social Work (Norway);
                        Oslo Diaconial School (Norway);
                        Oslo Theological Faculty, Oslo University (Norway);
                        Theological Institute (Finland);
                        Telaviv University (Israel)
                        Cortebu Theological School(Sweden)

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                        Aarhus University (Denmark)
                        Fuller Seminary Lutheran bible Institute (USA)
        b) research centre:
                        IGNIS - Christian psychology and therapy research centre
                         (Germany);
                        International organization      ―Aliansmission”    (Sweden)
                         department of social help;
                        ―The friends of Israel” - international organization (LCA
                         is the Latvian centre of this organization)
                        The Christian Council of Sweden (Sweden);
                        International Lutheran organization “Good News for
                         Israel” (USA);
                        ―Women - Aglow international”. World organization with
                         centre in USA. (LCA is the Latvian centre of this
                         organization);
                        International organization ―Josuamission” (Sweden);
                        International Lutheran Bible education association.
        c) organizations extending economic and financial assistance :
                        “Aliansmission” - international organization (Sweden)
                        “Good News for Israel” (USA);
                        “Help for brothers” - international organization for
                         evangelical assistance.

                   An example of international co-operation in             1997/1998
                        academic year:
         Guest lectures :


I. September        Judaism and             Dr. Kernei         “Good News for
                    Christianity             Fransten               Israel”
 II. October      New Testament                Prof.         Sietle Bible Institute
                     Theology:              O.Mosbo                 (USA)
                  Exegedid of the
                      Epistles
III. October    Marriage psychology:          Dr.            IGNIS - Institute of
                  family therapy            V.Wagner        Christian Psychology
                                                                 (Germany)
IV. October      Evangelization and            Dr.           IGNIS - Institute of
                    apologetics             T.Klausen       Christian Psychology
                                                                 (Germany)
V. November        Old testament          Dr. F.Monset      Concordia Seminary
                Theology: Exegesis of                              (ASV)
                     Pentateuch
 VI. March         New religions              Prof.           Aarhus University
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                      movements                J.Aagard            (Denmark)
  VII. April      Psychology religion        Dr. P.Hubner      IGNIS - Institute of
                       (seminar)                              Christian Psychology
                                                                    (Germany)
  VIII. April    Bible archaeology and            Dr.         Finnish Theological
                       geography              E.Junkaale             Institute
                  Church and Physics         Prof. J.Zaķis      Latvian University
                                                                     (Latvia)
                  Theology of Power          Prof. P.Laķis      Latvian University
                                                                     (Latvia)




                    Study visits, post-diploma studies
    State,       Teachers - T   Number            Time                  Notes
  university     Students - S
 University of      T, S           8              June             The Academy
   Telaviv                                        1998            Archaeological
                                                                expeditions to Bible
                                                                 Land every year:
                                                                     1994.06.
                                                                   1995.03., 06.
                                                                     1996.06.
                                                                     1997.06.
Oslo Deaconal         S           10              End of
    School                                     january 1998
 Sietle Bible         S            1              as from      2 students from LCA
   Institute                                  February 1998    are already studying
                                                                   at Sietle Bible
                                                                      Institute
   Finnish            T            1          October 1997
 Theological
  Institute
   IGNIS              T            1              March
 (Germany)                                        1998



                    Foreign student group visits, student exchange.
    Time            State,        Number                         Aim:
                  university
September 1997      Oslo            15-20               Work on joint project
                  Deaconal                             ―Youth for the Europe”;
                   School                             making personal contacts,
                                                      cultural coming together;
                                                      extending of social help -
                                                               training
  May 1998           LCA                 4            Work in IGNIS (Germany)


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                          Summer schools, conferences and other activities
                              (person responsible: Sk.Gūtmane, students:
                              R.Valters, I.Ozola)
        Time                State, organization                    Notes
     August, 1997            International Summer          International camp of
                            academy in Guadenthal           evangelical help and
                                   (Germany)                evangelization LCA
                                                         students participate every
                                                         year. Theme: ―The Gospel
                                                             in modern society‖
      May, 1998            International organization    Charity work and modern
                                 “Women Aglow               women: theology of
                            International” European      feminism and the Gospel‖
                            summer camp in Greece
      June 1998              Summer school at LCA       ―Human well - being in the
                             jointly with the Latvian      light of the Gospel and
                              branch of ―Youth with      theology of well - being -
                          mission‖ (for middle school   psychological, sociological
                                      pupils)             and theological aspects‖



                      Co-operation with mass media
                              (person responsible: R.Ziedonis, Rector‟s assistant
                              for mass media)
Aim: to bring the public notice the work of evangelical social help, of the spiritual
well-being of people according to evangelical criteria, to popularise the importance
of deaconial service.

       It is envisaged:

1. TV show ―Good will‖ (See: Agreement with Latvia TV Director O.Pulks about the
   monthly TV show. Participants: G.Dišlers, LCA students)
2. Christian radio programme ―I believe a little‖ (Sk.Gūtmane);
3. Publication of journal ―The Rich Brother‖ (Dialogue)
4. To conclude an agreement with newspaper ―Izglītība un kultūra‖ (education and
   Culture) about regular special issue.

The Material resources of LCA
      (person responsible - E.Grīns administrative director)

                         New premises to be built.(see: blueprint for the new
                                 premises at Bulduri 21, which will be construed at
                                 three stages
1.   Academic library premises (1-st stage);
2.   2-nd block of lecture rooms (2-nd stage)
3.   The large hall (2-nd stage)
4.   Premises for ―Dialogue Centre‖ - office, auditoriums, conferee hall (3. -rd stage)

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   Authors: architect M.Liepa. construction: AV Limited, manager. V.Eris.

                       Resources for studies.
It is envisaged to develop:
           technical means
                               1997.-1999.                         1999.-2001.
 For the studies in       5 over-head projectors                   5 TV sets
   auditoriums                   ―Philips‖                       2 video cameras
                        another computer class (12
                                  places)
   For student         earphones for the linguaphone         computer hardware and
independent work                   room                            software


           Library development:
             1997-1998.
               increase of funds by 1000 units exegesis works, reference books;
               printing equipment
               list of text-books to be translated.

                            Strategy of LCA.
like any other institution of higher learning LCA sees assist , m a i n t a s k - to
become part of the modern information society. It is a society where information and
knowledge are the chief resources. It is the opposite of industrial society, which is
based on capital (business i s n o t ! the task of a private educational institution) and
where the chief end product i s “ g o o d s p r o d u c e d ‖ (now many students
graduate from the school?) The chief end product of LCA is p e r s o n a l
qualities and person’s adaptability to information and
i n f o r m a t i o n e x c h a n g e . Therefore LCA concentrates on the quality of
knowledge and adaptability of personality




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 ESTIMATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL "PRACTICAL
 THEOLOGY" TRAINING SYLLABUS AS AN ASPECT
     OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OF LATVIA

        1. The demand for highly educated social care specialists in Latvia is
determined by the joining of Latvia to the Copenhagen Declaration of 1965, by the
Social Aid Law of 1995, by the Medical and Social Protection Law of 1992, by the
Latvian Social Welfare system Reform Project in 1997 and other documents, as well
as the Constitution of the Latvian Ev.Luth. Church of 1996, the Declaration of the
World Lutheran Federation on Deaconal Ministry in 1994 and other documents.
          2.1. The Latvian Social Welfare System Project focuses on the following
issues:
         poverty
         the situation of families with children (the growing number of children
          growing up without parent care - orphans of living parents)
         the situation of the disabled and exposed
         a variety of cooperation with the local governments
         developing a definite cooperation pattern among various charity branches
        2.2. Those "focus" problems could be dealt with through the churches with
the help of highly qualified social care specialists.
L.Chr.Acc. is the only higher educational establishment in Latvia training
specialists for charity missions, i.e., social care specialists for the needs of the church
and the state.


       3. The social care system in the church state needs a reliable data source to
analyze the social situation and predict its changes.
        3.1. The educational work according to the L.Chr.Acc. training program could
improve the expertise of the social care organizations and find the best solutions for
their specific functions. The training of social care workers is an indicator of the
quality of their work.
        3.2. The teaching staff and the students of the L.Chr.Acc. are developing a
standard pattern of social care for parochial charity need.


                   THE PRINCIPLE ASPECTS OF NATIONAL
                   COOPERATION AND IMPORTANCE
      The Social Care                 The "Practical Theology" training syllabus
          Department
1. Drafting of proposals for      Field studies in congregations and various state
   the policy of social care          charities.
   and jurisdiction.
2. Defining of social care        Data accumulation and processing. The analysis of
   strategies                         the charity aspect of social care in its evangelical
                                      sense and contents. Evolving practical
                                      suggestions for charity work to the department
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                                    and the church.
                                Comparison and research of the official data,
                                    publications, investigations, communication and
                                    interviews with the top charity deacon work
                                    executives in Latvia and the European Union.
3. Determination of the         Performing a limited scope of empirical research with
   investment management            local authorities and congregations.
   policy
4. Defining of minimal          Thorough research and estimation of the charity and
   standards for charity           services form the aspect of christian values.
   services
5. Social care system quality   Promoting the cooperation of the church with the
   control                         local authorities, stimulating the possibilities of
                                   the public institutions by publication of the
                                   findings of research as well as information of the
                                   general public.
                                Methodical assistance through the "Dialogue Center"
                                   of the L.Chr.Acc., training of the charity
                                   executives.

            The state is responsible for the social reform and bringing the social
     care system to the local authorities.
            The tasks of the L.Chr.Acc. are as follows:
      to change the attitude of people by education and research, to make
        them understand that everybody is responsible for his/her own welfare,
        not the state.
      to emphasize the Christian concept of soteriology



  ESTIMATION OF THE ACADEMIC SYLLABUS IN THE ASPECT
         OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OF LATVIA

  THE DOCUMENTS OF THE LATVIAN               RESPONSE OF THE L.CHR.ACC. TO THE
REPUBLIC ACTUALIZING THE NATIONAL                     NATIONAL CONCERNS
  SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC
            PROGRAM

  1. The speech of the State President G.Ulmanis "Foundation of the sense of
 Truth and craving for Profundity of the soul" at the L.Chr.Acc. on November
                                    30, 1994
The assessment of the academy work in
  the light of the National interests of
  Latvia by the State President
  G.Ulmanis
                     "New schools and higher educational establishments are
                   developed in the renewed Latvia, new in contents and style of
                   work. The Lutheran Deaconal Institute is new as well. Its goal is
                   to see and understand the social needs of people in Latvia, to do
                   everything possible to help people regain their spiritual values. 133 ~
                                                                                   ~
                   The essence of its work is education of the heart, the strength of
                   the soul, conformity of words and deeds, notions that have been
   2. Declaration of the Government              The Latvian Christian Academy
                 of Latvia
Chapter on "Education and Culture" of
  the Declaration of the Government of
  Latvia of 1997
 "to consider formation of a free and        The academic syllabus Bachelor of
  creative personality the basic task of        Theology motivates humanity of a
  education."                                   different dimension: a human
                                                freedom:
                                              "You will admit the truth, and the truth
                                                will make you free" (Christ)
                                              High quality theological education can
                                                perfect the secular academics and
                                                enrich it, as well as lead the church out
                                                of semiliteracy and bigotry.

