(Vatican) Fr. Andrzej S. Wodka, C.Ss.R., President of the Alphonsian Academy in Rome, has been nominated as President of AVEPRO, the Agency of Holy See for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality of Universities and Ecclesiastical Faculties.
The Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties (AVEPRO), established by the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI on 19 September 2007, is an institution connected to the Holy See, as provided by articles 186 and 190-191 of the Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus. The Agency’s duty is to promote and develop a culture of quality within the academic institutions that depend directly on the Holy See and ensure they possess internationally valid quality criteria.
The Agency collaborates with academic institutions in defining internal procedures to evaluate the quality of teaching, research and services, which is done through the development and use of appropriate operational tools (guidelines, questionnaires, databases, information networks, etc.). AVEPRO also organizes external evaluation procedures for individual academic institutions and arranges visits to them by experts.
In accordance with the Agency’s independent nature, it collaborates with all actors interested in the life and progress of ecclesiastical universities and faculties: the institutions themselves, the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Episcopal Conferences, all regional, national and international authorities, and all those who work in the various dioceses of countries in which ecclesiastical academic institutions are based.
Andrzej Stefan Wodka CSsR
Father Andrzej Stefan Wodka CSsR was born on 29 December 1959 in Borzęcin (małopolskie). He completed his education, primary and secondary school, in 1966-1978. In 1978, he joined the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. He made his first religious profession on February 1, 1980. He was ordained priest on June 6, 1985, in Tuchów. He was graduated (license) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome 1in 1992. After obtaining the doctoral degree in biblical theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, he started his service at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome (1997), of which he is currently the President and ordinary professor of biblical ethics.