TCU: Vision in Action

 

Cardinal Principles

 

There are five cardinal principles 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 CARDINAL PRINCIPLE teacher
 

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

 

1 CARDINAL PRINCIPLE student in lab
 

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

 

 

1 CARDINAL PRINCIPLE fountain
 

Enhance TCU's learning community by providing outstanding facilities and appropriate technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 CARDINAL PRINCIPLE outdoor
 

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

 

1 CARDINAL PRINCIPLE nursing
 

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