8. The profile and the duties of the CETYS professor
8.1 The profile
8.2 Faculty and the pedagogical duties before the model
8.3 Academic freedom
9. Special aspects in the administration of a course
B) Punctuality and attendance
10. Faculty Compensation and Evaluation System
11. Faculty essential questions
12. Supports to the educational process
12.1 Faculty Development Program
12.2 Information Center
12.4 Faculty Holistic Development
12.5 Educational and vocational advice
General Organizational Chart
Education is a process through which society prepares its individuals in such a way that it guarantees and it accomplishes the improvement of life in the community. It is a phenomenon that each individual experiments all of his/her existence because of living in society.
Given the importance education has as a determining factor in the existence and development in society itself, teaching, understood as the exercise of Education, must be carried out with Quality criteria and be directed toward excellence; it must be considered in terms of those values that assure life in common, and the latter must be founded in the personal development of the individual as such. By itself, education is a human interrelation where the professor’s and student’s personality get enriched.
Due to what we previously stated, education, and therefore teaching in particular, is the most transcendental and complex of the human activities. This is the reason we have written this brief manual;
in it we pretend to express our institutional experience and all those elements that allow us to achieve, in a joint way, the holistic development of our students.
The professor’s activities, and from all of us who work at CETYS, find their reason of being in the student; this means that the entire educational process is directed so he/she can learn, carry out, develop, and acquire a commitment with himself/herself and with the community where he/she lives.
CETYS University, July 2008.
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One of the greatest challenges we set at the time of assuming the office of President was to carry out the consolidation of the educational identity of CETYS University in its Mission framework, and to strengthen the human resource potential in the context of a new economic, social, political, and cultural positioning in the world. How to consolidate the identity in the Framework of that Mission? Through the academic reform started in the year 2004 with its three components: curricular restructuring, this means the updating and redefinition of syllabi of all the high school, undergraduate, and graduate academic programs; by keeping the Humanistic approach of holistic development, but with education centered on the one who learns, and on learning. The redefinition of the professor’s function, more as a facilitator and assistant of education than a person giving classes or conferences, privileges the student’s responsibility on his/her own education beyond what the professor does. The third great component of this restructuring is the change in the administrative structure of the academic area, bringing about a flatter organization with less Directors and more Faculty so the communication professor-student can take place in a more efficient way.
Message from the President
In addition to the previous paragraph, the use of information technologies is being strongly and systematically fostered in general and specially the ones from computers, from the Blackboard and Internet, as means that help make more efficient the student’s learning process.
Part of the “hows” is to live in fullness the educational philosophy focused toward the path of excellence. In my inaugural address as President, I pointed out that: “The daily conditions that motivated the creation of our university remain alive; once they are sustained in a series of universal values stated in our Mission, and it is not of small importance to mention the appropriateness that the values have in our path toward excellence. Even though the accumulation of values by itself is not a sign of excellence, the way we manage to manifest ourselves in different degrees of sublimeness is a function of the priorities that we give to the values each moment of our lives.”
After more than six years of work, the challenge remains. As the Delors Committee establishes it, the professor continues to be the main responsible for these tasks in the classroom.
Enrique C. Blancas de la Cruz
President of the CETYS University System
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CETYS University belongs to:
OUI: Inter American Organization of Universities
CEED: International Consortium for the Educational and Economic Development
WASC: Western Association of School and College (in process of accreditation)
One of the most important nuances of CETYS University is internationalization. Due to this is
that on its first years of institutional development, it made sure to establish agreements for the exchange of faculty, students, and information among others.
It currently has working agreements with around 50 universities world wide: in the United States,
Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Chile, Cuba, and of course, with some Mexican universities.
What is CETYS?
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CETYS University is a private Institution that operates with the Official Proof of an Academic Record (REVOE in Spanish) sheltered in two global agreements:
Agreement 21414 issued by the Education Department (SEP in Spanish) at a Federal level and published in the Official Journal on December 26, 1974. This agreement authorizes CETYS University to offer any program of Technical levels, High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate anywhere in the country and under any type.
Agreement w/n issued by the Education Department and Social Welfare (SEBS in Spanish) of the State Government published in the Official Journal of the State of Baja California on October 10, 1983. This agreement grants CETYS University the same possibilities than the Federation’s 21414, only at a Baja California level.
Therefore, CETYS University can protect the programs it offers on any of the two agreements; as a matter of fact, we currently have some programs recognized by SEBS and others by SEP. Besides the general agreement, there is in every case a specific recognition in writing for each undergraduate degree, program, and syllabus offered on each Campus.
What is CETYS?
CETYS University has the designation of “An Institution with High Academic level" (1988), and the category of an Institution of Excellence" (1995) on behalf of the Education Department of Mexico and the State Government of Baja California, respectively.
As an educational institution aware of the importance to have relationships with other educational bodies, CETYS University belongs to:
IAU: International Association of Universities.
UDUAL: Latin American University Association.
ANUIES: National Association for Higher Education Institutions and Universities.
FIMPES: Federation of Higher Education of Mexican Private Institutions.
ANFEI: National Association of Engineering Schools and Faculties.
ANFECA: National Association of Administration and Accounting Schools and Faculties.
CNEIP: National Council for Instruction and Research in Psychology.
IAUP: International Association of Presidents of Universities.
CONAHEC: Consortium for the collaboration on Higher Education of North America.
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The Centro de Enseñanza Tecnica y Superior (CETYS) appeared thanks to the vision of a group of entrepreneurs, who before the need to offer to the Baja Californian youth the educational options that would allow them to get prepared for the future founded the Instituto Educativo del Noroeste, A.C.(IENAC), a non profit organization that sponsors CETYS University.
IENAC is officially established on February 17, and its first President was Ignacio A. Guajardo Esquer, Attorney at Law. IENAC appoints Fernando Macias Rendon as the first President of CETYS.
CETYS University opens its doors in a leased building in downtown Mexicali, offering High School. The first student of CETYS enrolls: Eugenio Lagarde Salmeron. The first day of classes was September 20.
1962: The Industrial Engineering degrees start with options in Mechanics, Chemistry, and Electricity; Public Accountant and Business Administration, and the School of Cultural Extension.
1963: The first classroom building is inaugurated in September.
1966: The first CETYS University and Baja California cohort of undergraduate studies finishes; Daniel Martin Campos (+) is the first one with a bachelor’s degree.
1967: On January Dr. Felix Castillo Jimenez (+) is appointed as the second CETYS University President.
1968: The President’s Office building begins operating.
1970: The fist formal development plan for CETYS University is prepared and implemented by Dr. Pablo Latapi from the Centro de Estudios Educativos de Mexico, D.F.
1972: The Tijuana Campus starts operating with High School. Mexicali carries out the first raffle of CETYS University.
1974: Thanks to the students’ efforts, an auditorium with a capacity of 385 persons is built at the Mexicali Campus. The bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and in Business Administration start at the Tijuana Campus.
1975: The Ensenada Campus starts with High School. Mexicali opens the bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Planning Engineering, and the High School open system starts.
1976: The first classroom building is inaugurated at the Tijuana Campus. Mexicali acquires the first computer, an HP3000.
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1977: The second CETYS University development plan is prepared and implemented, and was directed by Oscar Licona Nieto and Joaquin Diaz Martinez. The Mission of CETYS is written.
1978: The third President of CETYS University is appointed on January 13: Jesus Alfonso Marin Jimenez. The Technical Undergraduate degrees in Computer Programming, Industrial Supervisor, and Systems Analyst are offered at the Mexicali Campus.
1979: The bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering starts at the Mexicali Campus, the bachelor’s degree in Administrative Computer Sciences starts at the Tijuana Campus, and the bachelor’s degrees in Public Accountant and Business Administration start at the Ensenada Campus.
At the Tijuana Campus several buildings are inaugurated: administrative, cafeteria, Civic Square, and Sports Facilities. The bachelor’s degree in Planning Engineering is closed. We change the name from School of Cultural Extension to Continuing Education.
1980: An Administrative Office building, a Classroom building, and the Library get inaugurated at the Mexicali Campus. The latter one was built thanks to the effort and enthusiasm of the students.
The bachelor’s degrees in Human Resources Administration, Marketing Administration, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Sciences Engineering, and Executive Bilingual Secretary start. The bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Educational Psychology begin at the Tijuana Campus.
1981: The third Self-study or Summary of Institutional Analysis is carried out at an Institutional level. More sports facilities are built at the Tijuana Campus. The bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering starts at the Ensenada Campus. The bachelor’s degree in Executive Secretary starts in Mexicali.
1982: The labs and the parking lot for the Engineering School of the Mexicali Campus are built. The Information Technology Center is inaugurated at the Tijuana Campus. The first classroom is inaugurated at the Ensenada Campus, and the programming laboratory begins operations.
1983: The maintenance building is built and a new central computer is purchased at the Mexicali Campus. The library automation begins. The modified high school syllabus comes into force from 4 to 6 semesters.
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1984: The Graduate degree Programs begin in Mexicali with a specialization in Finances; the bachelor’s degree in Electronic Cybernetics opens, and the Technical Programs get restructured offering Sales and Marketing Technician and Systems Programming and Analysis Technician.
The bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences Engineering starts at the Tijuana Campus, and a new Classroom Building is built.
The bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems starts being offered at the Ensenada Campus.
1985: The specialization in Human Resources begins in Mexicali as well as the technical programs in Management and Supervision, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and Industrial Maintenance; the buildings 1 and 2 are built at the Student Community Center.
The Systems Programming and Analysis Technician Program begins at the Tijuana Campus.
Ensenada opens the bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
1986: Mr. Hector Sada Quiroga is appointed as President of the Board of IENAC, substituting Ignacio A. Guajardo Esquer.
The high school syllabi of the three Campi get modified. Building 3 is finished of the Student Community Center at the Mexicali Campus, and the specializations on Taxes, on Total Quality Control, on Industrial Administration, and on Information Systems start. The first Graduate cohorts of CETYS University get their diplomas: Specialization in Human Resources and Finances.
Ensenada begins with the Analysis and Systems Programming Technician and the Management and Supervision Technician programs.
Tijuana and Ensenada open the specializations on Finances, Industrial Administration, and Human Resources.
