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James Winfield

Title:              Assistant Director for Faculty Development

Email:            winfield@sc.edu

Phone:          803-777-8500

James is primarily responsible for coordinating continuous training and development opportunities for all UNIV 101 instructors; this includes programming and oversight of the Teaching Experience Workshops (TEW), Course Planning Workshops, and the Building Connections Conference. He also provides one-on-one support and guidance on classroom issues, along with launching and maintaining digital faculty development efforts. James has taught multiple sections of the first-year seminar course UNIV 101: The Student in University (General and TRIO specific sections) and teaches EDLP 520: The Teacher as Manager.

Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, James served as the full-time advisor for the Student Government Association at his alma mater, Auburn University. At USC, James has worked in the Student Success Center with early-alert and outreach initiatives and in TRIO Programs as a pre-college counselor for Upward Bound and a 21st Century Learning Center.

James is active and involved in Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and South Carolina TRIO. He has also served as an invited faculty for the Institute on First-Generation College Students, hosted by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. He is a past co-chair for the Professional Development Team in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and serves on various University committees and taskforces. James is an avid fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and enjoys drawing and painting.

 

Educational Background

Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction, Anticipated: 2021
University of South Carolina

Master of Education - Higher Education Administration, 2010
Auburn University

Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communications/Radio, TV and Film, 2008
Auburn University

Publications

Winfield, J.K. (2018, December). The art of intervention: Partnering with faculty for early academic alert. Academic Advising Today41(4).

Dial, M., & Winfield, J. (2016). Digitally connecting students to success: Engaging first-year students through intrusive email outreach. E-Source for College Transitions, 13(2).

Moschella, E., Bouknight, J., Dial M., & Winfield, J. (2015). Connecting students to success: A comprehensive approach to retention and persistence. In S. Whalen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th National Symposium on Student Retention, Orlando, Florida. (pp. 160 – 171). Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma.

Selected Presentations
  • First-Gen in the First-Year Seminar, Presenter38th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Las Vegas, NV, (February 2019)
  • Low Cost and No Faculty Development for First-Year Seminar Instructors, Co-Presenter38th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Las Vegas, NV, (February 2019)
  • Invited faculty for the Institute on First-Generation College Students. Three presentations, including “Factors that Contribute to Success for First-Generation College Students”; “Developing Curricular and Co-Curricular Strategies and Initiatives Tailored for First-Generation College Students”; and "Defining and Redefining the Role of Faculty and Staff in First-Generation College Student Success (July 27-29, 2018)
  • Invited faculty for the Institute on First-Generation College Students (July 29-31, 2016)
  • Connecting Students to Success: A Comprehensive Approach to Retention and Persistence, Co-Presenter, 11th National Symposium on Student Retention, Orlando, FL, (November 2015)
  • Enhancing Student Success Through Purposeful Faculty Partnerships, Co-Presenter2nd  Annual Conference for South Carolina College Learning Center Association (SCCLCA), (June 2015)
  • Success Connect: Early Alert and Intervention at a Flagship Institution, Presenter34th Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Dallas, TX, (February 2015)
  • Invited faculty for the Institute on First-Generation College Students (July 25-27, 2014)
  • Success Connect: Early Alert and Intervention at a Flagship Institution, Presenter1st Annual Conference for South Carolina College Learning Center Association (SCCLCA), (June 2014)
  • Deciphering Technology in Higher Education: Finding a Starting Point, Co-Presenter14th Annual ideaPOP! Conference, University of South Carolina, (May 2014)
  • Building Relationships for Successful Collaborations, Co-PresenterAnnual State Conference for South Carolina TRIO Programs, (October 2013)
  • Full Assessment…from a Mini Departmental Review, Co-PresenterNational Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, (March 2011)
  • The “D” Word (Diversity): What Are We SROW Afraid of Anyway? Co-Presenter, Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW), (March 2009)