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Center for Teaching Excellence

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Certificates of Completion

The Center for Teaching Excellence in partnership with other university offices offers a selection of certificates of completions for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students.  

Carolina Online Learning & Teaching (COLT)

The Carolina Online Learning & Teaching (COLT) Certificate of Completion program is an initiative of the Center for Teaching Excellence in partnership with the Office of Distributed Learning and e-Learning Services. Developed with input and feedback from faculty with distributed learning expertise, COLT is designed to provide faculty with the foundations for teaching either in online, blended or hybrid formats. The Colt program will also build their capacity in the areas of pedagogy, course design, course development, distributed delivery, and online course administration. By providing a self-paced series of micro-courses with a capstone project in a cohort model, the program is designed to maximize flexibility for participants.

Fostering Proactive Learning Environments (FPLE)

Fostering Proactive Learning Environments (FPLE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity.  The FPLE is designed to assist faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to understand today’s student and how to structure your class to foster a sense of belonging, develop proactive and reactive strategies for handling academic misconduct and practice how to avoid and address classroom conflicts. Participants are required to attend four (4) required workshops and two (2) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate. 

Integrative and Experiential Learning (IEL)

The Certificate in Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Mental Health and Well-being Competency Program for Faculty

There has been an increase in students experiencing mental health distress in college and oftentimes, faculty are the first to observe these behaviors. The Mental Health and Well-being Competency Certificate program is an initiative from Student Health Services with the goal of the helping faculty members feel better equipped to respond to the growing mental health needs of students. This certificate program is designed to address the growing need of faculty preparedness in responding to this new challenge.  This training series will help faculty learn how to recognize the warning signs of distress, how to appropriately intervene and refer students in all levels of distress, how to incorporate key concepts of resilience into the curriculum, and lastly, how to respond to trauma in the classroom. Faculty will receive a certificate of completion after completing all four trainings in two consecutive semesters.

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE)

The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate. 

Volunteer Management (VM)

The Volunteer Management Certificate (VM) is an initiative of the Coordinating Office of Community Engagement and Service-Learning, in partnership with the Center for Teaching Excellence. The VM certificate program prepares those who attend to work as leaders in community-engagement projects. The VM program engages and equips students, professionals, and community members with a more comprehensive understanding of organizational leadership, cross-cultural communication, and virtual volunteerism. After attending the workshop, participants are required to complete five hours of community service to fulfill the requisites for the certificate. 

How to Register for Certificates of Completion Workshops

To register to attend a certificate of completion workshop, you will be required to create a training account. If you have an existing account with the Division of  Human Resource, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you will use the same login information.  When attempting to register for an approved workshop, you will be directed to login or create an account before you can register.


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