Director, Center for Academic Equity
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Director of the Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University will provide the overall administration of developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that ensure that all students admitted to the university have the tools to thrive and flourish academically. The Director is the primary liaison representing the academic concerns of underrepresented students within the undergraduate college, Newcomb-Tulane College, and working with partners in Student Affairs and other university personnel. The Director will assume a leadership role in building and fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, restoration, reconciliation, and accessibility efforts locally, nationally and internationally, in the context of undergraduate education.
President Mike Fitts identified the founding of the Center as a priority and provided funding to establish it in 2017, with the mission of providing, supporting and overseeing academic programming for students attending Tulane as part of the Posse or College Track programs. CAE now coordinates the academic needs of students who, because of their backgrounds, require additional resources in transitioning to and thriving in college, such as students of color, first-generation college students, students of low socio-economic status, those with DACA status, LGBTQ+ students, and others. In Fall 2020 the Center will move into a newly renovated space in Richardson Hall, directly across from the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life.
The Center for Academic Equity remains the academic home for Posse and College Track programs, including a summer bridge program. CAE runs a resource lending library, weekly lunches on topics related to equity and diversity, summer research fellowships, a major research symposium for students to present research, and workshops on finding and paying for internships, scholarships, and on the hidden curriculum. CAE also partners with other campus units on study abroad programs, academic advising, career opportunities, tutoring, summer school, and more. CAE offers under-resourced students a way to connect with academic resources across campus and helps them navigate the complexities of higher education.
The Director reports to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in Newcomb-Tulane College and manages a staff of three. The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all the duties performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.
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