Statute

Title I
The University and its purposes

Chapter II
The Purposes of the Univeristy

Article 3. Universidade Paulista has, for achieving its objectives, the following purposes:

I - Promoting Education , Research and extension by cultivating human knowledge in the fields of Philosophy, Sciences, Languages, Arts and Techniques and of their application in service of the progress of human beings and of the society;

II - Contributing for the community’s general and technical education, by means of the preparation of liberal, specialist and qualified professionals in different fields of knowledge, as well as by educating undergraduate technicians;

III - Contributing to the process of development of the community living in its influence area;

IV - Giving contribution for the strengthening of solidarity between human beings;

V - Collaborating to the country’s financial development effort, articulating with public authorities and with the private sector with the purpose of developing studies in regional and national scales.

VI - Participating, by means of the promotion of cultural initiatives, service and technical assistance provision, in the solution of problems of the community.

Title II
Institutional Set-up

Chapter I
The University’s Principles and procedures

Article 4 - Universidade Paulista is organized in accordance with the following principles:

I - Administrative and patrimonial unity;

II - Preservation of freedom of thought, education, research, culture and art dissemination and respect for human rights;

III - Planning rationality that ensures integral usage of human and material resources;

IV - Integration of Teaching, Research and Extension roles;

V - Assurance of the education professional’s quality standard and his/her enhancement;

VI - Building the Universality of Fields of Study by means of the cultivation of the key areas of human knowledge - studied by itself or by the occasion of its application in technical - professional fields

VII - Organization, method and criteria flexibility, with the objective of fitting students’ individual differences, the specificities of local demands and possible knowledge - combinations with the purpose of developing courses and Research Programs.

Chapter II
Campuses

Article 5 - Universidade Paulista will act in a descentralized way, and may build Campuses outside its headquarters and beyond its jurisdiction, in accordance with law.

Article 6 - Universidade Paulista may build Campuses in its headquarters, in accordance with law.

Chapter III
University Bodies

Article 7 University Bodies are as follows:

I - Higher Resolution
a) University Council (CONSUNI);
b) Education, Research and Extension Council (CONSEPE).

II - Higher Administration: Rectory executed by the Rector, with assistance from Vice-Rectors

III - Academic Administration
a) Courses Coordination
b) Coordination Councils

IV - Supplementary

Chapter IV
Superior Decision Bodies

Section I
University Council

Article 8 - The University Council is the supreme Deliberative, Normative and Advisory body of Universidade Paulista. It is responsible for setting the academic politics and the guidelines of general and universitary administration, as well as making the decisions in terms of administrative- related subjects, in accordance with this Statute and with the General Regulation. It is composed by:

I -The university’s rector, as president;

II - The undergraduate vice-rector;

III - The post-graduation and research vice-rector;

IV - The Extension Vice-rector;

V - The planning, administration and finances vice-rector;

VI - Two representatives of the Coordination Council;

VII - One representative of the Undergraduate’s Teaching Body;

VIII- One representative of Post-graduation’s Teaching Body;

IX- One representative of undergraduate’s Student Body;

X - One representative of Post-graduation’s Student Body;

XI - Two Representatives of Supplementary bodies;

XII - Two representatives of the Manager institution

XIII - The dean of Admissions;

XIV - Two representatives of directories;

XV - One representative of the community.

§ 1 The representatives mentioned in subparagraphs VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI will be nominated by their pairs, in three-name lists, and must be chosen by the rector.

§ 2 The representative members referred in subparagraphs VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XV must have one-year-terms and may be renewed.

§ 3 The community representative elected must come from the associations or bodies recognized by the university. 

Art 9 The University Council’s competencies are:

I - Executing the University’s superior jurisdiction in terms of Administration, Financial and Economic management  and Planning;

II - Establishing the university’s general guidelines, evaluating the annual work plans and their corresponding budget proposals;

III - Watching for the University’s moral and material assets, according to the disciplinary regime proposed in the General Regulation;

IV - Approving the Statute and its modifications, according to the Education, Research and Extension Council’s agreement - inside its competence -  and submitting them to Conselho Nacional de Educação's evaluation.

V - Approving and reforming the General Regulation;

VI - Approving and reforming the Rectory rules, as well as of the supplementary bodies;

VII - Deliberating on the resources submitted to its evaluation.

VIII - Deciding, in accordance with plans previoulsy approved by the Education, Research and Extension Council, on the creation, aggregation, incorporation, modification, or extinction of Courses or Directories;

IX - Deciding, in accordance with plans previoulsy approved by the Education, Research and Extension Council, on the creation of campuses, in conformity with articles 5 and 6.

