The annual TCU Faculty Convening began 2014 to provide a venue for emerging and senior TCU faculty scholars to present their research and to build a supportive network of faculty scholars. It has since expanded to be a place for faculty to share best practices and strategies to help them excel in their multifaceted role as TCU faculty members. In addition to instruction, the faculty role often includes administrative responsibilities, committee work, student advising, research, and community engagement. The convening discusses these topics and more.
The convening is also a place to discuss the latest research on tribal colleges and Native students conducted by the College Fund and other Native-led organizations. Our vision is for the convening to become the premier annual conference where TCU and non-TCU faculty, peer organizations, and higher education leaders can share, learn, build lasting relationships, and translate insights into practice. Watch the video below to see what happens at a TCU Faculty Convening.
The next conference will take place in May 2024. More details to come by November!
If you have any questions about the TCU Faculty Convening, please contact Heidi Normandin, Faculty Development Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-426-9909.
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