1987: The syllabi of the undergraduate degrees and High School are modified for the three Campi. The agreement IBM-CETYS is signed and the Youth Entrepreneur Program is established. Mexicali starts the specialization in Research and Teaching, Marketing, and Taxes. The building for the administrative offices and cubicles for faculty in the Undergraduate Schools is built as well as one for the new Cafeteria. The Brilliant Minds Scholarship Program starts in the Undergraduate schools, and Tijuana starts the specialization in Information Systems.
1988: Mexicali starts the Certificate Program for High Management for the Maquiladora Industry at a Graduate level, and the Library Committee is born with the object of supporting the growth and the development of the Library. Ensenada starts the Sales and Marketing Technician Program.
CETYS University receives on November 21, by Miguel Gonzalez Avelar, Secretary of Education of Mexico, “the personality of Institution of high level of academic quality.”
1989: The Tijuana Campus starts with the undergraduate degree in Electronic Systems Engineering, and the International Administration Master’s degree Program starts.
The category of “Researcher Professor” is established in the faculty’s ladder system, appointing Bernardo Valadez as the first professor in this category.
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The “Esposos Hermosillo Celada“ Hall is built in Mexicali for multiple use, the bachelor’s degree in Executive Secretary and Bilingual Secretary for Executive are modified and both are substituted by the bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Secretary.
The computer lab in Ensenada is upgraded. The fist compact disc is introduced with the information of the best 150 magazines in the communications field. Being this the first Library in the region to introduce this technology.
1990: CETYS University establishes institutional agreements with Hewlett Packard, National Cash Register, Arizona State University, and Kenworth Mexicana through which we start mutual collaboration programs where faculty and students get involved in research projects or practical action linked with society.
The Integrating Center for Manufacturing is built in Mexicali.
The building for Laboratories, Graduate Spaces, and Main Hall is built at the Tijuana Campus; this opens a new stage in Campus development. Likewise, it starts the Specialization in Prevention and Handling of Minor Abuse with the collaboration of the Family Stress Center of Chula Vista, California.
The technical programs are modified by the Information Technology Technician and the Sales and Marketing Technician programs to a four-month plan in Mexicali.
1991: CETYS University and Cal Poly University in Pomona sign an agreement on April 10, 1991.
CETYS connects in the cities of Mexicali and Tijuana to the INTERNET & BITNET international networks through the agreements with Arizona State University (ASU) and San Diego State University (SDSU), and gets affiliated to the BESTNET international program through SDSU.
The Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Labs complete their equipping in Ensenada; the linkage area starts with a training program for the Water Company in Ensenada focused on the quality of the service provided and in the administrative efficiency.
The Master’s degree in Taxes and Corporate Finances starts in Mexicali; new High School syllabus that disappears the specialized baccalaureate and offers the General Baccalaureate.
1992: Phase II of the 2000 CETYS plan and the High School Development Program starts in Mexicali, Tijuana, & Ensenada the (PRODESPRE in Spanish).
Tijuana & Ensenada start applying the new High School syllabus.
The general agreement between CETYS University and ASU (Arizona State University) is signed.
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Mexicali concludes the curricular revision general process in the school of Engineering, creating the Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, in Manufacturing Systems and Processes, and in Network Technologies and Information Systems that start on August of 1992; also the Undergraduate programs of: Industrial Engineering with concentrations in Manufacturing Administration and in Plant Design Processes, Mechanical Engineer with concentrations in Design and Manufacturing, bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences, bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, and bachelor’s degree in Electronic Cybernetics Engineering with concentrations in Networks and Teleprocesses, and in Process Control.
As far as the Graduate Degrees, there was a restructuring at the specialization level ending up with the same names than the ones on the Master’s degrees, and granting the corresponding diploma when finishing the first 8 modules of the 12 that make up the Master’s degree. These graduate programs are integrated into the schools, and as such the Graduate Department disappears and the schools become faculties.
The Library building and the new parking lots are built in Tijuana; the bachelor’s degree programs of International Business and the Master’s degree in Group Behavior start in Tijuana; the exchange student program with San Diego State University (SDSU) and Fresno State College starts; and a VACS 3100 computer system is acquired for the telecommunications program (BESTNET & INTERNET).
Basketball and Soccer courts are built in Ensenada, and construction is initiated for the building of Undergraduate Schools; the infrastructure for the CETYS 2000 communication network is installed, and the Master’s degree in Corporate Finances starts.
1993: In August Enrique C. Blancas de la Cruz is appointed as President of the CETYS University Mexicali Campus. In September Angel Montañez Aguilar is appointed as Educational Director at a State wide level. There is also a restructuring of the Administrative Department and Institutional Advancement.
The Library changes its name to Information Center, defining it as such as a promoting and facilitating unit of the collective access and use of information in all its formats: traditional and modern.
The CETYS University Self-study takes place at an Institutional level, and the preparation for the 2000 CETYS Plan second stage starts. We get connected to the international network INTERNET at the same time that we install the 2000 CETYS network. Faculty of the three campi conclude the Teaching Certificate Program.
The Advancement Center for Technology (CAT in Spanish) building is finished at the Mexicali Campus, building that houses the computer and telecommunication equipment for supporting
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faculty, students, and researchers in their corresponding teaching, research, linkage, and learning tasks.
