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Our actions towards contingency

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Making way for the new reality

Tec actions before COVID-19

At the Tec de Monterrey we remain aware of the challenges arising from the COVID19 pandemic and have always acted with a priority purpose: to care for the health of our entire community.

In addition, knowing that it would be a major challenge, we suspended the on-site activity with opportunity and prepared in one week, everything needed to ensure the continuity of studies and thus prevent this global crisis from delaying academic progress.

From that moment on, we activated a national strategy to prepare and respond by offering early solutions to these challenges:

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We train our entire academic community to offer the courses in the distance mode.
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We redesigned the training units to adapt them to this new modality.

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We acquired the technology necessary to provide distance learning to more than 32,000 groups taught by more than 8,000 professors across the country.

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We provide physical and technological resources to our professors and employees so that they can offer their services from home, avoiding the need to go to the campuses and mitigate the risk.
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In a conscious, responsible and solidary way, we decided to keep the job security for our professors and employees; and with this, we also continue the service and attention to the community of students and parents.
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In order to maintain the integral formation of our students, we designed a new LIFE platform to offer valuable services at a distance. These activities will continue to be available to all our students through the programs: Cuida tu Mente, Boost Your Skills y LiFE@Home.

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In order to offer additional alternatives in the formation of our students, we will continue to organize workshops, seminars and other resources in distance modeling with national and international leaders at no cost. All this can be found in Social Impact Actions.

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Flexible hybrid technology classrooms were installed, allowing us to combine face-to-face and virtual interaction simultaneously, with a high academic standard for both modalities. We expanded the international virtual offer with the Global Classroom Program and created an offer of academic reinforcement courses, consultancies, MOOCS, workshops and laboratory practices to strenghten competencies, optional and free of charges. Our recent graduates have access to the Launching Pad, a series of resources to support them in their transition to the work environment.

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Looking to contribute for the well-being, physical, mental and emotional health of our student community, we created programs such as: Tec LiFE Week, TQueremos Week, Unplugged Days, Wellbeing Day / Pausa de Bienestar and the LiFE @ Home platform, among many more resources. We will continue to strengthen face-to-face programs on all campuses.

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Vaccination is essential and represents an opportunity to increase face-to-face activities on our campuses. Collaborating for the benefit of society, we made our distribution capacity and logistics application available, as well as our campuses, headquarters and hospitals to support the national vaccination strategy of government authorities. Likewise, we implemented a Random PCR Test application scheme in all our campuses, which allows us to strengthen our protocols.

Support for our students and their families

Conscious and committed to the economic problems that arise from this crisis, we integrate a set of supports for our students and their families:

1. Contingency fund

Since the January-June 2020 semester, we announced the creation of a contingency fund to financially support students and their families who faced problems derived from this crisis. So far, more than 25,000 students have been supported with discounts and extensions for the payment of tuition.

2. We increased the fund for scholarships and financial support

We increased the scholarship and financial support fund for admission or re-entry in August 2020, available to all our students, so that those families at risk of seeing their children's academic continuity affected can obtain support according to their needs. In order to increase the scope of these supports, the academic conditions to be considered as candidates were made more flexible.

3. Debt support

Through the administrative services offices on our campuses, operating remotely, we are serving all families who require debt support in order to continue their studies, making payment agreements or reductions. For more information, please contact:

4. New contingency fund

A temporary support fund was created in addition to the scholarships. These supports are tuition discounts that are granted in addition to scholarships based on the needs of new families and will be applied from the August-December 2021 semester. For more information about this support and the other scholarship programs for new students, please contact the Scholarship area of the campuses or visit: https://tec.mx/es/profesional/becas.

Additional support measures

Reconocemos que han sido tiempos difíciles y adversos para todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad Tec: estudiantes y sus familias, profesores y colaboradores. Las condiciones actuales también han puesto a prueba nuestras capacidades. El Tec de Monterrey es una institución sin fines de lucro, que depende de otros ingresos adicionales a la colegiatura para cubrir su flujo de operación anual. Es decir, los ingresos por colegiatura no son suficientes para cubrir la totalidad de los gastos, incluyendo investigación e inversiones, aún en condiciones regulares.

Sabemos que ante una situación como la que hoy se nos presenta a nivel mundial, tenemos que continuar trabajando para encontrar soluciones a problemas inesperados y emergentes. Como institución, seguimos comprometidos para ofrecer estas soluciones con los más altos estándares en todos los aspectos. El valor que aportamos a nuestros estudiantes siempre será nuestra principal ocupación. Nuestra comunidad unida y propositiva nos hará crecer y desarrollar las mejores condiciones ante la adversidad.

Hoy seguimos trabajando en los retos a los que nos enfrenta lo inesperado, al mismo tiempo que generamos los recursos para lograrlo. Sabemos que esto apenas es el inicio, y que debemos seguir preparándonos para enfrentar lo que sigue. Por todo lo anterior, consideramos que mantener el enfoque de apoyo a los que más lo requieren, es la alternativa viable ante esta situación por las siguientes premisas:

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1. Continuar atendiendo a las familias con un apoyo personalizado acorde a sus necesidades, ya que un descuento generalizado no es suficiente para las familias que han requerido mucho más que el porcentaje a descontar.

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2. Continuar ofreciendo acciones de valor agregado para la continuidad académica como las descritas anteriormente. Incluyendo las acciones para el cuidado de la salud (física y mental) que una contingencia como esta, demanda.

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3. La institución ha mantenido en todo momento el talento humano, la infraestructura física y los servicios de sus campus. Es decir, no cambió la estructura operativa por ofrecer, temporalmente, educación a distancia. Es importante tomar en cuenta que, en el Tec, como ocurre en las universidades de mayor prestigio en el mundo, el gasto mayor se concentra en su facultad, es decir, en sus profesores. Es decir, no ha cambiado la estructura operativa por ofrecer, temporalmente, educación a distancia. Es importante tomar en cuenta que, en el Tec, como ocurre en las universidades de mayor prestigio en el mundo, el gasto mayor se concentra en su facultad, es decir, en sus profesores.

Supporting our community

The Contingency fund for students was created with the purpose of supporting Tec families whose economy was stroke because of COVID-19 pandemic and its primary goal is for our students to keep up with their study according to the preset academic periods.