Changemaking with First-Year Students
In partnership with Tulane Housing and Residence Life, Taylor oversees changemaker programming in the Changemaker Residential Learning Community.
What is the Changemaker RLC?
- Tulane Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are immersive spaces in a residence hall where students live together to learn about and participate in activities centered around a theme.
- The Changemaker Residential Learning Community inspires students to attain a changemaker mindset using tools such as empathy, optimism, questioning, and observation.
- Through increased self-reflection, campus and community awareness, and purposeful action, residents learn how to apply creative, imaginative, iterative design approaches to understand problems on campus and in their own communities.
- Over the course of the year, residents will apply various skills and mindsets to become more effective Changemakers: People who use their skills, humility, expertise, gifts, and power to affirm the humanity of all people in the pursuit of a more just, sustainable, and equitable society.
What do Changemaker RLC Residents Do?
Throughout the year, Changemaker residents:
- Engage campus challenges with empathy and an apprenticeship mindset.
- Gain insights from observing and speaking with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Experience a bias to action mindset to counteract “analysis paralysis.”
- Explore ways to be more creative.
- Work collaboratively with classmates and residents.
- Reflect on how their academic interests, personal passions, and career aspirations align to make a difference in the world.
- Engage and communicate more effectively across difference.
- All Changemaker Residents are encouraged to apply for funding and participate in programming from Taylor.
- First-year students must sign up for TIDES courses that are offered in their residence hall and curated specifically for budding changemakers on campus.
- See the 2019-2020 tentative schedule for more information on what we’ve done.