X - Approving the decision of the Education, Research and Extension Council in reference to the creation, organization, modification, suspension of operation and closure of courses, as well as the fixation of the number of places per course; 

XI - Deliberating on taxes and fees to be charged by the university, in accordance with the applicable law and previous consent of the Manager institution;

XII - Deliberating on the awarding of universitary honours, granting prizes and accolades as reward and stimulus to the administrative and academic activities of the institution;

XIII - Approving and authorizing agreements, arrangements, and other engagements of the University - to be signed by the rector -  with national and international institutions;

XIV - Approving the Teaching and Technical - administrative bodies and their alterations, as well as setting the norms referring to human resources administration, taking into account the resources and with the previous consent of the Manager Institution;

XV - Determining the acts to be taken and imposing sanctions destined to prevent or correct group indisciplinary behavior, as well as determining the suspension of activities of any Institute, Body or Course of the University;

XVI - Presenting to the Manager Institution requests of additional funding for covering possible needs;

XVII - Executing other tasks within its competencies, by operation of law, of this Statute and of the General Regulation;

XVIII - Deciding the silent cases of this Statute and of the General Regulation.

Article 10. The University Council assembles once a semester, convened by the rector, and extraordinarily, whenever it is needed, by means of the initiative of this authority or bv the request of the absolute majority of its members.

§ 1 The University Council works with the majority of its members and the decisions are taken by the absolute majority of their votes.

§ 2 The assembling of the University Council is made in writing, with receipt, with a minimum 72- hour-antecedence, mentioning the subject to be discussed, unless it is considered as secret by the Rector. 

§ 3 The deadline for the assembling of urgent-status-meetings is waived.

Section II 
The Education, Research and Extension Council

Art 11. The Education, Research and Extension Council is the University’s Highest Normative Body in matters of Education, Research and Extension. It is composed by:

I - The university’s rector, as president;

II - The undergraduate vice-rector;

III - The post-graduation and research vice-rector;

IV - The Extension Vice-rector;

V - The planning, administration and finances vice-rector;

VI -  One representative of the Undergraduate’s Teaching Body;

VII - One representative of Post-graduation’s Teaching Body;

VIII - Tworepresentatives of the Coordination Council

IX - One representative of the undergraduate’s Student Body;

X - One representative of Post-graduation’s Student Body;

XI - Two Representatives of Supplementary bodies;

XII - One representative of the Manager institution

XIII - Two representatives of directories;

§ 1 The representatives mentioned in subparagraphs VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI will be nominated by their pairs, in three-name lists, and must be chosen by the rector.

§ 2 The representative members referred in subparagraphs VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI must have one-year-terms and may be renewed.

Article 12. The competencies of the Education, Research and Extension Council are:

I - Setting the Education, Research and Extension guidelines, with the schedules, projects and activities of the institutes and executive bodies duly coordinated and aligned, so as to avoid duplication and misunderstanding. 

II -Proposing the planning to be submitted to the University Council in reference to the creation, aggregation, incorporation, modification or closing of courses as well as the fixation of places;

III - Proposing the planning to be submitted to the University Council in reference to the creation of campuses, in accordance with articles 5 and 6;

IV - Approving the Research and Extension Projects and programs, as well as demanding the necessary financial means for their executions;

V - Approving the University’s Calendar;

VI - Elaborating and approving its Regulation;

VII- Proposing modifications of the University’s Statute and General Regulation for later approval by the University Council

Art 13 The Education, Research and Extension Council assembles, ordinarily, every quarter and, extraordinarily, whenever its president or its members' absolute majority requests.

§ 1 The assembling of the Education, Research and Extension Council must be personal and with a minimum-72 hours-antecedence. It must mention the topic to be discussed, except it is considered secret by the President.

§ 2 The deadline for the assembling of urgent-status-meetings is waived.

§ 3 There may be, once respected the fifteen-days antecedence, appealing to the University Council, regarding the decisions taken by the Education, research and Extension Council.

