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People and programs: giving birth to new ideas

When you help educate individuals who can change the world, you will Influence the kind of world we will live in.

What will the future hold? Will energy majors find jobs on the continental supergrid? Nursing and pre-med alumni care for synthetic humans? Linguists and scientists puzzle out an interstellar message?

We don't know if these predictions will come true. But we can be sure that there will be environmental, technological, social and political changes on a massive scale.

Through The Academy of Tomorrow, we are reimagining the TCU experience to better educate critical thinkers prepared to solve problems. Ethical leaders who see the world in terms of opportunity. Individuals who can improve the human condition and enhance our environment. People and programs that can give birth to new ideas.

Consequently, TCU is strengthening targeted programs:


HARRIS COLLEGE OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Harris College is among the fastest growing of TCU's academic divisions, reflecting society's need for capable new health care professionals. Harris has made remarkable advances in recent years, including new graduate programs, an Oncology Education and Research Center in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research (a collaboration with the prestigious Joanna Briggs Institute). 

To catch up with its growth and to meet the needs of the current Harris College enrollment, TCU intends to:

  • Increase scholarship funding.
  • Add new faculty positions.
  • Construct an addition to the already over-capacity Annie Richardson Bass Building.

 

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THE NEELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Neeley School of Business

The Neeley School of Business is growing in national prominence. For example, U.S. News & World Report puts Neeley in the top 5 for MBAs with the Most Financial Value at Graduation. Bloomberg BusinessWeek placed Neeley in the top 30 of the nation's 1,400 undergraduate business programs.

  

To support the Neeley School, TCU intends to:

  • Increase scholarship funding.
  • Add new faculty positions.
  • Consider a new state-of-the-art building or an extensive overhaul of current facilities.

 

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MARY COUTS BURNETT LIBRARY

MARY  COUTS BURNETT LIBRARY

Mary Couts Burnett Library's facilities were designed to serve the needs of a bygone era, one that was characterized by an extensive storage commitment for books and journals, formality and silence.

  

 

To meet the current and future needs of TCU students and faculty, TCU intends to:

  • Reconstruct the library in its current footprint.
  • Construct a completely new exterior to emphasize the library's place at the center of the academic campus culture.

Provide:

  • Enhanced technology and improved access to online books and journals.
  • More common group spaces for interactive learning.
  • Fewer stacks and more off-campus storage.
  • Additional dining options.

 

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THE TCU ENERGY INSTITUTE

THE TCU ENERGY INSTITUTE

Energy policy is at the forefront of national and international debate. Production is more critical than ever. New technologies are changing the playing field. TCU's location in the Barnett Shale gives it a "seize the moment" opportunity.

 

 

 

 

To benefit students, the industry and the nation, TCU intends to:

  • Increase scholarship funding.
  • Add new faculty.
  • Hire additional staff.
  • Improve facilities.

 

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JOHN V. ROACH HONORS COLLEGE

JOHN  V. ROACH HONORS COLLEGE

The John V. Roach Honors College provides extensive opportunities for excellence and attracts high-achieving students. Honors students raise TCU's academic profile and contribute significantly to the intellectual life of the campus.

 

 

To further increase the college's reputation and stature, TCU intends to:

  • Increase scholarship funding.
  • Hire more full-time faculty members for the Honors College.
  • Provide other signature program enhancements.

 

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