The University of South Carolina attracts and retains outstanding faculty. Faculty who demonstrate outstanding dedication to their students and a record of developing innovative teaching strategies are recognized through the Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation and the Thank a Teacher Program.
Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation
The Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation is an annual award sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The award honors the University of South Carolina’s most exceptional faculty who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to best teaching practices and an ongoing record of developing innovative strategies to enhance student learning in their courses.
Thank a Teacher Program
Students at USC often express how instructors make a positive impact on their life. The Thank a Teacher Program provides a way for students to recognize instructors and teaching assistants who go the extra mile, challenge and inspire them, and
make a difference in their educational journey.