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Information for specific audiences:

Faculty and Staff Resources

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to see how she integrated learning across courses, alternative spring break, field work, research, and public policy leadership.

USC Connect's two specific goals are for all students to:

  1. participate in purposeful beyond the classroom experiences AND
  2. deepen and apply their learning by making connections between within- and beyond-the-classroom experiences.

USC Connect builds on USC’s strengths, moving us beyond offering great opportunities for students to connecting experiences in meaningful ways.


Resources to create meaningful integrative learning experiences:

  • Beyond-the-classroom experiences: Definitions, examples, and more on USC’s five pathways. Contact info for offices that support organizing or linking to beyond-the-classroom experiences.
  • Integrative learning: Three steps to helping students integrate learning. Sample syllabi, in-class activities, user-friendly guide to help students reflect, and more.
  • Assessing student learning: Planning and assessment guide, USC Connect learning outcomes and sample rubrics, link to assessment resources.
  • Faculty grants: Annual integrative learning grant opportunity. Proposals due Spring 2014.
  • History and development of USC Connect: USC Connect as USC’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Administration of USC Connect, USC Connect Council, Office of the Provost.
  • Related Articles: USC and national documents and articles relevant to USC Connect and integrative learning.

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Please contact us with any questions or comments:

USC Connect
Thomas Cooper Library, Suite L132
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Irma Van Scoy, Executive Director
Damara Hightower-Davis, Assistant Director
Natalie Smith-Kenner, Administrative Coordinator
Nicholas (Nick) Vaught, Student Services Coordinator

Student Representative Board

Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-2808 •