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University 101 Programs

Katie Hopkins

Title:      Assistant Director for Faculty Development


Phone:  803-777-9341

Katie is primarily responsible for the UNIV 101 instructor trainings and workshops as well as the development and revision of resources for instructors. Katie also provides individual support for UNIV 101 instructors and serves as the primary point of contact for new instructors. In addition, Katie oversees the Graduate Leader program and the M. Stuart Hunter Award for Outstanding Teaching in University 101.

Katie teaches UNIV 101: The Student in the University, EDLP 520: The Teacher as Manager, as well as UNIV 401: Graduation with Leadership Distinction. As a graduate student at UofSC, Katie served as a University 101 Graduate Leader and as an undergraduate student Katie served multiple semesters as a University 101 Peer Leader.

Educational Background

Master of Education - Higher Education and Student Affairs, 2017
University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts - Spanish, 2015
University of South Carolina

Friedman, D., Winfield, J., & Hopkins, K. (2019). Developing instructors for a first-year seminar. Journal for Faculty Development. Volume 33, Number 2, (pp. 11-18).

Friedman, D., Hopkins, K., & Clarke, K. (Eds.) (2018). University 101 Faculty Resource Manual. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina.

Strategies to Promote Community Building in a First-Year Seminar, Co-Presenter, 38th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Las Vegas, NV (February 2019)

Low Cost & No Cost Faculty Development for First-Year Seminar Instructors, Co-Presenter, 38th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Las Vegas, NV (February 2019)

Early Faculty Development: Training Graduate Students to Teach First-Year Seminars, Co-Presenter, 37th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. San Antonio, TX (February 2018)

Effectively Developing and Supporting First-Year Seminar Instructors, Co-Presenter, 36th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Atlanta, GA (February 2017)

A Showcase of Best Practice: First-Year Students and the Power of Service- Learning, Co-Presenter, Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference. High Point, NC (February 2016)

T-Shaped Professional, Co-Presenter, Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC), Columbia, SC (February 2014)


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