Universidad del Sagrado Corazón recognizes and supports the fundamental role of its faculty in the integral development of our students. Thus, it recruits and retains close to a 130 full time educators and over 240 adjunct faculty members composed of expert professionals from industry, other specialized fields and the public sector. Faculty members are supported by advanced technology and the use of multimedia.
The faculty’s academic qualifications and expertise evidence a diversity of backgrounds and correspond to their roles and responsibilities to meet curricular needs, student interests and institutional goals. The faculty maintains the appropriate expertise for their teaching and scholarly responsibilities.
The professors at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón devise and develop the Institution’s academic, professional, research, and community service programs within the framework of its educational Mission, Goals, and Objectives. USC’s faculty promotes, facilitates and evaluates student learning.
The University is also committed to on-going faculty development through several strategies. Key activities address the needs of both full and part-time faculty in areas that relate to institutional Mission and Vision, teaching support, new teaching trends or tools, technological integration, and integration of diverse educational resources. These strategies, and the activities associated with it, are carried on by CEDTEC --an academic unit for Faculty support. Some types of activities that CEDTEC offers are: seminars, workshops, conferences, hands-on training, informal exchange of experiences, and training blogs. There are also activities, sponsored by units in charge of key academic projects, in the areas of Information literacy, Service Learning, Language Development across the Disciplines, Visual Culture, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Distance Education, and Research.
In support of student learning, faculty members meet with students during office hours; communicate via email, blogs and other appropriate tools; recommend support from tutors at student services area, LAD or Library; provide support for distance learning activities or service learning activities; promote cooperative learning strategies; serve as academic counselors in their respective disciplines; and, when appropriate, refer students to counseling in diverse areas. They also serve as mentors and counselors to student organizations and are dedicated to the integral, humanistic and multidisciplinary development of their students.