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La página de las tutorías del Centro de Progreso Universitario (CPU) está concebida para el uso de los estudiantes de la UPPR. En la misma podrás ver módulos de los temas de tus cursos que te servirán de repaso donde quiera que estés; además de repasos por materias y enlaces de tutorías de otras instituciones.

Student's Integrated Service Center (CESI)

The Student's Integrated Service Center (CESI, for it's acronym in Spanish) was inaugurated on October 18, 1999. The main objective of CESI is to offer finance, registration and student aid services. In addition, a Counselor's Office is provided at the Center. It provides students with a one-stop office in which to fulfill all transactions.

It is very important that students who need any type of service, come to CESI first. We have a referral system for those students who need additional information related to any of the different University Offices.

For easy access, CESI is located next to the Fifth Centennial Plaza, just in front of the Classroom's Pavillion. Office hours are: Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Fridays from 8:00am to 12:00 noon and from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:00 noon. These office hours satisfy the needs of our day-time, night-time, and Saturday students

Cooperative Education Program (Coop)

Welcome to the PUPR Cooperative Education Program and Placement Office web page. The main objective of our office is to facilitate the integration of your academic education with the work place.

The Cooperative Education Program offers different job opportunities, while you continue pursuing your academic degree. On the other hand, the Placement Office has the mission of helping graduation candidates and graduate students to obtain a professional experience related to their study fields.

We invite you to visit our office, located in the third level of the Main Building. Also you can contact us at 787-622-8000, extensions 279, 268, 267, or 269.

Cordially,

Angie M. Escalante
Cooperative Education Program and
Placement Office Coordinator

Programs

The PUPR students have some alternatives or modalities, to be hired as professional assistants.

These are:

  • The parallel modality; where students work during the day, and study during the evening.

  • The alternate modality; where students work six (6) months as full time employee and study the next six (6) months as full time student.

  • Internship modality; where students work as an employee during a session.

COOP - History and Objectives

The PUPR Cooperative Education Program was created in November of 1989. It has the purpose of acting as a bond between Government Agencies and Private Industries, and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico alumni. This bond provides a prodessional work experience, insides the sudy field of each person. On another side, the program allows the students to receive economic revenues and the advantage of validate the experience, as an elective course with value of three credits. The COOP Program is directed to students in their third, fourth and fifth year of study that accomplished the minimal requirements for the project.

COOP - Services

    • Elective Course COOP 3010, section 39

      • Professional Practice Course offered by some departments. (Refer “department” to the Head for guidance in this matter.
    • Orientation
      • How to write a resume.
      • How to conduct a job interview.
      • How to dress for an interview.
      • Salary Scales.
      • Job Fair.
      • Internships.
      • Placement opportunities and Interview Schedules for PUPR students and ex alumni.

COOP - Advantages of the Program

  • Helps in the definition of professional objectives and make decisions about professional future.

  • Provides the opportunity to prove the knowledge acquired at the classroom, in the professional real world.

  • Offers valuable experiences that make the student more competitive in the job market.

  • Helps develop skills related to the professional world.

  • Provides a salary that helps the participants cover their personal expenses.

COOP - Employer’s Responsabilities

  • Develops a work experience program that complements and enriches the academic curriculum.

  • Places the student in available positions inside the company, to collaborate as a certain valuable resource.

  • Evaluates the student’s performance.

COOP - Basic Requirements

The program is an academic one, so it requires that the student fulfills the following:

  • Be a regular student of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Maintain an academic GPA of 2.50 or more. (The standard GPA established for certain positions is determinated by the employer.)

  • Take a third, fourth or fifth year of study after having a minumum of 90 credit hours passed.

  • Genuine interest, enthusiasm and resposability in the learning of new things, and the development of technical abilities and organizational behavior.

COOP - Aditional Requirements

  • Keep your resume updated.

  • Enroll the course COOP 3010-section 39, when selected for an employment. (COOP 3010 can be the equivalent to the professional practice in a specific area.)

  • Be a USA citizen, or a foreign resident with Visa in effect.

  • Participate of the professional practice in a company of Puerto Rico or the United States, for a minimum period of three months.

