Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2010

Abstract

The exponential growth of private higher education in Mexico,especially over the last 30 years, has also raised questions aboutthe level of quality offered by some of the professional orientedgraduate programs. In order to know how these universities handlequality, this paper collected opinions from four academic administratorsinterviewed in three private universities in the State ofNuevo Leon, Mexico. Their points of view expressed concernsaround the parameters used by Conacyt to assess quality amongprofessional oriented graduate programs. The major areas of disagreementwere related to assumptions dealing with the productionof knowledge and the requirements for professors and students tobe part of an accredited program. Possible alternatives concerningthe actual model for assessing quality are given and discussed.

Journal Title

Reencuentro

Volume

59

Issue

Diciembre

First Page

62

Last Page

69