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  • The TCU Student Government Associate voted to make diversity, equity and inclusion essential competencies a part of the core curriculum.


  • The TCU Faculty Senate affirmed the Student Government Association’s vote and also voted to make diversity, equity and inclusion essential competencies a part of the core curriculum.


  • Plans were paused during the pandemic.


  • Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg appointed co-chairs to lead the Quality Enhancement Plan leadership team: Dean Frank Hernandez and Dr. Claire Sanders.
  • The Quality Enhancement Plan, required every 10 years for reaccreditation, gave TCU the opportunity to commit resources to support the SGA and Faculty Senate votes.


  • Three topics were presented to faculty, staff, students and alumni for consideration. The Quality Enhancement Plan leadership team considered the feedback and created a final plan for Finding Ourselves in Community.
  • Members of the leadership team met with deans, department chairs, student governance, faculty governance and others to explain the plan, answer questions, and gather feedback.
  • Applications were opened to faculty for the first cohort for the professional development workshops, led by Project Illumina, in Spring 2023. A $2,000 stipend was provided: one-half after completing the workshops and one-half after delivering nd assessing the course.


  • The Provost hired an assistant director of Institutional Effectiveness to act as director of the Quality Enhancement Plan.
  • The Quality Enhancement Plan was submitted to SACSCOC. A committee from SACSCOC visited campus in March to assess the plan.
  • The first cohort of faculty completed the professional development workshops.
  • Applications began for the second faculty cohort for the workshops to be held in Fall 2023,
  • The course approval process began.


  • A one-week summer institute was delivered for five select faculty to train to be facilitators for future workshops, with stipends.
  • A QEP Implementation Team was assembled of faculty, staff and student representatives to support implementation and analysis over five years.

FALL 2023

  • The QEP Implementation Team, Level I and Level II, began meeting.
  • The first cohort of faculty from Spring 2023 professional development taught their courses,
  • Faculty facilitators led professional development in partnership with Project Illumina,
  • The next cohort of faculty completed the workshops.
  • The course approval process continued.

2024 – 2028

  • Continue workshops for more opportunities for more faculty to expand Finding Ourselves in Community across campus.
  • Continue approving more courses across more subjects.
  • Continue student assessments.

FALL 2028

  • Draft the 5-year review and impact report for SACSCOC,


  • Deliver the 5-year review and impact report to SACSCOC by March 15,

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