University 101 Programs

UNIV 101 Faculty Meetings

Faculty meetings provide an opportunity for UNIV 101 instructors to share ideas, learn from each other, and participate in the governance of University 101. They are also an important opportunity for the University 101 Programs staff to provide instructors with important announcements, communicate and clarify new expectations, and discuss emerging issues and trends.

The 2016 meetings are scheduled for:

September 9, 2:30 - 4PM, Capstone Campus room
October 28, 2:30 - 4PM, Capstone Campus room

Brown Bag Lunches

These small group meetings are held throughout the fall to provide support for instructors when they need it. These informal gatherings allow instructors to share best practices, seek assistance with challenging situations, and identify colleagues who may be facing similar issues. Bring your lunch and join us for some great discussion!

The 2016 meetings will be held in the U101 Conference room at 1728 College Street and are scheduled for:

August 26, 12:00 - 1:00PM
September 27, 12:00 - 1:00PM
October 12, 12:00 - 1:00PM
November 10, 12:00 - 1:00PM

Lessons from the Road Workshops

These workshops give University 101 instructors the opportunity to experience and participate in the effective facilitation of tried and true lesson plans, to learn about a new activity to add to their toolboxes, and to discuss effective facilitation techniques. Workshops will be offered throughout the year and will be facilitated by University 101 Programs staff or University 101 instructors.

The 2016 workshops are scheduled for: 

Friday, September 23, 11:00AM - 12:00PM, Russell House 315

  • Jane Bouknight, from the University Advising Center, will facilitate a session on how to integrate academic policies related to advising into the classroom setting. As students begin planning their second semester and course registration, this session will provide discussion strategies and resources that instructors can utilize to assist students as they navigate advising at the University of South Carolina.

Wednesday, October 5, 1:00PM - 2:00PM, Russell House 315

  • Moryah Jackson, from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will demonstrate a lesson plan designed to challenge students to explore their personal values and foster an inclusive classroom. Using relevant events and processing questions, this interactive lesson plan is designed to engage students in the exploration of their interactions with those around them.

Friday, October 21, 2:30PM - 3:30PM, Russell House 315

  • Sandy Greene and James Winfield, from University 101 Programs, will facilitate a lesson plan on values clarification by demonstrating the effective facilitation of the activity, My 30 Values (found in the Values and Identity chapter of the FRM). My 30 Values helps students identify and then prioritize the 30 things that are most important to them.

U101 in Action

U101 in Action is an opportunity for instructors to see how other University 101 instructors address the UNIV 101 learning outcomes, co-teach, and interact with their students. Multiple section types, taught by high-performing instructors, are open to other instructors to observe. Instructors interested in seeing U101 in Action can sign up through ScheduleCenter (available August 2016).

Fall Workshops

The 2016 Fall workshops are scheduled for: 

Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom – September 27, 2:00-3:30PM, UNIV 101 Conference Room (1728 College Street)

Many faculty members are experiencing a significant increase in both the frequency and the intensity of difficult dialogues in their classrooms. Their ability to engage students and facilitate meaningful dialogue in these moments not only furthers learning, but can also impact student success. Participants of this webinar will learn how to utilize facilitation strategies, training activities and resources to better navigate difficult dialogues and conflict in the classroom. You can see the full description of the webinar here.