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update 11/4/19




Greetings from The University of Tulsa!

We know that life is crazy this time of year. In an effort to reduce stress for you and your students, TU is extending its Application Fee Waiver and Priority Admission Consideration deadline to Friday, November 15. If you are working with students to complete their applications, they now have until November 15 to do so. You may also take the extra time to submit transcripts for them.

Please help us notify students of the deadline extension.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, we urge you to contact your TU admission counselor or the TU Office of Admission at 918-631-2307800-331-3050 or apply@utulsa.edu

We look forward to working with you and your students and reading about all of their great accomplishments. 

Sincerely,

The TU Office of Admission

 update 9/4/19




Greetings from The University of Tulsa!

This past summer, TU began hosting small True Blue Focus visit programs centered around specific majors. We hosted a Nursing program and a Mechanical Engineering program in July and saw great results as students who knew they were interested in those majors had the opportunity to explore labs, talk one-on-one with students and professors, and tour campus with our University Ambassadors.

This fall, we are hosting two similar events for students interested in Computer Science and Petroleum Engineering. Both programs are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

TRUE BLUE FOCUS: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00am - 1:00 pm
Students can learn more and register here.

TRUE BLUE FOCUS: PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
Friday, October 11, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm
Students can learn more and register here.

As a reminder, students who start their application by November 1 are eligible for a $50 application fee waiver. We hope you will encourage your students to take advantage of the offer.


The TU Office of Admission


 

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2:48 PM (17 minutes ago)
to betzerj


Dear Janet,

Today, The University of Tulsa announced several significant changes that, together, are part of a reimagining of our university and focuses on our No. 1 priority: student success. These changes, which are rooted in our five-year strategic plan, radically alter the landscape of our university, making us stronger and more nimble to respond to a changing higher education landscape. 

This transformation follows months of analysis and is the most comprehensive, data-driven program evaluation ever undertaken at TU. The review also verified what the TU community already knew: TU is a high-touch, undergraduate-focused institution that provides students with a firm grounding in critical and creative thinking, and that is heavily weighted toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a professional, practical focus.  

Key details of these changes are listed below, and the full announcement can be found online at utulsa.edu/truecommitment.

Narrowing our focus 

As part of my vision and after months of extensive analysis, we will phase out a variety of academic programs and grow those that offer the most in-demand skillsets in the 21st century – and beyond. We will reduce the number of degree programs, many of which are at the graduate level and have few students. Just 6% of our total student population are enrolled in these programs for their primary degrees. You can find more details here.  

These changes will not impact the program offerings available to the incoming TU Class of 2023. For current students and those entering in the fall of 2019, even if their chosen major is one identified for closure, we will honor our commitment to them so they can earn their degree in that program. Any program that exists today will still matriculate students in the fall, and we are committed to teaching out those students until they earn their degrees. 

We also identified more than 15 current programs primed for growth and expansion. Many of these changes will be implemented over time although our focus on growth begins immediately.  

Bolstering student success 

We are reimagining the student experience at TU, beginning with a new Student Success Center that centralizes support services such as financial aid, tutoring and career planning. These resources are directly correlated to improved retention and graduation rates. The Student Success Center will house critical student services, streamlining and enhancing support for our students from health and wellness to housing and mentors.  

Restructuring departments and colleges 

We are rethinking the traditional university structure and streamlining TU’s colleges and departments. Henry Kendall College will house “University Studies,” an academic launchpad for first-year students, as well as four reorganized divisions that will encompass the 15 departments currently in Arts & Sciences as well as biological sciences. The College of Engineering & Natural Sciences will consolidate 10 departments into four divisions; and a new “professional super college” will house our business, health sciences and law colleges. The new structure is still a year or two away, but once it is operational, it will embrace interdisciplinary work across campus and allow our academic and administrative resources to be deployed in better support of our institutional mission. 

