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Faculty/Staff Opportunities

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.

College Track Mentors

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: 

  • Weekly Group Meetings. Mentors host weekly 2-hour workshops for all members of their College Track cohort during the first two years of their cohort's time on campus.
  • One-on-ones. Each mentor meets biweekly with each Mentee for hour-long one-on-one conversations.
  • Socials with Your Cohort. Mentors plan activities which allow students to bond and expose them to Tulane and New Orleans’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Graduation. In your cohort's senior year, mentors are expected to participate in the graduation celebration.
  • Weekly Local College Completion Conversations. Mentors schedule weekly discussions with their students College Completion Advisor(s).
  • Mentor Meetings and the Mentor Retreat with the CAE Team. Mentors participate in the Center for Academic Equity’s mentor development meetings in which everyone gets together to share their experiences, connect to campus resources, and find support for their role as a mentors. The Center for Academic Equity also hosts a yearly retreat for all mentors in May. The retreat welcomes new mentors, provides an opportunity for fellowship and celebration while enhancing mentor training and planning for the new academic year.

Posse Mentors

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: 

  • Weekly Group Meetings. Mentors host weekly 2-hour workshops for all members of their Posse based on the and Posse curriculum. Mentors personalize the workshops and make adjustments based on the academic calendar.
  • One-on-ones. Each mentor meets biweekly with each member of their Posse for hour-long one-on-one conversations. These sessions are usually scheduled as five appointments each week.
  • Socials with Your Cohort. Mentors plan activities which allow students to bond and expose them to Tulane and New Orleans’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Graduation. Mentors are expected to attend the Posse Graduation (held at 10 AM on the Thursday before Commencement).
  • Weekly Local Posse Foundation Check-ins. Mentors schedule weekly discussions with the trainers in the local Posse office in the city from which Posse scholars originate.
  • Campus Visits with Local Posse Foundation. Mentors participate in all Posse Campus Visits in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Mentor Meetings and the Mentor Retreat with the CAE Team. Mentors participate in the Center for Academic Equity’s mentor development meetings in which everyone gets together to share their experiences, connect to campus resources, and find support for their role as a mentors. The Center for Academic Equity also hosts a yearly retreat for all mentors in May. The retreat welcomes new mentors, provides an opportunity for fellowship and celebration while enhancing mentor training and planning for the new academic year.
  • PossePlus Retreat. Mentors attend the PPR held (late February/early March) each year. This three-day event includes workshops and activities with, Posse Scholars and Plusers (including non-posse students, faculty, and staff).

Team Equity

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.