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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 . Please see the UAN meeting schedule below for time and location. 

  Date Time Location
 Fall 2017 September 20, 2017   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  October 18, 2017   9:30 - 11 am Student Success Center Conference Room, TCL Mezzanine Level
  November 15, 2017   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  December 20, 2017   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
Spring 2018 January 17, 2018   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  February 21, 2018   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  March 21, 2018   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  April 18, 2018   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320
  May 16, 2018 (Tentative)   9:30 - 11 am Gressette Room, Harper College 320

 

Meeting Minutes and Handouts

2017-2018 Academic Year

September 2017 [pdf]: Overview of UAN mission, Advisor Training & Certification Program, National Fellowships

2016-2017 Academic Year

September 2016 [pdf]: Registrar and Admissions Reports, USC Connect

October 2016 [pdf]: Library 101, Orientation Review

November 2016 [pdf]: IAP, Major Maps

January 2017 [pdf]: Orientation Updates, Student Advising Survey

February 2017 [pdf]: IAP and Orientation, New Advisor Menu in SSC

March 2017 [pdf]: New Policy on Withdrawal, On Your Time, Changes to Transfer Credit in SSC

April 2017 [pdf]: Summer Orientation

 

UAN Members

Type Affiliation Name Contact Keywords
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Member

University Libraries

Joseph Askins
Information Literacy Librarian, Thomas Cooper Library
 jaskins1@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member

South Carolina Honors College

Kay Banks
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, South Carolina Honors College
bankskh@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member

Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Valeria Bates
Academic Advisor, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
bates5@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member

Undergraduate Admissions

Ed Black
Associate Director of Operations, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
blacke@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member

University Advising Center

Brian Dusel
Coordinator of Advising Technology, University Advising Center
duselb@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member USC Connect
Amber Fallucca
Associate Director, USC Connect
fallucca@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Study Abroad
Chrissie Faupel
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising, Study Abroad
faupel@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Academic Common Market
Meghan Fields
Coordinator of Academic Common Market & NC-SARA Compliance
fieldsmk@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member  Arts and Sciences
Dawn Hiller
Director of Student Services (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences), College of Arts and Sciences
hillerd@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member TRiO Programs
Rebecca Keilty
Gamecock Guarantee Coordinator, TRiO Programs
sanderrd@mailbox.sc.edu  
Chair Arts and Sciences
Loren Knapp
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
lwknapp@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Palmetto College
Stephen Lowe
Director, Liberal Studies and Organizational Leadership, Palmetto College and Associate Professor of History, USC Union
lowesh@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Registrar
Aaron Marterer
University Registrar
acmarte@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Darla Moore School of Business
Meredith McNeice
Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, Darla Moore School of Business
meredith.mcneice@moore.sc.edu  
Member University Advising Center
Drew Newton
Assistant Director of First-Year Advising, University Advising Center
newtona4@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member New Student Orientation
Bethany Naser
Director of New Student Orientation
naser@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Engineering and Computing
Ruth Patterson
Assistant Dean for Student Services, College of Engineering and Computing
ruthp@sc.edu  
Member College of Information and Communications
Gina Polizzi
Academic Advisor, College of Information and Communications
 
Member Arnold School of Public Health
T'Kara Richardson
Academic Advisor, Arnold School of Public Health
 
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
jansmoak@sc.edu  
Member Athletics
Paul Stoltzfus
Executive Director of Academics, Department of Athletics
stoltzfu@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Summer, Evening, and Non-Degree Programs
Amanda Therrell
Manager, Academics, Office of Summer, Evening and Non-Degree Programs
atherrell@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member
Nursing
Heidi Waltz
Student Services Manager, College of Nursing
waltzh@mailbox.sc.edu  
Member Education
Donna Watson
Director, Office of Student Services, College of Education
watsond5@mailbox.sc.edu