As part of TCU’s 10-year reaffirmation and reaccreditation by the SACSCOC in 2023, the five-year Quality Enhancement Plan improves specific student learning outcomes, with broad-based support from students, faculty, staff, alumni and board leadership.
Understanding one’s own identity in relationship with others.
Finding Ourselves in Community amplifies the curricular work that is already happening on campus to eventually reach all TCU students. Students of all majors will develop skills for interacting with people who are different from them. This enriches and strengthens the TCU community while providing skills and abilities highly valued by employers. Finding Ourselves in Community supports TCU’s Vision in Action: Lead On Strategic Plan, Goal No. 3:Strengthen the TCU Experience and Campus Culture.
By embedding Finding Ourselves in Community (FSC) into academic coursework, the goal is to:
- Educate students to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
- Help students achieve greater social self-awareness of themselves as unique individuals within diverse communities.
- Support faculty in developing courses and directing conversations that enable students to experience and understand Finding Ourselves in Community.
Assessing the FSC learning outcome will determine how well students:
- Define key concepts associated with identity and the formation of social identities.
- Explain how values, norms, biases and practices continually shape identity.
- Illustrate how one’s developing identity informs relationships in communities.
Finding Ourselves in Community will ensure that all TCU graduates demonstrate the skills to act as equitable and inclusive members of diverse communities.