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Strategic Plan

Vision in Action: Lead On

In April 2019, the Vision in Action: Lead On strategic plan goals and recommendations were presented to the Board of Trustees. The Chancellor’s Cabinet and the Provost’s Council, which includes school and college deans, committed to aligning their strategic priorities with these university priorities.

TCU Strategic Plan


Guided by these collective recommendations, here are the Academic Affairs priorities.


Academic Profile and Reputation


  • Full-time faculty workload model, supportive of the TCU Teacher-Scholar model
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Infrastructure for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Graduate student experience and inclusion
  • Highlight compelling academic programs and people

International Experiences

  • Inventory of international programs across the university: participation, impact, compliance and sustainability

School of Medicine

  • Joint Governance with UNTHSC
  • Successful progression of curriculum, operations, accreditation
  • Collaboration with other TCU schools and colleges

Competitive in a Power Conference

  • Student success for student-athletes


TCU Experience and Campus Culture

Integrated Student Success Model

  • New position: Assistant/Associate Provost for Student Success dual-reporting to VC Student Affairs and VP Academic Affairs.
  • Academic advising
  • Student disability services
  • Career services
  • Tutoring
  • Retention and graduation



Endowment and Fundraising

  • Alignment of new endowed faculty positions and endowed scholarships/fellowships across schools and colleges


TCU Workforce

Leadership in an Academic Setting

  • Dean searches and new dean support
  • Chairs group
  • Hiring and Development: training, recruiting, onboarding, career development



DEI – core curriculum, environments, workforce, messaging

  • New position: Provost’s faculty fellow for DEI. Provost office support for focus areas.
  • DEI essential competency in the core
  • Inclusive environments training participation
  • DEI integration into PageUp to facilitate faculty and staff recruiting, onboarding, and career development
  • College DEI advocates support and coordination
  • Religious accommodations calendar and policy
  • Provost’s broad engagement with Students, Faculty and Staff
  • Weave DEI thread throughout University Life and first-year programming
  • DEI Inventory and integration of DEI practices into institutional structures
  • DEI messaging as an educational imperative, necessary to fulfill our mission of graduating ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

Operational Sustainability

  • VIA: Lead On dashboard
  • Long-term enrollment planning
  • Participate in long-term technology planning
  • Academic affairs workflow
  • Academic affairs multi-year space plan
  • Visual multi-year data sets for data-informed decisions
  • Accreditation processes and practice
  • Aligned priorities across academic affairs