In search of international quality: The library experience with WASC

  • Rubén F. Martínez-Rocha CETYS Universidad, Tijuana, MEXICO
  • Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo CETYS Universidad, Mexicali, MEXICO
  • Miguel Ángel Lopez-Guerrero CETYS Universidad, Tijuana, MEXICO


This research is based on the experience, changes and processes that the library system of CETYS Universidad has undergone from 2004 to 2014. In this period, CETYS has achieved international certification by the American organization named Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), making it the first university in Mexico to receive this accreditation.  This work highlights the preparations, plans and changes that the library system was required to develop, in order to support the achievement of the accreditation in 2011 and the programmed adjustments that need to be taken into account to maintain such accreditation in 2016. The evidence and data collection method used was a survey; its preliminary results, may be of interest to similar universities working toward accreditations of the same kind.

How to Cite
MARTÍNEZ-ROCHA, Rubén F.; MACHIN-MASTROMATTEO, Juan D.; LOPEZ-GUERRERO, Miguel Ángel. In search of international quality: The library experience with WASC. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 373-380, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020.