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College Scholars Program

The NTC College Scholars program, engages high-achieving sophomores outside the classroom in cohorts led by Tulane’s faculty to provide meaningful intellectual connections between faculty and students. Faculty will lead groups of 10-13 high-achieving sophomores in a year-long focus of an interdisciplinary theme (e.g. inequality and empowerment, climate change, global health, technology and society, etc.).

The application deadline for new faculty principals to begin fall 2022 will be in September 2021.Faculty Principals meet with students outside of class at least once per month, attend a retreat, and attend five all-scholar events per academic term. Faculty principals will be paid $10,000 each year and must sign on to a two-year term (AY 2022-23 and 2023-24).


College Scholars Faculty Principal Position

The primary responsibilities of the faculty principals are planning and hosting engaging co-curricular programs centered on their Scholar cohort theme, at least one evening dinner a semester, a two-night retreat, and meetings.

Faculty principals will be paid $10,000 each year and must sign on to a two-year term (AY 2022-23 and 2023-24).

View the College Scholars Faculty Principals Webpage


Faculty Principals should spend approximately 10-12 hours each semester hosting events for a small interdisciplinary cohort. These events may take the form of discussions and activities on campus or off-campus field trips. Some ideas include invited speakers, book discussions, film screenings, a trip to the theater, a trip to a museum, a public service activity, panel discussions of faculty and/or student research, and more. The purpose of the programs is to foster common intellectual experiences amongst students outside the classroom. Faculty principals also participate in the Scholars application review process and College Scholars promotional events during Academic Enrichment Week.

In addition to events, Faculty Principals should spend 1-hour weekly on planning/administration, and communication.

Scholars Dinners

Students are invited to weekly informal dinners with other College Scholars. Faculty principals are expected to attend at least one of these dinners per semester. These events are informal gatherings with a meal (provided by NTC), and programming generated by College Scholars /Student Advisory Committee. The purpose of attending these dinners is to encourage informal interactions between faculty and students.

Faculty principals should be available to College Scholars for specialized advising /mentorship. Scholars are encouraged to meet with faculty principals twice each semester to discuss their college experience, research interests and career opportunities. These interactions may take the form of faculty office hours, or informal meetings.

Additional Requirements

  • Attend a one-day orientation and planning meeting.
  • Participate in a two-night launch retreat in the fall and give one talk over the course of that weekend.

  • Attend one event during Academic Enrichment Week Oct.11-Oct.15.

How to Apply

The College Scholars program is administered by Newcomb-Tulane College. Prospective faculty may submit a letter of interest to Program Manager Norah Lovell.

Full‐time tenured, professors of practice, or tenure‐track or administrative professor (with the support of the Department Chair or supervisor) are eligible to serve as faculty principals.

Please contact Program Manager Norah Lovell with any questions.

2021-2022 Application Timeline
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021: Requests for Proposals announced
  • Friday, September 24, 2021: Letters of interest due to program manager.
  • Monday, September 27, 2021 - Tuesday, October 5, 2021: NTC committee review period.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 2022-2023 Decisions are communicated
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021-Monday, October 11: All principals contracts are collected.
  • Thursday, October 14th, 3-5PM, 2021: Meet and greet during Academic Enrichment Week.
Terms and Conditions of Appointment

Faculty Principals are appointed for a two-year term, and may apply to extend their appointment for an additional year.