Provost’s FAQs re: reaccreditation, commencement, Finding Ourselves in Community

Dear Academic Affairs colleagues,

Our athletic program is putting TCU on the national stage, which means all eyes are looking at our exceptional camaraderie, curriculum and successes. New people are discovering TCU and our commitment to excellence, while those of us who are already Horned Frogs proudly proclaim what we have known all along: TCU is extraordinary.

As we come to the end of another high-impact year at TCU, we look back and see the many things to be proud of and to celebrate in Academic Affairs. We have two associate provosts dedicated to faculty affairs and undergraduate affairs, to champion our initiatives, listen to your voices and hone improvements. We welcomed two new deans (Fine Arts and Honors) with exceptional backgrounds in leadership and shared governance. Our schools and programs have been honored with national awards and rankings. Our reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is well underway with one of our best submissions to date.

To round out our year, I encourage you to attend commencement on December 17 to applaud the culmination of hard academic work our newest Horned Frog graduates have achieved and cheer them on to success in their lives and careers. The Provost’s Office will reimburse your regalia rental. Complete a reimbursement form, attach your receipt, scan and email to Shelia Williams,

Most importantly, I want to thank you for advancing our commitment to community. As you read in this week’s message from both the Chancellor and me, “Finding Ourselves in Community” is a theme that will be embedded throughout our curriculum over the next five years, emphasizing TCU’s inclusive culture and increasing our empathy and understanding of ourselves and others.

I wish you all the happiest of holidays and I look forward to seeing everyone back on campus in January as we celebrate TCU’s sesquicentennial.

Warm regards,

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg
Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs