first_imgOscar Hernandez was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He is a third-year journalism major with a minor in Spanish. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Oscar Hernandez Facebook The TCU Faculty Senate met on Thursday. Photo via Oscar Hernandez. printThe proposal to expand TCU’s Core Curriculum to include a focus on diversity would double dip with any of the five cultural competencies and take effect with incoming first-year students in the fall of 2020.The plan, which was explained to the Faculty Senate Thursday, is the first substantial change to the core and would relate to each department without adding any extra hours, said Claire Sanders, chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.Dr. Claire Sanders, senior instructor and co-director of African-American and Africana studies. Photo via TCU AddRan College of Liberal Arts.Student Body President, Abbey Widick, said including diversity in TCU’s current core curriculum would make our graduates and academic profile much stronger. The proposal was approved by 82 percent of student government. The proposal was met with some skepticism from some faculty members concerned it might add more stress for students already worried about graduating on time.The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Science and Engineering, Richard Rinewalt, said adding more requirements into the core curriculum will restrict many students in high demanding majors who have few free electives from pursuing minors or double majors.José Carrión, assistant professor in mathematics, said the timetable may demand too much work for faculty to come up with strategies to incorporate DEI into their unit for the short amount of time that they are given.Sean Atkinson, chair of the Academic Excellence Committee. Photo via TCU College of Fine Arts.Sean Atkinson, chair of the Academic Excellence Committee, responded by saying every department must tackle the lack of diversity in the classroom by having support from different areas of the university at the same.Several faculty members recommend a solid proposal and a much more detailed timeline from the committee before the proposal moves any forward. Oscar Hernandez ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin + posts Oscar Hernandez DEI proposal prompts civil discourse Linkedin TCU Faculty Assembly may be one step closer to DEI vote Facebook #JoltTheVote: A new group encourages political engagement Twitter Twitter Oscar Hernandez Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Trump’s calling the nomineesNext articleWhat is Title IX? Oscar Hernandez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Faculty voting on secret DEI ballot Oscar Hernandez Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more