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Propose a TIDES course

TIDES is a one-credit seminar for first-year students as they transition to the university. Included in the curriculum are programmatic learning outcomes, or course anchors, that emphasize topics such as faculty mentorship, collaborative and written assignments, and diversity and inclusivity. Additionally, course funding is available to fund experiential learning opportunities related to academic content.

TIDES faculty are responsible for educating students on the academy and its expectations, connecting course content to the community, and serving as faculty mentors in a student’s first-semester transition. Additionally, faculty counsel an upper-class TIDES peer mentor as they work with incoming students on their academic and social transition to Tulane. Course content should be interdisciplinary, current, and include all course anchors, which can be found in the Faculty Guidebook. We encourage you to be creative as you consider your discipline or interests from a different perspective. Review our current course descriptions and examples of experiential learning opportunities.

The call for new courses is in October of each year and are reviewed by the Newcomb-Tulane College curriculum committee. We welcome a diversity of topics and ideas.

For more information or any questions, contact Cristina Lawson, Director of the First-Year Experience, at clawson4@tulane.edu.