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New Faculty Orientation Fall 2016

Welcome New Faculty!

The Office of the Provost sponsors this welcome and orientation session to help all new USC faculty make a smooth, enjoyable transition to the University. You will meet colleagues and learn about faculty resources, USC students and university support for teaching and research. 

When: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
             8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Where: USC Alumni Center
              900 Senate Street
              Columbia, SC 29201

New faculty and their guests are also invited to join us for the Provost’s Reception following New Faculty Orientation from 4:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Please complete and submit the Registration Form below. For more information, contact Anne Creed, Program Manager at

New Faculty Academy

You'll also want to participate in New Faculty Academy during the upcoming academic year. This cohort-based program is designed to launch the careers of new faculty on a positive and productive path.

Blackboard in the Classroom: Hands-On

If you've never used Blackboard, the university's learning management system, look for the Blackboard in the Classroom break-out sessions during New Faculty Orientation. Whether you teach face-to-face, hybrid or online, this overview of course design, development and delivery in Blackboard will get you started. For a more detailed experience, join CTE’s instructional designers and instructional developer on Thursday, August 11, 2016 for a hands-on workshop designed to help you get a jump start on your actual course design and development in preparation for the new semester. For your convenience, two identical sessions are being offered. Choose one:

Blackboard in the Classroom: Hands-on Session 1 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Blackboard in the Classroom: Hands-on Session 2 2:00–3:00 p.m.


New Faculty Orientation Fall 2016