The agreements CETYS-COLEF (Colegio de la Frontera Norte), and CETYS-CICESE (Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y Educacion Superior de Ensenada) are signed. The GYMNASIUM is built which is another outcome of the effort of students, alumni, faculty, service and administrative personnel, and donor adviser in general.
The introduction of new updated programs in the undergraduate degrees of the faculties of Accounting and Administration starts: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting, Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, and Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations; all of them with the focus on globalization, internationalization, and complying with the Mission of CETYS.
The construction of the new undergraduate and graduate building is concluded in Ensenada, and starts operating. The Master’s degree in Finances starts in Tijuana.
The Humanities Department starts formally operating, and due to this there is a definite boost to the Humanism Institutional Program.
1994: The Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering (August) starts in Ensenada, and the Master’s degree in Corporate Finances and Taxes; the first Gopher server is installed and the education at a distance pilot project starts at the Ensenada Campus. The perimetrical fence of the Campus is installed.
The MEXUS program officially starts in Tijuana in collaboration with SDSU (San Diego State University) and
Southwestern College for selected students in the Bachelor’s degree in International Business. The Intercultural Center for Entrepreneurial Development starts; it is a research and support body for companies specially focused on the cultural problems of the business international negotiations.
This center is the joint initiative of CSU Dominguez Hills & CETYS University, a fruit of the agreement between both institutions. The Secretary of Communications inaugurates the Frame Relay System for the transmission of data and images in Tijuana. Finally, the student exchange between CETYS University & CSU Dominguez Hills begins.
1995: On October 27, CETYS University receives by the Governor of the Sate Baja California, Ernesto Ruffo Appel, “the granting of the Institution of Excellence category.”
The CETYS 2000 plan gets approved in its second phase in February: CETYS University towards the XXI Century.
In June, Jesus Alfonso Marin Jimenez announces his retirement from CETYS University at the beginning of 1996, starting with the selection process of the person that will succeed him in the position of President.
CETYS University, by agreement of the Electoral State Committee, designs and applies the system that permitted an efficient count of the election results of Baja California in August, 1995. This system called PREP (Preliminary Electoral Results Program) offered to the world the election results by uploading them in INTERNET.
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The Mosaic & Netscape Systems get installed in the CETYS 2000 network that allows the capturing of information in graphic ways through Internet; high speed Internet access is also offered from home or office.
The academic programs are updated and modified in the undergraduate degrees of the bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Public Accounting in Mexicali, Tijuana, & Ensenada, and in Mexicali the bachelor’s degree in Corporate Information Technology in Engineering (9 semesters) offered in the three cities. The academic programs are updated and modified in the bachelor’s degree in International Business that existed in Tijuana; once modified, it is offered starting on August, 1995, in Mexicali, Tijuana, & Ensenada.
Two new full-time faculty assessment systems are institutionalized: one for Undergraduate degrees and the other one for Higher Secondary Education. The faculty functions and compensation system gets modified including the relevant aspects proposed in the 2000 CETYS plan.
The advancement of the internationalization of CETYS University process continues through two important student exchange projects in North America (RAMP & CREPUQ in Spanish) where 20 students from the three Campi of CETYS University participated.
Among the new Universities in the USA with which we will carry out exchange programs are the University of Pittsburgh & the University of Arizona. Among the Canadian Universities are Mc Gill, Concordia, Calgary, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, & Bishop's.
The Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering starts in Ensenada, and the exchange student programs start operating with Cal State
University in Dominguez Hills (CSU Dominguez Hills), and with Cal Poly Pomona; started offering education courses at a distance via Internet from ITESM (Technological Institute and Superior Studies of Monterrey) faculty, from ITESO (Western Technological Institute of Superior Studies) from Guadalajara, and from CETYS University.
Rodrigo Gutierrez is appointed as Director of the Tijuana Campus substituting Oscar Licona Nieto. The syllabi from the undergraduate degrees of Computer Science Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Electronic Systems Engineering get modified and they start offering them in August with a duration of 9 semesters. The academic programs for the bachelor’s degrees in Educational Psychology and Clinical Psychology are updated, and the bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology is substituted by the bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology.
1996: On January 19, the Board of Trustees of IENAC in their meeting in Ensenada appoints Enrique Carrillo Barrios-Gomez as the fourth President of CETYS University succeeding Jesus Alfonso Marin Jimenez, who on March 8, substitutes Mr. Marin as President.
That same year, Dr. Fernando Leon Garcia is appointed as Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The first distinguished chair or of excellence is given and conveyed by Dr. Barkev Kibarian by Internet using CETYS Radio and Power Point presentations at a State wide level in the summer; these were later edited and uploaded in the Web with free access to the entire public.
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The first Doctoral degree offered at CETYS University starts in Tijuana: Doctoral degree in Psychology that it also includes lateral Master’s degree programs and Specialization in Psychology. The undergraduate degree in Digital Graphics Design in Engineering starts, the Specialization in Computer Systems Advanced Programming, and the Master’s degree in Criminology. The first cohort of International Baccalaureate enters.
