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ĮKURTAS 1991 M.

Krikščioniškasis artes liberales universitetas, įkurtas Lietuvos, Kanados ir JAV fondų.

Misija

LCC tarptautinis universitetas teikia krikščionišką artes liberales išsilavinimą, kuris savo tarptautinę akademinę bendruomenę ugdo būti pilietiškais visuomenės tarnautojais ir vadovais.

Vizija

Būti pirmaujančiu krikščioniškuoju artes liberales universitetu Europoje, garsėjančiu klestinčia akademine bendruomene, dvasiniu gyvybingumu ir įtaka pasauliui.

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ŠIAURĖS AMERIKOS

akademinis modelis

ARTES LIBERALES

filosofija

KRIŠKČIONIŠKOS

vertybės ir pasaulėžiūra

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PAMATINIAI BRUOŽAI

KRIKŠČIONIŠKAS

LCC yra krikščioniškas universitetas.

ARTES LIBERALES

Ugdome aštuonias pagrindines studentų kompetencijas: kritinį mąstymą, gebėjimą valdyti konfliktus, gebėjimą mąstyti globaliai, veiksmingos komunikacijos įgūdžius, krikščioniškąją pasaulėžiūrą, tarnystę lyderiaujant, išsilavinimą daugelyje disciplinų ir bendruomeniškumo jausmą. Artes liberales modelis formuoja platų požiūrį ir leidžia pasirinkti įvairias disciplinas bei pabrėžia svarbą pačiam formuoti savo asmenybę.

TARPTAUTINIS

LCC yra tarptautinis universitetas, kur tiek studentai, tiek darbuotojai ir dėstytojai atvyksta iš įvairių šalių. Tarptautiškumas atsispindi mūsų studijų programų turinyje, dėstymo stiliuje ir studentų visuomeninėse veiklose.

AMERIKIETIŠKAS

LCC yra unikalus universitetas, nes Šiaurės Amerikos akademinio stiliaus išsilavinimas yra teikiamas Rytų Europoje.

BETARPIŠKAS

LCC universitete studentai betarpiškai bendrauja su darbuotojais ir dėstytojais. Esame įsitikinę, kad studentų ugdymas vyksta kuriant bendruomeniškus ir glaudžius ryšius.

FILANTROPIŠKAS

Filantropija yra neatskiriama LCC gyvavimo ir misijos dalis. Esame pasaulio piliečiai ir prisiimame atsakomybę kartu rūpintis tais, kuriems to labiausiai reikia.

2018–2021 METŲ STRATEGINIS PLANAS

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“Aukštai vertinamas Lietuvoje ir užsienyje”

„Esate ne tik puikus asmeninės iniciatyvos ugdymo pavyzdys daugeliui šalies akademinių institucijų, daugeliui jaunų žmonių, esate aukšto lygio akademinė institucija, prasmingai siejanti krikščioniškąsias vertybes ir visuomeninį žmonių atvirumą. Geriausias to pavyzdys – faktai, kad Jūsų absolventai yra laukiami ir vertinami specialistai tiek Lietuvoje, tiek ir užsienyje, o dėstytojai iš užsienio Jūsų universitete randa imlią, jaunatviškai drąsią auditoriją.“

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Valdas Adamkus
Lietuvos Respublikos Prezidentas
1998–2003, 2004–2009 m.

AKREDITACIJA

BAKALAURO IR MAGISTRANTŪROS PROGRAMOS

LCC tarptautinis universitetas teikia Lietuvos Respublikoje pripažintus socialinių ir humanitarinių mokslų kvalifikacinius bakalauro bei magistro laipsnius. Žiūrėti visą Lietuvoje akredituotų švietimo bei mokslo institucijų sąrašą.

IŠORINIS VERTINIMAS

2016 m. LCC tarptautinis universitetas buvo teigiamai įvertintas išorinio vertinimo metu. Jo metu buvo pateikta universiteto savianalizė bei 2015 m. lapkričio mėnesį universitete lankėsi tarptautinių ekspertų komanda.

STUDIJŲ KOKYBĖS UŽTIKRINIMAS

Mes sukūrėme ir įgyvendinome nuolatinę kokybės gerinimo strategiją ir vidines kokybės priežiūros sistemas, kurios atitinka Lietuvoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje keliamus reikalavimus bei Europos aukštojo mokslo kokybės užtikrinimo standartus ir kriterijus. 

DOKUMENTAI:

Faktai ir naujienos

700

Studentų studijuoja šiais metais

50+

Studentų atstovaujamos šalys

73%

Tarptautinių studentų

62%

Gauna finansinę paramą

92%

Absolventų yra patenkinti studijomis LCC.

