Strategic Planning


The objectives of the training of the PGP-Language and Literature are aligned to its commitment to Human Rights and to the Culture of Peace, undertaken based on three arguments, subscribed to the field of ethics and of social responsibility. First, because it fulfills the goal of institutionally performing, bringing awareness to the social community, the historic role of the scientific community that we practice in the field of Linguistic and Literary Studies in Brazil. Second, because it puts in the scene discussions that aim to contribute towards the reflection about the social return of researches made by the Program. This commitment reaffirms that we are part of the community of Latin American countries, historically marked by a concrete plundering of rights and recognized through different faces of social inequality. Third, because it is a commitment that aims to contribute for the search for answers for problems and phenomena that are social-historically placed.

Based on these core principles, the Program proposes to sponsor practices of research, teaching and continuation that are affiliated to an international agenda of defense of Human Rights and of the Culture of Peace, insofar as it seeks to work in the service of dignity and emancipation of human beings, it being, as expressed in the PIC Minas Institutional Development Plan (2017-2021), "an agent for seeking knowledge that is grounded on the exercise of the autonomy of science and of freedom of academic thought, in the active participation in the ethical transformation of society, with special attention to its ethical dimensions".


The set of strategic objectives and actions undertaken in the Strategic Planing of the PUC Minas Pro-rector's Office for Research and Post-Graduation (PROPPg), organized from five dimensions – post-graduation, research, innovation, internationalization, management and processes –, illuminates and guides the commitment towards constant improvements and updates on their actions, processes and technological and infrastructure resources.

Aiming at its continuous strengthening and without losing sight of its first goals, its commitments to intellectual education, science and society, the Program, as per the strategic objectives defined by the PROPPg, commits, in its strategic planning, to:

  1. continuing to perform biannual and/or annual cycles for planning and self-evaluation, considering both the institutional devices instantiated by the Permanent Evaluation Commission (CPA) of PUC Minas and those made effective by the PGP-Language and Literature, considering aspects that go from the physical and administrative infrastructure to those directly related to the working of the disciplines, of the research lines and projects and of the other processes and products linked to "stricto sensu" education.
  2. fostering the participation of its professors and students in international and national research networks;
  3. fostering the mobility of professors and/or students in technical visits, internships (doctorate and post-doctorate) abroad;
  4. continuously fostering the submission of projects by the professors in public bids for fostering research, especially on national and international research networks;
  5. fostering initiatives for the participation of the professors in scientific-technological agreements in partnership or in a network with international institutions;
  6. fostering the scientific production of master's and doctorate students in qualified periodicals;
  7. increasing the number of publications of professors and students, in a collaboration with international partners;
  8. fostering the qualified intellectual production of the whole of the teaching and student bodies in vehicles with external visibility, preferably with the participation of foreign co-authors;
  9. increasing the visibility and the impact of researches and other actions of the Program with society;
  10. continuing to invest in projects with positive returns for basic education;
  11. increasing and consolidating actions for internationalization, considering the many partnerships listed in the "Internationalization" section, with impacts evident already in the quadrennium of 2017-2020 and renewed efforts for the next quadrennium;
  12. incrementing the presence//participation of visiting professors, with an emphasis on foreign professors, throughout the next quadrennium;
  13. increasing the number of permanent professors, with an emphasis on those with an integral dedication regimen (40h);
  14. increasing the inter-institutional, national and international publication, in print and virtual, of periodicals and books whose organization has the participation of foreign researchers;
  15. increasing the provision of courses, seminars, lectures, defense examinations or other events through video-conferences with the participation of foreign researchers;
  16. increasing the offer of disciplines that articulate the two fields of focus of the Program;
  17. tightening the cooperation with Programs of PIC Minas and of other HLIs, through the joint offer of disciplines, elaboration of projects and other activities;
  18. investing in actions that provide higher national and international visibility to the researches and projects of the Program;
  19. offering disciplines in English, Spanish or French regularly;
  20. monitoring the impact of the pandemic caused by Covid-19 on the activities of teaching, research and continuation so as to plan repairing actions.



The PGP-Language and Literature self-evaluation process is initially guided by the principles that rule the proposal for Institutional Self-Evaluation of PUC Minas, which has the goal of serving the institution in the development of self-knowledge, in the definition of strategies, policies and institutional plans on several levels.

In this sense, throughout all of the years of existence of the PGP-Language and Literature, before the self-evaluation was formally institutionalized through devices and strategies conceived with this main end, different actions with the students, former students and professors are perceived to be initiatives through which it was/is possible to "look" and "know" the Program from other angles, a vision that, conducted through permanent dialog, allowed/allows its constant updating in face of the demands of the scientific fields and of the social reality in which we are inserted.

The specific processes of self-evaluation within the scope of PUC Minas assume as the guideline the participation of the entire academic community. For that end, on a first moment, those involved are called to participate in the process of construction of the instruments and to respond to them through specific questionnaires or scripts. And, on a second moment, the socialization of the results and the sharing of experiences between the many sectors of the University are fostered.

The Proprietary Evaluation Commission (CPA) develops different work fronts, aiming to reach these goals. It is tasked with formulating and proposing policies and guidelines for the Institutional Self-Evaluation, as per the legislation in force, under the approval of the University Council.

At the end of August, 2019, the PGP-Language and Literature Collegiate instituted the PROGRAM SELF-EVALUATION COMMISSION (CAP), made up by teaching representatives, student representatives and representatives of the technical-administrative body, so as to conduct and plan the process of self-evaluation of the Program, foreseeing the effective participation of the whole academic community: students, professors, employees, people that were once part of the institution and the PROPPg.

The CAP instituted is made up by the following names: Márcia Marques de Morais (representative of the field of Literature); Hugo Mari (representative of the field of Linguistics); Juliana Alves Assis and Terezinha Taborda Moreira (representatives of the Program Collegiate); the students Ana Karla de Souza Pimenta Domingos (student representative of the field of Literature), Fernanda Santana Gomes (student representative of the field of Linguistics) and Jefferson Medeiros (representative of the technical-administrative body). About the Commission, it is important to note that its members were indicated by the peers in open meetings with each group.

Throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021, the PROGRAM SELF-EVALUATION COMMISSION took, elaborated and adopted instruments for collecting data about the perception of each segment involved, focusing on the following aspects, among others: (i) organization of the Program (objectives, fields of focus, lines of research, research projects and teaching body); (ii) education process: disciplines, seminars, groups of research and advisory; (iii) collegiate (functioning and service, as well as feedback to the requests of students, professors and employees); (iv) secretary (service, general knowledge about the workings of the program and follow-up of requests); (v) physical facilities and library.

The results of the works of CAP and of the CPA were socialized and discussed with the participation of students, professors and employees on two moments:

  • On March 5th, 2020: "1st Seminar for the Integration of Results of the PGP-Language and Literature Self-Evaluation Process".
  • On July 2nd, 2021: "2nd Seminar for the Integration of Results of the PGP-Language and Literature Self-Evaluation Process".