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Universidade Santa Cecília
São Paulo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The assessment on UNISANTA has been in recent years, a constant concern of its members, as a participatory effort that tries to reflect, diagnosing and proposing motions towards the improvement of institutional performance and educational.

Considering this aspect and to understand the institutional assessment as a participatory effort that tries to reflect, diagnosing and proposing motions towards the improvement of institutional performance and educational as well as enhancing and highlighting its institutional design and design management university UNISANTA, to meet the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, since 1999 has been developing various activities.

That's how that year was created the Center for Institutional Evaluation - NAI (approved by ECE, endorsed by CONSUN - Resolution No.. 19/99 of 08.19.1999), with the purpose of reviewing and improving its academic mission through the insertion of an Institutional Assessment Project (PAI), mirrored in the principles, objectives, methodology and appointed by the Basic Document - Evaluation of Brazilian Universities / Proposal and the National INEP, representing the University, a forum for discussions and an efficient mechanism mobilization of all communication involving the production of a refined knowledge and value judgments, able to signal a qualitative intervention in labor relations from routine university, so this represents the middle of a sustained process of institutional organization and the process production and dissemination of knowledge, a perspective further democratization of knowledge and culture.

The vision of SINAES - Evaluation System of Higher Education by the Ministry of Education entered new assessment system in the IES, based on the need to encourage improvements in the quality of higher education in the orientation of the expansion of its offering, the permanent increase its effectiveness institutional effectiveness of academic and social development and the deepening of its commitments and social responsibilities.

Before that, UNISANTA, complying with Law no. 10.881/04, and is registered with the INEP the committee for assessment - CPA, which serves to coordinate and articulate their internal evaluation process, continuing the work started by the NAI.

Therefore, the objective of the Project of Institutional Assessment UNISANTA is, within the institution, a check of their performance in order to review and specify their mission and academic and social purposes.

The Project for Institutional Evaluation UNISANTA, according to the guidelines of, continues to preserve the ethical and political principles of the evaluation process caecilian, which are:

- respect for the person as an individual citizen and member of the Institution, and as part of the internal and external communities;

- Respect for diversity of thought, ensuring peaceful coexistence in diversity;

- commitment to the mission and goals of the University, with preference over the private interests of individuals or groups;

- the pursuit of scientific-technological innovation and cultural, in a creative, competent and critical contexts in regional, national and international levels;

- the constant search for institutional qualification, which enables to continuously innovate, through human resources, programs, actions, and organizational structure, not losing sight of their identity and regional character and community.


The Santa Cecilia University's mission is to educate for the development of the metropolitan area of Santos, through the formation of professional critics and analytical knowledge generation and commitment to social responsibility.

Social Responsibility

The central challenge of education is the production of knowledge itself with quality, able to post it at the forefront of development. Thus, in the knowledge society, their formation can be considered as a factor of production, being managed as an investment for the production to the public and the country well as a production factor, knowledge is also a very personal and economic bringing social and economic consequences to society, especially when referring to changing values, vision and beliefs. Based on this premise is that Unisanta defined its mission: "to educate for the development of the metropolitan area of Santos, through the formation of professional critics and analytical knowledge generation and commitment to social responsibility." Note the already in defining the mission of the institution that is the importance given to social responsibility.

On the social responsibility Unisanta understands as "a form of management that is defined by the ethical and transparent company with all the stakeholders with whom it relates and the business goals with the sustainable development of society, while preserving environmental and cultural resources for future generations, respecting the diversity and reduce inequalities "(Ethos Institute, 2004). By adopting a socially responsible behavior, the Unisanta contributes to building a more prosperous and socially just.

The practice of social responsibility in Unisanta is closely related to reduction or solution of social problems in a community. Thus, after analyzing the peculiarities of the situation, the strategies are defined to cover the gaps left by other social actors.

This practice is in the history of this institution since its inception in 1961 as an elementary school (now elementary school) in the neighborhood of macuco, Saints, dedicated to training of children and port workers.

Since one of the goals of social responsibility is to help alleviate social problems, seeking through partnerships between the public and private projects that are aimed at the inclusion of individuals in society, the permanent Unisanta develops projects in the areas: sports, physiotherapy, legal, dental, educational, technological, among others, focused on the preservation of life, culture expansion, training of youth and adults, improvement of quality of life of children, youth, adults and elderly people, especially the most needy, and to contribute to the formation of human resources and generating knowledge.