 "to develop nationally significant          The work of the "Dialogue center" of the
  scientific centers"                           L.Chr.Acc. has just begun, yet its
                                                objective is to become "a nationally
                                                significant theological research center"
                                                for the dialogue of Christianity with
                                                the public and state by fundamental
                                                and applied scientific research work.


    3. The Law "On Social Security"                The Latvian Christian Academy
   "Regulates the kinds of social services,      The academic syllabus Bachelor of
   including social and educational aid,         Theology combines the classical
   thus contributing to social justice and       interpretation of theology with the
   social security."                             ability to use it for the benefit of the
                                                 contemporary society.


     4. The Law "On Social Aid"                  The Latvian Christian Academy
"The social rehabilitation in a package of    The academic syllabus Bachelor of
  measures designed to build the social         Theology provides education for
  functions potential of a person, his/her      clergymen, chaplains (including
  social status and his/her integration to      chaplains for places of confinement),
  the society."                                 evangelists, parsons, and deacons.
                                                They are specialists ready to
                                                implement the tasks of social
                                                rehabilitation in Latvia (including
                                                parochial work).



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  5. The Social Welfare System The              The Latvian Christian Academy
Latvian Christian Academy                                       Reform Project
It is the Social aid administration "White   The academic syllabus gives knowledge
Paper".                                        and promotes research for the
                                               development of a realistic pattern of
                                               spiritual social security in a system
                                               complying with the security goals and
                                               principles of Latvia as an European
                                               country, both nationally and
                                               parochially.
                                              teaches to motivate the priority of
                                               social aid (charity) work in church,
                                              enhances general expertise and
                                               knowledge with regard to the
                                               feasibility and tasks of the social aid in
                                               state and church welfare systems thus
                                               avoiding redundancy,
                                              improves the professional efficiency of
                                               deaconal ministry.
                           L.Chr.Acc. is the only higher educational establishment
                                  that provides ecumenical academic education to
                                  clergymen.



  6. The Constitution of the Latvian            The Latvian Christian Academy
      Evangelical Lutheran Church
"Every parish should support its own         In performing these tasks using
  parson as well as provide him with the        specialists with the higher theological
  assistants necessary for spiritual            education cannot be overrated.
  maintenance of the congregation."          The academic theological syllabus
                                                provides education for deacons,
                                                evangelists, and chaplains.




                     A Summary with an Emotional Tinge.
Every community needs people who have acquired the fundamentals of the old
European Christian culture and are able to integrate them into contemporary
academic circles and social environment, even more so, they are necessary in
Latvia in the aftermath of communist and atheistic wreckage.




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                     STATISTIC INFORMATION


                                    1 APENDIX

                                                       Approved at the LChA Senate session
                                                                         February 2, 1996



     RULES OF THE INTERNAL PROCEDURE AT THE
                      LCHA

1.       General
         1.1 Rules of Internal procedure refer to all employees of the LChA, who enter
     in legal relations with the Academy, regardless of their position or work to be
     done.
         1.2. LChA is an institution of Christian service and ministry, education and
     science, which learns and teaches.
         1.3. Each employee by his work has to support 5 key principles of the LChA
     activity:
           a principle of confidence (confidence in qualitative possibilities of
            Academy's development);
           a principle of universal activity - the employee of the LChA has to be
            concerned with and able to find way in spheres of problem situations
            and to solve them within the limits of his Competence;
           a principle of career - continuous raising of qualification;
           a principle of care - to care about each other, about students and about
            the work;
            a principle of Christian ethics - "the defined in the Bible": "Let
              everyone among us live to the liking of his nearest, for his benefit, to
              perfect him." /Rom. 15:2/
      1.4. An axiom of each employee is: the quality of development of the Academy
     principally depends on good and earnest work of the employee.

       2        Place of an employee in solving of
     Academy's aims and tasks
       2.1. An employee has to support and implement aims of the LChA: to secure
     the indivisible character of the Christian creed, Academic studies and scientific
     Research work.
       2.2. Each employee is creative force of the Academy. Creative approach is the
     foundation of the Academy's development and such is demanded from every
     employee.

3.      Rights and duties of the employee


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       3.1. Rights and duties of employees are regulated by the contract, existing laws
     and regulations of the Republic of Latvia and the community of work of all
     employees of the Academy.
       3.2. The duty of employees is to work in order to ensure, that the Academy
     prepares Academically and Professionally valuable specialists for science, public
     administration of social care, deaconal Church.
       3.3. The duty of each employee is to maintain his knowledge and professional
     skills on high level.
       3.4. In the very middle of the LChA stands
         a student:      with his hopes;
                         with his ideas;
                         with his aims;
                         with his strength;
                         with his feebleness;
                         with his study Contract.
         The task of each employee is to support in his place of work and by his
     professional skills the clarity, efficiency, order of the study work, to render
     services to students and other people correctly and without any bureaucracy.
       3.5. An employee has the right to receive material bonuses, if he is able to be
     creative and is able for the benefit of the tasks of the Academy to increase the
     Volume of the voluntary contribution and work, which may exceed that fixed in
     the work Contract. The work done voluntarily will be valued and will favour
     possibilities of the employee's career in the Academy.
       3.6. If an employee is dissatisfied with any aspect of conditions, the employee
     has to apply to the Employer.
       3.7. The duty of an employee is to observe rules of safety techniques and work
     hygiene. If an employee is involved in or has noticed a damage of measures of
     precaution or unsparing attitude towards the property of the Academy, he has to
     inform the employer about it.

4.   Mutual relations of employees
     4.1. The LChA expects from its employee culture of open communication:
           the employee, who wants to say nothing, wants to hear nothing, wants
            to see nothing, cannot give positive contribution in the development of
            the Academy;
           mobbing, spreading of rumors and false statements about other
            employees and the Institution of his own work is forbidden in the
            LChA. Spreader of rumors will be immediately put vis a vis with a
            person, whom he discredits;
            an employee, who spreads rumors, may be immediately dismissed from
              his duties.
      4.2. Interpersonal relations of the LChA employees shall be matter-of-fact. The
     duty of each employee is to particularly promote and support:
            business-like oriented,
            based on the Christian morality criteria,
            analytical
            interpersonal relations.



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       4.3. The must for the LChA employee is an ability to refuse from the
     interpersonal conflicts, which are
           oriented towards personal relations,
           personal,
           emotional.

      4.4. Each employee acts within the limits of his competence, yet takes care
     about the improvement of his work quality in the name of implementation of the
     concept of the Academy.

5.    Working time at (work hours of) the LChA
      5.1. Working time of the LChA employees comprises 40 hours per week.
      5.2. Each employee shall start implementation of his duties at 9:00 and finish at
     17:00.
      5.3. The Lunch time of employees of the Christian Academy is from 12:00 till
     13:00.
      5.4. The Employer objects against idle Coffee breaks, which interrupt the
     rhythm of work.
      5.5. An employee of the Christian Academy shall not change the daily time
     schedule by being late or shortening the day.
      5.6. In cases of extra necessity an employee may change the daily Time
     schedule, if it at least a day in advance is concerted with the employer.
      5.7. In cases of illness or other motivated and unforeseen conditions an
     employee informs the employer about the absence from work in due time.
      5.8. If an employee, without prior concerting with the employer willfully
     changes length of the working day, then the employee may be fired according to
     provisions of Article 33 of the Republic of Latvia Code.
      5.9. Repeated coming late and unqualitative work of an LChA employee shall
     be considered as violation of rules of work.

6. E a c h e m p l o y e e b y h i s w o r k s u p p o r t s t h i s A c a d e m y as a
possibility to serve God and people. This is reflected in the attitude towards the
property of the Academy, as well as towards premises, inventory and in mutual
relations of people.
6.1. Each employee independently shall put in the forefront the highest demands of
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    RULES FOR ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS AT THE LCHA
1. Every citizen of Latvia and persons, who have the right to own a passport of the
non-citizen of Latvia, issued in the Republic of Latvia, with permissions of
permanent residence, regardless of sex and property status, race and nationality, are
entitled to study at the LChA.

2. The LChA enrolls students in two study programs:
            in study program of a bachelor (and master) of Academic theology;
            in higher program of professional education "The Practical Theology".

3. In both programs the time of studies is 4 years (semesters).

4. When entering the LChA, persons shall submit to the selection committee the
following:
             an application;
             curriculum vitae;
             a document about secondary (gymnasium) education;
             4 photos;
             a reference issued by the psychiatrist and narcologist.
After submission of a document, the Passport shall be produced.

5. The selection of future students takes place on competitive basis.
        6. Entrance examinations:
               test of preliminary Religious knowledge (in writing);
               a written work - Essay on literature or free subject;
               an interview - colloquy.
The test of the preliminary knowledge in Religion is in accord of the course of
confirmation of the ev.luth. Church of Latvia.

       The following is assessed in the written Essay:
              general knowledge of the question;
              a skill to define a problem;
              a skill to discuss it purposefully;
              a skill to see alternatives;
              a skill to express thoughts in the proper Latvian language in writing
          (grammar etc.).
The time for the test and the Essay is 4 hours. Evaluation - according to the system
of 10 points (marks).
The aim of the interview (for a sample of text see Appendix) is to clear up the
candidate's motivation, creed, personal suitability to profession.
       Results of the interview and colloquy, which is based on the interview, are
evaluated by the mark "settled/unsettled".

       7. Entrance examinations are the basis for the candidate's enrollment at the
Academy.
       Criteria: 6 points as the minimum score separately for the Essay, and the
mark "settled" for the Interview.




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       8. Entrance examinations and preparation for the entrance tests are carried out
by the Entrance Examination Commission during the whole academic year in form of
discussions, tutorials, open-door days, etc.

       9. Training places are granted for pay.

                      AGREEMENT OF STUDIES


       STATUTE OF THE LCHA CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

                               1. General provisions
1.1. The Constituent Assembly is the authorized supreme institution of Collegiate
representation, administration and decision-making in the Academy.
1.2. The Constituent Academy acts in accordance with the effective legislation of
Latvia, Constitution of the Latvian Ev. Luth. Christian Academy and the present
Statute.

                  2. Composition of the Constituent Assembly,
                   election and withdrawal of representatives
2.1. The Constituent Assembly is elected in composition of 20 members for three
years in the following procedure:
                  a Representative of the founder;
                  the Rector;
                  the Pro-rector;
                  12 representatives of the Academic personnel;
                  2 studying representatives;
                   3 representative of the General staff.
2.2. The above representatives are elected separately in each group of the personnel.
2.3. A group of the relevant personnel by its decision is entitled to withdraw its
representative before the term and to elect other representative instead.
2.4. The decision about election of representatives to the Assembly or withdrawal
from it is accepted in secret ballot by a simple majority of votes.

