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Assessment and Continuous Improvement

Strengthening and Developing Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Academic Quality Assurance

Over the past 25 years, Tecnológico de Monterrey’s academic quality assurance has revolved around five main premises: use of the admission standards and processes necessary for selecting the proper candidates, standardized learning assessment conducted internally and by outside agencies, graduate follow-up, evaluation of institutional effectiveness via performance indicators, and the obtainment and maintenance of domestic and international accreditations for specific academic programs and the university as a whole.

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Admission Standards

Tecnológico de Monterrey is looking for a new generation of students: talented, enthusiastic individuals who are committed to the development of their environment and the wellbeing of society; people who have the potential to become internationally competitive leaders with a spirit of entrepreneurship and a sense of humanity.

The aim of our admission process is to get to know you, not only through your academic performance, but also everything that makes you extraordinary.

In order to assess all candidates objectively and fairly, our Admissions Committee will meticulously examine the information you share with us about who you are, what inspires you and how you would contribute uniquely to our student community.

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Learning Assessment

Learning assessment is essential to ensuring academic quality by identifying areas of opportunity for individual students as well as specific academic programs and the university as a whole. To reinforce evaluations conducted by professors in courses, Tecnológico de Monterrey has developed and encourages the use of standardized tests by subject—math, for example—or academic program as well as comprehensive exams given at the midpoint and conclusion of degrees, including tests created by the National Center for Higher Education Assessment (CENEVAL) for application at the high-school and undergraduate levels and the ENLACE exam given nationwide each year by the Ministry of Public Education. National exam scores make up part of the academic quality indicators used to assess Tecnológico de Monterrey’s campus performance every semester.

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Graduate Follow-Up

Since 1989, Tecnológico de Monterrey has periodically and systematically measured the performance and careers of its alumni. Research carried out on graduates aids in improving compliance with the university's mission and complements the continuous improvement of curricula and academic support services.

In addition, Tecnológico de Monterrey periodically consults with the companies employing its graduates to understand how they perceive alumni performance and levels of preparedness. Information obtained in this manner allows the university to identify ways to improve curricula and strengthen ties to Mexico’s productive sector.

Graduate follow-up is a key tool for assessing Tecnológico de Monterrey’s academic quality because it is used to measure the most recent impacts of their education, that is, alumni performance and contributions to society.

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Institutional Effectiveness

In order to monitor the strategies adopted to achieve Tecnológico de Monterrey’s mission and vision, the university has developed a quality assurance program applicable to strategically planned programs and projects. This process permits the evaluation of campus performance using academic, financial, and operational indicators. In line with the principle that you can’t improve what you don’t measure, Tecnológico de Monterrey, using its institutional effectiveness assessment process, has generated the information necessary to exercise continuous improvement for 25 years.

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Since its founding, Tecnológico de Monterrey has recognized the importance of accreditation, which implies outside assessment of a university's compliance with high standards of academic quality at the national and international levels. There is no doubt that a decided commitment to accreditation procedures increases Tecnológico de Monterrey’s national and international recognition.

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Education Investment Plan

The Education Investment Plan (PIE) is an alternative created by Tecnológico de Monterrey in response to the concern of individuals wishing to ensure the education of their children. As a result, it tackles future education costs in the present.

The PIE involves issuing proofs of enrollment at purchased at current prices for future use at the high-school, undergraduate, and graduate levels at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Leave your children the best legacy, Education Investment Plan | PIE

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PIE Benefits

Ease of mind regarding your children’s education and future.

Ability to shoulder your children’s higher-education costs.

A safe investment, since proofs of enrollment are reimbursable, transferable, and subject to sale.

Appreciation, since proofs of enrollment accrue value in proportion with increases in registration dues.

Flexibility, since proofs of enrollment can be purchased for full or partial academic periods.

Validity, since proofs of enrollment are valid at all Tecnológico de Monterrey campuses.

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