University 101 Programs




Summer Workshop Series

Throughout the summer, workshops are held on topics of interest to UNIV 101 Instructors, Graduate Leaders, and Peer Leaders. Many of these workshops are repeated from the Building Connections Conference so that instructors who could not attend during the conference have the opportunity to attend additional sessions. New or updated Campus Partner Presentations are also demonstrated. Please click on the links in the calendar for more information about each workshop.

June 2013

MON. TUES. WED. THU. FRI.

3

Empower Presentations 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BA 634

4

Top Ten Ways to Get Kicked Out
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Byrnes 704

5

From Theory to Practice-Building the Perfect Syllabus
2:00pm - 3:00pm
BA 634

6

Blackboard Primer
9:30am - 11:00am
TCL MM1

7

Navigating Advising at USC
10:00am - 11:00am
BA 634

10

Secrets to Our
Success: A Panel
Discussion with
Three UNIV 101 Teaching Award
Recipients

2:00pm - 3:00pm
BA 634


11

Healthy Gamecocks
10:00am - 11:00am
TCL 412

Blackboard Primer
1:30pm - 3:00pm
TCL MM1

12

Cocky Never Cheats
11:00am-12:00pm
BA 634

13

Beyond BIT: Addressing Student Concerns in Your Classroom
3:00pm - 4:00pm
BA 634

14

Research Like a Scholar
10:00am - 11:00am
TCL MM1

17

Engaging our Students in Sociocultural Dialogue: Learning from Ourselves
10:00am - 11:00am
Patterson 103

Beyond-the-Classroom Funds Request Period Opens

18

In Their Own Words, Maximizing Peer Leaders in the Classroom
1:00pm - 2:00pm
BA 634

19

Blackboard Advanced Training
3:30pm-5:00pm
TCL MM1

20

Primer for New Instructors
2:00pm - 3:00pm
BA 634

21

Kick-it, An Engaging Project for UNIV 101 Students
11:00am - 12:00pm
BA 634

24

LGBTQ 101
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Patterson 103

25

Engaging Students. Motivating Change. Creating Responsible Citizens
10:00am - 11:00am
BA 602B

26

Off-Campus Living 101
3:00pm - 4:00pm
BA 634

27

It’s Not a Game (INAG)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Patterson 103

28

What UR Peers Never Told U About Sex
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Patterson 103

July 2013

MON. TUES. WED. THU. FRI.

1

Creating Meaningful Assignments to Foster Student Learning
1:00pm - 2:00pm
BA 634

2

Blackboard Primer
1:30pm - 3:00pm
TCL MM1

Building Civil
Connections: At USC & Beyond

1:00pm-2:00pm
BA 634

3

Managing Stress for Health and Wellness
11:00am - 12:00pm
Patterson 103

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8

Emerging Trends in Disabilities… 10 Tips for Ensuring Inclusion in University 101
2:00pm - 3:00pm
BA 634

Blackboard Portfolios
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Thomas Cooper Multimedia Room 1

 

9

Promoting Student Engagement in the First-Year Experience
11:00am - 12:00pm
BA 602B

10

Creating a Lasting Impression: Using Integrated Course Design in Your Classroom
2:00pm - 3:00pm
BA 634

11

Mapping Out a Plan for Engagement and Integrative Learning in the First-Year
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TCL 412

12

Stand-Up Carolina
10:00am - 11:00am
TCL 412

15

Student Involvement and Learning: Maximizing the Carolina Experience
1:00pm - 2:00pm
BA 634

16

Exploring Cultural Differences & Similarities in the United States through Domestic Study Away
1:00pm - 2:00pm
TCL 412

17

See the World
11:00am - 12:00pm
BA 634

Blackboard Primer
3:30pm - 5:00pm
TCL MM1

18

Decide it. Experience it. Live it! How the Career Center can Help You
10:00am - 11:00am
BA 634

Blackboard Portfolios
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thomas Cooper Multimedia Room 3

19

Syllabus Building Workshop
2:00pm - 4:00pm
BA 602B

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24

Blackboard Portfolios
9:30am - 11:00am
Thomas Cooper Multimedia Room 1

25

Sustainable Living on Campus
1:00pm - 2:00pm
TCL 412

26

Using GPS to Build Successful College Roadmaps
11:00am - 12:00pm
BA 634

29

Blackboard Advanced Training
3:30pm - 5:00pm
TCL MM1

 

