A series of three University Forums on Undergraduate Studies will be held this spring to discuss new developments pertaining to the Carolina Core, USC Connect, and undergraduate advising.
A great deal is happening on all of these fronts and the Forums offer an opportunity for updates as well as time for questions and comments from the University community.
All Forums are held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Russell House Theater at USC-Columbia and will be broadcast live on the internet to facilitate participation at Columbia and the Regional campuses.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.
Carolina Leadership Initiative Update
Tuesday, April 30
Dr. Kirk Randazzo, new Director of the Carolina Leadership Initiative, discussed leadership programs and plans. A short presentation about what is happening this year was also given.
USC Connect Update
Wednesday, March 6
USC Connect is the University’s largest single undergraduate curricular initiative since adoption of the First-Year Experience more than 20 years ago. Faculty involvement has increased this spring and our graduating students are piloting the e-portfolios as they move to careers and graduate programs. Join us to hear more about new USC Connect resources, programs, and plans.
To submit comments online or to learn more, please visit the USC Connect website.
Tuseday, April 16
Student advising makes a tremendous difference to student success, retention, progression and graduation. At the spring forum we will share information on the new Banner implementation as well as new advising policies and practices.
Carolina Core Update
Tuesday, February 26
The new Carolina Core curriculum was launched in fall 2012 and now a new phase of curricular development is underway: learning assessment and continuous improvement. The forum provided an update on what is happening and an opportunity for faculty and students to share comments and suggestions.
Undergraduate Advisors Recorded Webcast
Tuesday, October 30
The forum presented information on the standardization of undergraduate advisement practices including online scheduling of advising appointments. Advisement for the Carolina Core and USC Connect was discussed as well. Download the Advisor Training and Development Report (PDF).
USC Connect Update Recorded Webcast
Thursday, October 11
The forum provided updates on the new USC Connect beyond-the-classroom activity database launched this fall, as well as other new programming resources. Upcoming events for students and faculty for Spring 2013 were also discussed.