this article offers some evaluative considerations of the results of a doctorate thesis entitled "programa de forma？？ocontinuada para docentes do ensino superior: um estudo de caso" (continuing education program for higher education teachers: a case study), carried out at the universidade do vale do itajaí (university of vale do itajaí) - univali, in itajaí, santa catarina, and presented at the school of education of the universidade estadual de campinas - unicamp, in campinas, state of s？o paulo, in november 2007. the methodology used in the research was a case study, by means of a narrative. the article is divided into four sections. the first section outlines the context of the institution that developed the program and the program itself in its first edition. the second presents the research methodology used and the data analysis. the third addresses the results of the case study, and the fourth section evaluates the results obtained. at the end, some considerations are made that point to the importance of further studies on the state- of- the- art in the area of continuing education for higher education teachers, seeking to characterize the identity of the teaching professional, at the national level, particularly based on the knowledge and activities of these programs.