30

Blackboard Portfolios
10:00am - 11:30am
Thomas Cooper Multimedia Room 3

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August 2013

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Campus Partner Presentation Sign-Up Deadline

Syllabus Due Date
Email to
Elise Porter

 

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First-Year Reading Experience
8:30am - 12:00pm

Blackboard Basics for UNIV 101 Instructors
1:30pm - 3:30pm TCL MM1

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First Day of Classes

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Building Connections Conference Concurrent Sessions

From Theory to Practice - Building the Perfect Syllabus
Wednesday, June 5, 2:00 - 3:00 BA 634
Amy McCoy
Coordinator of Special Events, Undergraduate Admissions
Jay Pou
Advisor, Psychology

Do you have what it takes to build the perfect syllabus with lesson plans that capture your students' attention? This session will explain five theoretical principles that support the University 101 teaching philosophy, and support those principles by sharing sample lesson plans and activities.

Building Civil Connections: At USC and Beyond
Thursday, June 6, 1:00 - 2:00 BA 634
Maureen Grewe
Coordinator of Student Conduct and Behavioral Intervention, Office of Student Conduct
Julia Licorish Thompson
Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct

The Millennial generation has grown up in an era of uncivil behavior, from politics, celebrities, and an increase in media use. In order to create an expectation of civility on campus, in the classroom, and online, this important topic must be covered as soon as students step on campus. By using the Carolinian Creed as a jumping off point, this workshop will equip instructors to create an environment where conversations and activities regarding civility occur in their UNIV 101 classroom and beyond.

Secrets to Our Success: A Panel Discussion with Three University 101 Teaching Award Recipients
Monday, June 10, 2:00 - 3:00 BA 634
Jeannie Weingarth
House Manager, Koger Center
Kimberly Smoak
Campus Director of Teaching Fellows, College of Education
Viki Fecas
Adjunct Instructor, University 101 Programs

Whether you are a relatively new instructor or a veteran, the task of designing a University 101 experience that achieves the learning outcomes, is engaging for students, and offers the right balance of challenge and support is daunting. Learn from three University 101 Teaching Award recipients about their success teaching this course. They will share what worked (and in some cases, not worked) as well as how they found success developing meaningful relationships with students.

Beyond BIT: Addressing Student Concerns in Your Classroom
Thursday, June 13, 3:00 - 4:00 BA 634
Maureen Grewe
Coordinator of Student Conduct and Behavioral Intervention, Office of Student Conduct
Alisa Cooney Ligget
Executive Director, Office of Student Conduct

Student concerns are most likely to be apparent within our UNIV 101 classrooms. This session will empower instructors to be part of the solution for student concerns. Instructors will walk away with an understanding of the issues that first-year students face at USC and guidance on how to intervene. This presentation will include signs of what to look for, helping skills, resources, and opportunities to practice skills that are most likely to be utilized with first-year students in the classroom.

Engaging our Students in Sociocultural Dialogue: Learning from Ourselves
Monday, Jun 17, 10:00 - 11:00 Patterson 103
Lara Sheehi
Coordinator of Community Consultation & Intervention, Counseling & Human Development Center
Toby Lovell
Assistant Director of Community Based Services, Counseling & Human Development Center

This session will be an open discussion about the personal barriers we may experience when engaging students as active participants in their multicultural and sociopolitical environments. What are our hesitations? What are our fears? What is the best way to have the "diversity" conversation? This interactive session will provide insight, but also engage participants as active agents in the multicultural exploration.

In Their Own Words: Maximizing Peer Leaders in the Classroom
Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 - 2:00 BA 634
Tricia Kennedy
Program Coordinator for Peer Leadership,
University 101 Programs

Peer and Graduate Leaders are an important component of the UNIV 101 experience. They have potential to greatly enhance the classroom environment and deepen student learning. As instructors, we must be intentional in how we incorporate our Peer/Graduate Leaders into our course. This session will provide an opportunity for instructors to hear from University 101 Peer Leaders about specific strategies and examples to best utilize their co-instructor as a teaching partner.

Kick-It, An Engaging Project for UNIV 101 Students
Meredith Jones, Director of Membership Marketing, My Carolina Alumni Association
Jennifer Jones, Staff Member, Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation
Friday, June 21, 11:00 - 12:00pm
BA 634

Kick-It is a student-driven, kick-ball oriented philanthropic event that connects students with their campus, community, and peers, and instills the value of social responsibility. Learn how you could integrate Kick-It into your section of UNIV 101.