Community Service
The consultations in the different communities in the metropolitan area of Santos, in addition to worrying about solidarity, also aim to achieve the professional development of its students.

Clinic of Plastic Surgery
The Clinic of Plastic Surgery promotes social inclusion of young people and adults with physical and aesthetic, through the medical care of residents of the Specialization Course in Plastic Surgery at the University, making about 3000 consultations and 1500 annual dressings.

In 2005, the Clinic crossed borders, reaching the small town of Puerto Viejo, Ecuador, where they were held only in December 2005, more than 90 500 consultations and reconstructive plastic surgery, especially in children with cleft lip or cleft palate. This action was made possible through the international exchange between the Specialization Course in Plastic Surgery and Program Unisanta Rostros Felices - an organization that acts touring in many countries like Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador.

Toy Library
Inaugurated in 2005, besides the activities undertaken at the site, the Toy Library also takes her work to the community, such as activities of games and toys with junk, train teachers in training to play the Solidarity Literacy Program.

Physiotherapy Clinic
Since 2001, Unisanta is a regional reference for care of hearing aids social welfare. Students help patients adapt to prostheses, with assistance in the Physical Therapy Clinic at the University, one of Santos to perform this activity.

Dental Clinic
Overcoming the house of 200 000 calls since its inception in 1999, Clinic of Dentistry Academics have the opportunity to experience in practice, all specialist services, from preventive work with pregnant women, babies and the general population, treatment of people with special needs, surgeries and procedures for trauma victims in the mouth.

Model Office of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Created in 2003, the firm's work with students Course Architecture and Urbanism Unisanta. Supervised by teachers, students define customers necessarily need, to develop individual projects, groups and charities. They are part of the activities to plan and prepare architectural studies, urban and housing.

Later, students of Civil Engineering participate in the execution of projects through structural calculations of hydraulics and electrical, plus the complementary architectural and urban studies.

Office of Legal Assistance
Provides free care to the population with family incomes up to three minimum wages in the areas: civil cases primarily Family Law, Lease and related causes in the criminal area with low potential offensive.

Special Civil Court
In 2006 alone more than six hundred were distributed processes, allowing free access and quick justice to the population.

Lar Santa Rita
A needy child, if well fed, have education and care, can change their fate. Lar santa Rita is an example of efficient work of social advancement, since the first years of operation, dated 1967. The children eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Receive medical, dental, psychological, speech therapy, etc..

Getting values and build citizenship through voluntary action in the areas of education, sports and arts, reaching out to children and adolescents at social risk is the goal of the program for the Encouragement of Human Values in Education for Citizenship (ProEducar).

About 6650 children, youth and adults have already gone through one of 30 projects ProEducar.

Beyond Basic Computer classes are offered the following courses: Laboratory of Animation, Gaming mathematicians, Communication and Expression, Comparative Anatomy and Gardening, Crafts, Theatre and Artistic Design, Capoeira, Street Dance, Lambaeróbica, Karate-Do, Spanish, English and others.

Created in 1994, the offspring / BS - Regional Center of Santos involves 9 (nine) districts and includes representatives from the Education Offices, Municipal Departments of Education, the Municipal Culture, universities, colleges, private parties and the Journal of Literary Prose A Finger . Other programs to promote reading interact with the offspring / BS: Read Brazil (Petrobras) and the Program Journal, School & Community (Journal of The Tribune / Santos). Activities are planned and executed by a committee consisting of representatives of the participating entities, under the overall coordination of Professor Dante Conception.

The Offspring / BS has provided participants with opportunities for improvement with skilled professionals from other universities (USP, UNICAMP), the offspring / RJ professionals and technical staff of offspring / BS. Among the activities include an interaction between writers and readers, with exhibits of sampling reading assignments, workshops related to encouraging reading and reading practices and campaigns with the objective of facilitating people's access to books.

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Community Actions
The interaction between community and university is a way to search for questions, not only of their needs and their problems but also solutions. The social projects and actions listed below allow students to know the reality that surrounds it and also the practice of citizenship.