             3. Procedure of convening the Constituent Assembly
3.1. The regular Constituent Assembly is convened by the Rector once in three years.
If the Rector has not convened the regular Constituent Assembly in term of the
present paragraph, not later than during two months before expiration of the term, the
regular Constituent Assembly is convened by the Senate.
3.2. The extraordinary Constituent Assembly is convened by the Rector on his
initiative, or when it is demanded by the Senate, or by no less than a half of the
Academy personnel, or by no less than a half of studying persons.
3.3. Initiators of the extraordinary Constituent Assembly shall indicate reasons and
the agenda, submit them to the Rector and inform the Senate about it.
3.4. The Rector shall convene the extraordinary Constituent Assembly within a
month from the day, when the demand to convene it has been received.


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3.5. If the Rector does not convene the Constituent Assembly, the Senate of the
Academy has the right to convene it.
3.6. Members of the Constituent Assembly shall be notified about convocation of the
Constituent Assembly not later than 30 days before convocation of the Assembly,
indicating the place, time and full agenda.

                  4. Competence of the Constituent Assembly
4.1. The LChA Constituent Assembly alone is competent to:
                        1) accept the LChA Constitution and modify it;
                        2) elect and revoke the Rector;
                        3) listen to annual reports of the Rector;
                        4) elect the Senate and approve the Statute of the LChA
                        Senate;
                        5) elect the LChA Auditing Commission and the LChA
                        Arbitration;
                        6) approve and decide questions, which are connected with
                        the conceptual directions of the LChA activities and are not
                        in competence of the Senate, Rector and Pro-rector.
4.2. The Constituent Assembly may consider also other matters connected with
activities of the Academy, if it is demanded by the rector of the LChA Senate.


5. Competence and procedure of decision-making of the LChA Constituent
                              Assembly
5.1. The LChA Constituent Assembly is competent to take decisions if at least a half
of the number of representatives take part in it. If there is no quorum of the
Constituent Assembly, then not later than during 15 days a repeated Constituent
Assembly is convened.
5.2. The LChA takes decision with a simple majority of votes. Modifications of the
Constitution, decisions about electing and withdrawing the rector are taken by 3/4
majority of votes from the total number of representative of the Constituent
Assembly.

                      6. Procedure of the Constituent Assembly
6.1. The LChA Constituent Assembly is opened by the Rector or his authorized
person.
6.2. On suggestion of the person, who opens the Constituent Assembly, it from
among itself elects the teller.
6.3. After opening of the Constituent Assembly, it elects the chairperson of the
Constituent Assembly and on his suggestion - a secretary (a recorder).
6.4. The voting at the Constituent Assembly is open, except in cases, when secret
ballot is determined by laws, the Constitution of the LChA, or it is demanded by at
least a half of the representatives present.
6.5. The LChA structural units have to report to the Constituent Assembly on the
situation of the LChA, as it is necessary for the relevant paragraph of the agenda.

                 7.    Record of the LChA Constituent Assembly
7.1. The record of the LChA Constituent Assembly shall include the following
information:
                  1) date, time, place of the Constituent Assembly;


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                  2) name and family name of representatives, who take part in the
                  Constituent Assembly, as well as position, name and family name
                  of other persons present, who are invited to the Constituent
                  Assembly;
                  3) agenda of the Constituent Assembly;
                  4) the most important statements and proposals, expressed during
                  the Assembly;
                  5) decisions taken and number of votes;
                  6) the most serious protests registered at the Constituent Assembly.

   8. Appealing against the decisions of the LChA Constituent Assembly
8.1. Decisions of the LChA Constituent Assembly may be appealed against or
revoked in procedure, provided by the legislation.



                                                     Accepted at the Constituent Assembly
                                                                             April 251996
                                                                            Protocol no. 1



     STATUTE OF THE SENATE OF THE LATVIAN EV. LUTH.
                  CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    General provisions
        1.1. The LChA Senate is a collegiate legislative institution of the Academy,
which functions in accordance with the Statute, approved by the LChA Constituent
Assembly.
        1.2. The Senate is authorized to approve the procedure and rules, which
regulate all spheres of activities of the Academy.
        1.3. The basic tasks of the Senate are:
                  elaboration, approving, performance, coordination of the statute for
Academic and Professional studies;
                  discussion and approving of Academic and Professional study
programs;
                  determination of the strategy for scientific research work of students
and the Academic personnel, its discussion and coordination;
                  analysis of the study system and teaching work, marking of main
directions;
                  election to Academic positions;
                  concerting of teaching staff's scientific qualification; drawing up of
the draft study budget, analysis of its use;
                  discussion and preparing of Scientific publications;
                  formation of Scientific research and other structures of the
Academy and discussion of their regulations;
                  organization of introduction of Foreign experience.
        1.4. The activities of the LChA Senate involve teaching and scientific work of
the studying persons at the Day and Evening departments, different Post-study forms
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        1.5. In order to implement principal functions and tasks the LChA Senate may
form expert commissions from among specialists, employed at the LChA, inviting
specialists from other higher education institutions or Theological institutions of the
relevant confession.

2. Functions of the LChA Senate.
        2.1. The Senate determines the procedure and size of remuneration for work.
        2.2. The Senate approves the LChA Statute on Election to the Academic
Positions, fixes the number of posts of the staff.
        2.3. The Senate determines the Tasks and Duties of work of lecturers and
assistants.
        2.4. By its decisions the Senate forms the LChA Convention of Advisors and
approves its Statute.
        2.5. The Senate considers the link of the LChA with scientists of different
countries, research Institutes in cooperation in Academic work and Science.
        2.6. The Senate considers and approves common requirements for the
Academic and higher Professional program, coordinates meeting of requirements.
        2.7. Considers questions pertaining to qualification of the teaching staff, as
well as determines questions of the staff recruitment.
        2.8. The Senate heads the scientific publication, training book, methodical
aid, etc., publishing activity, accepts scientific research orders, addressed to the
LChA.
        2.9. The LChA Senate analyses prognostications for preparing of specialists.
        2.10. The LChA Senate works out and approves enrollment and extra
enrollment rules.
        2.11. The Senate works out and approves regulations on Procedure of studies.
        2.12 The Senate elaborates and approves the system for assessment of
students' Study work and the Statute of the Study program for the Final and State
examinations.
        2.13. The Senate approves subjects of Bachelor work, as well as of the
Course and Diploma papers, scientific supervisors and advisors of works, decides
about perspectives of scientific elaboration of the Course and Diploma projects.
        2.14. The LChA Senate considers suggestions on distribution and use of
training rooms and equipment.
        2.15. The Senate considers and approves the LChA financial reports.
        2.16. The Senate organizes scientific Conferences, Exhibitions, Cooperation
with foreign scientists.
        2.17. The Senate discusses and approves regulations of scientific structures
and other formations of the LChA, decides about formation of Societies at the LChA.
        2.18. The Senate, within the limits of its competence, controls the observance
of norms set out in the LChA Constitution.
        2.19. The Senate expresses Proposals and Recommendations for considering
at the LChA Constituent Assembly.

3.   The membership of the LChA Senate.
        3.1. The LChA Senate is formed of 14 members. The Rector, and
representatives of the Academic personnel, who comprise no less than 75%, at least
10% of studying persons and employees of other categories.
        3.2. The personnel staff of the Senate is elected by the LChA Constituent
Assembly for three years. The studying representatives are elected to the Senate by
the students' self-government.

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       3.3. Take part in the Senate with advisory vote.

4.   The procedure of work of the LChA Senate.
         4.1. The work of the Senate proceeds in form of sessions. Sessions of the
Senate are convened by the Chairman or Deputy chairman of the Senate no less than
once a month.
         4.2. Sessions of the Senate are chaired by the Chairman or Deputy chairman
of the Senate. Sessions are recorded by the Secretary of the Senate. The protocol of
the Senate session is signed by the Chairman of the LChA Senate and secretary, but
their signatures are certified by the LChA Rector with his Signature and the Seal of
the Academy.
         4.3. The LChA Senate is competent to decide, if no less than a half of its
members take part in it.
         4.4. The Senate takes its decisions with a simple majority of votes, except in
cases provided in paragraph 4.5 of the Statute of the Senate.
         4.5. The LChA Senate, when deciding questions on approving of extra
enrollment rules, formation of structural units, etc., take decisions with 3/4 majority
of votes of the members present. One fourth of the members present at the Senate or
the LChA Rector is competent to ask to reconsider the question and decide it at the
LChA Constituent Assembly.
         4.6. If any of the LChA Senate members disagree with decisions of the
Senate, he may object against them and require to write it into the Protocol of the
Senate session. In such case he is not liable for the decision taken by the Senate.
Students have the veto rights in questions, which concern their interests.
         4.7. The LChA Senate informs the Constituent Assembly about its decisions.
         4.8. Expert commissions are headed by the Chairman of the expert
commission, who is appointed by the LChA Senate.

5.  Material supply of the LChA Senate.
        5.1. The LChA Senate carries out its activities within the limits of the
Academy's budgetary resources, as well as plans possibilities for self-financing of
scientific activity.


Chairperson of the LChA
Constituent Assembly:                                       Gūtmane

Secretary of the
Constituent Assembly                                        .A.Lasmanis




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                                                       Concerted at the LChA Senate session
                                                                          September 9, 1997

   STATUTE OF THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION OF
               THE LCHA SENATE
         1. Personnel Commission of the LChA Senate is a unit of the Senate
members, which assesses compliance of the Academic personnel with the electable
and/or appointable position, gets to know and understands Man as a qualitative
instrument of the Academic work.
         The most important value of the higher educational institution is its Teaching
staff, people, who are loyal to interests of the Christian Academy. The task of the
Commission is to recommend and keep in the institution of higher education such
Academic personnel, which in full value implements scientific, educational and
Christianity tasks, which works in order to have high rating of the Academy today,
tomorrow and in Future.
            The Commission works out the program of benefits and guarantees of the
Academy's teaching staff.
            The Commission works out and finds people with high professional and
scientific logic of Academic work, who are loyal to the LChA.

