RESOLUTION 01/15

Resolution 01/15 of the Deliberative Commission of the Postgraduate Program in Ecology of UFRJ, redefines norms for the organization and functioning of the monitoring committees of the PPFE-UFRJ.
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Art. 1. The Deliberative Commission of the Postgraduate Program in Ecology, in the exercise of its regimental duties, revokes the resolution number 01/14 of the Deliberative Commission itself;


Art. 2.  Aims: the main goal of the committees are to promote the excellence in the student's formation, through a continuous and deep follow-up of the studies activities, such as the development of the dissertation or thesis, the courses and other academic activities that he or she develops. For the masters students, the first meeting of the committee is for the qualification exam.

Art. 3. Specific attributions of the committee from Masters students:
§1. In the first meeting, evaluate whether the structure, depth and project development, as well as the student knowledge on the research topic, are sufficiently qualified for the conclusion of a masters dissertation within the scheduled time (24 months) to obtain the degree of Master in Ecology.

Art. 4. Specific attributions of the committee from doctorate students:
§1. Determine, together with the student, the most appropriate period to present the qualification exam, and suggest a candidate examination committee. The follow-up committee members themselves may compose this committee, if appropriate.

Art. 5. Common attributions to all committees, masters and doctorate:
§1. Help the student and the supervisor to define a general study and research plan that meets the student objectives in terms of formation and career.
§2. Discuss general questions related to the student and his or her research project, and any other points where the student needs suggestions and support. The follow-up committee is a way through which the student can receive individual support from other teachers and researchers, as well as his or her own supervisor.
§3. Determine, together with the student, the most appropriate period to handle the first version of the dissertation/thesis to the first examination committee, as well as the date of the defense. The composition of the defense committee may be define as soon as possible, also considering an appropriate date for all its members.

Art. 6. Composition: each student will have a follow-up committee which will be formed by three teachers at least, being one of them the student’s supervisor and other two teachers.
§1. At least one of the committee members should be from a research line distinguished from the student’s research line.
§2. The supervisor will be the president of the committee. Co-supervisors can be member of the committee, respecting the rule that at least one of the committee members should be from a research line distinguished from the student’s.

Art. 7. Indication: the supervisor must suggest one of the committee members to the Deliberative Commission right after the student enrollment in the program. The Deliberative Commission will evaluate the suggestion made by the supervisor and can suggest changes in the composition of the committee.

Art. 8. Periodicity and deadlines: the meetings will occur once a year and the presence of all committee members is mandatory at the first meeting to evaluate the dissertation or thesis planning, which will be presented by the student in a public presentation.

Art. 9. Annual reporting: The student must deliver to the committee members a summary report containing the current project (5 pages), preliminary results, attended classes, difficulties, changes from the original project, and activity chronogram to the dissertation/thesis development (up to 10 pages) before each meeting.

Art. 10. First committee meeting: The student should perform a public presentation of 15 minutes for master students and 20 minutes for doctorate students, followed by committee evaluation. The different stages of the project should be organized into a chronogram bearing in mind that the pre-defense committee will be presented in November-December;
§1. First meeting appointment: It must be done until July 31st for master students and October 31st for doctorate students along with the committee agreement and reported to the secretary of PPGE at least 15 days before the meeting for divulgation and room reservation.

Art. 11. 11. Subsequent meetings: must be held annually, and may be made individually with the members of the committee.
§1. Deadline for subsequent meetings: always until July 31, for both the masters and doctorate. Art. 12. Tracking form: in all meetings will be filled a form by each committee member, which the student must give to the PPGE secretariat after the meeting with all the members. This form will be available to students and committee members for consult.

Art. 13. Failure: in case the student is not approved, will have another 2 months to prepare a new presentation in the case of the master, and 4 months in the case of the doctorate. New failure will result in the student being disconnected from the program.

Art. 14. he registration of the following semester will be conditioned to the delivery of the single signed form.

Art. 15. This Resolution shall enter into force on this date and revokes the other contrary provisions.

ABECO

The Brazilian Association of Ecological Science and Conservation (ABECO) is a scientific society for professionals who work in the research, application and teaching of Ecological Sciences in Brazil: researchers, teachers, technicians and students.
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ABECO will integrate professionals working in the production and application of ecological science and conservation, whether in research, universities and institutes, in higher education or as post-graduate students in non-governmental organizations and in public and private companies. 

It stands out among its goals: to integrate and organize active professionals in this area;
Represent the community of researchers before government agencies, public and private funding agencies, and other entities; To consolidate the professional image of researchers in ecology and disseminate the results of ecological research carried out in Brazil, in the academic, governmental and public spheres; Promote the use of existing knowledge to solve problems and improve public environmental policies; Link to related entities in Brazil and abroad. 

For more information, visit the ABECO website:
http://abeco.org.br/web/

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