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Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-2808
Fax: (803) 777-9502
- Reifsnider Receives 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider, professor of mechanical engineering, is one of 14 professors selected to receive the 2014 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Faculty Achievement Award.
- Now Available: Advisor Training Report
A report prepared by USC Student Success Center: Cross Campus Advising has now been posted online: "Achieving Institutional Advising Standardization Through
Advisor Training and Development."
Programs and Initiatives
Leadership Development Program (ALDP)
Information about the Academic Leadership Development
Information about creating or changing programs and
courses including all related forms.
- Advising at Carolina
Resources for all USC faculty and professional staff advisors serving Carolina undergraduate students.
- African American Professors Program
Developed to to expand the pool of African American professors in critical academic and research areas.
- Bridge Program
The Bridge Program is intended to make transitions from S.C. technical colleges to the University as seamless as possible and increase the success of transfer students.
- Carolina Core
The General Education curriculum provides the common
core of knowledge, skill, and academic experience
required for all Carolina undergraduates
- Carolina Leadership Initiative
Promotes a vision for leadership development on the USC campus.
- Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling Committee
Monitors, reviews, and guides decision-making with respect to classrooms (enhancements, maintenance, safety, security, capacity) and any implemented class schedule changes (class times, passing times).
- Committees (Faculty and Special Advisory)
Descriptions of all Faculty Committees and all Special
Advisory Committees plus Current and Past Membership
- Coordinating Office for Community Engagement and Services
The USC Coordinating Office for Community Engagement and Service (COCES) is a central coordinating portal through which
faculty, staff, students, and those external to the campus can enhance their current community engagement and service
- Distributed Learning Program
Information about Distributed Learning resources and services.
Chairs & Named Professorships
Current list including Carolina
- English Programs for Internationals
Provides superior ESL instruction supported by experienced faculty and personalized services.
Information about each award as well as profiles
of recent awardees.
- Faculty Expertise Database
The Faculty Expertise Database was developed to foster research collaboration and allow faculty to share their areas of expertise with their colleagues and the wider world. Includes an International Activities search.
Academic Recruitment and Selection Guidelines, Forms,
and Other Information.
- Faculty Replenishment Hiring Initiative
The Faculty Replenishment Hiring Initiative, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, will provide funding to hire senior faculty members and interdisciplinary clusters of faculty on the USC Columbia campus.
- Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Provides educational initiatives for exceptional students including McNair and Carolina scholars.
General Education (See Carolina Core)
- Graduate School
Provides administrative support for graduate programs throughout the University.
- Grants Programs
The Office of the Provost has established several competitive grant programs to support faculty development through scholarship, research and creative activities.
Information and resources for new faculty including
New Faculty Orientation.
- Institutional Research and Assessment
Provides data and assessment findings for external reporting and institutional accreditation.
- International Programs
Services and programs which facilitate student engagement in international learning.
- Phi Beta Kappa
The oldest and the most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the country.
Faculty-Related Policies & Procedures including
new Family-Friendly policies.
- Professional Development for Academic Administrators:
Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI)
Serves as an advocate for women faculty, staff,
and students at the University of South Carolina.
Information about current searches.
- Space Needs and Planning (SNAP)
Information about submitting a request for additional space or a request for change in space allocation on the Columbia campus.
- State Authorization for Distance Education
USC Columbia's status of authorization to offer distance education and experiential learning programs in other states.
- Strategic Planning
Executive summaries of current Blueprints from academic and service units.
Information about the Provost's Ad-Hoc Task Force
duties and membership.
Information about the tenure and promotion process,
including links to required forms and guidelines
for Annual Review, Third Year Review, Tenure &
Promotion, and Post-Tenure Review.
- Women Faculty
Developing and sustaining a community of women faculty
scholars at the University of South Carolina.
- Undergraduate Studies Forums
University Forums pertaining to new developments in Undergraduate Studies. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.
- University Press
Advances knowledge through the publication and dissemination of research and scholarly material.
- USC Connect
A five-year initiative at USC Columbia and the Regional Campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, Union) to support all students in making the most of their education by integrating course work with first-hand learning experiences outside of class.