The Master’s degree in Administration with International and Finance concentrations starts in Ensenada; the first cohort of Master’s degree in Taxes complete their studies; the Humanities Department is created to foster the boost of Humanism and the Mission of CETYS; the international programs get strengthen with the start of operations of North America Exchange Program (PIANO in Spanish) as well as the exchange student with Concordia University in Canada, and with San Diego State University; the latter one through the MEXUS program. We also start relationships with the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles Campus.
The Civic Plaza is built in Mexicali (sponsored by alumni), and the first phase of the gym; the Center for the advancement of Technology (CAT in Spanish) building begins operating; the education at a distance program is officially formed as a support to faculty development and staff personnel training inside and outside of the Institution. The Electric Research Institute (IIE in Spanish) donated to CETYS University, Mexicali Campus, the lab located in Cerro Prieto, and the Energy and Environment Service and Study Center (CESEMA in Spanish) was formed through it.
1997: Carlos Postlethwaite Duhagon is appointed as new President of the Board of Trustees of IENAC, substituting Hector Sada Quiroga. The Inter Campus Assessment System is designed and implemented. CETYS Radio is heard world wide through Internet.
The trilateral agreement of the three C’s is signed (Concordia University from Canada, California State University System from the United States, and CETYS University from Mexico) for collaboration in Doctoral degree development programs, education supported by technology, and internship programs for students at the companies.
CETYS University incorporates to the CONAHEC (Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration) by being one of only four private Universities represented in Mexico.
CETYS University participates in the ALFA program that is an exchange program with Europe, and in the GOOD NEIGHBOR program of student internships in companies in the United States. The participation of CETYS University in the RAMP program for the undergraduate degrees in Administration gets expanded.
The Student Center that will provide the Cafeteria and Student Affair services begins construction in Ensenada. The Didactical Department is formed as a support of professorship improvement. The first cohort of the Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering concludes studies.
For the first time the Spanish summer program is offered for foreign students, and youth from the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign attended. The bilingual baccalaureate starts in Mexicali and Ensenada.
CETEME is formed in Mexicali, and a new boost stage for the use of faculty presentation technology started. The Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering gets designed.
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The CETYS High School, Tijuana Campus, is accepted as DEFINITIVE MEMBER of the International Baccalaureate organization, appointing Alberto Alvarez as program Coordinator in Tijuana. The Specialization in Advanced Programming in Computer Systems begins.
1998: The video-conference system that connects the three Campi of CETYS among them is inaugurated, and with the rest of the Universities world wide that have video-conference system connected to Internet; in the inauguration the three CETYS Campi, San Diego State University from California, and the University of Concordia in Canada participated connected in real time.
The International Honorific Society “PHI BETA DELTA” grants CETYS a membership on the Delta Rho Chapter. The Doctoral degrees in Engineering and Administration start in the three Campi.
The construction of the Student Center and the Maintenance and Physical Plant building comes to conclusion in Ensenada. A beach volleyball court and a new parking lot were built. The foreigner summer camp continues, and the summer program with the Sweetwater School District for High School students starts.
1999: FIMPES carries out an institution evaluation of CETYS, granting the accreditation with no condition or observation.
Miguel Angel Salas Marron is appointed as Director of the Tijuana Campus in March, substituting Rodrigo Gutierrez. The first cohort of the Doctoral degree in Psychology finishes studies, and the first Doctoral degree granted at CETYS was for Jose Miguel Guzman Perez.
Also the first high school cohort of International Baccalaureate program finishes its studies.
2000: Starting from October 7, Enrique Carlos Blancas de la Cruz is appointed as the fifth President of the CETYS University System; at an institutional level the plan that defines the development vision of CETYS University during the next 10 years is prepared, its opportunity areas, its niches, the areas of knowledge, and the growth rhythm that CETYS will have; all of this integrated forms the 2010 CETYS PLAN.
The curricular revision and updating process of the 15 undergraduate degrees that CETYS offers was concluded at a State wide level as well as the design of two new undergraduate degrees: Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Design and Bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies.
Francisco Villalba Rosario is appointed as Director of CETYS University Ensenada Campus.
The first cohort of Bilingual High School finishes in Ensenada and Mexicali.
The undergraduate degree of Manufacturing Technician starts in Mexicali as well as the Visiting Student Program with San Diego State University, and the murals of the library and the auditorium get inaugurated.
The Language and Extension Center was built in Mexicali. This campus was the host of the XXVIII Meeting of Directors of the FIMPES Computer Center, and of the XXXVII Annual National Assembly of FIMPES.
The Digital Graphics Design Computer Lab was equipped in Tijuana. The stadium “Margarita Astiazaran de Fimbres” was inaugurated in April, with an approximate capacity of 3200 persons.
2001: The undergraduate degree of Bachelor’s degree in Law and Bachelor’s degree in International Public Accounting start in Mexicali and Tijuana. In addition, in the latter one, the undergraduate degree in Graphics Design is opened.
The undergraduate degree in Graphics Design starts in Ensenada, the undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and the Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Administration; these last two as a type of academic program. The Master’s degree in Family Therapy starts in Tijuana.
The construction of the International Business Entrepreneurial Development Center is concluded in Mexicali (CEDENI in Spanish), and it is inaugurated on May 28.
