The charge of the Size, Mix and Residentiality subcomittee is to review pertinent data and make a recommendation on whether and how TCU should increase enrollment and enhance national standing.
1).What are the key strategic factors for determining desired enrollment size?
Size of the individual schools and balance among them?
Online courses and summer school?
Quality indicators for the incoming undergraduate students?
Retention and graduation goals?
Program structure and market for graduate students?
Availability of specialized facilities for key programs?
Market for growth?
Institutional financial health?
2). What are the different factors and considerations for the size of the graduate student population versus the size of undergraduate student population?
3). Are there areas of critical concern where growth is essential to achieve critical institutional priorities?
4). What does being a residential campus mean?
5). What is the desired student mix to achieve TCU's goals?
Town Hall Meeting
Below are thoughts from faculty, staff and students who atteneded the April 7 Town Hall Meeting, "Home Sweet Home: Living and Learning at TCU". If you would like to add to these comments or offer new thoughts, please do so by clicking on the discussion forum link located on the lower left hand side of the VIA Web site.
“When we go into strategic planning of units, the unit's perception of their size should be very carefully considered in the development of the university's size.”
- Richard Gipson, music department
“I think all the new buildings we have are great and an asset to the campus. We just have to be careful because it is so difficult for a lot of students to afford this university at this price.”
- Mary Wrench, junior advertising/public relations major
we continue to do what we do now with financial aid, we will continue
with the same student body we have now.”
“The reason I want a mix (of students) is not to be politically correct. It's important these different viewpoints are brought into the classroom.”
- Blaise Ferrandino, music department
time the questions about the future of TCU are raised, the issue of
diversity should be front and center.”
Size, Mix and Residentiality committee
Butler, AddRan College of Humanities & Social Sciences