COOP

Placement Office
The PUPR Placement Office has the mission of helping graduation candidates and graduate students, to obtain a professional experience related to their field of study. In addition, it offers a variety of services that will facilitate the acquisition of a work opportunity part-time, full-time, temporary o by contract, after receiving their academic degree.

How employers request the Placement Office services?
Many employers begin the search of graduation candidates or graduate students, by using different recruitment techniques.

Some of these techniques are as follows:

  • Interview at campus.
  • Resume requests.
  • Participation in our Poly Job Fair.
  • Filing the Employer’s Application Form.

Placement Office Requirements:

  • Being a student or a graduate of the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
  • Fill the Application Form for the Placement Program.
  • Keep your resume updated. (In English).
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest and responsibility in acquiring new knowledge and the development of technical skill and organizational behavior.
  • Participate in several job interviews.

POLY JOB FAIR

The Poly Job Fair is a professional activity, found very attractive by the employers. This is because they have the opportunity of meeting and interviewing excellent candidates, for the available positions in their companies. This activity is an excellent opportunity for the students of the Polytechnic University, to identify possible requirements that must be met in the actual work environment.

At the same time, the college candidates can discuss and share their professional goals and interests with the employers.

CONTACTS

  • Maribel Cabrera Cáceres
    Secretary
    Phone: 787-622-8000 ext. 279
    Fax: 787-274-8562
    Email: mcabrera@pupr.edu

  • Verónica Santiago Cardona
    Placement Specialist
    Phone: 787-622-8000 ext. 267
    Fax: 787-274-8562
    Email: vsantiago@pupr.edu

  • Angie Marie Escalante
    Coordinator
    Phone: 787-622-8000 ext. 269
    Fax: 787-274-8562
    Email: aescalan@pupr.edu

INTERNSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Malcolm Pirnie’s Summer Internship

  • Internship and COOP Opportunities available. For more information go to: www.pirnie.com/internships.
  • Positions open in Novembre, 2008.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)

SPECIAL LINKS

Department of Homeland Security

Scholarship and Fellowship Program

  • Undergraduate and graduate students.
  • US citizenship required.
  • Funding available for Fall 2009.
  • Full tuition and monthly stipends.
  • Includes 10 week summer internships at federal research facilities or DHS Centers of Excellence.
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2009.

Summer Internship Program

  • Undergraduate students.
  • US citizenship required.
  • Funding available for Summer 2009.
  • 10 weeks summer research experiences at federal research facilities.
  • $500 weekly stipends plus transportation expenses to / from the internship location.
  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2009.

NASA

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

  • Third year student to fourth year student.
  • Pursuing Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science & Mathematics.
  • Completed applications will be collected electronically through January 16, 2009.

 

Vice Presidency

The Vice Presidency of Enrollment Management and Student Services established in 2004, is the administrative unit in charge of the development or academic life. This Vice Presidency serves as link between the office of Admissions and Promotions, Financial Aid office, Guidance and Counseling Office, Athletic Activities, Students Center, Cooperative Education Program, Student Council, Student Organizations, and Social Activities.

The services offered by this office are:

  • Addressing complaints filed by students, faculty and administrative personnel in issues related to students, as established by the Students Regulations Manual.
  • Certification of Clarification for transfer students.
  • Addressing cases of students that suffer an accident on the institution’s premises in coordination with the Security Office.
  • Addressing student’s academic complaints.
  • Coordinating the election process of the Student Council and its activities.
  • Coordinating the Conferral of Degrees.

The Office has a Vice President, an Associate Vice President, an Assistant to the Associate Vice President and a Secretary. It is located at the Main Building , First Floor – Interior Garden. Service hours are from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Retention Management and Guidance Office (Guidance and Counseling)

See Guidance and Counseling Web Site

The professional counseling component of the Student Retention creates different activities in order to provide students with personal and academic vocational counseling. Professional Counselors and a Psychologist are in charge of this component. The following services are offered:

  1. Conferences
  2. Psychometric tests
  3. Individual and group counseling
  4. Academic assistance
  5. Psychological assistance

Preparatory Studies

The preparatory courses have been created with the objective of assisting freshman students in the development of basic skills in Mathematics, Physics, Spanish and English needed to perform adequately in program entry level and advanced required courses. Our expectations are that through these courses the students will be able to develop positive attitudes towards their studies and the demands of an academic program at the university level. In addition, we expect our students to adapt better to the university environment by taking the developmental course of Adjustment to University Life.