Chapter V
Superior Administration

Section I
Rectory

Article 14. The Rectory is the Superior Executive Body of the University, which coordinates and oversees all activities, its competencies are:

I - Administering Human, financial and material resources of the University, envisioning the enhancement and development of its Education, Research and Extension activities;

II - Formulating the University’s General Plan, as well as the Budget Proposal, and forwarding them to the appropriate bodies;

III - Coordinating and controlling the execution of approved plans, evaluating their results and acting to ensure their rigorous accomplishment;

Art 15. The Rectory is, within its sphere of competence, helped by the following Vice-rectories:

I - Post -graduation and Research Vice-rectory

II - Undergraduate Vice-rectory

III - Planning, Administration and Finances Vice-Rectory

IV - Extension Vice-Rectory

Sole Paragraph. In order to meet didact -pedagogical and administrative necessities of the University, Vice-Rectories may be created.

Article 16. The Rectory is executed by the Rector, named by the Manager Institution for a two-years-term, which may be renewed.

Artc 17. The Rector’s responsibilities are:

I - Representing the University or promoting its representation in court or out of court;

II - Directing, coordinating and regulating all the University’s activities;

III - Designating the Vice - Rectors, Deans, Coordinators, Secretaries, Supplementary Bodies’s Directors and advisors;

IV - Choosing, by intermediation of a triple list, for the Superior Decision Bodies, the representatives of undergraduate professors, post-graduation professors, undergraduate students, post- graduation students and of supplementary bodies;

V - Submitting to the University Council’s evaluation the Annual Accountability to be later forwarded to the Manager Institution;

VI - Signing Agreements, Arrangements and adjustments previously approved by the respective bodies of the Manager Institution;

VII - Exceptionally taking decisions, ad referendum for the university’s bodies - being their responsibility to submit them to the Superior collegiate in the subsequent meeting;

VIII - Setting Resolutions refering to the deliberation of each of its collegiates;

IX - Presiding, with the right of voice and voting, any collegiate it takes part in;

X - Authorizing any public pronouncement regarding the University or in which it must participate;

XI -Taking the necessary steps regarding human resources administration and the maintenance of order and discipline at the University;

XII - Inspecting the formulation of the University’s General Plan, as well as the Budget Proposal, for later evaluation and approval by the Supplementary Bodies;

XIII - Determining the application of universitary budgets, in conformity with the approved budget;

XIV - Awarding degrees and issuing diplomas and professional titles, as well as signing certificates or delegating those competencies;

XV - Awarding honorary titles and academic prizes, with the consent of the University’s Council;

XVI - Issuing conclusive opinions for the hiring of Professors, in urgent cases, ad referendum of the University’s Council;

XVII - Establishing Comissions;

XVIII - Resolving the Omissive situations of this Statute or of the General Regulation of the University, ad referendum of the competent Body;

Art. 18 - The Rector may veto the University Council’s or the Education, Research and Extension Council’s deliberations by 10 days after their approval.

§ Once a deliberation has been vetoed, the Rector will convocate de collegiate for a meeting which will take place in 15 days for the reasons to be explained.

§ 2 The rejection of the veto by 2/3 - at least - of the members of the competent collegiate implies approval of such deliberation.

§ 3 The right to Ex officio remedy to the Manager Institution must be granted, within 10 days, - in cases where the veto is rejected and deals with economic- financial matters - given the final decision of the institution is sovereign.

Art 19. The Rules of the Rectory, approved by the University Council, deal of the organization, competence and dynamics of its bodies and services.

Section II
Vice-rectories

Art 20. Each Vice-rectory is an auxiliar body of the Rectory and is under the responsibility of a vice-rector, who is designated by the Rector.

Sole Paragraph. In case the rector is absent or impeded by any reason, he will be substituted by one of the vice-rectors, specifically designated by him, and with the consent of the Manager Institution.

Art 21. The vice-rectories are executed by the vice-rectors, freely chosen by the rector, according to this Statute, the General Regulation and to the Rectory Regulation.

Art 22 The Post- Graduation and Research Vice-rectory is an executive body which oversees, coordinates and supervises the University’s Post-graduation and research activities. It is executed by a vice-rector, who has the following attributions:

I - Proposing projects to the Rector and the celebration of agreements to the Manager Institution;

II - Collaborating to the elaboration of the annual budget and monitoring its execution;

III - Coordinating and supervising the academic activities, as well as evaluating - the post-graduation’s academic standards’ (stricto and lato sensu), professors’ scientific production and finally, the research activities’ relevance.

