As part of its 2020-2021 strategies, for the past years WAC has been reevaluating its role as a
global organization for quality assurance in higher education with the main aim to position itself
nationally, regionally and internationally. For this, an impact study was conducted in 2021 where the
major findings included the need to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of WAC, as well as the

need to remain relevant to its members and higher education systems, so as to meet the diverse
requirements of all.

To respond to these needs, WAC has undertaken a revision of its constitution, taking into
consideration the challenges brought about by globalization, information and communications
technology, diversification of higher education provisions, and more specifically, the growing
diversity of quality assurance networks and providers.

This revision was both necessary and timely in order to project WAC as a more sustainable, feasible
and impactful organization in general, and to meet the needs of our members and higher education
systems, in particular.