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Academic Advising

University Advisors Network

The UAN supports traditional academic progression in the classroom and the extra-curricular engagement necessary for life-long achievement.

Purpose & Goals

The UAN provides resources for all USC faculty and professional staff advisors serving Carolina undergraduate students. Effective advising supports traditional academic progression in the classroom, studio, and lab as well as extra-curricular engagement and personal growth necessary for life-long achievement.

We provide information on advising for courses needed in the Carolina Core (USC general education curriculum) and in the Program Major. We also provide information on advising for USC Connect, the beyond-the-classroom program for students interested in Community Service, Global Study, Internships, Peer Leadership, Research and Discovery.

The UAN is the coordinating council for advisors at USC. Each college has a representative in the UAN who serves as a liaison to relay college comments and share institutional information to enhance campus-wide advising effectiveness. 


UAN Meeting Schedule

The University Advisors Network meets monthly in the Gresette Room in Harper College. Please see the UAN meeting schedule below. 

  Date Time Location
 Fall 2016 September 21, 2016   9:30 - 11 am  Flinn Hall, Room 101
  October 19, 2016   9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College
  November 16, 2016   9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College
 Spring 2017 January 18, 2017   9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College
  February 15, 2017   9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College
  March 15, 2017   9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College
  April 19, 2017    9:30 - 11 am  Gressette Room, Harper College


Meeting Minutes and Handouts

September 21, 2016: Registrar, Admissions, USC Connect
October 19, 2016: New Student Orientation, LIBR101
November 16, 2016: International Accelerator Program, Major Maps
January 18, 2017: New Student Orientation, Academic Advising Survey
February 15, 2017: Applied Computing Minor, IAP follow-up, Self-Service Carolina: New Advisor Menu Demonstration
March 15, 2017: New Hardship Withdrawal Policy, On Your Time Initiatives, Changes to Transfer Credit Display in Self-Service Carolina 
April 19, 2017: New Student Orientation, Universal Minor Forms


UAN Members

Type Affiliation Name Contact Keywords
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University Libraries

Joseph Askins
Information Literacy Librarian, Thomas Cooper Library  

South Carolina Honors College

Kay Banks
Assitant Dean for Student Affairs, South Carolina Honors College  

Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Valeria Bates
Academic Advisor, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management  

Undergraduate Admissions

Ed Black
Associate Director of Operations, Office of Undergraduate Admissions  
TRiO Programs
Althea Counts
Associate TRiO Director/Opportunity Scholars Program Coordinator  

University Advising Center

Brian Dusel
Coordinator of Advising Technology, University Advising Center  
Member Information and Communications
Art Farlowe
Director of Undergraduate Student Services, College of Information and Communications  
Member USC Connect
Amber Fallucca
Associate Director, USC Connect  
Member Study Abroad
Chrissie Faupel
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising, Study Abroad  
Member Academic Common Market
Meghan Fields
Program Coordinator, Academic Common Market, Office of the Provost  
Member  Arts and Sciences
Dawn Hiller
Director of Student Services (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences), College of Arts and Sciences  
Member  Social Work
Rushondra James
Student Services Program Manager, College of Social Work  
Chair Arts and Sciences
Loren Knapp
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences  
Member Palmetto College
Stephen Lowe
Director, Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership, Palmetto College and Associate Professor of History, USC Union  
Member Registrar
Aaron Marterer
University Registrar  
Member Darla Moore School of Business
Meredith McNeice
Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Darla Moore School of Business  
Member Arnold School of Public Health
Kara Montgomery
Clinical Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Arnold School of Public Health  
Member New Student Orientation
Bethany Naser
Director of New Student Orientation  
Member Engineering and Computing
Ruth Patterson
Assistant Dean for Student Services, College of Engineering and Computing  
Chair University Advising Center
Claire Robinson
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advisement and Director of University Advising Center
Member Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Jan Smoak
Associate Director, Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs  
Member Athletics
Paul Stoltzfus
Executive Director of Academics, Department of Athletics  
Member Summer, Evening, and Non-Degree Programs
Amanda Therrell
Manager, Academics, Office of Summer, Evening and Non-Degree Programs  
Member University Advising Center
Sandra Varney
Assistant Director for Academic Success Coaching and Major Change Advising, University Advising Center  
Heidi Waltz
Student Services Manager, College of Nursing  
Member Education
Donna Watson
Director, Office of Student Services, College of Education