The Center’s Council is the highest deliberative and advisory body of the CSE administration and consists of the following participants:

  1. CSE’s Director, as the president;
  2. CSE’s Deputy Director, as the vice president;
  3. The chairpersons of each department;
  4. Coordinators of the undergraduate courses;
  5. Coordinators of the graduate programs and courses;
  6. Representatives of the student body enrolled in courses offered by CSE in the proportion of one-fifth of the non-student members of the Council, with at least one graduate student included, for a one-year term, with one reappointment allowed;
  7. Representatives of the UFSC technical-administrative educational public servants, in the entire proportion of one-sixth of the number of faculty members in the Center’s Council, elected by their peers, through direct elections, for a two-year term, with one re-election allowed;
  8. Research Coordinator of the Center;
  9. Extension Coordinator of the Center;
  10. The Center’s representatives in the University Council;
  11. The Chairmen of the complementary bodies linked to the CSE;


  • 1º The mentioned representatives will each have an alternate, elected or nominated, according to the circumstances, by the same process and on the same occasion as the titular ones, and automatically substituting them in their absences, impediments, and vacancies, except for the Director and Deputy Director.
  • 2º The complementary bodies must have their own regulations approved by the Center’s Council in order to have a seat in the Council.



  1. Establish the Center’s teaching, research and extension policies;
  2. Exercise, as an advisory and deliberative body, the Center’s higher jurisdiction;
  3. Know and deliberate on matters of a technical, administrative, and functional nature;
  4. Elaborate the Center’s Regiment or its modifications and submit it to the University Council;
  5. Issue insights on the creation and suppression of Undergraduate and Graduate Courses;
  6. Regulate, under the terms of the ruling legislation, the electoral process for choosing the Center’s Director and Deputy-Director;
  7. Judge acts and procedures of the teaching staff members, proposing, according to the circumstances, to the Higher Body, the adoption of appropriate punitive measures;
  8. Decide, in the first instance, on penalties provided in the General Regulations;
  9. Review, on an appeal basis, the decisions of the Departments, the Undergraduate Course Colleges, the Graduate Course Colleges, and the Center’s Directors;
  10. Deliberate on preventive, corrective or suppressive measures for acts of collective indiscipline;
  11. Suggest to the University Council the granting of “Cum Laude”;
  12. Approve the Center’s Director’s report for the previous year;
  13. Approve the Center’s annual work schedule;
  14. Consider proposals on the creation of new Departments, as well as changes in the constitution of existing ones;
  15. Appreciate proposals for university or functional recognition and honor, which can be granted within the Center itself or suggested to the University Council;
  16. Appreciate the proposals for creating, splitting, incorporating, merging, and extinguishing Laboratories and Research and Extension Centers, forwarded by the respective Sectorial Chambers;
  17. Approve the regulations of the bodies that make up the CSE;
  18. Appoint the Center’s representatives to the Research, Extension, Graduate and Undergraduate chambers;
  19. Express ist viewpoint on agreements and acceptance of legacies or donations for the benefit of the Center;
  20. Evaluate the results of admission tests forwarded by the examining committees, respecting the provisions of art. 125 of the General Regiment of the UFSC.


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