To attain a higher student retention objective, a group of well qualified professors are in charge of the developmental component. They perform in accordance with the pre established goals of the courses.

The Preparatory Program consists of the following courses:

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS
MATH 0102 Preparatory Mathematics or 3
MATH 0106 Preparatory Mathematics 3
MATH 0110 Algebra 3
SCIE 0110 Introduction to Physics 3
ATUL 0100 Adjustment to University Life 3
ENGL 0100 Preparatory English 3
ENGL 0110 English Grammar 3
SPAN 0100 Preparatory Spanish 3
SPAN 0110 Spanish Grammar 3

The students are enrolled in the corresponding preparatory course based upon their College Entrance Examination Board test results. Depending upon the degree of deficiencies from high school, students are entitled to take up to 24 credit hours in developmental courses during the first year of study. Preparatory courses are required in addition to the minimum graduation requirements of any particular undergraduate degree program.

University Progress Center

The University Progress Center is a system of academic support, created thanks to Federal Funds of Title V. Our tutorial team of work consists of professional tutors (some of them also professors), advanced students and professor coordinators.

The objective of our Center is to reinforce the students’ academic skills in pursuing their careers. Our regular tutored students will be evaluated with a method inspired on modern pedagogies (levels of critical thinking, constructivism and others) among other advantages.

The UPC offers tutorial sessions Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the following courses: MATH- 0104, MATH- 0100, MATH-0110, MATH-1330, MATH-1340, MATH-2310 and MATH-2320; SCIE- 0110, SCIE-2430*, SCIE-2440*, SCIE-1210* and SCIE-1220* ; ENGL and SPAN- 0100 and 0110.
* The schedule available for these sessions must be consulted.

Title V Proposal

Title V Proposal is supported by federal funds from the US Department of Education. It has two activities: Activity I (Admission Through Graduation Academic Support Program to Increase Retention, Persistence and Graduation Rates) – This retention, persistence and graduation model integrates a university wide effort to increase retention and advisement of Hispanic students. Activity I provides students with expanded services such as advisement, tutoring, and mentoring from first year through graduation. First year college students will benefit from a full academic support service that includes faculty, counselors and peer tutoring. This activity has two components: Academic Support and Advisement and Faculty Mentoring and Advisement.

Activity II (Enhancement of Engineering Laboratories and Learning Experiences Through Laboratory Equipment Acquisition) - Undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SME&T) courses and related laboratory experiences sets the stage for low-income Hispanic students who will become the next generation of Hispanic engineers. Meaningful laboratory experiences would provide students with the opportunity to approach science and engineering in such a way as to encourage students to continue to advance, rather than end, their studies.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services Web Site

The Student Support Services Program is financed by federal funds from the US Department of Education. It provides tutorial services, counseling and cultural activities to two hundred and thirty (230) disadvantaged, low income, first generation with university level studies and/or physically handicapped students.

Its goal is to retain and graduate eligible project participants enrolled at PUPR. It is divided into three primary components: tutorial, counseling, and cultural activities. The students receive tutorial services related to the developmental courses in Mathematics, Physics, English and Spanish.

Educational Technology Center

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) constitutes the academic computing center. It offers the following services:

  1. Provides computer services to the student body and faculty to assist them in the performance of their academic endeavors and projects.
  2. Provides training to the Faculty and administrative personnel on computer use.
  3. Offers seminars to students about specific software.
  4. Offers computer services to the different academic departments as requested.

The ETC is organized in six areas:

  • Engineering Graphics Laboratory- Laboratory for computer assisted design.
  • AutoCAD Laboratory for multiple purposes and the use of the latest versions of AutoCAD.
  • Main Computer Area - Laboratory for all the latest Engineering Applications.
  • Computer Classroom for the different engineering courses.
  • Training Room- Classroom for the training of students, Faculty and administration.
  • Internet Room- Continuous access to Internet by students. All computers are connected through Ethernet wire scheme using Novell NetWare. The Center provides the latest technology in the industry today.

