The Dean Office of Culture and Community Outreach Programs (Proexc)
The Dean Office of Culture and Community Outreach Program (Proexc) promotes community outreach and cultural actions, which are understood as academic activities articulated with teaching and research, having as its mission to promote a dialogical, transformative and integrating relationship between the University and the Society. These actions are regulated by Resolution 09/2007 of the Coordinating Council for Education, Research and Community Outreach Activities (CCEPE), and have as higher deliberative body the Community Outreach Activities Council, which is responsible for "establishing policies, guidelines, specific strategies and action plans, in addition to monitoring and producing systems for evaluating the community outreach production of the University.
Community Outreach Activities
Community Outreach and cultural activities are an important and effective institutional instrument that promotes the exchange of knowledge and integration with society. Furthermore, while benefiting the population by contributing to the improvement of the quality of life, socio-productive inclusion, and environmental protection, outreach and cultural actions - which include technical, scientific, cultural, and artistic activities - provide students with the opportunity for contextualized theoretical and practical learning, cultural development, social responsibility, and citizenship formation.
Community outreach projects are defined as a set of procedural and continuous actions of an educational, artistic, social, sports, cultural, scientific or technological nature, with a defined objective and within a determined time frame.