        2. The decision of the Commission is recommending, it is approved by the
LChA Senate.
        3. The Commission consists of at least 4 LChA senators, who are approved
by the Senate for 3 years.
        4. Work of the Commission is headed by the Chairman, who is elected by the
Commission from among its members by rotation for a School year.
        5. The Commission basis its work on the Republic of Latvia Law on Higher
Educational Institutions, LChA Constitution, Statute of the Academic Personnel
Positions and Statute on Elections of the Academic Personnel.
        6. The Commission evaluates documents, submitted for the vacancies of the
Academic personnel and summarizes results of elections.
        7. The Commission assesses the scientific, professional and the creed
correspondence of the activities, carried out by the Teaching staff, to the tasks and
aims of the LChA. The Commission reviews and summarizes:
           students' questionnaires and interviews on the quality and the pedagogical
result of the Training course,
           test results of the students' knowledge,
           the delivered training and methodical supplies,
           involvement of students in Scientific research,
           participation of the Teaching staff in the Theoretical seminar of the Staff,
           the result of the teaching staff's individual scientific research,
           publications,
           creative public activity,
           analysis of the visited lessons.
        8. The Commission submits the conclusion to the Senate in writing.
        9. The conclusion of the Commission is essential in both Professional and
Academic career of the LChA Teaching staff.
        10. The Commission recommends the work of the Teaching staff for
rewarding with Premiums and Grants.
        11. The meeting of the Commission is attended by the Rector and Pro-rector.
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                                                         Accepted at the Constituent Assembly
                                                                                May 15, 1997



              STATUTE OF THE LCHA ON ARBITRATION

1. The LChA Arbitration is an independent Institution, elected by the Constituent
Assembly, which deals with the matters of the Academy in procedure provided by the
present Statute.
2. The LChA Arbitration, in secret ballot, is elected by the Constituent Assembly
consisting of three (3) persons - arbitrators for 3 years. The LChA Arbitration is
elected from among the Academic personnel. The LChA Arbitration shall not be
elected from representatives of the administrative staff.
3. Arbitrators from among themselves, by open voting, elect the Chairman of the
Arbitration.
4. In its work the Arbitration observes laws of Latvia, Constitution of the LChA, the
present Statute, decisions of the LChA Constituent Assembly, Senate, Rector of the
LChA.
5. When realizing its duties, the Arbitration shall be independent and objective. It
shall not allow to influence and emotionally dispose itself.
6. The Arbitration reviews cases collegially, by three judges.
7. The Arbitration reviews cases openly, on motivated request of the parties. The
Arbitration may review the case in a closed session.
8. The LChA Arbitration is located at 23, Bulduru prosp., Jurmala, Latvia LV-2010
9. The LChA Arbitration is competent to:
                1) to review complaints, submitted by students and the Academical
             personnel of the LChA, about restriction of the academic freedom and
             rights provided by the LChA Constitution;
                2) review interpersonal and mobbing problems;
                3) review disputes between the LChA structural units and
             administrative institutions.
                The Arbitration shall not review cases/disputes, which, as provided by
             the law, shall be reviewed at the court of Latvia.
10. The Arbitration reviews cases on the bases of applications (complaints). The
Arbitration accepts only written applications.
         The application shall contain the following information:
                1) name of the arbitration;
                2) names of contesting parties;
                3) subject, essence and motivation of the contest;
                4) evidence, that proves the indicated conditions, activities, carried out
             prior to regulation of contradictions, before submission of the
             application;
                5) name, family name, position of persons, invited to the Arbitration;
                6) a list of documents, which supplement the application;
                7) a signatory of application, submitted to the Arbitration;
11. The application shall be received by the chairman of the Arbitration and
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12. The parties may personally or by their authorized representatives take part in
sessions of the Arbitration.
The parties may terminate the case in peace.
13. The parties, which participate in the case, shall have the right:
                 1) to get acquainted with materials of the case;
                 2) to submit evidence;
                 3) to participate in sessions of the Arbitration;
                 4) to give oral or written explanations;
                 5) to increase or decrease the size of the claim, to refuse from the
             claim, to plead guilty, admit full or partial claim of the other party.
14. The Arbitration shall review the case within 30 days from the day of receipt of
the application. This term may be prolonged, but not more than for 10 days.
15. The Chairman of the Arbitration or one of Judges, appointed by him, shall
prepare the case for reviewing. The parties shall be notified about the time of
arbitration in writing not later than 5 days before the session.
16. Sessions of arbitration shall be recorded.
17. The Arbitration shall take decisions by majority of votes. If any of the arbitrators
disagrees with the decision, he has the right to express objections against the decision
in writing, that shall be indicated on the decision itself.
18. The decision of arbitration shall contain the following information:
                 1) name and composition of the arbitration;
                 2) time of when the decision has been taken;
                 3) disputing parties, their representatives;
                 4) subject of the dispute;
                 5) explanations and evidence of the disputing parties, motives,
             according to which the arbitration has come to its conclusions;
                 6) resolution of the arbitration;
                 7) procedure of appealing against the decision.
         The decision of the arbitration shall be submitted to the Senate for acceptance
during three (3) days. After accepting in the Senate, a copy of the decision within
three (3) days shall be issued to disputing parties and the administration of the
Academy.
11. The decision of arbitration shall be approved by the Senate, but executed by the
administration. If the Senate states, that the arbitration, when reviewing the case, has
violated the LChA Constitution or the present Statute, it may cancel the decision of
arbitration and return the case for retrying, considering the fixed violations. The
Arbitration shall retry the case within ten (10) days.
12. If a dispute is not decided in point of fact (reviewing of the case is stopped,
postponed, legal proceedings are terminated, the claim is left without reviewing,
etc.), the decision, which is binding with the case (by-decision) shall be taken. The
decision shall include its motive, actions to be carried out by the parties or other
structural units of the LChA, and shall be sent to the relevant officer for deciding. It
shall be done within three (3) days after their acceptance.
13. The LChA Arbitration shall have separate and independent record keeping.
Records, decisions and other materials shall be included in a separate file and handed
over to archives in the fixed procedure.
14. Modification of the Statute of Arbitration shall be made by the LChA Constituent
Assembly.

Head of the LChA Constituest
Assembly                                               Sk.Gūtmane

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Secretary of the LChA Constituent
Assembly                                                 B.Zīvere




          STATUTE OF THE LCHA ACADEMIC AND
                PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
The procedure of Academic and Professional studies at the LChA is determined by
the Republic of Latvia Law on Education, the Republic of Latvia Law on Higher
Education Institutions, the LChA Constitution and the present Statute.

                                 1. General provisions
         1.1. The aim of the Academic studies is:
                   to promote quality of thinking of young people,
                   to promote scientific research interests of students, the capacity of
their intellect, knowledge and experience, to provide the necessary basis for further
Academic education.

        1.2. The juridically fixed (formal) aim of Academic studies is acquisition of
the Academic degree of Bachelor and Master.
        1.3. The task of Academic studies is:
                  to promote students' wish to join the scientific research work,
                  to strengthen the world outlook, which proves the belief in God in
unity with social Responsibility, to develop the desire of research work,
                  to teach to master methods of Scientific research,
                  to teach to write a scientific paper.
        1.4. Persons with secondary (gymnasium) education may become candidates
of the Bachelor studies if they have become students of the LChA in accordance with
the enrollment rules. Persons with the Bachelor degree may apply for the Master
studies in the given branch of science.
The procedure of enrollment of students at the LChA is determined by "Rules of
Enrollment of Students at the LChA".
        1.5. Acquisition of the Academic education on the level of a Bachelor or
Master foresees realization of the relevant Study program in the corresponding
branch of Science.

                             2. Aim of Professional studies
        2.1. The aim of Professional studies is:
                  to train young people for Christian Ministry and Charity,
                  to prepare students for professional activity in Social care,
                  to deepen attitude towards the Human being and principles of Social
environment as they are put in the Bible,
                  to reveal a complete system of Ethical determinations and taboos,
which demands to value the lifetime and life of each Human being as unique.
        2.2. Tasks of the professional studies proceed from the Aims of the Study
program and are closely related with the basic tasks of Professional activity of the
specialist of Social care and Charity:

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                  to provide multidimensional knowledge and understanding about:
                        the contents, reasons, development of Christian charity,
                        contents of Social policy and the Key principles of its
                    development,
                        the Biblical system of people's welfare - its principles,
                    mechanism of work,
                        the Secular system of the World welfare (with and without
                    inverted commas), aims and mechanisms of its work;
                  to ensure the necessary Theological knowledge about the Biblical
motivations of functioning of Social systems: the common and the diverse in
characterization of interaction of Men and Society by secular opinions on functioning
of Social systems,
                 to acquire models of Social care and Charity in Church,
congregation, Secular structures of Latvia and the rest of the World,
                  to teach students to integrate Theological knowledge into practice of
Social care and Charity,
                  to teach, when realizing the free will, to obey God and
Commandments of the Gospel, and by their strength to overcome the negative
pressure of economy, politics, psychological atmosphere,
                  to excite interest about scientific Research work,
                  to teach to acquire skills necessary for the specialist in Social care
and Charity: those of Christian interrelations, diagnostics, methods, analyses etc.,
                  to deepen specialization in the work of Deaconate and Social
rehabilitation.

        2.3. Persons with secondary (gymnasium) education may become candidates
for the higher Professional study program, after they have become students of the
LChA in accordance with the Enrollment rules.

                                   3. Study programs
         3.1. The Bachelor and Master's study programs are worked out by the
teaching staff of the LChA, concerting their compulsory parts of credit points with
the size of credits of the University of Latvia, Theological Faculty's Bachelor and
Master's degree study programs.
         3.2. The contents of the Professional study program determines the skills
necessary for specialists of Social care and Charity, which are defined in the
Classification of Professions, Republic of Latvia. The contents of the Professional
study program is worked out by the teaching staff of the LChA or other initiative
persons, according to principles of the Association of Higher Education Institutions
of European Deaconate. Principles of the Association of European Social Care
Institutions of Higher Education are taken into consideration, when elaborating the
Study program.
         3.3. Academic and Professional study programs are assessed and approved by
the LChA Senate.
         3.4. The LChA Senate nominates and approves Directors of the Academic
and Professional study programs.
         3.5. The Academic and Professional study programs are accredited in
procedure, provided by the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science.

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        4.1. The evaluation of the size of Study work takes place according to the
unified system in Academic and Professional study programs.
        4.2. For comparative assessment of the size of Study work the system of
credit points is used at the LChA. Credit points are measuring units of planning,
registration and realization of individual study courses, subjects, as well as of the
total volume of the study program.
        4.3. One credit point approximately corresponds to the study work, which is
included in 4 0 C o n t a c t l e s s o n s of classes.
        4.4. The amount of credit points is determined in the study programs. Credit
points are granted for each discipline of studies.
        4.5. The size of the Academic study program is planned for 8 semesters, its
standard volume is 2 5 0 c r e d i t p o i n t s . The size of separate parts of the
Program may also be bigger on account of intensity of the study process, without
prolongation of the total time of studies.
        4.6. The size of Professional study program is planned for 8 semesters, its
standard volume is 1 4 0 - 1 6 0 c r e d i t p o i n t s .

                        5. Acquisition of the Academic degree.
       5.1. In order to acquire the corresponding academic degree, it is necessary:
                  to realize the Bachelor or Master's degree study program, to pass all
foreseen examinations and to acquire the amount of credit points, fixed in the
Program,
                  to defend the Bachelor or Master's degree paper.

        5.2. Students are allowed to defend the Bachelor or Master's degree paper
after they have passed the Theoretical part of the relevant study program.
        5.3. The Bachelor and Master's degree paper is an Academic work based on
investigations. The master's degree work is of deeper research character, than the
Bachelor work.
        5.4. The Academic degree of the Bachelor or Master is conferred by the
Commission of Final Examinations in accordance with "The Statute of the Final
Examinations and the State Examinations" of the LChA.

                      6. Attribution of Professional qualification
        6.1. The higher professional qualification is attributed to persons, who have
covered the Study program, passed all examinations and acquired the number of
credits, fixed in the Program, as well as have passed the State examinations.
        6.2. Qualification is attributed by the State Examination Commission, which
is formed and approved by the LChA Senate in accordance with "The LChA Statute
of the Final and State Examinations".




