Teaching Experience Workshop
Required as a prerequisite to teaching University 101, this 3-day workshop provides the prospective instructor valuable insights into the development of a University 101 syllabus, the fundamental areas of instruction for the course, strategies for active learning, the various campus resources designed for student success, and the unique opportunity to hear from other University 101 instructors as they share their experiences and recommendations for teaching within the program. The Teaching Experience Workshop is offered several times a year when classes are in recess. The workshops for 2015 are scheduled for:
January 6-8, 2015 (open to USC-Columbia instructors only)
March 10-12, 2015 (open to USC-Columbia instructors only)
May 12-14, 2015 (open to instructors at any USC campus, as well as visitors from other institutions)
As a result of participating in this workshop, we expect that instructors will:
- Articulate the goals, purpose, & philosophy of UNIV 101
- Describe the needs and attitudes of first-year students
- Experience and learn appropriate pedagogical styles and techniques relevant to a seminar class
- Develop an understanding of and strategies to teach the major components of UNIV 101
- Become acquainted with the resources available to them as instructors
- Begin to develop their course plan and syllabus
- Build community as a cohort of instructors
Click here for a sample agenda from a recent Teaching Experience Workshop.
Information for Off-Campus Visitors
While the primary focus of these workshops is to serve those at the University of South Carolina interested in teaching University 101, the sessions are also open (pending availability) to visitors from other academic institutions with an interest in learning more about first-year experience issues and University 101. If you are a visitor from another institution, you may arrange to attend upon payment of a designated tuition fee. Multiple visitors from the same institution are offered a reduced rate. Click here for more information.