Faculty members across campus are working to help graduate students learn to become both good teachers and good researchers.While most colleges at TCU have no formal method of teaching graduate students how to become better teachers, professors are offering individualized support, said Jeff Coffer, professor and chair of the chemistry department.
The principles graduate professors were hired on are the same principles they are teaching their students, said Bonnie Blackwell, an assistant professor and the director of graduate studies for English.
Forty-three percent of 5,610 undergraduate TCU students transferred credits from fall 2002 to spring 2005, most of which were from community colleges, and 68 percent were from juniors and seniors, said the dean of AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences.After a task force evaluated TCU's summer school policy, it decided to amend the transfer policy so 12 hours can be transferred in from a community college before a student reaches 54 hours at TCU, said Mary Volcansek, dean of AddRan College.
The University Council approved changes in the number of credit hours that can be transferred in and the number of classes a student can take during the three-week session in May.The changes were approved in May and will be implemented before advising begins for the spring 2007 semester.
The University Council is made up of academic deans, elected and appointed representatives from each college and students, said Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Starting the tournament with a win Friday, the Horned Frogs volleyball team made school history during one match and broke their winning streak in the next at the Nike/LaQuinta Invitational Saturday.After the Frogs beat Centenary College of Louisiana in three games at the University Recreation Center, it held the record for the best start in school history at 10-1, beating the previous record of 9-1. The scores for the match were: 30-18, 30-28, and 30-19.
The Horned Frogs volleyball team is 9-1 with a defeat over Davidson College Friday night matching the record of their best start in school history.It was the second time in a row the Frogs took five games to win.
The Frogs and the Wildcats had tight flip-flopped wins with scores of: 30-17, 24-30, 30-23, 25-30, and 15-8.
Prentice Lewis, the head volleyball coach, said the team did a lot well.
"It doesn't matter if we do it in three or if we do it in five," Lewis said. "I'm very happy in general how my team is doing."
The Horned Frogs Volleyball team set a new record and ended its five-match winning streak after a defeat by the Ole Miss Rebels in the Nike/LaQuinta Invitational Saturday.After the Frogs beat Centenary in three games at the University Recreation Center, they held the record for the best start in school history at 10-1. The previous record was 9-1.
An hour and a half later it took Ole Miss five games to take the Frogs down. The scores were: 30-26, 31-33, 28-30, 30-26, 9-15.
The Frogs need to focus on maintaining consistency, said Prentice Lewis, the head coach.
A TCU trumpet player landed a high-profile job playing with a select group of musicians in Anaheim, Calif. this summer.Micah Bell, a senior music education major, was the lead trumpet in the Disney All American College Band this summer.
The band performs five days a week in front of thousands of Disneyland guests.
Lori Cook, of the Entertainment Division for the Disneyland Resort, said in an e-mail that the participants were chosen from 250 students from all over the nation who auditioned in February.
A junior interior design major said she holds the TCU lighting program in even higher regard after being able to hold her own among graduate students at a boot camp sponsored by General Electric.Ericka Bailey, a junior interior design major, is earning a minor in lighting, a degree offered by the department of design, merchandising and textiles. Bailey was among a group of students chosen to represent TCU at GE's Student Boot Camp Lighting Conference this summer, where TCU's Center for Lighting Education was the only undergraduate program invited to attend.
Dennis Haskins, who played Principal Richard Belding on the television show "Saved by the Bell," has a message to spread: "Follow your dreams."Haskins, an actor since college, brought his one-man comedy show to about 350 students in the Student Center Ballroom Tuesday evening.
After the "Saved by the Bell" theme song played, Haskins took the stage to loud cheers from the audience.
"Take advantage of being here, don't just go to school," Haskins said.