Faculty and staff members play an integral role in assisting students who may be experiencing a personal concern. Campus Life – Dean’s Office staff members work closely with the TCU campus community to help enrich and restore student’s lives so they can be successful both academically and personally.
- Student Well-Being
- Campus Resources
- Student Absences
- Request a Presentation
- Campus Community Response Team
If you, as a faculty or staff member, are concerned about a student please contact the Campus Life – Dean’s Office. Concerns from faculty and staff members often revolve around excessive class absences and/or performance on major assignments. A Campus Life Dean is available to work with faculty and other resources in order to help guide students towards success.
Our office has partnered up with the TCU Counseling & Mental Health Center to create a faculty and staff training folder titled “Faculty/Staff 911 Folder”. Staff members are available to speak to your department about how to recognize and respond to distressed students. To schedule the Faculty/Staff 911 Folder training within your department, please email the Campus Life – Dean’s office at email@example.com.
Report a non-emergency student concern by filling out the online form.
*For immediate health and safety concerns of your student, please contact the TCU Police Department at 817.257.7777
The following is a list of campus resources that our staff is frequently in contact with regarding student concerns. Please contact one of these offices for further information about their services and programs.
|TCU Police (24 hours)||817.257.7777|
|TCU Counseling Center||817.257.7863|
|TCU Health Center||817.257.7940|
|Office of Religious and Spiritual Life||817.257.7830|
|Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs||817.257.7820|
|Alcohol and Drug Education Center||817.257.7100|
|Student Development Services||817.257.7855|
|Center for Academic Services||817.257.7486|
|Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services||817.257.5557|
TCU Compliance Officers
Human Resources maintains a list of Compliance Officers. Please view this list for your specific need.
Records of class attendance are the responsibility of the faculty, and every course’s syllabus should clearly state the instructor’s policy on class attendance and how attendance affects a student’s final evaluation in the course.
When a student is absent to represent the university (as in athletics, chorus, band, national or state meetings of organizations represented at TCU), then an Official University Absence may be granted by the Campus Life – Dean’s Office.
Faculty/staff who wish to have an activity sanctioned for Official University Absence status must submit the names of all students, including date and hours absent from campus, to the Campus Life – Dean’s Office no later than one week prior to the date of the activity. The Dean of Campus Life reviews and approves the request as appropriate and distributes the names to all faculty through a weekly email to department heads and administrative personnel. Faculty members are required to permit students to make up work missed because of Official University Absences.
If a student has not contacted you as a faculty or staff member, please contact a Campus Life Dean at 817.257.7926 if any of the following are true:
- The student has had excessive absences in the class. (An instructor should not assume that continued absence from class indicates an official withdrawal unless so notified by the Registrar.)
- The faculty member believes the student has been untruthful about the cause of his/her absence.
- Students should submit proof of absence by filling out the Documentation for Absence Verification.
If the Campus Life-Dean’s Office is working with a student regarding an emergency or ongoing personal concerns affecting the student’s academic performance and/or attendance, the student’s faculty will be notified by email or telephone.
Would you like a presentation on a specific student concern to be discussed during a staff or faculty meeting ? Campus Life Deans are available to speak about a variety of issues including: recognizing and responding to students in distress and civility.
Please feel free to request a presentation through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow at least two weeks advanced notice when requesting a presentation.
Also, please visit the Don’t Cancel that Class website to review additional presentations that faculty and staff can request from other Student Affairs Departments.
A Campus Community Response Team (CCRT) has been established to advise the Chief Inclusion Officer on allegations of bias-related incidents that may impact the TCU community. TCU’s mission to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community involves the commitment and guidance of the entire TCU populace. TCU encourages any member of our campus community who has witnessed, or been the target of, a bias-related incident to report that incident.
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