University description (as per official university website)
With a mission to develop a higher level of educational practice in an integrated ethical and moral values, encompassing in its teaching and learning academic research and training in citizenship and human liberation, the San Francisco School of Barriers-FASB was established in the city Barreiras, Bahia (PDI, March 2002). The milestone of the FASB has been the foundation of your sponsor on 14 January 1994, increasing from then on, the proposals for the establishment of the institution.
In 1999, the FASB began its practical activities forming their first classes with the permission of the courses in Business Administration with focus in Foreign Trade (Decree No. 497 of March 12, 1999), General Administration with an emphasis in Systems Analysis ( Ordinance No. 772 of May 14, 1999) and Accounting (Ordinance No. 625, April 13, 1999).
On March 30 the following year, strengthening the growth of higher education in the region was committed to the ongoing Social Communication in Advertising accounting, including the principle of improving the advertising business in the region.
In 2001, the authorization of the course of law (Decree No. 1363 of July 4, 2001) succeeded in a unique significance to the West, not only because it is more a college graduate, but the arrival in a time of intense discussions on the role of law in this complex society and the higher representation in terms of social responsibility and ethics that the profession requires.
In subsequent years, a succession of courses were being committed: Normal Superior qualifications Teaching Early Childhood Education and Teaching in the first years of elementary school (Ordinance No. 1778 of June 19, 2002), Psychology (Ordinance No. 3692, 20 December 2002), and more recently Physiotherapy (Ordinance No. 341, January 23, 2004), Agronomy (Ordinance No. 342 of January 23, 2004) and Nursing (Ordinance No. 343, January 23, 2004).
Between the months of January and February 2003, San Francisco School of barriers had the honor of forming their first classes, corresponding to the courses of Business Administration with emphasis in Systems Analysis, Business Administration with focus in International Commerce and Accountancy. Following its regular order, there was the consequent process of recognition of courses, properly considered by the Commissions of SCMs that culminated in the ultimate goal achieved.
In early 2004, the FASB formed five groups, with emphasis on training the first class of Advertisers in western Bahia. If once the college had its primary role in enhancing the advertising business, now have formed a mission to foster the development and professionalization of the activity in this region. The decree No. 1069, which recognized the Social Communication Course, was published on April 29, 2004.
In April 2005, the Social Communication Course had another qualification approved by the Ministry of Education, Journalism, was approved as Ordinance No. 817 of March 11, 2005. Another advancement and progress to qualify the so-called "practical" people who already work in the field filling gaps in the market, and those wishing to enter this profession.
All this growth in the number of courses and students took place alongside the growth of the physical structure of the college (expansion of the library sector, the number of classrooms, construction of another building, space for labs, rental services unit away from headquarters), investment in technologies applied to education (internet access terminals, installation of computer laboratories, radio, TV, photography, and experimental behavior, anatomy and physiology, and technical design, microscopy, semiotics, among others) and also growth and development of staff composed of professionals and administrative staff and teachers. Much of the expansion of physical infrastructure and teaching resources was made possible with support from DESENBAHIA (Development Agency of the State of Bahia) and in respect of the construction of the building II, the laboratories for courses in the area of health, agronomy and nursing, and the acquisition of technical equipment required for these courses.
The FASB has also expressed its commitment to social issues in developing projects that benefit the community with courses and research by faculty and students, registering rates as the average of 25 extension courses developed in 2003 with distinction and recognition location for FASB projects happen and Open University of Old Age.
In 2007, the FASB receives the recognition of the nursing course with top marks in the evaluation of the Ministry of Education. Soon after, it is the turn of the Physiotherapy Course terminating the cycle of acknowledgments of Health authorized courses in 2004. Early in the year 2008 happens to graduation of the first classes of nursing and physiotherapy, ensuring the inclusion of more qualified professionals in health, aiming to improve services to the public and private sector.
Already in April 2008, the news about the recognition of the Course of Agronomy endorses the quality of education undertaken by the institution, the graduates entering the FASB in the field of Agricultural Engineering and encouraging further agribusiness in western Bahia.
The FASB develops further work scholarship program to benefit students with learning and internships to aid in your area, grants to encourage scientific research, social exchanges in which students carry out work in charitable institutions in the region, and is accredited Financing Student-FIES and the University Program for All-ProUni, and rely on financing from own-CREDFASF.
The insertion of the FASB in socio-economic context that characterizes the western region, part of an educational philosophy that enables it to develop pedagogical conscious of the determinants of the more radical process of inclusion-exclusion, and able to contemplate in his teaching and higher learning and academic research, commitment to a differentiated training for citizenship and greatly to human liberation.
It is with this approach to ethics, commitment, excellence in their activities and social responsibility that the San Francisco School of barriers continues his greatest task of contributing to the development of the western region of Bahia.