The responsibilities of the Support Service to Indigenous and Quilombola Students are:
- be a locus where indigenous and quilombola students are listened to, a place where their demands are recorded and forwarded to the competent authorities;
- identify the specific demands from these students in order to subsidize actions the University may take to guarantee their graduation;
- offer information in conjunction with the Prorectorate for Students Affairs (PRAE) on scholarships, grants and financial support;
- offer information in conjunction with the Prorectorate for Undergraduate Studies (PROGRAD) about undergraduate programs;
- support the registration for receiving subsidies from the Ministry of Education (MEC) and others;
- welcome and offer guidance to students victims of racism or prejudice and refer them to the committee for confronting racism;
- support and provide conditions for the formation of student networks and collectives, in which indigenous and quilombola students can exchange experiences and build relationships within university life;
- hear and record the demands from student collectives and direct the procedures appropriate to the specificities of such demands.
The responsibilities of the Women’s Support Service are:
- be a locus of attention and referrals to women victims of violence within UFSC;
- welcome and provide support to women members of the university community who are victims of violence;
- provide assistance and guidance on various forms of harassment, as well as disseminate routing possibilities;
- guide the assisted women by forwarding their demands to the Coordination Office of Sexual Diversity and Confronting Gender-based Violence;
- seek partnerships to ensure psychological, social and legal support for the assisted women, victims of violence within UFSC;
- create a database on the levels of violence, of varied nature, suffered by women within UFSC;
- establish partnerships with the existing entities in the cities where UFSC operates, in order to meet the needs of women victims of violence, forming support networks and individually routing them to existing services in the cities where UFSC has academic units;
- disseminate widely the women’s assistance service within UFSC;
- offer guidance to student mothers about their rights as university students, as well as information on financial support opportunities;
- identify the specific demands of the student mothers in order to subsidize actions the university may take to guarantee their graduation;
- pursue the creation of a room for breastfeeding support, dedicated to students, faculty and staff in all teaching units of UFSC.
The responsibilities of the Projects Support Service are:
- devise projects directed at developing activities in line with the scope of the Office and aimed at fundraising;
- propose partnerships and scientific, technical and cultural cooperation agreements between governmental and non-governmental institutions (including companies and funding agencies);
- promote and support cultural and scientific events befitting its purpose;
- create suitable conditions for scientific production and research relative to the Office actions.
- encourage the publication of research results in various events in the area;
- promote and support the publication and dissemination of scientific output;
- prepare studies on research techniques, investigation and assessment of affirmative action and diversities;
- produce detailed reports of the results obtained from research and investigation;
- create databases of the activities carried out and their results;
- hold hearings, useful to research in progress at UFSC, in line with the scope of the Office.
The responsibilities of the Coordination Office of Sexual Diversity and Confronting Gender-Based Violence are:
- implement policies for confronting gender phobia and violence against women inside UFSC;
- coordinate programs, projects and activities that strive for the respect and dignity of the LGBT community, independently of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- promote lectures and institutional campaigns for confronting gender phobia and violence against women;
- receive and report complaints of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity;
- report complaints from women who are victims of violence as derived from the women’s service center;
- revise UFSC legislation in order to guarantee human rights related to sexual diversity and violence against women, helping to establish academic penalties for violators;
- coordinate projects of training and continuing education within the themes of human rights, sexual diversity and violence against women for UFSC students, faculty and staff;
- stimulate the creation of a network of support and orientation for women, in the Administrative Units of UFSC, aimed at building inter-institutional relations and improving service standards for women who are victims of violence within the university’s scope.
The Coordination Office of Racial/Ethnic Relations (CRER) aims at assisting the Office or Affirmative Action and Diversities on issues concerning affirmative action for black, indigenous and quilombola students, with strategies for the reception and inclusion of these students in the university’s teaching, research and outreach activities. CRER also seeks to promote the visibility and recognition of Indigenous, African and Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage. It acts as a channel of support to students and other university bodies by sharing information for awareness against racism and giving advice in racial hate crime cases.
