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Quality Enhancement Plan

TCU’s SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): DEI Essential Competency for the Core Curriculum

The SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is developed by TCU during Reaffirmation to focus on improving specific student learning outcomes by committing resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP, with broad-based support and a plan to assess achievement. TCU QEP leadership team identifies 3 viable topics around the DEI Essential Competency, carefully assessing and establishing evidence basis for the desired student learning outcomes and required instructor professional development. Those 3 topics are presented to faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters and the great community for feedback. The Leadership Team reviews the feedback and choses the one final topic to move forward for the new 5-8 years. (A 5-year commitment is required by SACSCOC.)

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TCU QEP Timeline 

Year 1

TCU QEP leadership team identifies 3 viable topics around the DEI Essential Competency, carefully assesses and establishes evidence basis for the desired student learning outcomes and required instructor professional development. Those 3 topics are presented to faculty, staff, students, alumni, supporters and the great community for feedback. The Leadership Team reviews the feedback and chooses the one final topic to move forward for the next 5-8 years.

Year 2

Determine logistics by college. Establish assessment for student learning outcomes and instructor professional development. Determine professional development and course modification for first instructor cohort.

Years 3 to 7 (SACSCOC requires 5-year QEP)

Over five years, the DEI EC is required for 20% of first-year students, then 40%, 60%, 80%, 100% – anticipating successive cohorts by college or area. New instructor cohorts undergo professional development and course modification. Assess student learning outcomes and professional development to modify as needed. Anticipate college choice regarding SCH and course size.

Year 8 – Goals

DEI EC becomes a Core Curriculum requirement for all undergraduates at TCU, with approximately 2,500 seats offered in majors, minors and elective courses. Primarily integrates into existing or repurposed courses, so no new faculty lines or substantial reliance on adjuncts is anticipated. Utilizes a broad cross-section of faculty, graduate students, instructional staff and advisors who have participated in DEI EC professional development. DEI EC professional development becomes a regular offering for faculty and advisors.

 

TCU QEP Leadership Team 2023

CHAIRS
Frank Hernandez, Dean, College of Education
Claire Sanders, Faculty Fellow and Academic Affairs DEI Advocate

MEMBERS
David Allen, Director Institutional Effectiveness, Office of the Provost
Rachelle Blackwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Sandy Callaghan, Director, Center for International Studies
Megan Clawson, Faculty Developer, Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation & Engagement
Elaine Cole, Communications Coordinator, Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Lori Diel, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Fine Arts
Leslie Ekpe, Graduate Student, Graduate Student Senate Representative
Phil Esposito, Associate Professor, Faculty Senate Representative
Rob Garnett, Associate Dean, John V. Roach Honors College
Theresa Gaul, Professor and Director of TCU Core Curriculum
Luke Fravel, Undergraduate Student, Student Government Association Representative
Marlo Jeffries, Associate Professor, College of Science & Engineering
Zoranna Jones, Assistant Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Marcel Kerr, Asst. Dean Assessment & Quality Imp., TCU School of Medicine
Maria Ciriza Lope, Associate Professor, AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Annorah Moorman, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success
Uche Onyebadi, Associate Professor, Bob Schieffer College of Communication
Melissa Reeves, Assistant Director Data Management & Analytics, Institutional Research
Cynthia Savage, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Education
Nishala Silva, Director of Neeley Assessment & Accreditation, Neeley School of Business
Angie Taylor, Director, Student Life Analytics, Student Affairs
Aisha Torrey-Sawyer, Interim Chief Inclusion Officer
Jennifer Watson, Professor, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences