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Frec teaching questions

What regime do the subjects have in the ULS: annual or semi-annual?

The curricular system is organized in academic periods that can be annual or semi-annual. The annual periods will have a duration of 36 weeks, including the examination season; the semesters will have a duration of 18 weeks, also counting the time for exams.

Can a student know in advance the dates of evaluations and the contents of the subjects, in each academic period?

In the first sessions of each academic period, the professor of the subject or of any other curricular activity, will deliver the corresponding program to the students. This program should include: objectives, contents, forms and dates of evaluation, bibliography and attendance requirements. In addition, a calendar is prepared annually with the dates of beginning and end of the corresponding academic periods, the dates of registration of the different curricular activities that are offered and the exam periods.

What are the training areas that consider the Study Plans of the University of La Serena?

The undergraduate curricular design defined by the institution is aimed at developing a professional training process, with lines or curricular areas that integrate a general foundational training and specialized training:

  • General training line: This training line provides students with theoretical foundations and foundations that allow them to develop a grounded and critical understanding of the central problems of the areas involved in the training curriculum, their impact on personal behavior, in society and its development and in the world view that individually or collectively is managed.
  • Training program specialty line: This training line provides students with the foundations and foundations that allow them to develop a deep understanding of the discipline, analyze and process relevant information to solve situations of their professional work.
  • Line of professional practices - binding with professional practice: This line of training provides students with learning scenarios that progressively develop knowledge, attitudes and skills required for proper professional performance, in various areas of regional and national context. The development of the curricular activities is conducive to the professional title and academic degree or one or the other of these. Graduates of undergraduate training programs with a bachelor's degree or its equivalence can continue their training in continuing education programs such as graduate, post-graduate and post-graduate, either master's or doctorate.

What students can take subjects?

a) The regular students of the level to which the subject corresponds.
b) Repetitive students of the level.
c) Students who wish to advance a compulsory subject.
d) Students who wish to take the subject as an elective. If the number of applicants to the subject is greater than the quota that the Department can attend, preference will be given to the students according to the order of priority indicated (from case a to d). In any case, it is the obligation of the School Director to ensure that, in each academic period, satisfaction is given at least to the priorities a and b.

What does it mean that the curricular regime in the ULS is semi-flexible?

It means that the students advance in the different levels of the curriculum, being able to study branches of different levels. This according to certain terms: • Students will organize their curricular activities taking into consideration the following priorities:

They must register all the subjects of the level to which they belong and which are offered in the corresponding period.
When they have completed the registration of their level, they can take subjects from the higher levels, as long as the prerequisites allow, the programming of the courses and the existence of vacancies.
They will be able to register, in any academic period, subjects that constitute qualification requirements, as long as the prerequisites and the existence of vacancies allow it. • For the purposes of organizing curricular activities, the maximum number of hours that the student can enroll in these curricular activities will be 32. • The students will belong to a certain level of the curriculum if they have to study or have pending subjects of that level.

Can a student renounce a subject?

The student, with the authorization of the School Director, can renounce a maximum of two subjects that he / she had initially enrolled and was taking the first opportunity, provided that he / she does so within the first six weeks of the corresponding academic period. Notwithstanding the above, the student can renounce only once to the same subject.

What happens to students who fail a class?

Students who fail a subject have the right to take it at second opportunity. If they are reprobated again, they are automatically eliminated from the University. Notwithstanding the foregoing, they have the right to take only one subject during their career for the third time, regardless of the level to which it corresponds.

What is the maximum term to complete the curriculum?

The maximum term to complete the curriculum of a teaching program is equal to 1,5 times its duration, measured from the date of admission to the University. This measurement does not include the periods of suspension or postponement of studies that have been granted to the student.

What is the evaluation and qualification system in the ULS?

The academic performance of the student in each subject must be qualified by means of a scale of grades from 1.0 to 7.0. The notes must be expressed with a decimal, approximating hundredths to the nearest tenth. The minimum passing grade for subjects is 4.0. Students who obtain a final grade lower than 4.0 will be rejected.

In each subject there is a minimum of three (3) evaluative controls. Prior to the start of each period, a calendar will be prepared that includes the dates of the evaluations set.
The weighted average of the grades obtained by the student determines his final grade. The student who fails a subject can take a final exam of a global and integrating nature on a previously established date. The final grade of the subject corresponds, in a weighted form, in an 40% to the final exam grade, and in an 60% to the final grade of failure mentioned above. The teacher evaluates the performance of the students in the most relevant aspects of each curricular activity. Given the case that the teacher, due to extraordinary circumstances, did not make this evaluation to the students or did not deliver the Examination Proceedings, the Dean forms an Examining Commission. For these purposes, it must arbitrate all academic and administrative measures that make this measure operational, including setting the date, place and time for its implementation, taking care of the seriousness of the process and ensuring due guarantees for students. If the Commission did not have the partial marks obtained by the students, their final mark would be that obtained in the exam.

Do the professors have a definite deadline for the delivery of the marks of evaluative controls?

The qualifications of the evaluation procedures must be made known by the teacher to the students within a period not exceeding 7 business days, from the date they were applied, with the exception of the last procedure, whose rating will be released to 72 later than hours after its application.

Can a person take courses without having entered a career?

Yes, choosing to study subjects in an extraordinary way are EXTRAORDINARY STUDENTS of the University of La Serena, those who have not entered as a regular student to an undergraduate program, only agree to enroll in subjects offered by the University. The candidate for Extraordinary Student can only enroll in those subjects that have vacancies.

What happens if a student does not attend an evaluation?

If a student did not show up to take an assessment activity on the previously set date, he would get grade one (1.0). If your absence is duly justified, the student has the right to a new opportunity. All absences caused by health reasons must be justified with a certificate issued or approved by the University Health Department, which must be delivered to the School Office within five (5) business days following the one in which it is issued. it produces the non-attendance. Any non-attendance for reasons of force majeure must be accredited before the School Director, within five (5) business days following the absence, who proceeds to its justification, when appropriate.
Can you interrupt (freeze) the race and resume it later?

Can you interrupt (freeze) the race and resume it later?

The student has the right to ask the Teaching Directorate for the suspension of the academic period (interruption of the studies at the level they are studying). Likewise, he / she has the right to request from the Teaching Directorate the postponement of studies of the academic period following the one he / she is studying. Upon reincorporation, the student must accredit before the Teaching Directorate that the reasons that led him to suspend or postpone his studies are duly overcome. If during the suspension or postponement of studies the teaching program has undergone modifications, the student must request, at the time of reincorporation, the homologations and / or validations that correspond.

Can a student renounce to continue in the University?

The student can renounce the University, leaving his studies voluntarily. In such circumstance, the student must request the acceptance of his resignation before the Teaching Directorate, which resolves the case on the basis of the following antecedents: a) That the student does not have debts with the University, or if he has any, that are properly documented. b) That the student is not subject to summary. The Teaching Directorate must communicate the resolution in writing, sending a copy to the School Management, to the Admission and Registration Secretariat and to the Registrar of Academic Records.

What is meant by "graduate student"?

"Graduate student" of a given teaching program is understood to be one who has fulfilled all the requirements of his / her curriculum with the exception of work or a qualification exam.

What aspects does the titling process involve?

The students of the teaching programs that contemplate a Work or Qualification Exam, must fulfill this requirement in the terms that for this effect determine the special regulations of the corresponding Faculty. Undergraduate teaching programs may only require work or examination as a qualification requirement. Once the requirements indicated in the curriculum and special regulations have been met, the student will receive the documentation stating the title and / or grade obtained. The professional qualifications granted by the University of La Serena accredit, by the sole ministry of the law, sufficient suitability for the exercise of the respective professions and for the performance of public and private functions that require it.

Does the University of La Serena accept students from other higher education institutions by transfer?

You can enter an undergraduate teaching program at the University of La Serena through the Special Revenue process the applicant:

  • That is a regular student of the University of La Serena and want to transfer to another teaching program.
  • That is a regular student of another institution of autonomous higher education and that wishes to move to this House of Studies.
  • Who is in possession of a professional degree or academic degree awarded by an autonomous higher education institution.
  • That it may benefit from what is prescribed in a protocolized agreement between the University of La Serena and a national or foreign higher education institution.
  • That he has completed his high school studies abroad.