University description (as per official university website)
The Bolivarian University is an institution of higher education that emerges from processes of reconstruction of Chilean civil society in the late 80's as an expression of the alternative world.
Its mission is to contribute to cultural change, socially sustainable, through the institutionalization in the field of Social Sciences, a practice that integrates innovative university in an inextricable knot three strategic dimensions: education, social research and community intervention.
The most remarkable feature of the Bolivarian University is the practical emphasis of the training proposal.
The dimension of practical training and field acquires an absolute centrality in the curricular organization of the various races.
Mission and Vision
From the history and rationale described above, the Bolivarian University presents the mission:
"Training professionals with critical integrity, committed to local and national development through modern educational model that responds to the needs and demands of professional and social skills"
The University expressed as institutional vision:
"Being an alternative concerning the higher education system, with a label formats and according to high standards of academic quality and organizational"
A University for the development of the human being
The Bolivarian University is defined as a university for the development of the human being. He leaves behind a fragmented and economistic vision is to contribute to an inclusive approach to humanity. In this sense, is declared as a pluralistic university in pursuit of development of spirituality.
A University committed to social transformation
The Bolivarian University is a university committed.
Their commitment is to the development of human beings and all actions to this effect. Declares its vocation to observe those aspects that hinder and inhibit the development and understanding and to suggest searches that may stimulate dialogue and debate.
Defined committed to change and social transformation towards a society of human development. In that sense, acceptance of diversity (gender, ethnicity, language, faith, beliefs, etc.) as a component of plurality but criticized the attitude of tolerance seen not as a virtue but as disengagement with the other and each other.
It is situated at the level of society in a proactive role, taking a step beyond reporting and criticism, inviting look for new ways. The Bolivarian University is designed to foster social trust and the generation of active citizenship. The commitment of the Bolivarian University is a future project of a new society that incorporates the diversity of human experience. Not stay in the action of transformation but the proposal makes sense.
A university whose main content is to know
The Bolivarian University sees itself as a community of knowledge.
Is defined as an institution that builds its place in the creative search and generation of knowledge from life in order to deliver their contribution and spread to the whole society.
A transdisciplinary perspective University
In the current crisis of science, the Bolivarian University is intended to advance an interdisciplinary perspective becoming a convener and providing a space to stimulate cognitive search brought new ground in knowledge development.
A University questions the purpose of the study and life
The Bolivarian University is defined as a place to ask about the meaning of life. ? For what is studied? ? What is the meaning of what we do and where are we? In each daily academic practice there is an undercurrent of values and meaning. The university should permanently reflect space around the culture of that part.
A University for the improvement of human beings
The Bolivarian University aims to create opportunities and conditions for the improvement of human beings both individually and collectively, as a whole and socially responsible individuals, able to have a significant impact in building a more just and equitable.
A University for a liberating learning
The Bolivarian University aims to be a liberating learning space consists of a community of individuals who make the pursuit of knowledge a common goal. Define the educational space as a culture of inquiry in which teachers and students are partners of the same process.
A University concerned about sustainable development
The Bolivarian University is defined as an institution of higher learning, which concerns itself with the search for alternatives aimed at the sustainability of the planet. Therefore takes a full commitment to defend the integrity of human life and all life forms, seeking the preservation of the environment and ecological balance as the basis for sustainability and future of human society.
A University minded Americanism
Following the Bolivarian dream, the University was declared as a vocation college Americanism.
Arises from a perspective of integration and mutual efforts to advance multiculturality developments that give expression of identity to the region in search of peace and universal brotherhood.
The Bolivarian University is defined as an integrated university to its environment
Its space is open to local and know it is nurtured.
The training of professionals is focused on a theoretical and practical displaying a sense of joint action for development and meeting needs of the local community in which it is inserted.
A University consistent, coherent and faithful to its principles
Bolivariana University University wants to be a consistent, coherent and faithful to its principles.
His result is in state and enable the fulfillment of its identity, its mission and commitment.
His consistency is to mobilize academic proposals and developments that support such purposes and allow teachers and encourage their students to search.
His loyalty lies in their persistence in the pursuit of its purposes and institutional iron will not compromise in fulfilling its objectives and proposals to transform the society of which it forms part.
A University for the development of self and the production of meaning
The Bolivarian University defines your search in the development of self and in the production of meaning. Reject a pragmatic and instrumental vision of life and critical and dissident states of these processes have emerged as ways of building social.AddThis
Our Guiding Principles
The Bolivarian University supports a wide range of principles that can be sorted according to levels of institutional performance.
At the level of ideology supports the three principles of universal humanist:
Justice, Equality and Fraternity.
At the epistemological level subscribes to the principles of:
holism, complexity and reflexivity.
At the organizational level subscribes to the principles of:
autonomy, self-referentiality, self-correction and self-sustainability.
At the structural level subscribes to the principles of:
differentiation and integration.
At the operating level subscribes to the principles of:
location, relevance, timeliness, synergy, trans, innovation and thoroughness.
At the interactional level, subscribes to the principles of:
cooperation, fairness, solidarity, openness, pluralism, ecumenism, democracy, integration and dialogue