Student Organizations:

As an enhancement to student life and professional growth various student organizations exist at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. The following organizations are actually certified as such:

Students are encouraged to join student organizations.

Athletic Activities Office:

The Athletic Activities Office is responsible for planning and coordinating sport events, besides offering recreational activities to the student body.

The Institution participates in the Inter University Athletic League (LAI, by its Spanish acronym). This organization has as members the largest campuses of the different public and private universities in Puerto Rico and Virgin Island. PUPR participates in several sports such as: Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, University Relay Race, Cross Country Running, Track and Field, Heptathlon and Decathlon, Judo, Wrestling and Table Tennis.

Health Services:

The University requires that all students be covered by some type of health service program. Upon registration, the student must show that he/she is subscribed to a health plan. Students who can not prove that they are subscribed to a health plan outside of the University, must register in the health services plan sponsored by the institution. To register for and receive the services sponsored by the institution, the student must pay the corresponding fee for health services stipulated in the Tuition and Fees section of the Catalog.

The Health Services plan sponsored by the institution is an individually contracted service plan. The service is not a Health Insurance Plan and as such does not include radiology or laboratory services, or medicines. The health services sponsored by the institution are offered by a physician in his private Office located at José Martí Street adjacent to the University campus. Medical services are rendered Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

Identification Card

An identification card is issued to students during the registration period. Presentation of identification card is required of every student to gain access to Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico facilities and services.

 

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Since 1985, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has had formal arrangements with the University of Puerto Rico whereby students may register in the University of Puerto Rico’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Arrangements for participation in this program should be made with the Department of Military Science or Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras or Mayagüez.

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico will accept as elective credits with grades for undergraduate degrees a maximum of twelve credits in ROTC courses from the University of Puerto Rico under the aforementioned agreement.

Title V Proposal

Title V Proposal is supported by federal funds from the US Department of Education. It has two activities: Activity I (Admission Through Graduation Academic Support Program to Increase Retention, Persistence and Graduation Rates) – This retention, persistence and graduation model integrates a university wide effort to increase retention and advisement of Hispanic students. Activity I provides students with expanded services such as advisement, tutoring, and mentoring from first year through graduation. First year college students will benefit from a full academic support service that includes faculty, counselors and peer tutoring. This activity has two components: Academic Support and Advisement and Faculty Mentoring and Advisement.

Activity II (Enhancement of Engineering Laboratories and Learning Experiences Through Laboratory Equipment Acquisition) - Undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SME&T) courses and related laboratory experiences sets the stage for low-income Hispanic students who will become the next generation of Hispanic engineers. Meaningful laboratory experiences would provide students with the opportunity to approach science and engineering in such a way as to encourage students to continue to advance, rather than end, their studies.

The University Progress Center

The University Progress Center is a system of academic support, created thanks to Federal Funds of Title V. Our tutorial team of work consists of professional tutors (some of them also professors), advanced students and professor coordinators.

The objective of our Center is to reinforce the students' academic skills in pursuing their careers. Our regular tutored students will be evaluated with a method inspired on modern pedagogies (levels of critical thinking, constructivism and others) among other advantages.

The UPC offers tutorial sessions Mondays through Thursdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the following courses: MATH-0100, MATH-0104, MATH-0110, MATH-1330, MATH-1340, MATH-2310 and MATH-2320; SCIE-0110, SCIE-2430*, SCIE-2440*, SCIE-1210* and SCIE-1220* ; ENGL and SPAN- 0100 and 0110. * The schedule available for these sessions must be consulted.

Spanish Version

PROYECTO TITULO V

El 1ro de octubre de 2001, dio inicio el Proyecto de Título V en la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico, con un presupuesto asignado para cinco años de $2,129,190.

El Programa Título V es financiado por el Departamento de Educación Federal autorizado por el Acta de Educación Superior del 1965 (según enmendada). El propósito de este Programa es ofrecer apoyo económico a instituciones de educación superior que sirven a hispanos y a personas de bajos recursos.

