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About the Office of the Provost

Provost Meetings

All Academic Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, SmartState Chairs, Directors of Schools, Programs, Institutes and Centers, System Campus Academic Leadership, Carolina Distinguished Professors, Vice Presidents and Vice Provosts are invited to the Provost's Meeting, just before the beginning of each semester.

Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 Provost’s Retreat was be held on Friday, October 6, 2017  at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. If you were able to attend, please complete a brief survey and share your feedback.

Presentation slides [pdf] from the event are available for download.


Meeting Agenda

Time Session
8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks
Enrollment and New Facilities Update; Strategic Planning; Excellence Initiative
JOAN T.A. GABEL, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST

9:00 AM

Diversity and Inclusion Update
JOHN DOZIER, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER & SENIOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INCLUSION

9:30 AM

Remarks from the President
HARRIS PASTIDES, PRESIDENT

9:45 AM

Excellence Initiative
STEVE CUTLER, DEAN, COLLEGE OF PHARMACY; COMMITTEE CHAIR
EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

10:15 AM

Break and Networking

10:30 AM

Finance Update
LESLIE BRUNELLI, VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

11:00 AM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Attendees engage in all sessions, each for 15 minutes (with 5 minute pass times)

  • Open Educational Resources (Congaree Room)
    Sandra Kelly, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
    Amie Freeman, Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Thos. Cooper Library
    Badge order of attendance: Gamecock, Cocky, Block C
  • Experiential Learning: Service Learning, Global Engagement, Undergraduate Research (Richland Room)
    Facilitator:  Irma Van Scoy, executive director, USC Connect
    Panelists: Peter Brews, Dean, Darla Moore School of Business (Service Learning & United Way); Allen Miller, Vice Provost and Director of Global Carolina (Global Learning); Michel van Tooren, Professor and Director Aerospace Studies (Undergraduate Research)
    Badge order of attendance: Cocky, Block C, Gamecock
  • IT Update and High Performance Computing (Carolina Room)
    Doug Foster, Vice President for Information Technology, CIO;
    Hossein Haj-Hariri, Dean, College of Engineering & Computing
    Badge order of attendance: Block C, Gamecock, Cocky
12:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Door Prizes
JOAN T.A. GABEL, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND PROVOST

12:15 PM

Adjournment



Previous Meetings


Provost's Meeting, Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 Provost Meeting was held on January 8, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

Meeting Materials
Retreat Agenda [pdf]
Provost Gabel's Presentation Slides [pdf]
Finance and Budget Overview [pdf], Leslie Brunelli, vice president for finance and cfo
EAB and Degree Works [pdf], Helen Doerpinghaus, senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies
Campus Climate Presentation Slides [pdf], John Dozier, chief diversity officer
Living the Brand Presentation Slides [pdf], Wes Hickman, chief communications officer

Provost's Faculty Forum, Spring 2016

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Joan T. A. Gabel, hosted a faculty forum on Wednesday, January 13. All faculty were invited to attend. The Provost spoke about her first four months at the university and shared her vision for the future. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.  View the recording of the event online.