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             ARTICLES OF THE LCHA STUDENT COUNCIL
              I. General Provisions
1.   The Student Council (SC) is a voluntary organization based on common interests and
     uniting persons studying at the LChA.
2.   The resolutions by the SC shall be binding for all students.
3.   The SC shall operate within the territory of Latvia under the international legal acts,
     regulatory acts effective in Latvia and the present Articles.
4.   The LChA SC shall have Bank accounts, common seal, letterheads.
5.   The legal address of the SC shall be 23 Bulduru pr., Jūrmala, LV-2010, Latvia.

              Purposes and Objectives of the LChA SC
1.   The purpose of the SC shall be to represent the LChA, defend the interests of the
     students, deal with the matters of Cultural and Christian everyday life at the Academy.
2.   The objectives of the SC shall be:
            to facilitate Professional development and Socializing skills of students;
            to represent the Academy on the local and international level;
             to organize the everyday life in Christian spirit, liveliness and wholesomeness
            of Cultural space.

               Rights of the SC
1.   To request and receive the information and explanations from representatives of any
     subdivisions of the Academy on any matter affecting the interests of the students;
2.   The SC shall have the right of suspending veto in the matters affecting the interests of
     the students and not contradictory to the Agreement made with the Academy. As soon
     as the veto has been exercised, the matter in question shall be examined and reconciled
     by the Commission formed by the Academy Assembly according to the principle of
     parity. The resolution by the Reconciliation Commission shall be approved by the
     Academy Assembly with two thirds of majority of votes.
3.   The SC shall determine the election of students to the collegiate bodies.
4.   The SC shall participate in the work by the LChA Assembly and Senate protecting the
     interests of the students.
5.   The resolutions by the SC shall be binding for all students.

              Obligations of Students
1.   To inform the students about the adopted resolutions and draft resolutions.
2.   To promote the respect of Christian values at the Academy.
3.   To assist with the improvement of the process of studies, summarization of students‘
     opinions on the Programs of studies and Curriculums.
4.   To organize Scientific research work by the students.
5.   To participate in allocation of material and Financial allowances.

             Structure of the SC
1.   The LChA SC shall consist of the representatives from each year‘s students, the
     Chairman and the Secretary.
2.   The representatives shall be appointed to the SC every year by the end of the first
     month of the Academic year at the latest.


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3.     The SC shall hold general meetings at least once in a month; the Chairman and the
       Secretary shall be authorized to decide on separate matters of lesser importance.
4.     At least half of the votes of the SC members is required to adopt the resolutions of the
       SC.

                Financing and Dissolution of the SC
1.     The funds of the SC shall be formed out of the Donations and Gifts by legal entities
       and individuals, proceeds from economic activities of the SC.
2.     The SC may have its own personal and real property.
3.     The SC may be dissolved in the procedure provided for under the Act ‘‘On Public
       Organizations and Their Associations‘‘.
4.     Upon dissolution the property and funds of the SC shall be transferred under the
       ownership of the Academy.


                                                                                             appendIx
                                                                            to the Statute on Election
                                                                               to Academic Positions

 TASKS AND DUTIES OF THE ACADEMIC PERSONNEL AT THE LCHA

1. Duties of the Academic personnel are determined by the Republic of Latvia law On Higher
Educational Institutions, the law of the Republic of Latvia "On Scientific Activity", the LChA
Constitution and the LChA Senate.
2. The tasks of the Academic personnel are
       2.1. The task of the Professor is
            to deliver highly qualified lectures, supervise studies, training classes and testing
              of his study course:
            to supervise the Research work in his branch and sub-branch of science, which
              corresponds to the name of Professor's position;
            to educate young scientists and associate professors;
            to take part in the development of Study programs;
            to take part in assessment of work and quality of structural units of the Academy;
            to take part in work of Scientific editorial board.
       2.2. The task of the Associate professor is:
            active research work in the sub-branch of science, which corresponds to the
              name and position of the associate professor;
            supervision of Research work in order to acquire the doctor's and master's
              degree;
            supervision of educational work, studies, training classes, tests of the relevant
              course;
            delivering of lectures;
            educating and supporting of young scientists and Associate professors;
            advising and supervision of students' course papers and projects, Bachelor and
              Qualification works.
       2.3. The task of the Docent is:
            research work in the sub-branch of science, which corresponds to the name of
              the Docent's position;
            supervision of study classes;
            carrying out of examinations, tests in his study program;
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           elaboration of Study programs;
           advising and supervision of course papers, Bachelor's and Qualifications works.

        2.4. The task of the lecturer is:
            to prepare courses of lectures;
            to deliver lectures;
            to advise and review the course papers and projects;
            to supervise students' practice (Field work).
3. Once a year the LChA Academic personnel reports on implementation of its Academic
tasks.
4. The duty of the Academic personnel is to raise qualification earnestly, to solve questions
and difficulties of the Christian belief, with the knowledge and attitude towards values of
Christianity to implement aims and tasks of the LChA.
5. In cases when the Academic person consciously acts against aims and interests of the
LChA, the LChA Senate, grounding on effective legislation, has the right to reconsider the
correspondence of the relevant person to the Academic status.

Rector of the LChA
                                                                                      Sk.Gutmane




                                                                Approved at the meeting of the Senate
                                                                                    October 15,1996

  STATUTE OF THE LCHA ON ELECTION TO ACADEMIC POSITIONS

I. General provisions
        1. Procedure of election to Academic positions of the LChA is determined by the
Republic of Latvia Law on Higher Education Institutions, the law of the Republic of Latvia
"On Scientific Activity" and the LChA Constitution.
        2. In accordance with the Republic of Latvia Law on Higher Education Institutions and
the LChA Constitution, the Academic personnel is formed of:
                 Professors, Associate professors,
                 Docents, Leading researchers,
                 Lecturers, Research assistants
        3. The academic personnel carries out pedagogical work and scientific investigations.
The procedure and size of remuneration is regulated by the Contract and the LChA Senate.
Remuneration for the work of the Academic personnel shall not be lower than the minimum
salary (tariff rate for lessons, monthly salary), determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the
Republic of Latvia.
        4. Persons below 65 may take Academic and Administrative positions at the LChA.
The Rector, according to the funding allotted by the founder, has the right to conclude an
individual Contract with the retired Academic personnel, foreseeing remuneration for a
definite volume and quality of Work.
        5. Professors and Associate professors, when they reach the age of retiring, may be
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        6. For special contribution in work of the Academy, members of the Teaching staff,
who have reached the pensioning age, may be elected the Honorary members of the Latvian
Ev. Luth. Christian Academy.
        7. In accordance with the Republic of Latvia Law on Higher Education Institutions,
Professors may be elected persons, who have a degree of the Doctor hab. The Professor, in an
open competition, is elected for 6 years and the Rector concludes with him a work contract for
the whole term of election, or for the time until the age of 65.
        8. A person may be elected the Associate professor, who has a degree of the Doctor
hab., or for the first time - with the Doctor's degree. The position of the Associate professor
may take persons with the Doctor's degree and at least 5 years experience of clergy, Christian
pedagogical work or Social work. In accordance with the procedure, provided by the Republic
of Latvia legislation on Higher education institutions, the Associate professor is elected for 6
years and the Rector of the LChA concludes with him the work Contract.
        9. A person may be elected Docent, who has the degree of the Doctor hab. or the
Doctor. To implement the highest Professional program a person may be elected Docent with
the University education without the Scientific degree and Academic degree, if the length of
his Practical work is 10 years.
        10. Docents are elected for 6 years and the Rector concludes with them the work
Contract.
        11. The number of Docents' positions on the Staff is determined by the Academy.
        12. Persons may be elected Lecturers, who have the degree of the Doctor hab., Doctor
or Master. A Lecturer may be elected also a person without the degree, if the length of the
Practical work is at least 5 years.
        13. At the LChA lecturers are elected for 6 years.
        14. Duties of the lecturer are determined by the LChA Senate.
        15. Assistant may be elected a person with the degree of the Doctor or Master. A
person without the Academic degree may be elected Assistant, if the length of the practical
work is at least 5 years.
        16. At the LChA Assistants are elected for 6 years.
        17. Duties of the Assistant are determined by the LChA Senate.
        18. If there is a temporary vacancy, the LChA Senate, without the Rector's suggestion,
may decided not to announce a competition, but for two years engage a Visiting professor,
Visiting docent, Visiting lecturer - on contractual basis. The Visiting professor, Visiting
docent, Visiting lecturer may not take part in work of the LChA elected Institutions.
        19. During the temporary absence, the Rector, with consent of the LChA Senate, is
competent to appoint the Associate professor to the position of the Professor, a Lecturer or
Assistant with the Doctor's degree -to the position of the Docent, yet for the period, which
does not exceed two years.

II. Election to the academic positions of the LChA
        1. Election of the Academic personnel takes place once a year.
        2. Competition to vacancies of Academic positions is open.
        3. Candidates to vacancies have to submit the relevant Documents in a month's time
from the day of announcing the Competition.
        4. The following Documents shall be submitted:
        * a Document of Higher education and certification, that the length of service is no
less than 10 years in the Social care work of Clergy, Psychology, Medicine or Pedagogic;
           a list of Scientific publications;
           an Abstract of the basic course of lectures (1 p.);
           a subject of the Scientific research work;
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            two References.
        5. Persons may be elected Lecturers and Assistants, who have the Master's degree in
Theology or other Humanities.
        6. After having got acquainted with the candidate's Documents and after discussions
with all Candidates to the Academic post, the Senate, in secret ballot, takes a decision.
        7. The Candidate may be considered elected, who has received 50% plus one vote
from the number of the Senate members present.
        8. The LChA Teaching staff, employed for lessons, maintains the Academic status
fixed at the Principal work.

Chairman of the LChA Senate                           Prof. J.Vējš

Secretary of the Senate                              V.Zāle




            STATUTE ON STUDENTS' PRACTICAL FIELD WORK

                          Statute on Students' Practical Field Work
There are three kinds of Practical field work at the LChA: Introductory practical field work,
General practical field work and Specialized practical field work.

                  General provision
        1.1. The aim of the Practical field work is:
        to create a possibility for students to acquire skills of a Clergyman or Deacon and
Social care and charity workers, focusing on the ability to work with people, family, with
social groups, with the Congregation, to work at the institutions of Management or
Administration of social care.
        1.2. The task of the Practical work is:
                   to get an idea about professional models of Social care and charity, their
variability and purposefulness of functioning,
                   to acquire a skill to develop professional relations with a client, to analyze
the work of a Congregation or the Service of social assistance, to acquire the skill to
prognosticate the efficiency of activity,
                   to learn to do well the work of a Minister, Deacon, Specialist of Social care
and charity.
        1.3. The LChA students have to take the following differentiated practical field
work:
        1.3.1. The aim of the Introductory practical field work (the practical work of
evangelization - 200 hours in the 2nd semester) is:
        a) to get an idea about the work of the Social care and Rehabilitation institutions (Old
people's home, Family center, Orphanage, Prison, etc.),
        b) to get an idea about the Spiritual and Christian care of people,
        c) to learn to use the Knowledge acquired during Theoretical disciplines, in order to
carry out the evangelization work.
        1.3.2. The aim of the General practical field work is to develop professional skills
of a Deacon, Clergy, Social care work, particularly in sense of increasing the capacity of
activity.


