In July of this year, the UFBA University Council decided not to resume face-to-face activities in the 2020 calendar year, as it understands that the full accomplishment of research, teaching and extension, the core of university life, presupposes the meeting and circulation of large number of people in restricted spaces, regular pace and intense flow – a condition that, unfortunately, makes schools and universities particularly sensitive to the mass dissemination of Covid-19.

In view of this scenario, UFBA will hold, on an emergency and exceptional basis, the Supplementary Academic Semester (SLS 2020) of online activities, offering curricular and extracurricular components for teaching, research and extension, adapted or specially designed for this format and which can including, when appropriate, be taught jointly by several professors, with students being guaranteed optional membership and termination, as well as subsequent payment of curricular hours.

The expectation is that this action will mobilize all the teaching and technical-administrative staff at UFBA, respecting the different working conditions in the home office regime, internet access and familiarity with technologies and resources of public management and distance education.