I hope everyone enjoyed meeting our Horned Frog families during Family Weekend. It was refreshing to see parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers on campus again to support their TCU students. I know how much they look forward to meeting faculty and staff.
I continue to be optimistic as we settle into the semester and watch our case counts decline. Please see the attached graph from TCU Emergency Operations Center with the latest COVID-19 information.
This week’s letter includes just a few reminders.
Guests on Campus
TCU no longer requires documenting visitors to campus for contact tracing. It is up to your dean, program director or department chair to determine if this step should be implemented for your event. All guests on campus must abide by TCU’s mask policy at all times inside all buildings.
Forms for Internships and Other Off-Campus Activities
All off-campus activities, including internships, clinicals, travel, company tours and recruiting visits, require that students sign two documents: 1) Off-Campus Informed Consent Assumption of Risk and 2) Off-Campus COVID Addendum. These can be found here: studyabroad.tcu.edu/travel_registration.
Opportunities to Engage
I join the Chancellor in encouraging everyone to take part in the numerous community-building activities on campus:
- Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15 – There are several events and opportunities happening on campus and in our community. I have attached a slide created by Shelby Johnson, graduate assistant, on more ways to celebrate.
- Symposium on Afro-Latin American Literature, History and Culture, Sept. 29
- Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium, Oct. 4-5
- 2021 Diversity Day Virtual Conference, Oct. 7
Please continue to bring your questions to your dean, faculty senate representative or firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not see them addressed on the Faculty FAQs on my website at provost.tcu.edu/faq.
Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs