University Libraries seeks feedback from graduate student researchers
University Libraries is seeking feedback from graduate students on their research services. Please encourage your graduate student colleagues to fill out the Libraries’ Digital Research Services for Graduate Students survey by Friday, March 4. Responses to this survey are incredibly valuable to University Libraries as they work to improve graduate student services. In particular, the libraries are hoping to learn more about graduate students’ digital research needs.
Get involved: Discover UofSC 2022 seeks presenters, reviewers and volunteers
The Office of the Vice President for Research and our Discover UofSC partners are excited to return to an in-person showcase event this spring, on Friday, April 22, 2022. We look forward welcoming participants from across the university community. To help ensure that the event is vital, successful and smooth, we are recruiting presenters, reviewers and volunteers to participate in and support this annual showcase of research, scholarship and creativity at every level.
- Presenters: UofSC undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdocs (including UofSC medical scholars and postdocs working at Prisma Health) are eligible to present at Discover UofSC. Register to present by Friday, March 4.
- Reviewers: UofSC and Prisma Health faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students and UofSC alumni (as well as others who are personally invited by Discover UofSC organizers) are eligible to serve as reviewers or judges, for presentations at the event. Register to serve as a reviewer by Friday, April 1.
- Volunteers: UofSC and Prisma Health faculty, staff, postdocs, undergraduate and graduate students and UofSC alumni (as well as others who are personally invited by Discover UofSC organizers) are eligible to serve as volunteers. Volunteers contribute in many ways—passing out stickers to help organizers keep a head count, assisting at the information table, helping presenters with their posters, etc. Register to serve as a volunteer by Friday, April 1.
Carnegie Classifications find a new home and offer a new distinction
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, viewed by many as the gold standard for objective categorization of American colleges and universities, is undergoing some changes in the coming weeks. After leaving its longtime headquarters at Indiana University, the Carnegie Classifications has settled on a new home in the American Council on Education. The official handoff from Indiana University to ACE will happen on March 15, though Carnegie will maintain its ownership of the classifications. Beginning in 2023, the organization will offer a new distinction that reflects how well institutions contribute to social and economic mobility while serving diverse students. The new system, they hope, will better reflect the diversity of higher-education institutions and create incentives for colleges to fill equity gaps. Read more about the new distinction.
17 February 2022