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                   practical work of Psychology and Psychiatry (for Clergy, Deacons - 200
hours in the 4th semester),
                   Professional practical work of Administration of Social care (for Social care
specialists - 200 hours in the 6th semester),
                    practical work of Administrative and Christian management of the
Congregation (200 hours in the 6th semester).
        1.3.3. The aim of the Specialized practical field work is to prepare oneself for the
activity in the Social care or the work of a clergy, to clear up the Ethical dilemma of the Social
care and charity and that of the Clergy.
                   practical work of a clergyman (200 hours in the 7th semesters according to
specializations - Missions, Clergy, Evangelist, Christian counselor),
                   practical field work of a Family patronage nurse, Social rehabilitator, Social
care patronage nurse, employee of the Social care institution (200 hours).

                   Organization and management of the practical work
          2.1. The practical work takes place:
          for students of the Day department - in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th semesters,
          for students of Evening department - in the 2nd, 6th, 7th semester.
          2.2. Usually Practical field work takes place in Latvia, but it may be organized also
abroad.
          2.3. During the Introductory practical work (200 hours) students work in groups of 3-5
people.
         2.4. During the General practical work (600 hours) an individual places of Practical
work are provided for students.
         2.5. During the Specialized practical work (200 hours) students individually specialize
in the selected spheres of work.
         2.6. The Practical work is organized by the head of the Study Department, who is
responsible for:
                   determination of the basis for Practical work,
                   appointment of the Director of Practical work,
                   making of a Contract with institutions of Practical work,
                   appointment of the Theological curator for the Practical work,
                   making of a contract with the responsible person for the Practical work at the
relevant institution.
         2.7. Each Practical field work has an approved Director of the Practical field work
from the Academy, whose task is:
                   to supervise the organization of the work,
                    to acquaint students with the aims, tasks, contents of the work and the
responsible person in charge at the institution,
                   to specify functions of work, tasks and duties of each student,
                   to help to plan the tasks of the Practical work,
                   to carry out a detailed Analysis of results of the Practical work, concerting it
with the Curator, and to inform the LChA Senate about the Results,
                   to organize and plan the Common work of students and the Curator.
         2.8. In each institution of the practical work a responsible person is chosen, who is
paid for his work. The tasks of the responsible person are:
                   to specify students' Professional tasks,
                   to coordinate the activities of students in the place of their Practical work,
                   to help to plan the contents of the Practical work,
                    at the end of the Practical work to give a written estimation of students'
activities in the place and time of the work.

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        2.9. The theological Curator is appointed for each practical work. A person, who has
the education of a Doctor of theology and experience of practical work in the sphere of
Christian ministry or intellectual and social welfare, is appointed the Curator.
        2.9.1. The Curator signs Contract with the Rector of the LChA.
        2.9.2. The Curator is responsible for provision of conceptual basis for work of his
group of students (2-5 people).
        2.9.2. The compulsory full-time job of the Curator is 5 hours for a group of students, 4
hours a week and 6 hours for work with the group in the Academy.
        2.9.4. The Curator has to educate, supervise and support the trainees. This is realized
by:
                  assessing the activity of students and analyzing success and failure of their
Activity,
                  giving theoretical advice to the whole group,
                  discussing in students' group tasks of the Clergy and Church in the Modern
world, analyzing the Dilemmas of Social care and charity,
                  the Curator analyses the process of the Practical work in whole and assesses
students' work - altogether and individually in groups.

                  Evaluation of the practical work
         3.1. The basic component of the Practical field work is evaluation and analysis of
students' abilities and inabilities.
         3.2. The practical work shall be evaluated according to the following criteria:
                   ability to form and develop Professional relations with systems of different
strata in public and environment,
                   work of a Clergyman as a process of resocialization and Spiritual and Mental
perfection of a Human being - the totality of the necessary knowledge and skills,
                   work of the Social care specialists as both System and Process - knowledge
and skills,
                   ability to find one's way in Administration and Management of the Church,
Congregation, organization of a Mission or Institution of Social assistance,
                   relations with Curator and the Responsible person in charge,
                   relations with the rest of the Group and Colleagues,
                   Professional skills,
                    independence and dependence in realization of tasks of work and in
progressing towards the aim.

                Documentation of the practical work
       4.1. During the Practical field work students write the Diary of the Practical field
work, which at its end is submitted to evaluation.
       4.2. At the end of the Practical work, together with the Diary of the Practical field
work students hand in also a Report, the form of which is individually creative.
       4.3. The Director of the Practical work may ask to hand in also other research
materials, Psychological observations etc. related with the work.

                 Regime of the practical work
        5.1. Students work a full working day or the part of the day during a semester,
indicated by the Director of the Practical work.
        5.2. During the week students work - 4 days in the institution of practical work, but in
the Academy - the whole day, supplementing the necessary Theoretical knowledge.
        5.3. One day in the Academy is compulsory for all students because of the Analysis of
the weekly practical works.

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        5.4. For absence from the Practical work without an excuse a student may be
exmatriculated by the decision of the LChA Senate.
        5.5. On justifying reasons students may be absent from Practical work not more than
for 3 days. When being absent a longer period with a justifying reason, the Practical work is
not considered, taking of it shall be concerted with the LChA Study Department.

                Change of place of the Practical field work

        6.1. The place of Practical work chosen by the LChA shall not be changed without a
special permissions of the head of the LChA Study Department.
        6.2. The head of the LChA Study Department may decide about the change of the
place of Practical work if:
                a) the respective Institution is being liquidated,
                b) qualitative implementation of tasks set for practical work is not ensured in
the place of Practical work.

                Pay for the practical work
       7.1. Students are not paid for their Practical work.
       7.2. All transport expenses are covered by students themselves.


Chairperson of the LChA Senate             Sk.Gūtmane
Secretary of the Senate                   V.Zāle
Has been read by: the head of the Study Department B.Zīvere




  REFERENCE ON AGREEMENTS OF STUDENTS' FIELD WORK WITH
 INSTITUTIONS OF SOCIAL CARE AND CHARITY WORK (AS WELL AS
                OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CARE)

Institution


1. Commission of Social Affairs of the Republic of Latvia Saeima (Parliment)
2. The Riga Ev. Luth. Cross congregation Rev. Guntis Dišlers
3. The Riga Ev. Luth. Luther's congregation Rev. Juris Rubenis
4. The Riga Coordination Centre of Social Assistance
the Latgale SAS                Avotu iela 31                man. E.Avotiņa
the Kurzeme SAS                Slokas iela 31               man. M.Pavasare
the Zemgale SAS                E.Smiļģa iela 46             man. I.Krūmiņa
the Northern SAS               Veru iela 6                  man. I.Zilgalve
the Centre's SAS               Kungu iela 34                man. I.Rama
the Vidzeme SAS                Brīvības iela 266            man. A.Krastiņa

5. Social Assistance Department of the Jurmala City Council
                                                                    head I.Pallo
6. Centre of Family Care "Bulduri"                                  V.Randa
7. The Cesis Children's home "Gaujas lici"                          I.Krauja

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8. The Riga Red Cross Medical School of Nurses                    Kučāns
9. National Centre of Psychic Health Care                         G.Kalnietis
10. Republic of Latvia, Department of Inprisonment Places of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
                                                                  . V.Zahars

                                                                 Head of the Study Department
                                                                                     B.Zīvere




    PROVISIONS FOR THE LCHA SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
            CENTER “DIALOGUE CENTER”

                                   1. General Provisions
       1.1. The LChA ‗‘Dialogue Center‘‘ shall be a subdivision of the Academy
supervising and conducting Scientific research through development of Scientific and applied
research of importance to the Dialogue between the Latvian Social and cultural environments.
       1.2. The Scientific research at the LChA ‗‘Dialogue Center‘‘ shall be carried out by
the Academic personnel and the students.

                        2.     Purpose and Objectives of the Center
        2.1. By means of Scientific and applied research to ensure effective and innovative
integration of the work by the Academy into the information community where information is
the main product and the knowledge acts as the essential resources.
        2.2. To develop the following required directions of Theological research:
              Gospel and the Society;
              Man and the Process of Redemption;
              Christian evidence in the World of religious and Cultural pluralism;
            Gospel and the Church.
        2.3. To assist the students in acquiring skills of Scientific work and Research.
        2.4. To conduct applied research in the Social fields of Charity work with the
practical and advisory importance for public authorities and Church institutions.

                                   3. Operation of the Center
        3.1. The LChA ―Dialogue Center‖ shall be managed by the Director and Deputy
Director. The Directors of programs for studies, the LChA Academic staff supervising
research in their respective fields, students conducting Scientific research as well as the LChA
Scientific Editorial Board shall participate in the work of the Center.
        3.2. The ―Dialogue Center‖ for Scientific research shall conduct and publish
research containing accurate information on the basic data
           in respect of new Religious movements and consequences of their activities in
            Latvia;
           in respect of viability and effectiveness of Charity work and Scientific grounds;
           compare and analyze data from official sources, publications, research as well as
            communicate and conduct interviews with leaders of Social assistance and
            Deaconal service in Latvia and the EU;

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           carry our a limited number of empirical research within Municipalities and
            Congregations;
            create new initiatives in the field of information for Christian Social care.
        3.3. The Center shall cooperate with ‗‘Dialogcenter International‘‘ (Århus
University, Danmark) in the field of Scientific research on the theme ‗‘New Religious
Movements in Europe‘‘. The Center shall develop cooperation with other foreign higher
Educational institutions and research facilities with which common Academic work has been
established:
        Finnish Theological Institute, Kortebu High School of Theology (Sweden), Tel Aviv
University (Israel), Seattle Bible institute, Association of World Bible Schools etc.

              4. Material Base of the „‟Dialogue Center‟‟ for Scientific research
        The ‗‘Dialogue Center‘‘ shall operate within the limits of the Academy funds as well
as plan for the possibilities of Self-financing of the Scientific activities.




 STATUTE OF PROCEDURE OF STUDIES AT THE LATVIAN
          EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

1. Studies at the LChA in accordance with the selected Academic Bachelor/master and/or
Professional study program provide a possibility to acquire academic education and/or higher
professional qualification and the bachelor or master's degree.
2. Studies are started by persons, who have been immatriculated at the Academy
(immatriculation - writing into the List of students and receiving of student's Certificate).
3. Studying persons at the LChA are offered Academic and Professional studies.
        3.1. Full Study program with the minimum length of studies is 4 (four) years (Day
time studies).
        3.2. Full optional program with higher intensity and the minimum length of studies is
4 (four) years (Evening time studies). In Evening time studies classes in the auditorium are
organized as follows:
           twice a week at the 1st year,
              three times a week during the 2nd year,
              four times a week during the 3rd and 4th year.
            Once in semester students have classes in the auditorium for 1 week (intensive
              sessions). Between the exam sessions as well as in the free days of the week
              students are working independently.
4. The study process is regulated by the following conditions:
        4.1. Students have the right to interrupt studies temporarily, even several times, but not
more than for 4 semesters altogether. The minimum interval in studies is 1 semester. During
the break student is not exmatriculated, lest he himself has expressed such wish. When
interrupting studies, the head of the Study department shall be informed about it by submitting
an application to the Secretariat of the LChA.
When resuming studies, after they have been interrupted, if the interval has not been shorter
than 1 semester and not longer than 4 semesters, the study credits, acquired earlier, are
recognized fully in the same Study program.


