Rules for Accreditation of Professors

RULES FOR ACCREDITATION OF SUPERVISORS AND CO-SUPERVISORS

Extracted from the Program Rules, item X

 

X - SUPERVISORS AND CO-SUPERVISORS

 

X.1. The decision on the accreditation or reaccreditation of a supervisor will be decided by CPG, after being forwarded by CCP, based on his/her scientific performance, according to the minimum criteria specified in this regulation. The professor will be evaluated for his/her ability to generate publications in journals with arbitration. The criteria for full accreditation, reaccreditation, external supervisors, and co-supervisor are specified as follows.

 

X.2. The maximum number of students per supervisor is 6 (six). Also, the supervisor can co-supervise up to 3 (three) students.

X.3. The accreditations may be full or specific. Specific accreditations are to supervise a particular student.

 

X.4. The full accreditation of supervisors will be valid for 4 (four) years.

X.5 For accreditation or reaccreditation, the applicant must submit a detailed formal request to CCP objectively indicating their qualifications to work or continue to work with the program. The updated Lattes curriculum or the updated Curriculum Vitae (in the case of foreign candidates without a Lattes curriculum) must be attached to the application.

X.6. Full Accreditation of Supervisors

X.6.1 For full accreditation, the professor must have supervised at least one master’s dissertation or doctorate thesis in a postgraduate program. Also, all candidates must meet at least one of the criteria below (X.6.1.1 or X.6.1.2):

     X.6.1.1. Obtain a minimum score of 240 points in the last four years. The calculation of points will be based on the following criteria:

a) Journals stratified according to the list in Appendix I:

Journal of strata stratum E1: 100 points

Journal of stratum E2: 80 points

Journal of stratum E3: 60 points

Journal of stratum E4: 40 points

Journal of stratum E5: 25 points

Journal of stratum E6: 15 points

Journal of stratum E7: 5 points

b) Of international journals absent from the list in Appendix I: 0 to 100 points to be allocated based on CAPES’ QUALIS, with a maximum score of 80 points (stratum E2).

c) Of national journals absent from the list in Appendix I: 0 to 100 points to be allocated based on CAPES’ QUALIS, with a maximum score of 80 points (stratum E2).

d) Books

International publisher book: 45 points

National publisher book: 35 points

e) Book Chapters

International publisher book chapter: 15 points

National publisher book chapter: 12 points

f) Annals

Anpec or SBE Meeting Annals: 7 points

Annals of the Sober or SEP Meeting: 5 points

Annals of other Meetings: 2 points

   X.6.1.2. Have at least 1 article published in a level 1 journal in the last two years or 2 articles published in a level 2 journal in the last three years. Level 1 and 2 journals are defined in Appendix II.

X.7. Reaccreditation of Supervisors

X.7.1 For full reaccreditation, the professor must comply with the same minimum accreditation requirements specified in item X.6. Additionally, the professor must have at least one publication with a student or graduate of the program.

X.8. Specific Accreditation of Supervisors

X.8.1 Holders of a doctoral degree who do not comply with the minimum accreditation requirements specified in item X.6 may, at the discretion of the CCP, apply for specific accreditation. In this modality, professors must have at least 120 points in production, as specified in item X.6. In this case, the professor must submit a specific accreditation request to the CCP, presenting justification for supervision, student project, and updated Lattes Curriculum. The specificity of the project in relation to the supervisor candidate’s line of research and his/her research potential will be prioritized in the analysis. The merits of the request will be judged by the CCP, based on an opinion issued by an ad hoc consultant.

X.8.2 The applicant for specific accreditation may supervise a maximum of 2 master’s students and/or specific supervision in the Doctorate Course.

X.9 Accreditation of Co-supervisors

   X.9.1. The deadline for the accreditation of the co-supervisor in the master’s course will be 21 months.

   X.9.2. The deadline for the accreditation of the co-supervisor in the doctorate course will be 38 months.

   X.9.3. The deadline for the accreditation of a co-supervisor in the direct doctorate course will be 48 months.

   X.9.4. The supervisor, with the student’s consent, must forward to the CCP a request for accreditation of a co-supervisor, presenting justification for the co-supervision, student project, and updated Lattes Curriculum of the co-supervisor. The specificity of the project in relation to the co-supervisor candidate’s line of research and his/her research potential will be prioritized in the analysis. The merits of the request will be judged by the CCP, based on an opinion issued by an ad hoc consultant.

X.10. External Supervisors

   X.10.1. Collaborators outside the Unit must have specific accreditation and follow the rules in item X.8.

   X.10.2. Collaborators outside the Program must be accredited based on the same criteria for the accreditation of full supervisors and observing the adherence of the candidate’s line of research with the student’s research project. Therefore, the candidate must:

a) Justify the supervision;

b) Present the student’s research project, the line of research of the interested professor, and his/her scientific production;

c) Present the curriculum vitae of the interested party and should include, if applicable, the supervisions concluded and in progress at USP and outside of it;

d) Demonstrate the functional status and institutional link of the interested party (if the interested party does not prove a stable institutional link, the period of stay at the USP institution must be at least 75% of the maximum deadline for the deposit of the dissertation or thesis).