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Vision in Action: Academy of Tomorrow (2011)

There were five cardinal principles for Vision in Action: Academy of Tomorrow, derived from Vision in Action. In spirit, these principles (called cardinal goals in the first planning process) have remained constant during both rounds of strategic planning, though minor modifications were made in the second phase. The five cardinal principles will determine the shape of the total TCU experience for at least a decade to come. What follows is a list of strategic priorities that support these principles. They are subject to further assessment and the availability of resources.

1. Recruit and retain outstanding students, faculty and staff who can thrive intellectually, personally and professionally at TCU

  • Enhance the quality of the undergraduate student academic experience
  • Strengthen graduate programming
  • Develop a strong and safe campus community
  • Be the workplace of choice

2. Design a vibrant, strong and brave learning community that is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality research, exceptional creative activity, and distinctive curricular, co-curricular and residential programs

  • Improve integration and communication between curricular and co-curricular programs and services
  • Support exceptional research and creative activity

3. Enhance TCU’s learning community by providing outstanding facilities and appropriate technology

4. Accelerate TCU’s connections with the greater community: Fort Worth, Texas, the nation and the world

  • Enhance opportunities that support TCU’s connections with the world at large through teaching, research, creative activities and service
  • Embrace the changing demography of the region, state and nation to contribute to responsible global citizenship

5. Couple wise financial stewardship with a well-planned entrepreneurial approach to academic opportunities

  • Align and integrate all aspects of university planning and allocate financial resources to reflect priorities
  • Develop advancement strategies that match these priorities
  • Reconstitute the Strategic Initiative Fund
  • Seek and obtain significant external funding

Full Report

For more information, please refer to the full report produced by Vision in Action: Academy of Tomorrow.

Vision in Action-The Sequel Project Report