IV - Promoting exchanges with scientific, technologic, public and private, national and international institutions;

V- Registering scientific and humanistic production, inciting the divulgation of their results;

VI - Fostering post-graduation and research projects that aim to obtain funding from foundations;

VII - Elaborating and monitoring the implementation of the Professor’s Capacitation Plan;

VIII - Signing decrees, norms and acts, according to its competencies;

IX - Executing the disciplinary power within its scope of authority;

X- Executing any function that is somehow related to the Body;

Art 23. The undergraduate vice - rectory is the executive body which oversees, coordinates and monitors the University’s undergraduate Education activities. It is executed by a Vice- rector, with the following attributions:

I - Overseeing and integrating the activities of the Courses’ coordinations in regards to the improvement of the courses’ standards and to the professors’ capacitation.

II - Analyzing the documentation regarding qualification of the professors, aiming authorization for promoting academic staff education.

III - Coordinating and overseeing academic activities;

IV - Monitoring the Professors’ Coordination Services;

V - Proposing actions to stimulate the efficiency of Professors to the Education, Research and Extension Council, as well as the steps to be taken for their implementation;

VI - Coordinating and monitoring the activities refering to planning, execution and control of Selection Process;

VII - Coordinating and monitoring the evaluation of the Education offered in Undergraduate courses, proposing new evaluation methods and criteria and setting the rules for the correction of unsatisfactory questions.

VIII - Signing decrees, norms and acts, within its sphere of competence;

IX- Exercising disciplinary power, within its sphere of competence;

X- Suggesting Professor’s Seminars, internal and external, looking forward to improving pedagogical standards;

XI - Supervising the activities developed by Assistant Professors;

XII - Collaborating to the elaboration of annual budget and accompanying its implementation;

XIII - Executing any function that is somehow related to the Body.

Art 24. The Planning, Administration and Finances Vice-rectory is the Executive Body responsible for the evaluation of the performance of the University and for setting the rules for its didactic - scientific development, as well as for the coordination and oversight of its financial and administrative activities, being executed by a vice-rector, who has the following attributions:

I - Centralizing the information referring to the needs of each department, so the administrative viability is ensured;

II - Coordinating and implementing the computerization of the University and the development and improvement of its information and communication systems;

III - Meeting the material and services needs that are essential to the operation of the university;

IV - Accompanying, evaluating and proposing the incorporation of technical innovations;

V - Developing tendencies studies and comparative analysis of administrative performance;

VI - Collaborating to the construction of the annual budget and monitoring its execution;

VII - Coming up with mecanisms of appropriation and analysis of costs and proposing measures for the rationalization of expenditures;

VIII - Coordinating and implementing physical expansion activities in the University;

IX - Forwarding, annually, to the Rectory, the Activities Report.

X - Signing Decrees, Norms and Acts, within its Sphere of competence;

XI - Executing disciplinary power within its sphere of competence;

XII - Executing any function that is somehow related to the Body;

Art. 25 . The Extension Vice- Rectory, executive body which oversees and coordinates Extension activities, is executed by a Vice- Rector, who has the following attributions:
I - Promoting, coordinating and auditing the activities that have as purpose the integration of the academic community and its juncture with the local community, meeting the university’s socioeducational proposal.

II - Registering the Community -Extension activities, the cultural and artistic production and inciting the divulgation of results obtained;

III - Promoting exchange with other institutions ( public, private, national and international);

IV - Fostering students’ sociocultural activities;

V - Preserving culture in the University, demonstrating its importance for the understanding of the contemporary and for comprehending the future;

VI - Promoting the integration of student, professor, and technical-administrative bodies;

VII - Collaborating for the elaboration of the annual budget and monitoring its implementation;

VIII - Signing Decrees, Norms and Acts, within its sphere of competence;

IX - Executing disciplinary power within its sphere of competence;

Subsection I
Directories

Art 26. The directories, executive bodies, reporting to the Rectory, which coordinate and give support to the actions of the University, have their attributions specified by the General Regulation.

Sole Paragraph. By the Rectory’s initiave, once consulted the Manager institution, Directories might be created, suppressed or changed and the acts will be submitted to the Superior collegiates.

Subsection II
The diploma registration Secretary

Art. 27. The diploma registration Secretary is a body of the General Secretary which is subordinated to the Rectory. It develops specific activities and its functions and ruled by the General Regulation.

Subsection III
Supplementary Bodies

Art 28. The Supplementary Bodies, reporting to the Rectory, develop specific Assistance and support activities to the University’s actions and will have their attributions and structures specified in the General Regulation.

Sole Paragraph. By initiave of the Rectory, once consulted the Manager institution, those Bodies might be created, suppressed or changed and the acts will be submitted to the Superior collegiates.

Chapter VI
Academic Administration

Section I
Courses Coordinations

Art 29 - The undergraduate courses Coordination, Body of the Academic Administration, will have as function the planning, supervision, control and evaluation of the Education activities of each course.

Art. 30. The undergraduate and post-graduation courses’ coordinations will be carried out by the Rector and homologated by the Manager Institution.

Art 31. The General Regulation shall discipline the other Course- Coordination related aspects.

Section II
The Coordination Councils

Art 32. The Coordination Councils will be composed by the corresponding areas’ coordinators and will be Coordination Bodies in matters of Education, Research and Extension.

Art 33. The composition and competence of the Coordination Councils will be ruled by the General Regulation.

Title III
Didactic Organization

Chapter I
Courses

Art 34. The University shall offer the following types of course:
a) Undergraduate
b) Post-graduation
c) Short - term
d) Extension and alike

Art. 35 The undergraduate courses’ main objective is educating students for obtaining academic degrees or professional titles.

Art 36 Undergraduates are open for candidates who have graduated High School or equivalent and who have been approved in UNIP’s admission process, respecting the number of places offered in it.

Art 37. Stricto Sensu post-graduation courses grant Master and Ph.d degrees. They are open for graduated candidates who meet the requirements of the Education Institution.

§ 1 The Master objectifies enriching the scientific and professional competence of graduated students. It may either be the last stage for its holder or constitute a preliminary stage for a Doctorate.

§ The doctorate will proportionate a broad scientific and cultural formation, developing research skills and creativeness in different knowledge fields.

Art 38. Lato Sensu Post- Graduation courses are destined to graduates, and have as objective preparing specialists in fields of knowledge or updating knowledge or professional techniques.

Art 39. Short - term courses have different encompassing levels by fields of knowledge. They are available for candidates who fulfill the requirements set by the university.

Sole Paragraph. Short-term courses are offered for means of collective education and a diploma is granted in the conclusion. Studies- complimentary courses might be for means of collective or individual education and a certificate is offered in the conclusion.

Art. 40 Extension courses objectify to difuse and update knowledge and labour-techniques so as to increase efficiency and cultural standards of the community. They are open to undergraduates.

Art 41. Each course syllabus will encompass an ordered sequence of disciplines, whose integralization will allow the granting of the corresponding certificate or diploma;

Sole Paragraph. The syllabus integralization control will be made by the semi-annual disciplines system, according to the General Regulation.

Artc 42. The syllabi of the courses whose professions are regularized by law will be structured according to pedagogical standards approved by the Conselho Nacional de Educação.

Art 43. In graduate, post-graduation, short-term and extension courses, the pedagogical evaluation will be made per discipline and will always encompass the attendance and efficiency in studies, both eliminatory per se, according to the terms of the current regulation.

Art 44. Tutoring shall be incited by the university, with the objectives of awakening the students’ interest in academic career and of helping professors in educational activities. The rules must be defined by the Education, Research and Extension Council.

Chapter II
Research

Art 45. Research in the University will have a specific objective, towards the production of technical-scientific knowledge that is essential to an appropriate universitary education;

Art 46 The Research projects shall be based in local reality data - regional and national. They must not exclude generalizations and wider contexts of the discovered facts and their interpretations. In case they imply financial expenditures, the Manager Institution must approve them.

Art 47. For the achievement of its Research activities, the University shall have at its disposal, in addition to professors and researchers, scientific initiation students.

Chapter III
Extension

Art 48. The University will engage in the development of the community by means of Extension activities.

Art 49. Extension might either encompass all collectivity - or specific audiences, that is people and Private or Public Institutions by putting into practice certain plans, previously approved by the Manager Institution when they imply expenditures.

Ttitle IV
Didactic and Academic Procedures

Chapter I
Calendar

Art 50. The universitary year is independent of the civil. Academic activities must not be developed in a shorter time than that specified by the law and disciplined by the General Regulation.

Chapter II
Enrolment, Use of previously coursed disciplines, leave of absence, cancelling and trasference.

Art 51. Enrolment in undergraduate courses is open to candidates who have graduated High School or equivalent and who have been approved in the admission process, ruled by the General Regulation, according to the current legislation.

Art 52. Candidates approved in the Admission Process are allowed enrolment in the university, respecting the limit of places for each course and following the General Regulation and the Public Notice.

Sole Paragraph. Graduated or transfered candidates are welcome, provided that the current rules are followed and the limit of places is respected.

Art 53. The student may request transference to another Higher Education Institution or some internal transference, provided that the General Regulation’s and the current legislation’s requirements are duly fulfilled.

