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NTCSE 2020 Program Timeline

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The NTC Summer Experience invites 15 talented scholars who are students of color, first-generation college, LGBTQ+, and College Track scholarship recipients to spend five weeks on Tulane’s campus before fall orientation. Students live in campus residence halls, take courses for credit, take workshops focused on popular freshman courses, meet with faculty and staff advisors, and learn about the rich cultural diversity of New Orleans. Facilitators and Mentors introduce students to a wide range of support services and allied offices at Tulane including Global Studies and the Honors Program. The NTC Summer Experience offers students a way to get to know the campus and environs prior to Fall welcome.

 

Students participating in the NTCSE can expect to spend, on average, 6-7 hours per week engaged in synchronous learning with other students in the program, and about 33-34 hours engaged in asynchronous learning activities.

 

Synchronous Engagement Within Class Communities

College Math Preparation (1 credit)

  • 1 hour of Zoom meeting with the entire class
  • 1 hour in a one-on-one session with the course instructor and additional time as needed

New Orleans Race, Culture, and Power (3 credits)

  • 2 hours of Zoom meeting with the entire class
  • one-on-one meeting with course instructor additional time as needed.

Courage and The Life Examined (4 credits)

  • 1 hour of Zoom meeting with the entire class
  • 1 hour in a one-on-one session with the course instructor and additional time as needed
  • ½ hour in a one-on-one meeting with a student for discussion

 

Asynchronous Coursework Completion

College Math Preparation (1 credit)

  • 7 hours completing coursework using ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system.)
  • Additional readings, activities, and coursework as needed

New Orleans Race, Culture, and Power (3 credits)

  • 7-9 hours engaged in reading, research, writing, watching videos and other course activities
  • Additional readings, activities, and coursework as needed

Courage and The Life Examined (4 credits)

  • 10-12 hours engaged in reading, discussion boards, research, writing multiple drafts and other course activities
  • Additional readings, activities, and coursework as needed

NTCSE Webinar Series

  • 3-4 hours watching video content, exploring Tulane, and responding to questions

 

EARLY FALL IN PERSON EXPERIENCE

NTCSE students will have the privilege of moving into their residence halls earlier than other incoming first-year students. Students arrive on campus four days before the start of New Student Orientation in August. During this time, you will engage with returning students and explore the college campus through unique activities designed for this summer experience program. These activities will include an opening dinner with and NTCSE faculty and Newcomb-Tulane College leadership, excursion within the greater New Orleans community, and campus-based activities designed to help you have a head start on mastering your domain.

 

FALL SEMESTER

NTCSE programming will extend into the fall semester. We will meet during week 4, week 8, and have an end of semester celebration. These programs are a part of your NTCSE scholarship requirements.