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        4.2. The change between the Bachelor and Professional study program is possible, if
requirements of Study programs of 2 semesters have been met. In this case the student has to
get the permission from Study Department of the LChA and/or Director of the new Study
program. Director of the Program decides about consideration of credits, acquired earlier in
the relevant part of the Study program. If necessary the question about an individual plan of
Studies is decided together with the Director of the Study program.
The earlier interrupted studies may be resumed (in case of exmatriculation), if the Study
program of 2 semesters has been covered before.
        4.3. Recognition of credits, acquired in other higher education institutions, foreign
higher education institutions, is determined by the Director of the Study program (by
concerting it with the LChA Study Department) according to the system of credits, fixed at the
LChA.
        4.4. Free attendance of classes could be allowed, if the student works according to his
personal individual plan, which is concerted with all heads of courses of the Study program,
and approved at the LChA Study department.
        4.5. If during the semester the foreseen study program is not covered without any
excuse, the student is exmatriculated.
        4.6. A student who takes the State and Final examinations repeatedly has the right to
do it during three years after the exmatriculation time according to the rules of the State
examinations of the regular year and those of the Final examinations.
        4.7. Students, who have covered the theoretical part and Practical work (field work) of
the Study program, have the right to defend the qualification (bachelor) work and to pass the
State and Final examinations during three years after the exmatriculation time.

5. The study curriculum is from
  September 1 till July 31, there are two semesters:
        the autumn semester: 01.09 - 31.01,
        the spring semester: 01.02 - 30.06.
        Holidays: Christmas: from 20.12 till 02.01.
                5.1.1. Easter Holidays - the relevant one week,
                5.1.2. Summer Holidays - from 01.08 till 31.08.
6. The length of one class is 50 minutes. Classes are organized and held according to the
Schedule, which is compiled by the Study Department of the LChA for each week of studies.




I. THE AIMS AND TASKS OF THE ACADEMY                                       2
       1. INTRODUCTION               2
       2. AIMS  2
       3. TASKS 2
II. THE SELF-ASSESMENT OF THE LATVIAN EV.LUTH.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4
   1. THE STRUCTURE OF THE HIGHER SCHOOL,
ORGANIZATION OF STUDIES AND MANAGEMENT. 4
1. The Staff of LChA: Students, General Staff and Teaching Staff.          8

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2. Material, financial and data maintenance   10
3. The Quality Maintenance by the Academy.    12
4. Joint research project    19
5. Project of archeological examination 20
6. Project of the Archeological excavations   21
7. Joint Research Projects 22
8. Joint Research Projects 23
      REFERENCE ON SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE LCHA 24
9. Prospects of development 32
10. Summary: the analysis of a Force field.   33
III. APENDIX AND EXPLANATION                  46
    1 APENDIX     46
    THE LICENSE ISSUED BY THE REGISTER OF ENTERPRISES
OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA 47
    LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BY-LAWS     47
    LICENCE OF LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 58
    THE BY–LAWS (STATUTES) OF THE DEACONAL INSTITUTE
    58
    2 APENDIX     58
    IEŅĒMUMA DIENESTA IZZIŅA PAR LKRA STĀŠANOS
NODOKOĻU MAKSĀTĀJU UZSKAITĒ UN NORĒĶINĀŠANOS AR
VALSTS BUDŢETU. 58
    PAŠVALDĪBU IZZIŅA PAR ATTIECĪGĀS MĀCĪBAS IESTĀDES
DARBĪBAS IESPĒJAMĪBU TĀS ADMINISTRATĪVAJĀ TERITORIJĀ.
    58
1. Nekustāmā īpašuma Bulduru prospektā 21 nomas līgums     58
2. Nomas līgums    Error! Bookmark not defined.86
    3 APENDIX     58
    EXCERPT FROM MINUTES NO. 12 OF THE MEETING OF
LATVIAN EV.-LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SENATE 58
    EXCERPT FROM MINUTES NO. 12 OF THE OPEN MEETING
OF LATVIAN EV.LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SENATE 60
    4 APENDIX     60
    CALCULATIONS FOR 1996 60
    FINANCIAL REPORT 60
3. BALANCE-SHEET for 1996          Error! Bookmark not defined.159
4. Rector Latvian Ev.Luth. Christian Academy /S.Gśtmane/
       Error! Bookmark not defined.163
4. Report by the Management of Latvian Ev.Luth.Christian Academy
       Error! Bookmark not defined.164
5. APPENDIX to the Annual Report for 1996 by the Latvian Ev.Luth.Christian
Academy       Error! Bookmark not defined.165
6. AUDITOR‟S STATEMENT             Error! Bookmark not defined.170
      UZZIŅA PAR DARBA SAMAKSAS NOTEIKUMIEM LKRA                                60
      RĪKOJUMS PAR MĀCĪBU SPĒKU SLODZĒM LKRA   61


                                                                      ~ 162 ~
    INFORMATION ABOUT THE MATERIAL BASIS OF STUDIES
AT LCHA 62
    DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF THE
LCHA     63
    5 APENDIX    65
    REFERENCE TO ACADEMIC STAFF OF LCHRA (SHORTENED
VERSION OF CV)   65
    CURRICULUM VITAE       70
    INFORMATION ON THE ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGING
STRUCTURE    108
    LATVIAN LCHA STUDENT KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT
REGULATIONS. 111
    THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE LCHA GRADUATES ON
THE LABOR MARKET      112
    6 APENDIX    116
    LATVIAN EV.LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STRATEGIC
DEVELOPMENT PLAN (1997. - 2002.) 116
7. Perspective of Academic studies programme. 116
8. Perspectives of professional studies      125
9. Perspectives in the field of further education of pastoral and evangelical work and in
the field of social help. (person responsible: Director of bachelor programme in practical
theology V.Tēraudkalns ) 127
10. Social activities of LCA (person responsible - R.Ziedonis - Rector‟s assistant for
media relations)        127
11. Plans for international co-operation (person responsible: Sk.Gūtmane) 127
12. The Material resources of LCA (person responsible - E.Grīns administrative
director)       130
    ESTIMATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL "PRACTICAL
THEOLOGY" TRAINING SYLLABUS AS AN ASPECT OF THE
NATIONAL INTERESTS OF LATVIA 132
    ESTIMATION OF THE ACADEMIC SYLLABUS IN THE ASPECT
OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OF LATVIA   133
IV. STATISTIC INFORMATION 136
V. AUGSTSKOLAS DARBĪBU REGLAMENTĒJOŠIE UC. TĀS DARBĪBU
RAKSTUROJOŠIE DOKUMENTI
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.270
       1 APENDIX    136
       RULES OF THE INTERNAL PROCEDURE AT THE LCHA  136
       RULES FOR ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS AT THE LCHA 139
       AGREEMENT OF STUDIES 140
       EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
       ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.281
       STATUTE OF THE LCHA CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY 140


                                                                             ~ 163 ~
    STATUTE OF THE SENATE OF THE LATVIAN EV. LUTH.
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY    142
    STATUTE OF THE PERSONNEL COMMISSION OF THE LCHA
SENATE 145
    STATUTE OF THE LCHA ON ARBITRATION     146
    STATUTE OF THE LCHA ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL
STUDIES 148
    ARTICLES OF THE LCHA STUDENT COUNCIL 151
1. I. General Provisions    151
2. Purposes and Objectives of the LChA SC      151
3. Rights of the SC 151
4. Obligations of Students 151
5. Structure of the SC      151
6. Financing and Dissolution of the SC  152
    NOLIKUMS PAR NODAĻĀM LKRA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.303
    TASKS AND DUTIES OF THE ACADEMIC PERSONNEL AT
THE LCHA     152
    STATUTE OF THE LCHA ON ELECTION TO ACADEMIC
POSITIONS    153
    STATUTE ON STUDENTS' PRACTICAL FIELD WORK 155
    2. STATUTE ON STUDENTS' PRACTICAL FIELD WORK  155
1. General provision 155
2. Organization and management of the practical work 156
3. Evaluation of the practical work 157
4. Documentation of the practical work 157
5. Regime of the practical work      157
6. Change of place of the Practical field work 158
7. Pay for the practical work        158
    REFERENCE ON AGREEMENTS OF STUDENTS' FIELD WORK
WITH INSTITUTIONS OF SOCIAL CARE AND CHARITY WORK (AS
WELL AS OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CARE)   158
    PROVISIONS FOR THE LCHA SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
CENTER “DIALOGUE CENTER” 159
    STATUTE OF PROCEDURE OF STUDIES AT THE LATVIAN EV.
LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 160
8. Compulsory program A of the bachelor of theology study program and its division
among semesters    Error! Bookmark not defined.330
      THEOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.332
      METHODS OF BIBLICAL EXEGETIC
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.334
      THEOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.335
      SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.336
                                                                         ~ 164 ~
      INTRODUCTION INTO PHILOSOPHY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.337
      EASTERN RELIGIONS
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.338
      CHRISTIAN ETHICS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.339
      KRISTIETĪBAS VĒSTURE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.340
      HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF LATVIA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.341
      GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.343
      THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.345
      THE GERMAN LANGUAGE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.347
      THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.348
      THE HEBREW ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.349
      THE LATIN LANGUAGE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.352
9. Optional program B of the bachelor of theology study program and its division among
semesters     Error! Bookmark not defined.353
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.359
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF LUKE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.361
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF MARK
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.363
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF MATHEW
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.364
      AN OUTLINE OF PAUL‟S THEOLOGY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.365
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF ROMANS
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.367
      EXEGETICAL STUDIES OF ACTS
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.368
      LITURĢIKA    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.369
      ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONGREGATION
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.370
      HYMNOLOGY ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.371
      THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINES
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.372


                                                                         ~ 165 ~
    LUTHERAN SYMBOLS OF FAITH
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.374
    SPIRITUA GROWTH OF A MAN
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.375
    HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN MISSION
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.377
    BIBLE AND PHYSICS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.379
    INTRODUCTION INTO THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.380
    SOCIOLOGY     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.382
    PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SOCIOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.384
    PERSONĪBAS PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.386
    GRUPU SASKARSMES PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.387
    PSYCHOLOGY OF MARRIAGE (IN THE CONTEXT OF THE
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS)
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.388
    CILVĒKA ATTĪSTĪBAS PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.390
    VIDES MĀKSLAS PAMATI
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.391
    HISTORY OF CULTURE OF LATVIA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.392
    HISTORY OF ART    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.394
    DEPENDANCES ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.396
    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.397
    SOCIĀLĀ PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.398
    IEVADS REDEMPĪVAJĀ TEOLOĢIJĀ
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.399
    AGIOGRĀFIJA ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.400
    JAUNĀS RELIĢISKĀS KUSTĪBAS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.401
    STUDIES IN POIMENICS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.402
    HOMILETICS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.404
    METHODS OF EVANGELISM
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.406
    STUDIES ON CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.407