11:1

Studentų ir dėstytojų santykis

80%

Studentų baigia studijas

2,000+

Absolventų

NAUJIENOS IR RENGINIAI

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Yohana Dawood: “LCC’s Middle East Scholarship offered me an opportunity to transform my life.”

2021-04-13

Meet Yohana Dawood! This senior Business major comes from Iraq, the unstable political situation made it difficult and even dangerous not only to pursue his passion for football but also to study at a university. LCC and the Middle East Scholarship became a transformative opportunity to study business, to represent the university in the football team, and to build a better future.How was your life in Iraq? What circumstances did you find yourself in while growing up? What kind of hobbies/passions did you have as a child?It was pretty hard. I had to spend a lot of time inside for my own safety. The indoor life sometimes stopped me from doing what I wanted. I didn’t have a lot of hobbies as a child, but I did play football with my cousins and friends. Being outside wasn’t always safe, so often we would play inside, and being kids, break windows or something. The weather didn’t allow us to play outside either, as summers in Iraq can reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 F). Playing football or pursuing other passions wasn’t always possible. In general, I don’t regret the challenges, because they made me who I am today. My childhood taught me to be respectful, to appreciate what I have, and to have faith.What was it like to study in your country during such turbulent times?I finished high school in 2015. I applied to the University of Mosul, but the city was controlled by ISIS, so obviously no one could go there. Instead, I studied on the campus of a university in Kirkuk, another city altogether, but under the same program of the University of Mosul, where I was majoring in computer engineering. Because of ISIS, my family relocated to a safer city in Erbil. Various control checkpoints made traveling from Erbil to Kirkuk too long, so I eventually moved to Kirkuk and lived in a Christian dormitory. For a while it was safe, but in my sophomore year, ISIS attacked the city. Some ISIS fighters even used the dorms as a safe house during firefights, but fortunately, they didn’t know anyone was in there also. Anti-ISIS forces freed us after 12 hours, and it felt miraculous, especially since no one from the dormitories was hurt, whereas the street itself was destroyed by bombs. After the whole situation, the university shut down, and I could no longer study.How did you first become aware of LCC? Soon after I was no longer able to study, LCC representatives were at the University of Duhok, where my brother’s friend was studying. He let me know about the new opportunity with LCC. I saw coming to Lithuania as a wonderful option, because education in Iraq is not the best, and many graduates don’t have a career upon completion. Many people in Iraq hope to leave the country in an attempt to create a better life for themselves.You are a recipient of the LCC’s Middle East Scholarship. What impact has it had on your studies?I was one of the first people from Iraq to apply for the LCC’s Middle East Scholarship. It’s a scholarship that is designed to help students from the Middle East who are affected by war to afford tuition, housing, and travel. The scholarship has helped me afford the housing and tuition expenses here at LCC. These four years have been transformational for me and I’m really grateful to LCC for this opportunity. In most cases, students look for universities and suitable scholarships. In my case, it was LCC who was looking for students. They came to rescue us from what we were going through. I see it as a message from God.You’re a Business major – why did you embark on a journey to study business?The closest thing to computer engineering I was able to study at LCC was finance and business. This field also seemed good because I think every person needs to have some business experience. I think I can have a better life by owning a business.Before Coronavirus hit the world, you used to play futsal on our team. What position were you? Do you miss playing? What does the game mean to you?I was the Striker. However, it being futsal with only 5 players on a team, you have to learn the other positions as well. So, I would sometimes be a Winger or on the defense. It’s been 6 months since the last time we played, and I hope the situation soon improves because taking a break from studies with sports is particularly refreshing. I miss football for sure, as it’s been a part of my life for a very long time. Even when I can’t play, I still watch games and keep up with the sports news. What is your thesis about? How do you feel about the Covid impact on defenses and graduation format?I’m doing a CLP or Client-Linked Project. I’m working with a local company that offers online training courses, and my project has to do with the website development and online training for people who want to work in the cruise ship industry. Everything has been going well, and I’ve enjoyed the experience. There are pros and cons to the current defense and graduation format, however. On the one hand, it’s less stressful to defend your thesis online. On the other hand, graduation is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and doing everything in person would be far more memorable.How will you reflect on your LCC experience going forward? What do you aspire to do in the future?Once I finish my BA, I’ll start a Master's degree. I’ll probably stay in Lithuania, with the options here being to study at LCC or Vilnius University. LCC offers a nice International Management course. I’d also be happy to stay here because I could remain on the football team. I want to further develop my Lithuanian skills and would like to build a career in this country.