Art and Social Inclusion
Scraps of fabric, which would be thrown in the garbage, turn into purses and colorful cushions. The fabrics, clothing donated by the Saints are tied together to form the pillow cover and other decorative and useful objects.

Large Urban Centers
Operating since 1999, the Solidarity Literacy Program - Large Urban Centers has expanded its presence with the inclusion of parallel activities with the objective of contributing to the improvement of quality of life of its participants. The project involves the areas of Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy, Sciences, Engineering and Law.

"The Smile has no age"
Conducted in partnership with Rotary, Port of Santos, students complete care and prevention in oral health in the elderly, and prevention of oral cancer. The service is done with a mobile unit, trailer type, specially adapted, which covers several neighborhoods of Santos.

Core Dental Care for Patients with Special Needs
Serve persons with cleft palate, problems, cancer, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other conditions that require specialized treatment is the goal of this core.

Baby Clinic
Caring for teeth early is something that would help greatly in the future. This is the goal of the Baby Clinic at the University Santa Cecilia, who is in charge of volunteer professionals who specialize in pediatric dentistry. Are met, monthly, about 80 babies.

In partnership with Johnson & Johnson Company, the Baby Clinic gives to his patients toothbrushes, mouthwash and dental wires.

Temporomandibular Disorders
The project presents a multidisciplinary system of care and the lessons taught to professionals of different areas, even in the academic environment, classroom and clinic.

This project aims to assess and guide the community regarding care related to prevention of hypertension, as in environmental, schools, industries, communities, neighborhood lifeguard stations on the beach and Indian tribes, in partnership with private, municipal and federal government programs like the University Partnership.

Campaigns to collect food, blankets, clothes, blood donation, drugs are some of the activities developed in this project by the Physical Therapy Course.

Assesses and advises the community about the problems caused by deformities of the spine. The work is performed in schools, industries, communities, neighborhood lifeguard stations on the beach and Indian tribes, in partnership with private, municipal and federal government programs like the University Partnership.

Dr. Health
Community action promoted by the Fischer Citrosuco in partnership with the University of Santa Cecilia and the Municipality of Santos. Are measurements of height and weight, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose and cholesterol, and the distribution of kits and carterinhas dental health that will enable the future monitoring.

Dividing to Sum
Since its inception in 1999, raised more than seven tons of nonperishable food in exchange for admission to lectures and tutorials on various topics taught by professionals in the institution.

One goal of the project is to awaken the feeling in society that social responsibility depends on everyone, and be sure it is helping to mitigate social inequality.

Booklet for the Elderly
This is a guide to make healthier life in old age. The booklet covers such things as biological, lifestyle, skin care, joints, medicine, teeth, nutrition, cognition and memory, loneliness and depression, fall risk, active life, among others.

Friends of the Well
Students of advertising and propaganda Unisanta promote social action through the Good Friends group activities include the collection of food and clothing, the Outreach Trot, to be donated to charities and lectures professionalizing, investing in social inclusion of disadvantaged communities.

Knowing the Mangroves of Nautical III
Since October 2005, scholars of the Course of Biological Sciences, supervised by a teacher, visit the mangroves of San Vicente with young people between 13 and 17 years. The meetings are intended to convey basic knowledge about the functioning of this ecosystem and teaching techniques for the planting of mangrove seedlings in nurseries suspended.

Traveling Science
Conducted in partnership with the Association of Research Quality of Life (Apevia), the project Traveling Science visit several poor communities in South Coast, Santos, São Paulo Francisco Morato, bringing knowledge and entertainment. Activities are developed, such as recycling workshop, experimental cooking, origami, notions of taxidermy, environment and microscopy.

Future in Our Hands
In partnership with Votorantim Cements Ltd. and the Union of Construction of the state of Sao Paulo - SindusCon - SP, aims to train six thousand young people aged 16 to 24 years for construction throughout the country Classes are divided into four Modules: Mason settlers, Mason Coater Walls, Human Resource Management in Construction and Ethics and Citizenship.

