As part of TCU’s reaffirmation and reaccreditation by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), we initiate, implement, complete and assess a five-year Quality Enhancement Plan to improve 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 will amplify 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.
Educate individuals 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 – by embedding this learning into their academic coursework.
Support faculty in developing new or existing courses that enable students to achieve this learning outcome.
Assess the learning outcome by determining 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” supports TCU’s Vision in Action: Lead On Strategic Plan, Goal No. 3: Strengthen the TCU Experience and Campus Culture: Foster a diverse and inclusive university for all.