15 Dec 2014
NSO Receives HQ SACT Unconditional Quality Assurance Accreditation
NATO School received NATO's highest grade in its recent assessment by the HQ SACT Quality Assessment Team of Experts, meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria in all assessment areas. These outstanding results were announced by HQ SACT Joint Force Trainer, Vice Admiral Javier Gonzalez-Huix, ESP N, on 1 Dec 14. This achievement comes at the end of an 18 month review of academic and supporting staff processes to ensure students at NATO School are given the best possible training and education in a professional and supportive learning environment and just as importantly, that there is a continuous improvement mind-set to carry the organization forward through the six years of the accreditation period.
Best Practices identified by HQ SACT include the formalized staff orientation and faculty development programmes as well as the internal information management tool, known as INSIMS, which allows NATO School to coordinate and conduct its activities in a transparent and efficient manner.
CAPT W. Scott Butler is very proud of the entire team at NSO noting everyone at NATO School had a hand in this very positive result.
NATO School Oberammergau was found to have sound internal procedures for the assurance of quality; procedures are applied effectively at each level to ensure the quality of education and training; effective and regular processes of reviewing the curriculum and implementing required changes, developments and enhancements as well as accurate, complete and reliable information about its curriculum.