CRER’s responsibilities are:
- assist the Director of Affirmative Action in the articulation and intersection of racial/ethnic themes in teaching, research and outreach, as well as within the administrative units of UFSC;
- propose guidelines that allow the intersection of racial/ethnic themes in the educational projects of UFSC’s programs, in accordance with the Brazilian National Education Law (LDB 9394/96);
- promote and support the implementation of regular debates about racial/ethnic themes at the university;
- promote the education of students, faculty and staff about racial/ethnic themes;
- encourage and create strategies for the recognition, appreciation and effective inclusion of the knowledge, techniques and cultural manifestations that belong to the black, indigenous and quilombola communities supported by this policy, as well as to other segments such as the Romani and refugees;
- represent SAAD at the Fórum das Licenciaturas (a forum of undergraduate programs focused on teaching);
- represent SAAD, together with the Prorectorate for Students Affairs (PRAE), in the Programa Institucional de Apoio Pedagógico Estudantil – PIAPE [Institutional Program of Educational Support to Students];
- promote anti-racism campaigns at UFSC;
- advise and supervise cases of racial crime;
- serve as a communication channel between black, indigenous and quilombola students and the other management bodies at UFSC;
- encourage the implementation of research and outreach projects related to racial/ethnic themes;
- carry out courses and debates about racial relations for the university community;
- participate in the institutional evaluation of affirmative action;
- promote strategies for pedagogical supervision and curriculum adaptation, when necessary, for students with specific educational needs and for indigenous and quilombola students.
Coordinator: Prof. Joana Célia dos Santos
The responsibilities of the Coordination Office of Actions for Equity are:
- secure the acquisition and the preparation of didactic resources to minimize learning barriers of students with specific educational needs;
- supervise the academic-professional trajectory of graduates through guidance, evaluation, and statistical data collection in order to subside their integration in the vertical process of education as recommended by UFSC;
- promote the increase in the level of schooling of young people and adults that are in a socioeconomically vulnerable situation, assisting in the successful completion of their studies;
- provide to the university’s staff the methodologies, tools and techniques used in the process of social inclusion of people with specific needs;
- discuss, research and promote educational practices related to sex and gender diversity, confronting sexism, homophobia and all sorts of prejudice;
- promote and support community preparatory courses for the university entrance examination (vestibular) at the UFSC Campuses, prioritizing the access of students who have completed their primary and secondary education in public institutions;
- carry out, together with the academic community, events that promote and raise awareness about the Affirmative Action policies;
- give support for the institutional bodies to work together in the pursuit of a culture of inclusion at UFSC.
The Coordination Office for Education Accessibility (CAE) acts at the basic, undergraduate and graduate education levels at UFSC. It seeks to ensure the rights of people with disabilities to equal opportunities, allowing for their personal autonomy and access to knowledge.
The responsibilities of CAE are:
- develop and execute institutional policies for accessibility and inclusion of students with disabilities and/or special educational needs at UFSC;
- promote equal conditions of access to knowledge for students with disabilities and/or special educational needs;
- promote the removal of architectural, programmatic, pedagogical, communication and attitudinal barriers at the university;
- support the different university sectors in order to improve the participation of people with disabilities and/or special educational needs;
- acquire and ensure assistive technology and alternative communication for students that need such resources for their full academic participation;
- be a reference in actions of accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities and/or special educational needs;
- create partnerships and agreements with different representative bodies of people with disabilities in Santa Catarina and other states, aiming at sharing knowledge and other forms of academic exchange;
- advise in the creation of job positions, public tenders and in the admission of supporting professionals and scholarship students (working as attendants, monitors, sign language interpreters and guide-interpreters) to work together with students who need them in order to remove institutional barriers faced by people with disabilities.
Coordinator: Bianca Costa Silva de Souza
For further information, visit CAE website.
The responsibilities of the Coordination Office for Digital Inclusion are:
- formulate and propose policies, guidelines, objectives and goals related to digital inclusion at UFSC;
- plan, coordinate, supervise and guide the actions related to digital inclusion at UFSC;
- carry out, supervise, monitor and assess the implementation of digital inclusion activities in conjunction with the Schools and Campuses of UFSC;
- plan, coordinate, supervise and guide the elaboration, coordination and implementation of SAAD’s digital inclusion actions, adapting and modifying them to allow access to everyone;
- provide and facilitate the use of the Internet to students, faculty and staff, by training them to use the Internet, as well as other computer resources, to resolve practical everyday life problems and to access relevant information within their socio-cultural context.
Coordinator: Sergio Sena