Engaging with tenured faculty 

Our resident faculty is our most valuable asset to meet our strategic goals and support the needs and desires of our students. Updated university policies and smarter deployment of professors will allow us to refocus teaching resources. In time, this re-envisioned academic restructure will allow us to utilize resources more effectively, to better promote interdisciplinary work and to invest in strengthening our remaining programs and supporting faculty development. 

What do these changes mean for future TU students? They reinforce our commitment to ensuring that all students succeed in their academic journey at TU. The changes we are making will only strengthen our focus on programs with exceptional career outcomes that already distinguish a TU education. Please feel free to submit questions at utulsa.edu/truecommitment

TU is approaching its 125th year, and it is my job to provide vision and direction to ensure our university is around for another 125 years. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of students to our campus! 

Sincerely, 
 

Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. 
President 


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The University of Tulsa admission@utulsa.edu via technolutions.net 

2:48 PM (17 minutes ago)
to betzerj


Dear Janet,

Today, The University of Tulsa announced several significant changes that, together, are part of a reimagining of our university and focuses on our No. 1 priority: student success. These changes, which are rooted in our five-year strategic plan, radically alter the landscape of our university, making us stronger and more nimble to respond to a changing higher education landscape. 

This transformation follows months of analysis and is the most comprehensive, data-driven program evaluation ever undertaken at TU. The review also verified what the TU community already knew: TU is a high-touch, undergraduate-focused institution that provides students with a firm grounding in critical and creative thinking, and that is heavily weighted toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a professional, practical focus.  

Key details of these changes are listed below, and the full announcement can be found online at utulsa.edu/truecommitment.

Narrowing our focus 

As part of my vision and after months of extensive analysis, we will phase out a variety of academic programs and grow those that offer the most in-demand skillsets in the 21st century – and beyond. We will reduce the number of degree programs, many of which are at the graduate level and have few students. Just 6% of our total student population are enrolled in these programs for their primary degrees. You can find more details here.  

These changes will not impact the program offerings available to the incoming TU Class of 2023. For current students and those entering in the fall of 2019, even if their chosen major is one identified for closure, we will honor our commitment to them so they can earn their degree in that program. Any program that exists today will still matriculate students in the fall, and we are committed to teaching out those students until they earn their degrees. 

We also identified more than 15 current programs primed for growth and expansion. Many of these changes will be implemented over time although our focus on growth begins immediately.  

Bolstering student success 

We are reimagining the student experience at TU, beginning with a new Student Success Center that centralizes support services such as financial aid, tutoring and career planning. These resources are directly correlated to improved retention and graduation rates. The Student Success Center will house critical student services, streamlining and enhancing support for our students from health and wellness to housing and mentors.  

Restructuring departments and colleges 

We are rethinking the traditional university structure and streamlining TU’s colleges and departments. Henry Kendall College will house “University Studies,” an academic launchpad for first-year students, as well as four reorganized divisions that will encompass the 15 departments currently in Arts & Sciences as well as biological sciences. The College of Engineering & Natural Sciences will consolidate 10 departments into four divisions; and a new “professional super college” will house our business, health sciences and law colleges. The new structure is still a year or two away, but once it is operational, it will embrace interdisciplinary work across campus and allow our academic and administrative resources to be deployed in better support of our institutional mission. 

Engaging with tenured faculty 

Our resident faculty is our most valuable asset to meet our strategic goals and support the needs and desires of our students. Updated university policies and smarter deployment of professors will allow us to refocus teaching resources. In time, this re-envisioned academic restructure will allow us to utilize resources more effectively, to better promote interdisciplinary work and to invest in strengthening our remaining programs and supporting faculty development. 

What do these changes mean for future TU students? They reinforce our commitment to ensuring that all students succeed in their academic journey at TU. The changes we are making will only strengthen our focus on programs with exceptional career outcomes that already distinguish a TU education. Please feel free to submit questions at utulsa.edu/truecommitment

TU is approaching its 125th year, and it is my job to provide vision and direction to ensure our university is around for another 125 years. I look forward to welcoming the next generation of students to our campus! 

Sincerely, 
 

Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. 
President 


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