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.
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.
Draft the 5-year review and impact report for SACSCOC,
Deliver the 5-year review and impact report to SACSCOC by March 15,