DEPARTMENT OF CO-CURRICULAR ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
The National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña, maintains, as an important part of its philosophy, a conception that is directed to the formation of a man in all its dimensions and perspectives.
It is therefore a matter of promoting within the University an appropriate space for people to be fully trained in it. And it is, in this context, to contribute to creating a man conscious of himself and his history, with an open, critical and constructive attitude, in which the Department is located.
According to these intentions, each academic period develops a program with activities that bring new and updated knowledge and, at the same time, give students the opportunity to live richer and varied experiences complementary to the regular curriculum of each career .
We intend to contribute to developing in students a harmonious personality, endowed with a global and critical vision of the universe, and conscious of the prominent place that occupy today the sciences, the methodologies and the most advanced technologies.
In addition, it is of great interest to us that young people are trained with the appropriate tools to deal with dignity, courage and solidarity with an increasingly conflictive and dehumanized world.
The Department, together with the Schools and Faculties, prepares monthly a program of activities in response to the proposals of the different academic units and to the applications presented by professors and students interested in participating actively as lecturers or as sponsors of certain activities. Likewise, the Department coordinates activities with other national and foreign institutions and personalities linked to science, the arts and culture.
Activities not coordinated in advance with the Cocurricular office, will not be recognized by it. Nor will hours be credited to activities that have already taken place without the necessary coordination and agreement.
Attendance to academic co-curricular activities for a certain number of hours is a prerequisite for obtaining an academic degree and for issuing the documents that certify it. However, this character does not justify the practice of canceling classes to send students to fill spaces
The Department is governed by a system of accrediting hours and student evaluation appropriate to the specific nature of academic co-curricular activities. For them the system of co-curricular hours has been created.
Co-curricular hours are set on a scale of 1 to 3, regardless of the duration of the activity; given:
- The importance of the activity for the general formation of the student
- The category and quality of the speaker
- The interest of the activity for the University and its authorities
The number of co-curricular hours required for each course must be approved by the Academic Council, in consultation with the Academic Vice-Chancellery.
HOURS-CREDIT CONTROL PROCEDURES
The Office of Co-Curricular Activities is enriched with the contribution and collaboration of each and every one of the people interested in offering something of themselves to others.