The fourth parking lot section is built as well as a water treatment plant is installed.
An industrial engineering lab is built in Mexicali; a wireless network and the equipping of the Information Technology and Digital Graphics Design and Creativity Center labs in Tijuana; a Manufacturing lab network in Ensenada.
The Tijuana Campus was the host of the 69 Assembly of the National Council for Education and Research in Psychology (CNEIP in Spanish); noted intellectuals in this discipline attended.
2001 records the highest level of foreign student that CETYS has ever had: 316 students from different Northern States and from the center of Mexico.
2002: The festivities of the XL anniversary of the foundation of CETYS conclude with the presentation of the book: CETYS: 40 years of history. The work is the first editorial effort for describing the evolutionary path and the maturity degree of the institution.
We achieve the acceptance of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to start the international accreditation process of CETYS.
After 14 years went by, the work administration of Alejandro Chapluk Pabloff as head of the IENAC Chapter in Ensenada concludes. His place is taken by Jorge Camargo Villa.
The new Center for Applied Didactics and Technology (DAT in Spanish) starts construction in Ensenada with the sponsorship of Don Luis Fimbres Moreno and his family.
In the Tijuana chapter the Integral Wellbeing Center “Jose Vega de Lamadrid” is built. Likewise, the walkway “Leave your footprint” concludes the first phase.
The formal revision and evaluation process for the High School syllabi starts which was an effort coordinated by the High School Development Integration Committee (CIDEP in Spanish). The President signed academic exchange agreements with the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, in Madrid, and the Universidad de Salamanca.
2003: The Kenworth building was built in the Mexicali Chapter, and it offers high suitability physical spaces that are basic for the education process centered on the one who is learning.
The academic reform of all the syllabi from undergraduate and graduate degrees starts. A working agreement is signed with Apollo International to strengthen the project.
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The Master’s degree in Education is approved as well as offering for the second time the Doctoral degree in Administration.
The evaluation to the Humanism Boost Program concludes. As a result a so called CETYS System of Values project is generated, and whose purpose is to redefine and give greater coherence to the institutional philosophy.
The academic program accreditation processes are accelerated with different national organizations, among them CACECA, CACEI, and CNEIP. The first two for achieving the accreditations for engineering and administration and business programs, and the third one to get the reaccreditation once the validity of the first accreditation has ended.
As far as the accreditation issued by the Federation of Higher Education of Private Institutions (FIMPES in Spanish), at the end of the year the internal organization works started carrying out the corresponding self-study.
The Applied Didactical Center (DAT in Spanish) is inaugurated at the Ensenada Campus; it received contributions from regional companies that are members of IENAC, and in particular from Don Luis Fimbres Moreno.
The Integral Wellbeing Center “Jose Fernando Vega de Lamadrid” is inaugurated at the Tijuana Campus, and its object is to foster the health culture in students, faculty, and personnel of the campus.
The equipment and the facilities of the Multimedia Lab get renewed at the Tijuana Campus; likewise, a new Technology Center is formed.
2004: The academic reform of CETYS becomes operational, and it consists of verifying and modifying processes in three scenarios: curricular development, faculty development, and academic-administrative structure. One of the main results of the reform is the redesign of all the current academic programs, including High School and Graduate School.
The first actions to disseminate the value system of CETYS University are carried out in the different realms of the university community. The core values of the system are: freedom, truth, beauty, good, justice, and spirituality.
The self-study work to achieve the FIMPES reaccreditation intensifies. The effort involves faculty and administrative staff of the three campi. Likewise, the WASC relationship consolidates through different actions focused on being considered the first Latin American University eligible by that system for an international accreditation.
The undergraduate degrees of the School of Psychology (Clinical, Educational, and Organizational) are achieved by CNEIP as well as the Business Administration of the Tijuana Campus. The rest of the academic programs are in the process of self-study.
Taking advantage of the academic reform benefits, the curricular design of some new undergraduate degrees for Engineering, Psychology, and Social Sciences and Humanities begins.
The Economic Development Institute (IDE in Spanish) is created in the graduate area in agreement with the University of Oklahoma and with the participation and support of the Federal and State Governments.
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The Undergraduate degree General Exam on behalf of CENEVAL is applied in a compulsory way to the last semester students of each one of the campi.
The Raffle project restarts with the purpose of retaking this activity that would allow CETYS to have an alternative funding source that will be set aside for granting scholarships.
An agreement with the IBM Company and the State Government is signed and has as its purpose the development of a Technology Excellence Center based on open standards at the Mexicali Campus.
The inauguration of the Football Stadium of the Zorros from CETYS was carried out at the Mexicali Campus thanks to the contributions of sponsors and alumni.
The Technology Centers were remodeled at the Tijuana Campus as well as the CAT building was equipped to offer the design and advance computer labs at the Mexicali Campus.
The Marketing Department is restructured at a system level hoping to optimize the resources and experiences in the area to correctly implement the Marketing Institutional System.
2005: Collaboration Agreement with CITY University, of Seattle Washington, in which a double diploma program was officially put on wheels starting for students in the area of Administration and Business both in undergraduate and graduate levels.