Art 54. The University will receive, through requirements of the interested, transferences - always conditioned to the existence of course places, according to the current legislation.

Art 55. Leave of abscence is possible within the two-years-deadline, renewable for two more years, if the university agrees.

Art 56. The university adopts a semestral program. As for evaluation, it must be made per discipline and involve the aspects of frequency and efficiency in studies, according to the General Regulation.

Sole Paragraph. For experimental Purposes, the University may adopt other academic and evaluation systems. They will be ruled by the General Regulation.

Title V
The Academic Community

Chapter I
Composition

Art 57. The Academic Community is formed by professors, students and academic-administrative staff.

Section I
Professors Body

Art 58. The professors are duly qualified and make the commitment of respecting the principles and values explicit in this Statute and in the General Regulation.

Art 59. The members of the teaching staff will by selected and indicated by the correspondent area’s coordination Council and the result of the selection process will be forwarded to the Vice-Rectory for analysis and for the Manager Institution for hiring, respecting the current labour laws.

Art 60. The means of inclusion, promotion, specific attributions of each category of the teaching staff and their scheduling are specified by the “Regulamento do Magistério Superior” and in the General Regulation.

Sole Paragraph. In addition to the categories composing the “Regulamento do Magistério Superior”, the University will keep, in special status, the professors whose titles or professional experience do not meet the requirements of the abovementioned regulation.

Art 61. It shall be competencies of the Manager Institution the admission and the exoneration of professors, according to the current labour legislation.

Section II
Student Body and Representation

Art 62. The University’s student body is composed by regularly enrolled students.

Art 63. The enrolment implies a formal commitment to this Statute, to the General Regulation and to the norms of the competent universitary bodies. Any violation constitutes a punishable act.

Art 64. The student body has representation, with the right of voice and vote, in the Superior Administration collegiate bodies, according to this Statute and to the General Regulation.

Art. 65. Regularly enrolled students may organize directories and Associations, following the guidelines of the General Regulation and in accordance with the law.

Section III
Technical - Administrative Body

Art 66. The technical - administrative body is constituted by staff specifically hired for this purpose by the Manager Institution. The hiring shall be in accordance with Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho.

Art 67. The supervision of technical - administrative activities is responsibility of the administration bodies, respecting their specificities.

Title VI
Property, Utilization and Financial Scheme

Art 68 . The financial year coincides with the civil year.

Art 69. The property of the Manager Institution, put at the University’s disposal, shall be administered by it, in accordance with the law, with this Statute and with the norms stablished by the Manager Institution.

Art 70. The University’ Financial resources originate from:

I - Tuitions, taxes and fees;

II - Revenues incoming from property rights registration, in accordance with the legislation and with the rules established by the Manager Institution;

III - Financial donations coming from the Manager institution;

IV - Acceptance of donations, inheritances and legacy;

V- Subsidies, aids, contributions and funds granted to it by public or private entities;

VI - Income from provision of services;

VII - Eventual income by any source;

VIII - Income resultant of the application of property services and values.

Title VII
Degrees, diplomas, certificates and honorary titles

Art 71. The university will grant diplomas to those who conclude undergraduate, post-graduation and short-term courses after a public awarding ceremony. Certificates will be conceded to those who graduate from other Specialization and Short-term courses.

Art 72. The University shall also grant Honorary titles, according to the General Regulation, after evaluation from the corresponding bodies of the University.

Title VIII
General Provisions

Art 73. The observance of the precepts required for good standing and dignity of the University is responsibility of the professors, students and technical-administrative bodies.

Art 74. Directory, Superior and Academic Administration staff, as well as professors and technical - administrative bodies must refrain from authorizing or promoting political-party nature manifestations while at work.

Art. 75. The university may keep agreements with national and international institutions envisioning the realization of technical, scientific and cultural cooperation, as well as for the exchange of professors and students and other staff related to its objectives and functions, after approval of the Manager Institution.

Art 76. This Statute may only be altered after a proposal from the Rector, 2/3 (two thirds) of the University Council members or the Manager Institution, within its sphere of competence, becoming valid after its approval by the Conselho Nacional de Educação.

Sole Paragraph. The minimum quorum for the approval of statutory changes must be absolute majority.

Art 77. This Statute will come into effect after its approval by the Conselho Nacional de Educação, in the date it is homologated by the Ministry of Education, and any provisions to the contrary are revoked.

§ 3 The community representative elected must come from the associations or bodies recognized by the university.