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Complementary activity weeks (SAC) are conceived as academic periods in which activities can be carried out and groupings can be established that are not possible in the usual course structure. The essential aim of SAC is to offer an organised option, in terms of space and time, to complement the training received in conventional classes in the classroom through the scheduling of activities of various kinds such as seminars, workshops, conferences, working groups, etc.

Therefore, the activities designed for these weeks cannot be singularities or more or less striking events unrelated to the subjects, but rather constitute educational complements to teacher training, and they must respond to the acquisition and development of the competences that the student is expected to acquire through each of the subjects.

In this sense, and as there are competences that are not exclusive to one subject, the Complementary Activities Week allows teachers from different departments to work together by designing and carrying out joint activities.

We can distinguish two types of complementary activities:

a) Compulsory activities proposed by each teacher for his or her own group. These activities must be carries out during class time (first slot of the special timetable in the SAC) or outside this time slot when the activity involves leaving the Faculty, for example, guided tours or night-time astronomical observation.

b) Activities programmed in an open and voluntary way with the intention that a larger number of students can register (workshops, conferences, round tables, espai cinemaet, along with others).

In the first time slot of each shift, unless the teacher has organised a special activity for his or her group, there is a normal class and it cannot be moved to another day, and even less so in the time slot for common activities.

Therefore, each subject will have one class session; with the exception of the first term or 3rd year, in which each subject will have two class sessions during this week; if they do not coincide in the first time block, the teachers of the groups will decide which other day they will have the second session. If any subject does not have a class in this first time slot, with the agreement of the teachers of that group, it must be decided on which day one of the two class sessions will be held.

In the periods reserved for complementary activities, which in most cases fall in the final hours of the teaching day (between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the morning and between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the afternoon), it is essential that the teaching staff respect the scheduled activities, so no teacher can demand compulsory attendance by students for any personal initiative. Nor can it become a week for mid-term exams or any other kind of compulsory activity. This is a period of open offer in which students must be able to choose, according to their interests, between any of the proposed activities. In any case, the teaching staff may recommend those activities they consider most appropriate and, if they deem it appropriate, take them into account as part of the contents to be assessed, without forgetting that the main objective will be to encourage student participation in any of the proposed activities, never in a specific one in a compulsory manner.

The teaching staff responsible for each activity must be in charge of setting up the groups of students who will participate and of keeping a record of those who sign up. On the basis of this control, new registrations may be rejected, communicated personally or by e-mail from the teacher in charge, if the maximum number of places has already been filled. It is also the responsibility of the professors to evaluate each activity using the instruments they consider appropriate.

Each academic year has 3 or 4 weeks of complementary activities, the dates of which can be consulted in the attached tab. The programmed activities can also be consulted on the Faculty's website.