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    Academic Excellence at UofSC

    The university's top stories of recognition, impact and growth in academic affairs.

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The University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students' high-quality academic work is being recognized, the campus community is impacting the world around it, and the university is growing toward providing a better educational experience for all. The Office of the Provost is committed to advancing and promoting this academic excellence. 

Read UofSC's Recent Academic Excellence News

Check out the most recent examples of academic excellence from across campus.

Developing leaders from within

At the University of South Carolina, the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program has become integral to developing leaders from within its faculty ranks. Since 2008, this program has ensured that budding faculty leaders are provided the developmental skills needed to one day be successful administrative leaders at the university.

New fellowship provides underrepresented South Carolinians a path to graduate education

The University of South Carolina has started a fellowship aimed at increasing diversity in its graduate school ranks. Through partnerships with historically black colleges and universities across the state, the Rising Star Fellowship will remove financial barriers for underrepresented students interested in continuing their education.

Beyond the classroom learning opportunities grow for UofSC's Students

The Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning is rolling out four grants focused on increasing experiential learning opportunities for South Carolina students. These grants will work to tie what students are learning in class to what’s happening in the larger world around them, and strengthen their connection to the larger campus community.

Emerging Scholars Workshop prepares underrepresented SEC students for next step in their careers

By hosting its first Emerging Scholars workshop Sept. 29-30, the SEC provided professional development and networking opportunities to 140 underrepresented doctoral and post-doctoral students. It also hoped to recruit these students by showing them just how excellent it is to be a faculty member in the SEC.

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