ACT 396 OF 1997
Official Gazette No. 43107 of 14 August 1997
Whereby University Drive South is transformed Bogotá, National Open University and Distance - UNAD - and other provisions.
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. LEGAL STATUS. From the effective date of this Law, University Drive South of Bogotá, created by Act 52 of 1981 called National Open University and Distance -UNAD-, as a public establishment of national character with legal, academic, administrative autonomy and financial, independent assets, under the Ministry of national Education and domiciled in the city of Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, and may set up regional branches throughout the country, through which may offer its programs in the classroom and distance learning .
PARAGRAFO. However the change of name of University Drive South of Bogotá, UNISUR, by the National Open University and Distance UNAD, it is obliged to comply with the accreditation requirements established in Article 20 of Law 30 of 28 December 1992, Chapter IV "Higher Education Institutions".
. OF THE ORGANIZATION, AND CHOOSING GOVERNMENT BODIES OF DIRECTIVES. The Organization Governing bodies, policy choice and other aspects related to the functioning of the National Open and Distance University, will be mentioned in Law 30 of 1992, for Academic Institutions.
ARTICLE 3o. HERITAGE AND SOURCES OF FINANCING. The assets and sources of funding shall consist of:
a) Headings and appropriations as assigned within the National Municipal budget, departmental, district or;
B) movable and immovable property which currently holds the South Unit University of Bogotá and those acquired later under the new name of National Open University and Distance UNAD and fruit and yields;
C) coming by way of agreements, donations or bequests made by the Government, individuals, foreign foundations or other entities at the national, departmental and municipal;
D) The rights as a legal person acquires in any form;
E) Income perceived for tuition, registration, records and other financial entitlements;
F) The credit resources obtained in accordance with current standards.
PARAGRAFO 1o. The headings and budget appropriations as well as goods in cash or in kind from ongoing proceedings on behalf of University Drive South of Bogota, also enter the assets of the UNAD.
PARAGRAFO 2o. The institution will allocate its operating budget, at least two percent (2%), to attend the University Welfare program and three percent (3%) for research programs.
. CANALIZACION HERITAGE. The assets of the institution may not be intended for purposes other than those established by law and serve the purposes of modernization and development of the University.
The 5th ARTICLE. AUTONOMY OF HIRING. Under the autonomy that is proper to the Institutions of Higher Education Open and Distance National University, UNAD, enter into contracts or agreements with public or private, national or foreign institutions of any order or category to fulfill its mission, purposes and functions.
. OF STATE EXAMS. For admission to any of the academic programs at the National Open University and Distance UNAD, State examinations referred to in Article 14, paragraph a) of Law 30 of 1992 will be supplemented by the introductory level, understood as the set of self-learning activity by which the student assimilates the basic requiements required by distance education strategy.
Article 7. COMPLETION OF THE PERIOD OF RECTOR. From the effective date of this law the person who is legally appointed as Rector of the institution will end the period for which he was appointed.
. EFFECTIVE DATE AND REPEAL. This law applies from the date of its enactment and repeal all provisions which are contrary.
The President of the honorable Senate,
LUIS FERNANDO LONDOÑO CAPURRO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
GIOVANNI LAMBOGLIA MAZZILLI.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 5 August 1997.
Ernesto Samper Pizano The Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Credit,
charge of the functions of office of the Minister
Finance and Public Credit,
EDUARDO FERNANDEZ DELGADO.
The Minister of National Education,
JAIME TEN CHILD.