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What influences our decisions: persuasion, seeking and resisting compliance in communication 

2021-04-12

For many years, communication has been and still is an inseparable part of human lives. Communication can be perceived in many different ways, one of them being heuristic. The heuristic approach to seeking and resisting compliance is a mixture of many different social science fields that come together from behavioral economics, decision-making psychology and communication through a dual-process model. Recently, Dr. Andrew Jones, an Assistant Professor in the Communication department at LCC International University, presented a series of nested hypotheses. He discussed the presence of seeking and resisting compliance in our everyday lives and how we can tackle it by using a few simple techniques.In the 1980s, Richard Petty and John Cacioppo, distinguished university professors in the  psychology department at Ohio State University started investigating persuasion in depth. Taking a more scientific and technical approach, they were trying to understand the dual-process theories of persuasive communication. How do human beings make decisions? How do we come to be persuaded?Building their ideas on social psychology, and behavioral economics, both Petty and Cacioppo proposed key nested hypotheses. The first being that multiple factors influence how much people think about aspects of their interactions. That being said, factors like features of the source, recipient, message, and context can influence decisions. It might sound too complicated, but part of the researcher’s duty is to use technical language not to make it complicated, but rather in a specific context. Secondly, that message content has the strongest potential effect on outcomes when recipients process that content systematically and extensively. This means that the message content has the strongest effect when you think about the content. When recipients think little about message content, other elements of the situation trigger heuristics that may influence recipient outcomes. A great example is when a student is not in the lecture, listening to the professor’s explanations in the classroom, but is simply enjoying a day in the park. That is when heuristics, which are features of the source, the recipient, the message, and the context might play a part by influencing the outcomes. And lastly, that message recipients are more likely to extensively process content when they possess both the motivation and ability to do so. The third hypothesis suggests that once a person thinks deeply about the message received, the content becomes the most important part.A specific model to break down these series of complex hypotheses can help better understand the process. If the persuasive communication is present, what is the motivation to process the information? This can be based on personal relevance, and need for cognition. Is there an ability to process that information, if yes, then is it in an understandable language? Is it in an environment without distraction? Then there is the nature of cognitive processing (favorable, unfavorable, or neutral thought predomination) and considerations for cognitive structure changes (adopting and storing new cognition in memory), which leads to a central route towards persuasion. It can be either a positive or negative attitude. Combining all of it together, it leads to peripheral cues, which are the factors that exist outside of the message that encourage us to make an attitude change.“As the researchers became more interested in the heuristics phenomenon, they wanted to find every single heuristic device that influence us to make a decision,” said Dr. Jones. At first starting from a list of twelve items, later evolving to over a hundred items. A researcher, and a Professor of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University, Robert Cialdini, in his book, Influence: Science and Persuasion narrowed the devices to six main heuristic items that can influence our decisions, when we are not being influenced by the content of a message. Firstly, there is reciprocation, which means “if I do something for you, then you do something for me.” Secondly, commitment and consistency. Commitment and consistency mean being consistent with decision making. The third item is social proof and it means that people do what others do around them. The next item is liking, and it is simply doing something for someone you like. The fifth is authority. For example, if a person wears a uniform, the other person is likely to respect the authority and comply with their requests. Last, is scarcity. Scarcity advocates for rarity. The more rare something is, the more valuable we perceive it to be. “We are more likely to be swayed or influenced by scarce resources,” commented Professor Jones.Thinking about the compliance techniques and how modern society should seek and resist compliance can be looked at within the framework of persuasion. Using the primary heuristic devices, we can try and identify exposure to them in today’s world. “Have some coffee or sweets!” is a simple, yet great example of reciprocation. It is not necessarily to influence in a broader sense, but rather to create a favorable disposition. Did you register for a certain event, or a lecture to attend? This is an act of commitment and consistency, that also leads to social proof. Who do you know at this event or lecture? When it comes to the liking factor, this technique is perfectly utilized in the digital, social-network-mediated world. People ask to like their page, to like the account, and with that it puts people in a positive frame of mind. Lastly, authority and scarcity. Authority can be as simple as a person’s title we refer to, and scarcity is, for example, that the participation to the event or lecture lasts for one day only, meaning that it will end. “It's not to say that these devices remove your ability to make a decision. These things are not about the message or the content, but about the influence of your decision,” reflects Jones.Analyzing persuasion techniques, seeking and resisting compliance are a few of the most important matters to understand in communication. From email scams to discount schemes,  from children’s birthdays, to baby showers. Humans are constantly bombarded with persuasive appeals. It is possible to resist these compliance requests, but it is highly important to always ask questions and be aware. What is the message? On what motivational grounds? The ability to process the message and based on the content of the message, you decide, whether to comply with it or not. The heuristic cues play a big part as fundamental principles in understanding persuasion, and evaluation of communication. “My encouragement is to process the messages that you receive and think deeply about the content. These heuristic devices are all things that happen when you're not paying attention to the content of a message. Think deeply, process using your brain’s power to understand what is given and distinguish what message comes through your ears,” concluded Dr. Jones.

