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Become a College Track Mentor

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.

2021 Applications for Mentoring in the 2022-2023 Academic Year College Track and Posse

The Center for Academic Equity has launched its search for new mentors for College Track and Posse students in the class of 2026. Mentors must make to a two-year commitment but are ideally on hand to work with their students through their entire four years at Tulane.

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that matches mentors with students from urban centers in Louisiana, California, Maryland, and Colorado and supports their academic success.

Posse is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development.

These programs identify students from diverse backgrounds, help them apply to selective universities, and help them persist in their academic studies and graduate.

Faculty mentors receive training and support from the Center from Academic Equity, as well as a stipend; Posse mentors are also provided a one-course teaching release each semester for the first two years.

Learn more about the Posse and College Track programs at Tulane through our website

Important dates

Information Session:
October 1, 2021, from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Join Zoom Meeting by requesting a link (email your request to llacey@tulane.edu)
October 6, 2021, from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM: Richardson 102E
Application due date: October 15, 2021, at 5 PM

Application

Submit by email to Lovely Lacey (llacey@tulane.edu)

 

Position Description

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

 

Training

College Track Mentor Training

College Track’s New Orleans office invites Mentors to a training session hosted during August of each year.

On-campus Training

The Center for Academic Equity provides ongoing mentor development through mentor meetings held biweekly throughout the academic year, and the Mentor Retreat held in May.