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VIA: Lead On Goal 2

Strengthen the Endowment

Recommended Actions

  • Enhance education and communication across the TCU community on the purposes, uses and mechanics of the endowment
  • Advancement and endowment leaders should update the Cabinet, Provost Council, Faculty Senate, Staff Assembly and Student Government once a year
  • Leverage the university’s web presence with updated materials and easier access
  • Educate students and parents on how the endowment provides them with access to high quality education and opportunity
  • Increase funding for philanthropy to support research, scholarship and creative activities
  • Increase the number of endowed faculty positions, including setting a goal campus-wide for the optimum percentage of faculty on endowed lines
  • Continue to attract a wider pool of trustees and donors, nationally and internationally, in line with the growing reputation and global aspirations of TCU
  • Increase endowed scholarship support to create a more ethnically, socio-economically, and geographically diverse student population that better prepares all students to relate to the global community in their lives and careers
  • Increase awareness of and access to funding for student participation in Study Abroad and other opportunities to enhance cultural and global awareness
  • Increase awareness of and access to funding for student participation in unpaid or low paying internships
  • Increase funding for an integrated student-success model, inclusive of academic advising, career services and disability services
  • Develop more vehicles to tell the story of endowed scholarships changing student’s lives through opportunity and access to quality education
  • Educate the community on the nature of endowed positions
  • Increase recognition and spotlight on the institution’s “celebrity” faculty and staff