“TCU is a place where people are the priority. This is a hallmark of the TCU experience.”
-Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr
Texas Christian University’s unique culture is rooted in a long history of serving and including others – actions that build bonds and cultivate a meaningful, diverse and inclusive connection culture within the TCU community and within the global community.
This spirit of inclusive connection has inspired the TCU Connected Campus plan, our plan to maintain continuity of instruction for TCU students, regardless of how the pandemic continues to evolve.
Initial charge to the TCU Connected Campus Council: This plan will continue to evolve and remain aligned with the TCU Fall 2020 Campus Readiness Task Force and public health guidelines.
It is important to note that this is a living plan, meant to provide structure and direction for student-centered academic delivery, as demanded by factors outside our control. The TCU Fall 2020 Campus Readiness Task Force was appointed to organize and direct formal processes and policies that focus on a safe return to campus. The Teaching & Research subcommittee has primary focus on keeping employees and students safe as we carry out our academic mission. Outcomes from this task force will become integral to the TCU Connected Campus plan described herein.
The following plan will follow and be influenced by TCU’s master campus readiness strategies, which dictate operational and personnel decisions for the University. Regular updates will be posted and noted.
Our vision goes beyond continuing instruction online, and moves toward extending broader TCU Connected Campus experiences across multiple domains of learning and engagement – including on-campus and virtual domains. These connected experiences include high-quality, personalized instruction, academic progression, advising and other student services, as well as opportunities for extra-curricular engagement across programs and campus-wide.
A goal of this plan is to respond to students’ immediate needs during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and related scenarios in the years ahead, while also addressing future needs of students and academic programs.
We realize this vision with the TCU Connected Campus plan. Two key tenets of the plan are:
- Horned Frogs will continue to experience high-quality, personalized learning, academic progression and personal growth during their time at TCU, even when a pandemic or other disruption compromises access to campus.
- TCU’s high-quality, personalized curricular experiences are largely facilitated by face-to-face instructor to student interaction as well as active learning pedagogy that facilitates student engagement.