Texas Wesleyan University
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1201 Wesleyan Street
About Texas Wesleyan University
Our mission at Texas Wesleyan University is to develop students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community.
Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist institution with a tradition in the liberal arts and sciences and a focus on professional and career preparation.
The University is committed to the principles that each student deserves personal attention and that all members of the academic community must have freedom to pursue independent thought and to exercise intellectual curiosity.
The University endeavors to create a learning environment where each student is provided an opportunity to pursue individual excellence, to think clearly and creatively and to communicate effectively. The University also strives to develop a sense of civic responsibility and spiritual sensitivity, with a commitment to moral discrimination and action. Texas Wesleyan University strives to develop informed, responsible and articulate citizens.
The University actively seeks and employs faculty and staff with commitment and dedication to teaching, inspiring and serving students. Texas Wesleyan University recognizes its responsibility to the community by providing leadership and talent through programs that enable and enrich society.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered on campus and through distance education. Faculty scholarship informs teaching and advances knowledge and understanding.
Texas Wesleyan aspires to be a values- and student-centered university where motivated students prepare for graduate school and leadership in professional careers.
This vision is premised upon the understanding that professional employers seek individuals who have attained the essential skills of critical thinking, analytical reasoning and creative problem solving.
Texas Wesleyan believes that the best way for undergraduate students to learn these skills is in a liberal arts setting through intentionally small classes led by gifted faculty who are committed to student success.
This vision also recognizes that most students will need graduate professional degrees to further their careers and that these same skills are required for admission to and successful completion of graduate professional programs.
Realizing that most students will enter the workforce before returning to graduate school, Texas Wesleyan University will maintain graduate professional programs of high quality in formats that are accessible to working adults. These programs will focus on deepening and broadening critical thinking, analytical reasoning and creative problem solving skills in the context of professional content.
Texas Wesleyan is committed to providing its students and employees with the opportunity to live, learn and work in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment. We strive to create this environment by cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion at every level of our institution.
This Texas Wesleyan University Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan outlines four critical components to creating an inclusive environment:
- diversifying employee and student demographics;
- weaving diversity and inclusion into our curriculum;
- supporting and celebrating campus diversity;
- fostering accountability through institutional leadership and administration.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion directly supports Texas Wesleyan’s mission and 2020 Vision strategic plan. Diversity drives innovation, which is a vital component to teaching students to think critically and preparing them to compete on a global scale. And our 2020 Vision states that our student population and faculty and staff will represent a diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities and cultural groups.
As we look to 2020 and beyond, we know that our dedication to diversity and inclusion will continue to strengthen and enrich our campus community and increase Texas Wesleyan’s competitiveness in an ever-changing higher education landscape.