URACCAN Bilwi held its seventh session of the University Council of the
URACCAN Rector Dr. Alta Hooker reported on updating teaching staff to provide relevant education.
Neylin Calderon

Having as a special guest the rector of URACCAN

Members and guests of the University Council of the Bilwi Campus (CUR) met for the seventh occasion to reflect on the Mission and Vision of the university, in addition to knowing the status of compliance with law obligations before the visit of the evaluator pairs of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Council (CNEA).

At the start of the session, they had the opportunity to expose the activities that are carried out from their work areas, as a way to fulfill the Mission, Vision, cross-cutting axes, values and principles of the First Intercultural Community University in Latin America.

For her part, Dr. Alta Suzzane Hooker Blandford, rector of URACCAN, informed the honorable members of the CUR that from this instance of intercultural higher education, teachers are sought to continue to provide a quality education relevant to the Caribbean population.

"We are training 14 teachers in English certification," she said, and she specified that it is done in coordination with the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post Office (Telcor), implemented by the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Improvement Program (Carcip).

Hooker also recounted that URACCAN is internationally certifying 170 teachers in virtual teaching, a project that runs from Benito Juárez University in Mexico. In addition, he emphasized the preparation of men and women who will become leaders and leaders in their peoples and communities, as is the case with the implementation of the Central American Diploma in Governance, which is being guided by URACCAN through the Institute of Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development (IREMADES).

Finally, Dr Hooker explained that this school year 2021 is full of challenges and challenges, from the beginning of propedeutics, because teaching-learning will be done by territories, to give a better accompaniment to the student, "to give affection to the people, love the region, and give them an education with quality and relevance", said the rector.

Compliance with the obligations of Law 704

According to Master Noé Guadamuz, coordinator of the institutional evaluation area of the campus, who was in charge of exhibiting in the CUR on the fulfillment of the obligations of Law 704, "it has to do with all the parameters that must be met as a university to ensure the quality of higher education".

During all these months of 2020, work has been done on the review process for each state of the premises. "It was determined that some areas that have to complete some information, this in order to visit the external peers who are coming to evaluate the improvement plan process," Guadamuz said.

It should be mentioned that there are 9 law obligations, where you must have a strategic plan for institutional development. "In this case, each member must know this plan, as well as have the means of verification that have to do with the reports, the POA, for the monitoring and evaluation of that strategic plan," the coordinator said.

Among the obligations are: assessments of the curriculums of the various careers offered by URACCAN; programs with their certifications, both from the National Council of Universities (UNC) and the University Council of URACCAN (CUU) and in their official formats; as well as the complete teachers' plant, as "the obligation states that at least 10%, hired full-time in the area of knowledge taught (...), must meet the academic degree and have guaranteed their curriculum with their degree," he said.