El Programa consta de dos actividades. La Actividad I, cuyo objetivo es integrar todos los esfuerzos de la universidad para aumentar la retención. Pretende integrar consejería, orientación, tutorías y cursos remediales desde el primer año hasta la graduación, dando énfasis a los primeros 72 créditos. Cuenta con tres orientadores, una coordinadora de tutorías, un programador, un operador de computadoras y cuatro coordinadores de materia en las áreas de español, inglés, matemática y física. Esta Actividad recibió la cantidad de $921,428 para cinco años.

Con el propósito de ayudar al alumno a construir o reforzar sus maneras de adquirir conocimientos formativos en su carrera universitaria, se creó el Centro de Progreso Universitario (CPU), a cargo de la coordinadora de tutorías. Este Centro, que es un sistema de apoyo académico, cubre los primeros 72 créditos (las matemáticas básicas hasta cálculo II, física I y II, español e inglés básico). Las sesiones tutoriales se ofrecen de lunes a jueves de 7:00am a 8:00pm y los viernes y sábados de 8:00am a 3:00pm. Trabaja en coordinación con los orientadores y los coordinadores de materia, que son el enlace entre el tutor y el profesor. El estudiante que asista con regularidad se les evaluará con un método inspirado en las pedagogías modernas, además de otorgársele los puntos de honor que se le adjudican a la nota del curso, según los estándares del profesor.

Además, estamos en espera de la aprobación de un fondo suplementario de $50,000 que el Gobierno Federal asignó, y que serán utilizados en un Laboratorio de Lenguaje de Inglés.

La Oficina de Gerencia de Retención y Orientación provee a los estudiantes los servicios de respaldo y sostenimiento para su educación. Trabaja en forma integrada con los orientadores de Título V. Se brindan orientaciones individuales y grupales en el área personal, académica y vocacional. Se trabaja en estrecha colaboración con el profesor por lo que se le ofrecen talleres para capacitarlos en estrategias de retención. Se utilizan los servicios de un programador y técnico para mejorar los procedimientos en la labor del orientador y facilitar el seguimiento individual al estudiante . También se ofrecen servicios psicológicos a cargo de la Prof. Edna Vargas, cuya oficina está ubicada en el tercer piso del Edificio Principal (M).

La Actividad II se establece con el propósito de mejorar y modernizar los laboratorios de cinco programas de ingeniería; civil, eléctrica, industrial, mecánica y química. Se pretende satisfacer esta necesidad en un 80% en los próximos años. Para esos propósitos se asignaron fondos por la cantidad de $1,122,763. Esta Actividad se trabaja en coordinación con los directores de departamento de Ingeniería y su decano.

Las oficinas de Título V, se encuentran ubicadas en el primer y segundo piso del Edificio Principal y el Centro de Progreso Universitario en el tercer piso del Edificio Ocasio. Los componentes de este Programa son:

  • Dr. Miguel A. Riestra, Coordinador Título V
  • Sra. Rosa Margarita Acosta, Secretaria Coordinador Título V
  • Sr. Rafael León, Director Actividad I
  • Srta. Evelyn Calixto, Secretaria Actividad I
  • Dr. Edbertho Leal, Director Actividad II
  • Sra. Ilka Rodríguez, Secretaria Actividad II
  • Sra. Omayra Rivera, Investigadora Institucional y de Título V
  • Prof. Judith Negrón, Directora Ofic. Gerencia de Retención y Orientación
  • Sra. Iris Miranda, Coordinadora de Tutorías – Actividad I
  • Prof. Angel Vélez, Coordinador de Tutoría Área de Física – Act. I
  • Prof. Milagros Martínez, Coordinadora Tutoría Área Esp.- Act. I
  • Prof. Mildred Agosto, Coordinadora Tutoría Área Mate.-Act.I Prof. Yvonne Betancourt, Coordinadora Tutoría Área Ing. – Act.
  • Srta. Aixa Aguirre, Orientadora Act. I
  • Sr. Edward Ramos, Operador Computadoras – Actividad I
  • Sr. Edwin Ortiz, Programador - Actividad I
  • Sr. Pedro G. Held, Orientadora- Actividad I
  • Sra. Wendy N. Torres, Orientadora – Actividad I

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