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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.

New aerospace engineering program satisfying major need in South Carolina

In May 2021, the University of South Carolina graduated the state’s first ever class of aerospace engineers. These students are the product of years of behind-the-scenes...

'Taste the State' reconnects South Carolinians with ancestors’ ingredients, recipes

For 20 years, Distinguished Professor David Shields has been working to bring Southern cooking back to its roots. His new book, co-authored with Kevin Mitchell, touts the richness of South Carolina...

Building a community of learning in the International House at Maxcy College

There’s no denying that college is a time of great change. For the students living on-campus in the International House at Maxcy College, the change is especially pronounced: Not only are they adap...

Tara Westover to discuss her best-selling memoir, 'Educated', at Koger Center

On Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Tara Westover will participate in an interview-style speaking engagement at the Koger Center of Arts where she will discuss her tumultuous journey to obtain an education.

A note from the Provost: First day of class guidance for faculty and staff

Interim Provost Cutler had a message for faculty as they prepare for the first day of classes in the fall 2021 semester. He shares pertinent details relating to COVID-19 guidelines, and provided thoughts on sharing this information with students.

How UofSC alumna Brooke Daniels found her passion

Brooke Daniels realized her passion while designing a new cover illustration for Tara Westover’s Educated. Now, as thousands of incoming UofSC freshmen read the book through the university’s 2021 First Year Reading Experience, she hopes it provides them guidance in navigating their next four years.

UofSC academic advising recognized nationally for its excellence

Academic advising at South Carolina has undergone a complete makeover. And the university’s students are feeling the benefits of its overhauled advising system, which was recognized recently with a national award from the National Academic Advising Association.

Sease named interim dean of College of Pharmacy

Julie Sease has been selected as the interim dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, effective July 1. She succeeds Stephen Cutler, who was announced as South Carolina’s interim provost.

Browne named interim dean of UofSC College of Social Work

Teri Browne has been named interim dean of the College of Social Work, effective Aug. 1. She succeeds Ronald Pitner, who has served as interim dean since April 2020.

Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program carries legacy of impact forward

The communications team in the Office of the Provost sat down with John McFadden to discuss the impact of the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program that he directs. This program helps prepare underrepresented minority students pursuing their graduate studies at the University of South Carolina to eventually become professors.

Cárdenas named interim dean of College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

David Cárdenas has been named the interim dean of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, effective July 1. He takes over for the current interim dean, Matt Brown, who has been in the position since July 2020.

Carolina Online and Paretta Autosport announce multi-year partnership starting with Indy 500

Carolina Online will be represented on the Paretta Autosport entry in the Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest single-day sporting event. The partnership pairs two entities that believe in diversity and accessibility for all, both on the racetrack and in higher education.

Psychologist Mark Weist works to dismantle hierarchy, replace it with partnership

Mark Weist's refusal to accept the status quo as necessity has made him one of the leading mental health researchers in the nation. And now, it has led to him receiving the SEC’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award for the University of South Carolina.

A supply chain of teaching excellence

Students in the Moore School of Business quickly learn that maximum effort on their part is a co-requisite for courses taught by Sanjay Ahire, this year's Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year. They soon discover that the return on their investment is even higher.

Cutler named interim provost at UofSC

Stephen Cutler, dean of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, was named the university’s interim provost on May 7, 2021. Cutler will take over for William F. Tate IV, who was selected as the new president of Louisiana State University.

UofSC implements health insurance subsidy to better support graduate students

The University of South Carolina will implement a process to better support the health care needs of its graduate students. Beginning Fall 2021, UofSC graduate students' health insurance will be fully subsidized by the university.

Hodges named interim dean of UofSC College of Education

Thomas E. Hodges has been named interim dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education; he begins on July 1. Hodges succeeds Jon Pedersen, who served as dean of the college since 2016 and recently accepted a deanship at Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences.

Sylvain becomes new vice dean in the Office of the Provost

In her dual appointment, Angelina Sylvain will collect and provide data analytics to inform the financial, policy and programming decisions of both the Graduate School and academic affairs at South Carolina.

Major League Soccer and University of South Carolina announce multi-year education partnership

MLS and UofSC have agreed to a multi-year partnership making South Carolina an Official Education Partner of MLS. Together, they have created pathways for a variety of academic offerings and flexible higher education solutions for MLS’ multicultural soccer community.

A message from Provost Tate to UofSC's students

William F. Tate, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, addresses recent sexual harassment allegations at the university.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to welcome Diana Hill Mitchell

Dr. Diana Hill Mitchell joined the University of South Carolina in November as Senior Associate Provost for Social Innovation and eLearning.


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