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To apply to become a Newcomb Fellow, download and fill out the application.

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Responsibilities of a Newcomb Fellow

Resolutions of the Board of Administrators for the Tulane Education Fund November 19, 1987

There shall be a core faculty at Newcomb to be known as Newcomb Fellows. Newcomb Fellows will be drawn from all faculties of the University. They shall attend meetings called by the Director of the Newcomb College Institute on a regular basis. They will receive joint appointments as Fellows from their dean and the Director of Newcomb College Institute. Newcomb Fellows will be eligible for funding of research, course planning, and release time in support of their activities for the Institute. These activities shall include but not be limited to the following:

  1. To act as the source of new curricular proposals in support of the institute mission.
  2. To assist the Newcomb College Institute Director in planning for the integration of new research on women across the undergraduate curriculum.
  3. To aid the Newcomb College Institute Director in stimulating and carrying out co- curricular programming.
  4. To encourage academic departments in the recruitment and retention of faculty who are sensitive to gender issues.
  5. To meet with students in informal intellectual and social gatherings led by the Newcomb College Institute Director and to devote time to Newcomb student government and Newcomb student groups.
  6. To assist the Newcomb College Institute Director in development of activities for the Newcomb Foundation.
  7. To assist the Director in reviewing grant proposals in his/her academic field.

These additional responsibilities of a Newcomb Fellow were approved by the Newcomb Fellows Review Committee on April 30, 2008:

  • To attend at least one event per year which is sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute.
  • To conduct a grant writing workshop for students if a grant recipient.
  • To encourage students to attend Institute events.
  • To attend Under the Oaks.
  • To speak at Institute events, such as orientation or homecoming/parents' weekend, about his/her department or program of study.
  • To serve on a Director's subcommittee for a 3-year term, followed by one year free of Institute committee service.

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