Your involvement matters. Faculty-student interactions enhance students' learning and their educational experience. Encourage student success, persistence in the classroom, and personal development by becoming a mentor to our Center for Academic Equity students.
The College Track organization selects students from underserved communities in New Orleans and California to attend Tulane. Mentors are a critical component guiding these scholars to a successful college experience. As a mentor, you would conduct:
The POSSE Foundation selects students who show extraordinary academic and leadership potential to attend Tulane as multicultural teams (“posses”) of 10 students. As a mentor, you would conduct:
Team Equity coalition is a strategic partnership of centers, departments, and institutes across Tulane’s campus that are central to creating a more inclusive student experience. This alliance serves as a forum for reflection and continued learning around issues of concern within our community. Team Equity works to develop protocols, collaborate on initiatives, disseminate information, and identify best practices in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through Team Equity, units across campus can support recruitment, training, and assessment efforts.
Digital Inclusion (DI) describes a holistic/realistic approach to engagement in higher education. It does not only focus on the technology itself but is centered on what we do with technology to enable and empower learners of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and career trajectories to progress along a pathway to success. The COVID-19 pandemic has put remote learning at the forefront of learning; however, students have disparate access to technology and digital literacy.
In line with our mission and values, the Center for Academic Equity is offering Tulane faculty and staff grants to pursue Professional Development to close the digital divide that impedes the continuation of tertiary education for some students. This grant is to ensure that all staff and faculty at Tulane have resources for training that supports the longstanding integrity of education while utilizing online delivery. Professional development for faculty will focus on quality course construction and delivery, adaptation of student learning outcomes and authentic assessment, and universal design. Through conference participation and continued learning, faculty and staff can identify best practices for creating equitable pedagogy through digital inclusion. Topics may include but are not limited to equity diversity and inclusion in higher education, digital literacy, digital inclusion practices, and supporting students from underserved communities. Priority will be given to applications that focus on student success and universal design across higher education.
We invite all Tulane Faculty and Staff to apply for the Diversity, Digital Inclusion for Professional Development grant at the CAE. The application will remain open until May 31, 2022, while funds last. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If awarded this grant, you will be required to complete the activity and submit receipts to the CAE by the end of the academic year on June 20, 2022.
Applicants are encouraged to find Professional Advancement activities of their choosing. The grant can cover registration fees and associated costs of attending chosen activity such as travel, lodging and food. Some examples of Professional Advancement activities include:
Find below some examples of upcoming Professional Development opportunities available online
Professional Certificate Course: Foundations of Digital Inclusion https://www.nten.org/course/foundations-of-digital-inclusion/
Conference: Net Inclusion 2022
Book: Technologies for Digital Inclusion. Good practices for dealing with Diversity
International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility - ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Lecco, Italy https://icchp-aaate.org/on-site-22