Moscow Institute Of Social Science And Liberal Arts

MISSLA President is Prof. Eugene V. Oganesyan, member of the Academy of Education and Social Science, involved in research and academic activity since 1973.

MISSLA was established in 1996 to train professionals in public administration, social services, and business

Academic programs

MISSLA offers following postsecondary academic programs:

A unique program offered by the Institute is correctional pedagogy (defectology) and special psychology

Established as a private postsecondary educational institution in 1996, Moscow Institute of Social Science and Liberal Arts has been successfully training professionals for 16 years. MISSLA operates based on following documents:

Educational institution license 2511 of March 5, 2012 (valid indefinitely)

Public accreditation certificate 1793 of March 19, 2009

MISSLA is a member of :

1) Russian Association of Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions.

2) Private Postsecondary Educational Institutions Union of Moscow and Moscow Region.

3) Academic Association of Postsecondary Educational Institutions of Russia.

Yevgeny V. Oganesyan, MISSLA President and founder, is a wellknown expert in defectology, Doctor of Education, professor of defectology and special psychology, member of the Academy of Education and Social Science and of other Russian and international organizations.

Moscow Institute of Social Science and Liberal Arts: facts and figures

- 16 years on the postsecondary education market

- 13 branches and offices

- over 15,000 graduates

MISSLA staff is 680:

- 67% of them have postgraduate degrees and academic titles

MISSLA's classes and offices are located in a modern comfortable business center. There are comfortable cafes and cafeterias. All indoor areas are air-conditioned and have everything for studies.

Quality of instruction

The fast social progress and the ever growing expectations from graduates call for timely and adequate modernization of the academic process. Academic process has to be modernized to improve the quality of education. Currently, a clear and unambiguous definition of quality of education is missing, which is understandable. Something with so many parameters and criteria whose dominance changes depending on the instructional goal set can hardly be characterized exhaustively. Therefore, the quality of education can be seen as a measure of adequacy of meaningful characteristics of knowledge and skills for future professional activity. Study practices should develop based on objective criteria and the ultimate academic goal. Thus, an essential component of modernization of the academic process is the design of objective methodologies for monitoring and assessing the quality of the academic process.

MISSLA has developed and implemented a system for continuous monitoring of quality of the academic process and modernization of structure and methods of training focused on the ultimate academic goal. The system for monitoring and preparation of recommendations on improvements in the major components of structure and methods of training is based on the correlation and cluster analysis of the performance of students in tests. Analysis methodology and assessment criteria are based on the long-term research conducted by MISSLA in innovative methods and tools for assessment of quality of education.

Innovative methods and tools for assessment of quality of education

Research area: Innovative methods and tools for assessment of quality of education

Research supervisor: Ovik G. Nalbandyan, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, First Vice-President

Research in this area is focused on the development and implementation in the academic process of up-to-date objective methods and tools for assessment of quality of education.

Main tool in the research is statistical analysis of student performance in tests. Research objects include:
- tests in all courses included in the curricula of all academic programs;
- methods and tools for student assessment;
- methods and tools for the assessment of professional skills acquired by students;
- interdisciplinary links within the academic process;
- academic paths.

Within the research area, following Candidate of Education theses were presented:

Borisova V.V. Dynamic testing method in the assessment of the structure of the student's knowledge.

Metelskaya T.A. Verification system for test packages using statistical analysis of student performance in tests.

Matveyeva O.V. Influence of personal characteristics on the postsecondary student's performance in tests.

Published monograph: V.V. Borisova, T.A. Metelskaya, O.G. Nalbandyan. Dynamic testing


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