Clean Mangrove Program
Conceived by the Community Advisory Panel Guaruja, Clean Mangrove Program operates in the city for fourteen years. For the fourth consecutive year, has renewed its contract with Unisanta DOW Southeast Brazil Industrial Ltda. Major activities include: development of models for cultivation of aquatic organisms, the production of substrates for the growth of mangrove seedlings, development of technical documents for the preparation of a book on the mangrove and Environmental Education work within the Museum Mangrove.

Are also carried out studies of fauna and flora of mangrove; replanting and monitoring of degraded areas along the Rio Santo Amaro, participation in the celebrations of World Day of Environment, in Guaruja, where they performed the replanting of seedlings, and the restocking of sea bass removal of trash in the swamp, and a hatchery station in which scientific research are developed, such as restocking of fingerlings of sea bass, prawn and shrimp, allowing the transmission of information to the local community and visitors about how to ride and care for tanks to create their own shrimp for fishing without removing them from the environment.

World According to Dow, the project is the best in creativity in Latin America.

Solidarity in Literacy Program
The Literacy Program was created by the solidarity Solidarity Community Council in January 1997 with the goal of reducing illiteracy rates among young adults in the country, through the method of Paulo Freire.

In November 1998, was created the Association to Support the Solidarity Literacy Program, a nongovernmental organization (NGO). All work is done based on partnerships established with the Ministry of Education, universities, companies, institutions, state governments and individuals.

The Unisanta, like other higher education institutions perform activities developed in the program, including selection and training of literacy teachers by monitoring and evaluation of courses.

Since the inception of the program, the training courses provided for the Unisanta XXX trained educators who treated nearly 30,000 people in cities in north, northeast and center-west, thus contributing to the reduction of illiteracy in Brazil and abroad, as happened in East Timor, where Unisanta also worked.

Forte dos Andradas
Since 1999, Unisanta a large part in projects at Fort, seeking to perform work on site, putting into practice the theory is given in the classroom. As an example, the Course of Life Sciences completed a study contributing to the knowledge of the marine fauna of the region of Fort Andradas, and is also developing a study of its flora.

In partnership with the Metropolitan Santos (ACTING) and the Brazilian Army, gave a model representing the environmental and historic site of Fort Andradas, as part of the national circuit of Fortes.

Magic Lantern Film Society
The Film Society Magic Lantern of Unisanta performs several times a year, cultural activities for the community, such as: Short at Film Society - workshops, debates and shows short films for students from 5th to 8th grade of Elementary and Secondary Education. Film Club at School - Teacher Network City and State Education from Santos. Session lantern - playful journey into the world of the cinema in order to offer to children aged 7 to 10 years cooperative activities in order to develop their perceptions from the basic concepts that make up the language and aesthetics of cinema. Educational workshop - Playing Film - for the teacher of elementary school. It aims to provide cooperative activities to be developed in the classroom, using the basic concepts that make up the language and aesthetics of cinema.

Teaching Mathematics for all
Apart from social responsibility, the project aims to provide students experience in teaching and learning of mathematics by solving problems facing the school. Thus, students in need have the opportunity to improve their knowledge about mathematics. Activities are held on Saturdays from 9am to 11am in Room 14, Block A of the campus.

Citizen University
About 40 students from all years of study of law, volunteers gather on Saturdays for lessons in oratory, and debate the issues to be addressed in lectures on the Child and Adolescent, Family Law, Labour , Consumer and Fundamental. So, are taken lessons of citizenship to residents of one of the poorest regions of Santos, Favela 70.

Quality of Life
Each year, held an event that highlights actions undertaken by the Colleges of Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, and College of Santa Cecilia. In two days of activities are performed more than 1000 patients.

Project Rondon
With the goal of bringing students to learn about the Brazilian reality and to participate in its development process, the Unisanta has been participating since 2005, Project Rondon, adopted by the UNE (State Union of Students) in partnership with the Federal Government.

The Unisanta has worked in the municipalities of Porto Valter (Acre), Porto Spyridon (Mato Grosso), Guajará Mirim (Rondônia) and in the municipalities of Itapirapuã Paulista, Riverside, Bar Hat, Itaoca, and Apiraí Iporanga in the Ribeira Valley, developing projects in the area of sanitation, sewage, waste recycling, waste disposal, human resources training in public management of the City and projects, organizing and training of District Councils, computer classes, deployment Toy etc..

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