The internationalization nuance keeps strengthening due to the increase in the number of exchange students: from 102 to 118; in addition, five agreements with foreign universities are added which adds up to a total of 54.
In an effort that is part of the 2010 CETYS Plan, we achieve accreditation of the academic programs of Business Administration at the Mexicali Campus, Public Accountant, and International Business at the Tijuana Campus. The accrediting body is CACECA.
Likewise, CACEI accredits the bachelor’s degrees in: Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in Mexicali.
On the Spring of this year, CETYS University becomes the first Latin American University to become eligible to start the WASC accreditation process.
For this year, the institution’s educational offer diversified in undergraduate and graduate programs with a total of 45 programs. Coupled to it, the student population grew around 15% mainly in High Schools and Graduate School.
The Information Center (Library) of CETYS University, Mexicali Campus, officially changed its name to the “Norberto Corella Gil Samaniego Information Center” as recognition to the vision, devotion, and valuable work of one of the main forgers of this educational institution.
The inauguration of the CETYS University – IBM of Mexico Center for Technological Excellence in Open Standards (CETEA in Spanish) was carried out in Mexicali with the assistance of Jose Decurnex Sarasola, President of IBM Mexico, Eugenio Elorduy Walther, Governor of the State of Baja California, and Enrique Blancas de la Cruz, President of the CETYS University System. The football Stadium is inaugurated, and the undergraduate classrooms get equipped with multimedia technology.
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2005: The construction of the building of Engineering and the Laboratory started with a strong investment in Tijuana.
Training is given for the “International Economic Forum” project at the Ensenada Campus for the last year of High School. This activity involves the CETYS High School with High School students from the San Diego, California Area, for a joint economic learning project.
2006: On September 20, CETYS started celebrating its 45th anniversary, and the President Enrique Blancas de la Cruz giving the First Distinguished Chair.
The President signed Collaboration Agreements with his counterpart of the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Judy Genshaft, and with California State University Dominguez Hills President, James E. Lyons.
FIMPES approved the Accreditation Judgment Lisa y Llana for CETYS University. Its validity will be from April of 2006 to April of 2013. On the other hand, the WASC Accreditation advances were focused in the institutional capacity stage.
The following buildings were inaugurated: the Engineering labs at the Tijuana Campus and the multiple use Building Halls for multiple uses Esposos Heriberto Amarillas Heras Clara Durazo de Amarillas at the Mexicali Campus; the total remodeling of the Civic Plaza; the construction of an additional parking lot section at the Tijuana Campus, and the extension of the Student Center at the Tijuana Campus .
As far as the creation of new educational programs it stands out the creation of the Doctoral degree in Education and Values, and the Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology that started at the Tijuana Campus. It is also worth mentioning that there have been successes replicated from one campus to the other by opening programs in both levels, such is the case with the Bachelor’s degree in Mecatronics Engineering in Tijuana and the Master’s degree in the Environment and Sustainable Development. A total of 129 students participated through international exchanges.
The Administration and Marketing Conference “Celulas 2006” and the 1st International Social Gerontology of Northwestern Mexico Conference were carried out at the Mexicali Campus. We also received the Electronic Cybernetic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Teaching Board (CACEI in Spanish).
The L FIMPES Annual National Conference was carried out at the Tijuana Campus with the attendance of close to 100 presidents from the country. At the same campus, students celebrated the XXVI anniversary of the School of Psychology; likewise, we received the accreditations in the Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems, Business Administration, International Public Accounting, International Businesses, and Clinical, Educational, and Organizational Psychology.
Students from the Ensenada Campus organize the Second Entrepreneur Conference Visions 2006.
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2007: The WASC Evaluation Committee carried out a capacity verification visit to give way to the next stage of the international accreditation process.
The first stone of the Graduate Facility building was placed at the Ensenada Campus in February, and four months later the Esposos Guevara Escamilla Hall was inaugurated; it represented and investment of 70 thousand dollars.
In addition, the Community Library (Digital Information Center and Bibliographical Collection) is the infrastructure project of greater importance in the last years not only because of the investment amount that surpasses one million dollars, but by the impact it will have on the student life.
The Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Master’s degree in Semiconductors and Microelectronics were offered for the first time at the Mexicali Campus. On the other hand, the CETYS-Endeavor Entrepreneur Center was inaugurated by offering the Baja Californian entrepreneur leadership for those that look for ways to excel in their companies day by day.
The construction of the Jose Fimbres Moreno Graduate building started at the Tijuana Campus. As far as accreditation matters, the Accreditation Board on Teaching Accounting and Administration (CACECA in Spanish) accredited the Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Administration.
For you to be duly hired in the institution, it is necessary that you had submitted the stated documents to the Human Resources Department. Verify such situation and also match the document you have received from us. If some of them have not been submitted to you, go to your area coordinator or department director so he/she can take care of it right away.
Documents that you must submit to the institution:
Résumé in the form that CETYS University has it set up.
A Copy of the birth certificate.
A copy of the professional certificate or title.
Two pocket size photographs.
The permit from the State Department to work in the Institution in case of being a foreigner.
Certified copies or transcripts of all the studies that were reported in his/her résumé. The latter one is very important so he/she can be assigned the proper category according to his/her education and experience level.