                                               ~ 166 ~
      PASTORĀLPSIHOLOĢIJA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.408
      THE PRAYER ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.409
      THE CHURCH IN MODERN SOCIETY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.410
      DIEVKALPOJUMU KĀRTĪBA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.411
      JAUNO LAIKU FILOZOFIJA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.412
      MODERNĀ FILOZOFIJA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.413
      THEOLOGY OF RULE
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.414
10. Optional program C of the bachelor of theology study program
      Error! Bookmark not defined.419
    A HISTORY OF ISRAEL
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.422
    3. THE PROGRAM OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES “PRACTICAL
THEOLOGY” ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.424
1. The aim of professional activities,      Error! Bookmark not defined.425
2. The main tasks of the Professional activities, Error! Bookmark not defined.426
3. The improvement and skillful use of Professional knowledge and Proficiency.
       Error! Bookmark not defined.428
4. The general terms of the academic program "practical theology"
       Error! Bookmark not defined.431
5. The aims and objectives of professional academic program "practical theology"
       Error! Bookmark not defined.431
6. AGENDA of studies contains: Error! Bookmark not defined.432
7. The CONTENTS of Studies           Error! Bookmark not defined.433
8. The Basic Courses of Theology: Error! Bookmark not defined.441
      THEOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.442
      THE METHODS OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.444
      THEOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.445
      THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINES
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.446
      THE HISTORY OF THEOLOGY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.448
      SYSTHEMATIC THEOLOGY
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.450
      INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY OF REDEMPTION
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.450


                                                                          ~ 167 ~
    HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF LATVIA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.452
    JŪDAISMS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.454
    JAUNĀS RELIĢ KUSTĪBAS LATVIJĀS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.455
9. THE BASIC COURSES OF SOCIAL AND HUMANITARIAN SCIENCES
      Error! Bookmark not defined.456
    SOCIOLOGY    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.458
    SOCIOLOGY PĒTIJUMU METODES
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.460
    HISTORY OF SOCIAL IDEAS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.461
    ĢIMENES SOCIOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.463
    SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.464
    PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SOCIOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.465
    POLITOLOĢIJA     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.467
    GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.468
    PSYCHOLOGY OF MARRIAGE (IN THE CONTEXT OF THE
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS)
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.469
    PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.471
    SASKARSMES PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.473
    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.474
    ORGANIZĀCIJU PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.476
    ĢIMENES PSYCHOLOGY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.477
    INTRODUCTION INTO PHILOSOPHY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.478
    CHRISTIAN ETHICS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.479
    PSIHIATRY    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.480
    HISTORY OF ART   ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.481
    DEPENDANCES ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.483
    CONFESSIONAL TEACHING
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.484


                                                      ~ 168 ~
    POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ETHICS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.485
    BIBLE AND PHYSICS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.486
    VIDES MĀKSLAS PAMATI
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.487
    LATVIJAS KULTŪRAS VĒSTURE
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.488
    KRISTIETĪBAS VĒSTURE – PATRISTIKA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.489
    KRISTIETĪBAS VĒSTURE – VIDUSLAIKI
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.490
    MODERNO LAIKU FILOZOFIJA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.491
    JAUNO LAIKU FILOZOFIJA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.492
    ETHICS AND PROBLEMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.493
    THEOLOGY OF RULE
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.495
    THE CHURCH IN MODERN SOCIETY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.496
10. THE COURSES OF PROFESSIONAL THEORETHICAL SCIENCES
      Error! Bookmark not defined.497
    DEMOGRAPHY ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.498
    VISPĀRĪGO TIESĪBU PAMATI
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.500
    SOCIAL AND LABOR LAW
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.501
    FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.502
    THEORY OF SOCIAL WORK
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.504
    SOCIAL WORK IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.505
    FUNDAMENTALS OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCES
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.506
    THE SYSTEM OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN EUROPE
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.508
    GRĀMATVEDĪBA      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.509
    ECONOMIC SYSTEM OF LATVIA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.510
    VADĪBA UN LIETVEDĪBA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.511

                                                        ~ 169 ~
     STARPTAUTISKĀ LIETVEDĪBA
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.512
     CHRISTIAN PEDAGOGICS
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.513
     EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.514
     DEACONAL EDUCATION
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.515
11. THE COURSES OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS            Error! Bookmark not defined.517
     METHODS OF DEACONAL WORK
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.518
     GARĪGĀ APRŪPE UN GARĪGĀ IZAUGSME
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.520
     INTRODUCTION INTO THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.521
     REHABILITĀCIJA   ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.523
     SOCIĀLĀS PALĪDZĪBAS SISTĒMA LATVIJĀ
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.524
     ETNO PSIHOLOĢIJA UN ETNOPOLITIKA
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.525
     METHODS OF SOCIAL WORK
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.526
12. PRACTICES   Error! Bookmark not defined.527
    THE PROGRAM OF EVANGELISM FIELD WORKS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.530
    PSYCHIATRY FIELD WORKS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.531
    THE PROGRAM OF GENERAL FIELD WORKS THE FIELD
WORK IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.536
    THE PROGRAM OF GENERAL FIELD WORK THE FIELD
WORK IN PSYCHIATRY ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.542
    SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL FIELD WORKS THE
PRINCIPIAL TASKS OF SPECIALIZED FIELD WORK IN SOCIAL
CARE AND AID FOR UNDERGRADUATES
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.548
13. THE GROUP OF COURSES IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WORK
      Error! Bookmark not defined.551
     SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PAPER
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.552
     FUNDAMENTALS OF BIBLIOGRAPHY
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.553
     COMPUTER SCIENCES
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.554
                                                                     ~ 170 ~
     FORMAL LOGIC             ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.555
14. THE COURSES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES               Error! Bookmark not defined.556
    ENGLISH ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.557
    GERMAN ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.559
    FRENCH ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.561
    HEBREW ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.562
    LATIN     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.564
    CONTENT OF THE BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAM
AND ITS DIVISION AMONG COURSES AND SEMESTERS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.565
    4. CONTENTS OF THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM OF
STUDIES “PRACTICAL THEOLOGY” AND ITS DIVISION IN
COURSES AND SEMESTERS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.569
1. 2ND YEAR, 4TH TERM   Error! Bookmark not defined.569
2. 3RD YEAR, 5TH TERM   Error! Bookmark not defined.569
3. 3RD YEAR, 6TH TERM   Error! Bookmark not defined.570
4. 4th YEAR, 7TH TERM   Error! Bookmark not defined.571
5. 4TH YEAR, 8TH TERM   Error! Bookmark not defined.572
     IMATRIKULĀCIJAS KARTES PARAUGS
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.573
     MĀCĪBU DISCIPLĪNAS REĢISTRĀCIJAS LAPAS PARAUGS
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.577
     STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.578
     3 APENDIX      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.579
     STUDENT‟S FIELD FORK MATERIALS
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.580
     REFERENCE ON STUDENTS‟ FIELD WORK: TIME, PLACE,
CONTENT (AMONG THE SCHOOL YEARS)
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.581
     REFERENCE ON THE SPECIALIZED FIELD WORK AT THE
RIGA CENTRE OF SOCIAL ASSISTANCE (IN THE 8YH SEMESTER):
EXPERT CONCLUSION OF INSTITUTIONS OF FIELD WORK
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.583
     REFERENCE ON RESULTS OF THE CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL
AND MENTAL CARE FIELD WORK IN LUTHER'S CONGREGATION
IN 1994/95 SCHOOL YEAR. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.584
     REPORT ON THE SUMMER FIELD WORK AT THE CESIS
REGIONAL HOSPITAL       ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.585
     DIARY OF INTRODUCTORY FIELD WORK.
     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.591
     REFERENCE ON THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WORK AT THE
LCHA       ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.593

                                                                      ~ 171 ~
    APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN LATVIA, WHICH ARE
REALIZED BY THE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.600
    AGREEMENT ON CONDUCT OF A RESEARCH IN PRACTICAL
THEOLOGY     ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.601
    CONTRACT WITH MS. KUPRIJANOVA.
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.603
    CONTRACT WITH THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE
CITY OF JŪRMALA. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.604
    THE FAMILY CENTER
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.605
    5. LATVIAN EV. LUTH. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY INVOLVE
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT‟S
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.606
1. Joint research project    Error! Bookmark not defined.606
2. Project of archeological examination Error! Bookmark not defined.607
3. Project of the Archeological excavations       Error! Bookmark not defined.608
4. Joint Research Projects Error! Bookmark not defined.609
5. Joint Research Projects Error! Bookmark not defined.610
     THE TOPICS FOR BACHELOR RESEARCH PAPERS AND
SUPERVISORS ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.611
     REFERENCE ON SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF THE LCHA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.614
     6. CONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL TELEVISION
CONCERNING THE PROGRAM “LABS PRÂTS” (“GOOD WILL”)
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.623
     A SURVEY OF REGULAR ACADEMIC WORK BY FOREIGN
VISITING PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS AT THE LCHA DURING
1997/98 ACADEMIC YEAR ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.627
     INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASSES TAUGHT BY VISITING
PROFESSORS DURING 1996./97.ACADEMIC YEAR.
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.629
     A SURVEY OF THE ACADEMIC WORK OF PART-TIME
PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS FROM LATVIA AT THE LCHA
DURING 1997/98 ACADEMIC YEAR
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.630
     REFERENCE ON QUALIFICATION OF THE TEACHING STAFF
OF THE LCHA (THE PRESENT STATE AND PERSPECTIVE)
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.632
     REFERENCE ON THEORETICAL SEMINAR OF THE LCHA
TEACHING STAFF ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.634
     STUDENTS' INQUIRIES AT THE LCHA
      ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.635


                                                                            ~ 172 ~
    ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS' INQUIRIES AT THE LCHA
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.645
    ANALYSIS IN CHARTS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.648
    INFORMATION ON CHANGES INTRODUCED INTO THE LCHA
CURRICULAR AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AFTER
STUDENT OPINION POLLS
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.658
    INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENT PLACEMENT ABROAD
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.659
    A SURVEY OF THE ENVISAGED ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH
WORK OF THE REGULAR TEACHING STAFF OF THE LCHA
DURING 1997/98 ACADEMIC YEAR
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.661
    THE CALENDAR PLAN OF THE ASSIGNMENTS/TASKS AT
THE LCHA DURING THE 1997/98 ACADEMIC YEAR
    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.665
VI. VARIOUS MATERIALS ABOUT THE ACADEMY AND IT‟S SOCIAL
ACTIVITIES    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.668
    THE PRESIDENT OF LATVIA GUNTIS ULMANIS ABOUT THE
ACADEMY.    ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.669




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