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Patrick JamisonTeam: Men's Track & Field
Brenicke JohnsonTeam: Women's Track & Field
Summer Faculty Innovation Grant Recipients Congratulations
to the Summer Faculty Innovation Grant Recipients! As part of USC Upstate’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, the Office of Academic Affairs, through funding from the USC Upstate Foundation, awarded ten $5,000 summer teaching and learning innovation grants to stimulate
experimentation and collaboration around designing more engaging and effective learning environments. The 2015 recipients come from diverse disciplines and areas of specialization:
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USC Upstate Excellence in Teaching and Advising AwardThe USC Upstate Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award at USC Upstate recognizes excellence in undergraduate instruction and academic advisement. The overriding criterion for selection is sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and academic advisement. That is, consistency in quality of performance in the classroom and academic advisement are emphasized. Click
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2015 Award Recipients
Teaching is not just about
introducing students to new subject matter. It is also about addressing student
fears and anxieties that may be standing in the way of learning. Excellence in
teaching, for me, means equipping students to tolerate uncertainty, to sit with
the anxiety of not understanding something, and to develop trust in themselves
that understanding will come eventually, if they keep working with a text or
new idea. It is a matter of instilling a mixture of confidence and humility
toward the vastness of a single academic field, and providing opportunities to
apply course subject matter to everyday life. I also strive to generate an
inspirational dimension to my work as a professor by revealing excitement about
my own scholarly research to students and by supporting their undergraduate
research in turn. Students who present papers at local and regional Women’s and
Gender Studies conferences grow as learners by conducting independent research
and by conceptualizing and addressing these broader audiences.
My teaching philosophy has evolved to one centered around the "three 3s." I attempt toincorporate three main concepts, or takeaways, into each class period. When standing up front in a college classroom, I consider myself working for three entities.
Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
Lynda DavisAdministrative Assistant
Dr. Clif FlynnInterim Senior Vice Chancellor for
Dr. David McCurryDirector of Distance EducationPhone:864-503-5509
Director of the
Student Success Center
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