Documents that the institution submits:
The Educational Model of CETYS University.
Student Rules and Regulations.
Subject program to be taught and syllabus.
Current Official School Calendar.
Student Affairs Calendar.
Calendar of payment fees.
Official Proof of Academic Records.
Rules and Regulations for Scholarship holders, if some of them are going to work with it.
The Evaluation System.
Before going forward
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In the course of its 45 years, CETYS University has had five presidents; each one has lived a singular moment in the institutional development, from the construction of one building up to the opening of undergraduate degrees and the search of funds for specific purposes.
The appointment of the President of CETYS University is done through a process where the candidates submit applications and their résumé to a special committee, and it is submitted for an evaluation. Once the candidates go through this process, the committee analyzes the results and gives them in a file form to IENAC, whose members have the responsibility of analyzing, debating, and discussing at close doors who will be the new president.
Who have been the presidents?
February 17, 1961, is the date that IENAC is officially formed, and Fernando Macias Rendon is appointed as the first president; he was one of the founders and an enthusiastic collaborator in the construction of CETYS at Reforma Avenue.
In his administration the first buildings of the current CETYS Mexicali Campus were built; he was in charge of inaugurating the high school building, and he remained in that position until December of 1966.
Dr. Felix Castillo Jimenez (+) was appointed as the second president on January of 1967. It was during his period that the President’s Office started working; the first CETYS University Development Plan was prepared directed by Dr. Latapi of the Centro de Estudios Educativos de Mexico, D.F.; the high school activities started in Tijuana and Ensenada on 1972 and 1975 respectively. He remained in that position until December of 1977.
Presidents throughout history
CETYS recognizes the human person as the beginning and the end of all societies, and therefore, of his own activity. It conceives the human as being at the same time physical and spiritual, gifted of a body and a natural reasoning that transcends him...
Mission CETYS Today.
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Jesus Alfonso Marin Jimenez is appointed as president on January 13, 1978; he served as president up to 1996. During these years, the growth of CETYS University is huge because the administrative buildings, classrooms, administrative offices, and library buildings were inaugurated in 1980. On November 1988, CETYS University receives the “Institution with the Status of High Level of Academic Quality” on behalf of Miguel Gonzalez Avelar, Secretary of Education of Mexico at that time, and in 1990 there were institutional agreements set up with Hewlett Packard, National Cash Register, Arizona State University, and Kenworth Mexicana with whom we have carried out collaboration programs between faculty and students.
Enrique Carrillo Barrios- Gomez was appointed as president on January 19, 1996; he served in that position up to October of 2000. The Humanities Department was created in this period, the Technology Advancement Center (CAT in Spanish) building starts operating in the Mexicali Campus, the Center for Studies and Services for Environment and Energy (CESEMA in Spanish ) is formed, Radio CETYS is aired world wide via Internet, the Student Center is built at the Ensenada Campus, and the first cohort of international high school students enters.
Enrique Carlos Blancas de la Cruz, current CETYS University President, is appointed as president of CETYS University on October of 2000. As he starts in office, the 2010 CETYS Plan has been presented that defines the Institution’s development vision during the next 10 years, the Language and Extension building is built in Mexicali, the sports stadium “Margarita Astiazaran de Fimbres” and the Engineering Lab building are built in Tijuana, the construction and inauguration of the International Entrepreneurial Development Center (CEDENI in Spanish) “Rodolfo Nelson Barbara,” the Esposos Amarillas Hall in Mexicali, and the Technology and Applied Didactics Center (DAT in Spanish ) in Ensenada. Likewise, the academic reform of CETYS is taught and designed starting on the year 2004, at the same time that the creation of the system of values. One of the most important tasks that he is involved with is the international accreditation process through the WASC agency. Mr. Blancas started working in CETYS since 1967.
Presidents throughout history
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The Mission of CETYS is the document that guides all the activities and programs carried out in the Institution; we see in it the reflection of the normative principles and the Educational Philosophy of CETYS.
Next, it is presented as it was approved by IENAC in 1977:
The development of character: To foster in the student the assimilation of norms of conduct and the development habits geared on achieving his/her realization as a person by the adequate use of his/her freedom and the harmonic functioning and truly human of the Social Community.
The alumnus of CETYS University should have the conviction that duty is to be fulfilled, that truth is not one person’s heritage, but it must be searched by all; that goodness is a natural attribute of all living being, and that man’s intelligence must not serve to alter him fundamentally; even though the intellectual capacity and knowledge are essential, the person achieves very little in his/her function in society without tenacity in his/her purposes. Courage and boldness are also determining factors in the attainment of the goals that the individual imposes on himself/herself. That the idea of freedom must be understood by the greater number of people so the realization concept can exist. That to earn the community’s respect must be the goal of every individual, but this is not achieved without first earning the respect of oneself through honesty in giving and receiving.
The general cultural development: To train the student toward the enrichment of his/her own personality based on his/her creativity and the habit of continuous learning by giving wellbeing and useful guidance to his/her counterparts.
The Mission of CETYS
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The purpose of Centro de Enseñanza Tecnica y Superior (Center for Higher and Technical
Education) is to contribute to the education of persons with the moral and intellectual capacity to