The Andrés Bello University’s Community Outreach General Directorate had the pleasure to invite academics, researchers and collaborators from Higher Education Institutions to participate in the “2019 COMMUNITY OUTREACH CONGRESS”

The activity took place on 23 January 2019, from 2 PM at José María Aznar Hall located in Casona de Las Condes Campus (address: Fernández Concha 700, Las Condes).


  • To share good practices for the development and impact evaluation of Community Outreach projects and programs carried out by Higher Education institutions
  • To share with experts in the management of Higher Education institutions about methodological and practical aspects of Community Outreach and its contribution for quality assurance, at both institutional as well as career and program level
  • To create and/or strengthen the contact network between academics and officials for the development of more and better Community Outreach initiatives in Chile



2019 Community Outreach Congress: 23 January 2019, from 1:20 PM.

Sharing good practices on Community Outreach impact evaluation.

Event’s address: Fernández Concha 700, Las Condes.

Time Place Activity
1:20 – 2 PM Aznar Auditorium Registration and welcome coffee
2 – 2:05 PM Aznar Auditorium Safety video
2:05 – 2:20 PM Aznar Auditorium Welcoming and event’s kick-off: UNAB Rector – Dr. José Rodríguez Pérez
2:20 – 3:20 PM Aznar Auditorium Opening talk “Quality, accreditation and measurement: critical articulation advances of a Community Outreach study”

Exhibitor: Nicholas Gregory Fleet Oyarce, author of Research notebook N°6/2017 “Measuring higher education institutions’ connection with the environment and its impact. Study of best practices worldwide and pilot instrument proposals for Chilean institutions”, produced for the National Accreditation Commission CNA Chile. To access the book in which this exposition is based on, click here

3:20 – 3:40 PM Break: Includes water and juice service
3:40 – 5 PM Aznar Auditorium Round 1: Impact Evaluation Methodologies – Moderator: Héctor Hidalgo Sepúlveda
3:40 – 4 PM An evaluation model: Mixed, multidimensional, critical and focused on humanities and social sciences. Author: Matías Delgado – UAH
4 – 4:20 PM Methodologies and impact measurements in Community Outreach

Author: Javiera Paz León – Bernardo O’Higgins University

4:20 – 4:40 PM Community Outreach external impact evaluation, in the context of Higher Education in Chile and its alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, UN, 2030
4:40 – 5 PM Community Outreach in state-run universities in Chile. A view from the actors

Authors: Felipe Torralbo, Marcela Gutiérrez, Mauricio Rifo – UTEM

3:40 – 5 PM 311 C1 Auditorium Round 2: Service-learning and professional practices experiences (part 1) – Moderator: Alejandra Araya Rodriguez
3:40 – 4 PM New strategies in national and international practice management in engineering and science: Online fair – Overseas practices FICA IAESTE

Authors: Gabriela Reyes Vera, Iván Velásquez Briceño – La Frontera University

4 – 4:20 PM Academia and public and private organisms linkage

Author: Elizabeth Tapia Rodríguez – Antofagasta University

4:20 – 4:40 PM S+L methodology implementation for innovated curricula in SCT of the Autónoma University of Chile

Exhibitors: Mónica Urzúa Frei, Paula Rickenberg Díaz – UAutónoma

4:40 – 5 PM Learning to swim: A binding experience for initial teacher training

Authors: Martin Luis Reyes Gana, Lucia Ernestina Illanes Aguilar – Andrés Bello University

3:40 – 5 PM 401 C6 Auditorium Round 3: Inclusion – Moderator: Pilar Zurita
3:40 – 4 PM Transit towards an inclusive culture at a Higher Education Institution

Authors: Alejandra Ríos Urzúa, María Theresa von Furstenberg Letelier, Verónica Águila Möenne, Lucía Ernestina Illanes Aguilar – Andrés Bello University

4 – 4:20 PM Action for inclusion

Author: Gastón Ramos – DUOC UC

4:20 – 4:40 PM Integral and participative attention for students with disabilities in an inclusive environment

Authors: Rodrigo Andrés Sobarzo Ruiz, Karina Vásquez Burgos – Adventist University of Chile

4:40 – 5 PM Territorial linkage with an intercultural and inclusive focus

Authors: Cecilia Mayorga Muñoz, Nestor Contreras Fuentes, Maryorie Canales Villegas y Jeanette Paillan – La Frontera University

5 – 5:10 PM Break: Includes water and juice service
5:10 – 6:30 PM Aznar Auditorium Round 4:

Centers, Applied Research and Culture – Moderator: Héctor Hidalgo Sepúlveda

5:10 – 5:30 PM UC campuses and centers linkage with their close territory: Approaches through 3 cases

Author: Juan Echaurren – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

5:30 – 5:50 PM Rural coves: innovating with sea urchins

Author: Juan Manuel Estrada Arias – Quintay Center for Marine Research – Andrés Bello University

5:50 – 6:10 PM Impact of San Fernando’s Business Development Center in productivity and sustainability of small-size companies in the Colchagua Province

Author: Eduardo Alfredo Barrueto Mercado – Technological University of Chile INACAP

6:10 – 6:30 PM Community Outreach through culture: Art and education, EXT_UCM Educational Cycle experience

Author: Bárbara Godoy, Extension, Art and Culture Director – UCM

5:10 – 6:30 PM 311 C1 Auditorium Round 5: Service-learning and professional practices experiences (part 2) – Moderator: Alejandra Araya Rodriguez
5:10 – 5:30 PM Strengthening ties between school and university: Pedagogy students perceptions regarding an S+L experience with Seventh-grade students from Alicante del Rosal School

Author: Gabriel Valdés León – Silva Henríquez Catholic University

5:30 – 5:50 PM Civil Engineering to the service of educational establishments’ users

Author: Alejandro Torres Flores – Central University of Chile

5:50 – 6:10 PM Encourage an active and participative role of the family in the learning of boys and girls

Author: Jessica Mondaca Rebolledo, Camila Rojas Cisternas – Andrés Bello University

6:10 – 6:30 PM Educational Robotic Workshop for 4º and 5º grade students from two school in the V Region

Author: Oscar Caneo Salinas – Playa Ancha University

5:10 – 6:30 PM 401 C6 Auditorium Round 6: Social Responsibility and/or Sustainability – Moderator: Pilar Zurita
5:10 – 5:30 PM The community partner as social sustainability agent

Author: Luis Godoy, Camila Ortiz Herrera – UTEM

5:30 – 5:50 PM Undergraduate Social Responsibility at Talca University: Bond and Transformation

Author: Carolina Andrea Salinas Mendoza – Talca University

5:50 – 6:10 PM Design of a Territorial Social Innovation Model for Undergraduate Training

Authors: Claudia Concha, Caroll Schilling, Carola Rojas, Gonzalo Alcantar, Fernanda Maragaño – Maule Catholic University

6:10 – 6:30 PM Learning evaluation and community development model of Las Americas University’s Community Intervention Program

Author: María Teresa Ramírez Corvera – Las Americas University

6:40 – 7:30 PM Gardens in front of Casona Congress’ closing cocktail with live Jazz

Note: Each auditorium will have coffee, juice and water service during every talk, so each guest can enjoy at any moment while attending the activities.


Contact: Constanza Cortes Miranda – UNAB Community Outreach Coordinator

Telephone: +56 22 770 3239

Email: [email protected]


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