UFF, in line with federal laws, has been developing the affirmative action policy and once again, in line with the University’s IDP in our program, the affirmative action policy, created in 2016, has been transforming the public as well as methodologies and theoretical discussions. For us, this is our greatest innovation – the creation of new epistemologies in the field of psychology, which requires practices that are more in tune with the reality of the Brazilian population. UFF’s PGP, in discussions started in 2016 in its collegiate, established quotas for the selection of master’s and doctoral degrees. In line with a broader movement in society, which was translated into MEC’s Normative Ordinance, No 13, of May 11, 2016, of the Pro-Rectory of Research and Graduate Studies at UFF, and, above all, with the movement of UFF’s students, engaged with inclusion policies for the university, UFF’s PPG affirmative action policy was established. The occupation experience of undergraduate and graduate students at UFF between October and December 2016 favored the expansion of this debate. We emphasize that our PPG approved quotas in the Master’s selection process, whose first selection notice had been approved in December 2016 with the following indications for the implementation of quotas: quota policy for blacks (30% of vacancies), indigenous (5%), disabled people with disabilities (10%) and transsexuals/ transvestites (5%). With the designation of 50% of the program’s social demand scholarships for quota students. We emphasize that the steps of the process already established by our PPG were maintained, which are: content exam, project analysis and oral exam for the Masters and the tutorial process for the Doctorate project analysis and oral exam. However, the minimum grade for approval in affirmative action is 5.0 (five) and not 7.0 (seven), as in broad competition.
In our program, the affirmative action policy, created in 2016, has been transforming the audience as well as methodologies and theoretical discussions. For us, this is our greatest innovation – the creation of new epistemologies in the field of psychology, which requires practices that are more in tune with the reality of the Brazilian population. This direction of the program makes us affirm the affirmative action policy as a new principle of our program. The entry of these populations includes discussions that take into account the experiences and knowledge of those who were historically objects of study. Therefore, the innovative character of the Program is also in building knowledge that includes those who were objects as researchers.