SL/CE Spring Showcase

On Friday, 4/7, from 12:00-2:30, come hear fantastic stories of service happening in SL/CE courses around campus. Following SLCE ‘Best Practice”, this year, we will hear from both students and instructors. Come to support our students. Come to support your colleagues. Come to hear amazing stories. Come to learn! Date: Friday, April 7, 2023 Time:Continue reading “SL/CE Spring Showcase”

Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Food

A quick shout-out to Symposium organizers, Kim Shorter & Josh Ruppel – together with Jim Shecter, SODEXO Director, Shay Carr in Student Affairs, and multiple students working the welcome table at the Upstate Research Symposium on Friday, 3/31. Thanks to collaboration from all these folks, the leftover breakfast & lunch boxes from the Symposium wereContinue reading “Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Food”

Walk MS Spartanburg 2023 – USC Upstate

Volunteers (as well as participant fundraisers and donors) are needed for the Walk MS Spartanburg 2023 on Saturday 4/22. Students, staff, faculty, & families are ALL welcome! Walkers will gather at the Hodge starting at 9:00AM & the walk will begin at 10:00. Distances of 1 mile and 3 miles will be available to participants.Continue reading “Walk MS Spartanburg 2023 – USC Upstate”

Fall ’23 Class List

Please join me in celebrating the resurgence of SL/CE courses for our students. As of this writing, we have 31 unique sections officially designated as SL/CE. SL/CE courses offer students significant benefits including increased GPAs, higher retention, higher satisfaction, enhanced critical thinking, and heightened self-awareness. Instructors also report benefits from SL/CE courses including more engagedContinue reading “Fall ’23 Class List”

Summer Bootcamp on Experiential Learning in General Education (SE in GE)

A few open seats remain the SE in GE bootcamp scheduled for July 11-13. Use this application form if you’re interested! Overview: – Live meetings July 11-13 (Tues – Thurs) – Tue 9-12* (welcome, exploration of SL/CE, strategizing & goal-setting) – Wed 9-12* (conservationism on & off-campus, crafting assignments & syllabi) – Thu 9-2** (fieldContinue reading “Summer Bootcamp on Experiential Learning in General Education (SE in GE)”

Institute on Teaching Social Action

If you’re interested in developing a class utilizing social action, please consider applying for this virtual Summer Institute on Teaching Social Action on June 6-8 (12-4 each day). FREE. Application required. This three-day virtual institute will introduce faculty and staff to an experiential learning approach for incorporating social action campaigns into either a semester-long courseContinue reading “Institute on Teaching Social Action”