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加强学术资料 & 声誉

The academic reputation of the university is of great, perhaps critical, importance in determining whether undergraduate and graduate students, in consultation with parents 咨询师们,选择来找赌钱软件下载. Similarly, it influences faculty when they make 职业生涯的约.

Clearly, the Academic Profile is a key component of a value proposition that is absolutely fundamental to the success of the university. 尽管这在某种程度上是一种认知 (and thus subject to manipulation), the reality is that, in the end, decisions about commitment to the university, be it by students, faculty, external grant awards or philanthropic support, generally are based on the strength of the Academic Profile.

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What, then, is the Academic Profile of a university? 本质上,它是一种衡量 the value, both real and perceived, of the academic enterprises that are supported 大学. In other words, it is a measure of the investment (broadly defined) that the university makes in its 学术使命, combined with the value of its 成就. If a university wishes to pursue an upward trajectory in the national education debate, it will endeavor to improve its Academic Profile.

Simple quantitative components of the Academic Profile include questions such as:

  • How many undergraduate students attend TCU?
  • 他们选择的专业是什么?
  • Similarly, how many graduate students attend TCU and what is their choice of program?
  • What are the courses and majors offered at TCU?
  • What are the postgraduate offerings of the university?
  • How many faculty are employed 大学 and in which disciplines are they 发现?
  • Importantly, what are the vectors of change for all of the above?

Beyond these and other bland numerical questions, there is another series of questions 产生定性评估. 例如: 

  • What is the academic pedigree of the students?
  • What is the academic pedigree of the faculty?
  • What is the quality and quantity of instruction (broadly defined)?
  • What is the quality and quantity of scholarship and creativity (broadly defined)?
  • How well does the symbiosis between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs support the 学术使命?
  • What is the value of a TCU degree, (a question that can be addressed from several 视角)?

The answers to these and many similar questions, except perhaps the last one, can easily be obtained from various university fact books; depending on your purpose, 这一数据可能令人兴奋.

However, an even more exciting activity is to consider ways by which the totality of the profile can be strengthened, and the reputation of the university thereby enhanced. The analogy to polishing a diamond to its sparkling full capacity is appropriate here; it is important to realize that, in the long view, the Academic Profile is the most true and important component of the front door of the university.

On this assumption, more questions rise to the top of the heap. TCU多少钱 value its Academic Profile and what is its intellectual and financial commitment to 改进? More philosophically perhaps, how well does the university enable students, faculty and staff achieve their potential in the TCU environment? 费率是多少? 以及程序性增长的方向? Above all, WHY should students and faculty invest 他们在TCU的时间?

Part of the answer to the last question is to respond to the daunting list of challenges that our students, and the faculty and staff who teach them, will face in the future. 以下列表来自 通过: 明日学院很中肯:

  • An inclusive understanding and appreciation of each other
  • A pro发现 understanding of global geography, economics and politics
  • 对科学技术的理解
  • An understanding of the dynamics of society
  • An understanding of limits and sustainability
  • A knowledge of where to acquire trustworthy data in order to be voices of integrity
  • A knowledge of where to acquire trustworthy data in order to be voices of integrity
  • A deep understanding of their own potential and of their need for contemplative space
  • A love of the arts - music, dance, theatre, the spoken and written word

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Truth to tell, the Academic Profile of TCU, as compared with national norms, is of 中上等级. Certainly, there are students, programs and professors of great brilliance on this campus; conversely, there are areas that need strengthening. 那 is where we go in the next section of the report.

Many of the recommendations are not radical – there is not a widespread sense that the Academic 任务 of the university is “broken” – far from the case. 然而,在 are many ways in which the academic enterprise can run more smoothly and function 更灵活地应对未来.