Primer for New Instructors
Thursday, June 20, 2:00 - 3:00 BA 634
Mary Elizabeth Sewell
Associate Director, University 101 Programs
Catherine Sale
Program Coordinator for Campus Partnerships,
University 101 Programs

There is a wealth of resources, technologies, and processes available for instructors to enhance the UNIV 101 experience. This session will explore those resources and how to best utilize them. The Class Absence Referral initiative (CAR), Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), and Dinner Dialogues are just a few examples of programs offered by our campus partners to support the course. Recommendations for how to best utilize TutorTrac, Blackboard, SharePoint, and Beyond-the-Classroom Funds will be shared. While this session is aimed at new instructors, it can also be a refresher for instructors about resources.

Engaging Students. Motivating Change. Creating Responsible Citizens
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 - 11:00 BA 602B
Rhonda DiNovo
Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

University 101 instructors not only play an essential role in facilitating student learning and academic achievement, but they also play a key role in encouraging students to engage in healthy, low risk behaviors, especially those related to alcohol and other drugs. University 101 instructors can guide this process of conversation, education, decision-making and behavior change through the use of several simple and easy to use motivational Interviewing techniques.

Creating Meaningful Assignments to Foster Student Learning
Monday, July 1, 1:00 - 2:00 BA 634
Dan Friedman
Director, University 101 Programs
Catherine Sale
Program Coordinator for Campus Partnerships,
University 101 Programs

Meaningful assignments are a critical ingredient in the success of University 101. As instructors, we must show respect to students by designing engaging assignments that are productive, meaningful, and fun. This session will provide a framework for creating good assignments and will highlight several examples of projects, assignments, and exams that allow students to demonstrate their learning in an enjoyable and creative way.

Syllabus Building Workshop
Friday, July 19, 2:00 - 4:00pm, BA 602B
Kevin Clarke, Program Coordinator, University 101 Programs

This workshop will focus on building a UNIV 101 syllabus by discussing policies, supplemental readings, assignments, course calendaring, beyond-the-classroom experiences, and more!

Student Involvement and Learning: Maximizing the Carolina Experience
Monday, July 8, 2:00pm - 3:00pm BA 634
Charlotte Helms
Disability Resource Coordinator,
Office of Student Disability Services
Sonia Badesha
Disability Resource Coordinator,
Office of Student Disability Services

Come learn tips on how to make your class inclusive for all students. You will walk away with a new appreciation of students who have disabilities other than the disabilities you can readily see. We will discuss some ideas regarding the newest trends in the disability realm of higher education. We will also discuss how to make sure all of your in and outside of the classroom activities are accessible to all.

Promoting Student Engagement in the First-Year Experience
Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 - 12:00 BA 602B
Jimmie Gahagan
Director, Office of Student Engagement

Promoting students' meaningful engagement in a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular experiences supports students' academic success and integrative learning in the first-year. Join us as we discuss best practices in promoting student engagement through University 101. Specific attention will be given to how to help students create a plan for their engagement on campus. Instructors will also receive more information about the resources available through the Office of Student Engagement to support their work.

Creating a Lasting Impression: Using Integrated Course Design in Your Classroom
Wednesday, July 10, 2:00 - 3:00 BA 634
Nichole Knutson
Director of Retention Strategy, Planning and Assessment

This session will provide creative ideas for how to incorporate integrative course design into your UNIV 101 class. Student prompts, assignments, use of course readings, and class exercises designed to promote active learning will be shared. Participants will leave this session with ready-to-go examples that can be easily incorporated into their classrooms.

Using GPS to Build Successful College Roadmaps
Friday, July 26, 11:00-12:00, BA 634
Andrew Graves
Associate Registrar, Office of the University Registrar
 Maddie Wood
Web and Content Developer, Office of the University Registrar
 Lydia De Young
GPS Coordinator, Office of the University Registrar

It is never too early for college students to start preparing for their graduation. Smart decision-making during the first year sets the stage for a successful career both in and outside of the classroom. The Office of the University Registrar's Graduation Planning Services (GPS) initiative provides essential educational planning tools to assist students with these important choices. In this session, Registrar staff will discuss how to use my.sc.edu, Self Service Carolina (SSC), DegreeWorks, the Academic Bulletins, and other resources to empower students to become better "managers of their own learning."