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Successfully completed the Federal University of Ceará First census experiment for heterogeneous identification Of the students who entered the institution through a quota system for blacks (blacks and browns). In the 2022 Uniform Selection System (SISU), for the first time, in addition to signing a self-declaration, all candidates for this quota method also had to submit a video to prove their declared racial status.

Photo: illustration of young black and brown characters

The aim of this procedure, already adopted in other universities in the country, is Implementation improvement quota law in the UFC and ensuring that vacancies for blacks are filled by those who have the right to do so.

In total, 2,326 videos were uploaded. Among these, 2,130 students (or 91.5% of the total) their self-declaration confirmed By the UFC’s Video Verification (CVV) Committee, associated with the Dean of Graduation (PROGRAD). The other 196 candidates, whose videos were not approved in the first analysis, were invited to a later stage, created to give the process more reliability: face-to-face identification.

Of the 196 summoned, 69 had their racist self-declaration confirmed by the heterogeneous identification committee, responsible for the face-to-face action; 127 cases were rejected and The result may be resumed in administrative and legal issues.

In analytics, only file The phenotypic characteristics of the candidates, such as skin color, hair texture, face, eyes, nose, and mouth. The goal is to identify the distinctive features of the Brazilian black population, that is, the Negroid traits, that sometimes lead to cases of racism and discrimination.

Smoother operation – Identification of the hetero identity at the ‘entry door’ of SISU has been a requirement of both the university community and society at large. This is because, until then, self-advertising was sufficient to fill reserved vacancies, which, at times, jeopardized the efficacy of this positive public policy.

Photo: Illustration with two black young men holding a sign that says

Previously, counter-identification was performed only with stake holders whose self-declaration was questioned through complaints to the UFC Ombudsman. In these cases, an administrative procedure was opened to determine the declared racial status.

In the current administration of PROGRAD, from July 11, 2019 to April 28, 2022, 223 operations of complaints through the ombudsman. Of this total, 115 complaints have been investigated so far, 19 of them students were deemed fit to reserve places. Other cases have been dismissed, filed, or under appeal.

How it works – The new procedures were established by PROGRAD, in compliance with Normative Order No. 4, of April 6, 2018, regulating heterogeneous identification in Brazilian public institutions.

Each video was evaluated by a CVV member, who is responsible for expressing an opinion of one of the following: “Validated” (when the video was able to confirm self-certification) or “Called for a different identification” (when the video aroused suspicion or was unable to self-declaration confirmation).

In face-to-face hetero-identification, each candidate is assessed by a group of three people, members of the UFC’s hetero-identification committee, in a controlled and illustrated environment. Committee members issue individual opinions. The decision of the majority prevails over the outcome. In the event of rejection at this stage, the candidate will cancel his registration application and may appeal the decision.

Image: Infographic with all the steps of the heterogeneous identification process

institutional effort – The identification of a heterogeneous census identification required extensive preparation by PROGRAD, but also by the Information Technology Supervisory Authority (STI), which had adapted the default registration system so that it could receive student videos. In parallel, PROGRAD promoted a series of training sessions with the teams that make up the CVV and the Heterogeneous Identification Committee.

“The PROGRAD Selection Division (DISEL) was responsible for the organization and implementation of the new procedures, with the assistance of the Education Legislative Adviser, the General Coordination of Academic Programs, the Pro-Rectory Office, and the Heterogeneous Identification Committee. who – which The expression was basic To define all the planning and implementation of the actions”, explains the Dean of the Graduation, Professor Ana Paula de Medeiros.

The plan includes Training of participating teams, with conceptual, legal and procedural aspects. “It was a daring feat that required a lot of planning. Professor Anna Paola concluded the cycle of this great initiative with complete success, with PROGRAD taking great care, from mobilizing teams, planning the schedule, dividing tasks and organizing procedures to full adherence to deadlines.

UFC President Prof. Candido Albuquerque stressed that the initiative was fundamental to ensuring the rights of quota students and ensuring the effectiveness of the institution’s quota law: “The idea is that it is Quota entitlement During the first six months of his arrival at the university, at the beginning of a student’s academic life. The leader explained that this is done out of respect for the young man and respect for the university’s rules, which gives the politics of positivity to quotas its true meaning.

source: UFC Alumni Dean’s Office – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots and spambots. You need to enable JavaScript to see it.

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