The Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí (UPSLP) in conjunction with the Tutoring Department held its second virtual faculty meeting of the Spring 2022 semester on Saturday, March 12th. It was attended by Francisco Javier Delgado Rojas, Rector of the UPSLP; Dr. Francisco Rafael Rostro Contreras, Academic Vice-Rector of the UPSLP; Dr. Luis Tomás Macías Rodríguez and Juanita Reyna of Institutional Tutoring Center as well as the coordinators of various academic and extracurricular programs, full time and adjunct professors.
The purpose of the meeting was to collaborate on the planning of the second tutoring meeting, based on the analysis of the results obtained in the process of the first tutoring meeting, as well as to share the strategy, methods, and instruments to be used.
Francisco Javier Delgado Rojas highlighted the importance of having elements of reflection that allow for the continuous improvement of the academic counseling work, taking into account strengths and areas of opportunity. He recognized the commitment and effort of the faculty in the hybrid system that the UPSLP has implemented to promote the return to face-to-face classes in addition to highlighting the contribution of the professors in the progress of the university, mentioning the excellent results in the General Examination for the Graduation of the Bachelor’s Degree (EGEL Plus). Finally, he announced that the UPSLP had obtained the recognition of the State Quality Award, in the Plus category, granted by the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA) congratulating all employees for this important achievement.
To give continuity to the training of the academic counseling faculty in the face of the health emergency, the micro workshop “When words are adopted. The pain of a loss”, by Mtra. Ruth Evelin Rodríguez Celia, psychologist and psychotherapist was given. The objective of the workshop was to know what grief is, its process, its characteristics and its periods in order to help understand, overcome or cope with reactions that involve a loss in oneself and in others.
The Academic Vice-Rector closed the meeting by emphasizing the importance of establishing action points, with specific goals and objectives, in counseling work that allow for timely follow-up to the personal and professional trajectory of the students. He explained that the UPSLP continues with its annual training plan aimed at teachers for the strengthening of skills, considering that there will be new challenges with the next generations who have studied their upper secondary level primarily online. He urged teachers to continue implementing the learning acquired in the last two years in terms of educational technology and teaching-learning techniques within the framework of the return to face-to-face classes in order to maintain the process of continuous improvement of the university.
The Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosí thanks and recognizes the teaching and tutorial work of the professors who make up this community for the guidance and orientation of students for their personal and professional life project!