“Rektorės sveikinimas”

“Welcome to LCC International University. An LCC education is valuable – it offers opportunities to put theory into practice; it brings people together from many parts of the world to live and study and interact; it helps us discover how to live a life of faith. In community! At LCC we grow together as a learning community, we interact as a relational community, we celebrate our international community, and live lives of integrity as a Christ-centered community. Join our flourishing community of students, faculty and staff, friends and donors!”

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Dr. Marlene Wall
LCC tarptautinio universiteto rektorė

Cabinet Executive

UNIVERSITETO VALDYBOS NARIAI STEIGĖJAI

Art DeFehr

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kanada

Otonas Balčiūnas

Carmel, Indiana, JAV

Dennis Neumann

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Kanada

Leona DeFehr

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kanada

Raimonda Balčiūnas

Carmel, Indiana, JAV

Rene Neumann

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Kanada

UNIVERSITETO VALDYBOS NARIAI

John McQuaig – Valdybos pirmininkas

McQuaig and Welk, PLLC

Wenatchee, Washington, JAV

Scott Barge – Pirmininko pavaduotojas

Prorektorius studijų kokybės reikalams Eastern Mennonite universitetas

Harrisonburg, Virginia, JAV

Debra Blews

CCCU vyriausioji bendradarbė 

Harbor Springs, Michigan, JAV

Jurgita Choromanskytė

Politikos konsultantė, lektorė 

Klaipėda, Lietuva

D. Merrill Ewert

Fresno Pacific universiteto rektorius emeritas 

Sun City West, Arizona, USA

Susan Koslowsky

„Emprise Bank“ vadovo pavaduotoja

Towanda, Kansas, JAV  

Ron Funk

„Diverse Properties Ltd.“ vadovas

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Kanada

Cornelia Horsch

HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
Schwandorf, Vokietija

Bryan Kay

Konsultuojantis finansininkas ir kontrolierius

Burlington, Washington, JAV

Alexander Kharitonov

CCI/Rusija pirmininkas

Sankt Peterburgas, Rusijos Federacija

Roger Friesen

Vadovas / verslo kūrėjas Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.

East St. Paul, Manitoba, Kanada

Pär Lidaker

„BJS Group AB“ savininkas

Smalandsstenar, Švedija

Johann Matthies

MB Missions, Europa

Horn-Bad Meinberg, Vokietija

Ronald Mulder

Konsultantas
Holland, Michigan, JAV

John Reynolds

Los Angeles Pacific universiteto rektorius

Azusa, California, JAV

Olga Rubel

„Menonitų centro“ programų koordinatorė

Zaporožjė, Ukraina

Klementina Shahini

„Lezha Academic Center“ direktorė

Lezhe, Albanija

Peter Tielmann

EQ3 vadovas

East St. Paul, Manitoba, Kanada

UNIVERSITETO VALDYBOS NARIAI EMERITAI

  • Ed Buller

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kanada

  • Stanley Clark

    Emily, Minnesota, JAV

  • Hansuli Gerber

    Geneva, Šveicarija

  • Todd Gibson

    Normandy Park, Washington, JAV

  • Bruce and Marianne Konrad

    Abbotsford, British Columbia, Kanada

  • Howard Loewen

    Altadena, California, JAV

  • Russ and June Michealsen

    Santa Barbara, California, JAV

  • Gerald Neufeld

    Point Roberts, Washington, JAV

  • Myrl Nofziger

    Goshen, Indiana, JAV

  • Ken Penner

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kanada

  • Ben Sprunger

    Nokomis, Florida, JAV

  • Dwight Wyse

    Harrisonburg, Virginia, JAV

NARYSTĖ IR DALYVAVIMAS ASOCIACIJŲ VEIKLOJE

"Krikščioniškų kolegijų ir universitetų tarybos tarptautinis narys "

Pasaulinio išsilavinimo konsorciumo narys

Tarptautinio krikščioniškų aukštųjų mokyklų tinklo narys

Europos tarptautinio švietimo asociacijos narys

Lietuvos anglų kalbos mokytojų asociacijos narys

Europos institucinių tyrimų asociacijos narys

Baltijos vadybos plėtros asociacijos (BMDA) narys

KRIKŠČIONIŠKA MISIJA

Core values
  • We believe that a liberal arts education integrates learning with all aspects of life.
  • We affirm a Christian worldview that invites all people to grow in truth and restoration through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • We value community as a safe place where people are respected, affirmed, and empowered, so that their dignity is upheld.
  • We pursue relationships that are mutual, authentic, and based on trust.
  • We celebrate diversity of cultures and traditions, personalities and opinions.
Understanding LCC Christian mission

LCC is an ecumenical Christian university grounded in the historic Christian faith, and respectful of other religious traditions.  

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