University 101 Programs

University 101 Campus Partner Presentations

The presentation sign-up period for fall 2013 will be May 29-August 9, 2013. After August 9th, some presentations will still be available for scheduling; however, reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Sponsoring Department (Center) Location Contact
Academic Skills and Strategies to Promote Success Student Success Center Instructor Classroom Jane Bouknight
The "Academic Skills and Strategies to Promote Success" presentation is interactive and engaging; incorporating self-assessments, in-class activities, and reflection activities to cover the selected topic. ACE offers University 101 instructors a choice of four presentations that focus on time management, basic study skills, learning styles, or exam preparation. ACE Coaches facilitate the session and guide students to engage in conversation and learn from one another, in addition to learning new skills and strategies from the coach.

Campus Safety and
Building Security
USC Police Department Russell House 305 Kenneth Adams
The "Campus Safety and Building Security" presentation is presented by a member of the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. The presentation consists of a power point presentation which covers many important aspects of crime prevention and campus safety. This includes how to contact law enforcement in the event of an emergency, criminal activity that can occur on and off campus, escort and shuttle services, problems areas for students (alcohol and drugs), how to protect themselves and their property, and other helpful resources on campus.

Cocky Never Cheats Office of Academic Integrity Instructor Classroom Dave Aurich
This program discusses the importance of academic integrity at USC. "Cocky Never Cheats" (CNC) specifically addresses the individual policies of the Honor Code, ways to avoid academic dishonesty (i.e. use of campus resources, building relationships with faculty members, etc), and how cheating impacts the USC community, as well as an individual student's reputation and value of degree. "Cocky Never Cheats" is an interactive educational program that uses iClicker technology to provide instantaneous, yet anonymous, feedback to the Academic Integrity quiz that is presented to the students. The AI quiz constitutes the bulk of CNC, both time wise and in content material.

Decide it. Experience it. Live it! How the Career Center Can Help You Career Center BA 602B Kesha Entzminger 803-777-4864
The Career Center presentation offers students an opportunity to be introduced to and connect to the Career Center. While emphasizing Career Center services and resources throughout the presentation, students will also be challenged to think about their career-related goals and identify next steps or actions items for accomplishing those goals. Students will be introduced to a career decision-making process and a four-year student plan. They will be strongly encouraged to seek career-related experiences during their first year and will learn how to identify resources to assist them in searching/preparing for experiential education opportunities.

Dollars and Sense:
Financial Literacy at USC
Student Success Center Instructor Classroom Jane Bouknight
The Student Success Center's Financial Literacy presentation provides students with an introduction to basic financial concepts such as budgeting, financial goal setting, and credit management that will assist them in the development of effective money management skills. Through the use of worksheets, hands-on activities, and interactive tools, students will have an opportunity to engage with the material in a way that fosters their own independent learning so they are able to take the first steps towards leading a financially stable lifestyle.

EMPOWER Presentations Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Instructor Classroom Gavin Weiser
Through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the EMPOWER Diversity Peer Educators can offer one or more of the following presentations in your UNIV 101 class: "Celebrating Differences while Creating Community", which mixes the basics of diversity with ways we can celebrate our human differences; "Choose your Attitude", which allows students in a non-confrontational and experiential manner to discover their own biases and beliefs, as well as begin to discover their own identity; and "Conflict and Listening: Opposing Diodes", which focuses on communication and allows students to learn essential techniques to address crucial conversations around issues of diversity and social justice. Each presentation can be tailored to focus on more specific topics related to diversity. Instructors may select a topic area to focus on when scheduling this presentation in TutorTrac, or may choose to focus on diversity in general.

Exploring Culture Differences and Similarities in the United State through Domestic Study Away Office of Student Engagement Instructor Classroom Kimberly Dressler
Have students from the state of South Carolina thought about what life is like outside of the state? Have out of state students thought about what it will be like to adjust to a new culture? This interactive session will focus on addressing differences and similarities, as well as how to challenge and embrace regional populations in North America and get to know their classmates better. It will also educate students on their options for studying and traveling in North America through Domestic Study Away (including the National Student Exchange) at USC.

Finding a Passion for Research Office of Undergraduate Research Instructor Classroom Asheley Schryer
The Office of Undergraduate Research wants students to get excited about participating in research. Students should come away with an idea as to what research looks like, what the Office of Undergraduate Research does, and how to get started in undergraduate research. The presentation is not meant to instruct University 101 students on specific research projects available, how to find a mentor, or the specifics of funding opportunities, as these are addressed through the advisement process.

Healthy Gamecocks Campus Wellness Instructor Classroom Shameka Wilson
"Healthy Gamecocks" is an interactive presentation that introduces the concept of balancing the seven dimensions of wellness (intellectual, physical, social, occupational, emotional, spiritual, and environmental) and emphasizes the physical dimension of wellness through healthy nutrition, physical activity, and disease prevention. Interactive activities and discussions help students recognize their own levels of risk for illness or disease, examine their own health-related behaviors, develop goals for improving health, and identify on-campus resources to help them lead healthier lifestyles.

It's Not a Game (INAG) Sexual Assault Violence Intervention and Prevention Instructor Classroom Stephanie Hinton
The purpose of the "It's Not a Game" (INAG) presentation is to increase knowledge, comprehension, and application regarding issues of interpersonal violence, specifically stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Additionally, the presentation addresses skills to enhance the development of healthy and balanced relationships, while also providing supportive resources for students who experience interpersonal violence. INAG also provides a general overview of SAVIP (Sexual Assault Violence Intervention & Prevention) services as well as the different incidents that involve the SAVIP office. Additionally, INAG is a component of SAVIP's Bystander Accountability initiative. The INAG presentation is led by current students or Graduate Assistants in order to provide a student perspective on interpersonal violence issues.

LGBTQ 101 Office of Multicultural Affairs Instructor Classroom Gavin Weiser
"LGBTQ 101" is an interactive presentation that offers basic education regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community through terminology, discussion about common myths, and the effects of homophobia and heterosexism. By relying heavily on activities and discussion, students are able to understand how they can create an inclusive and supportive Carolina.

Managing Stress for Health and Wellness Campus Wellness Instructor Classroom Shameka Wilson
The "Managing Stress for Health and Wellness" presentation educates students about the types and sources of stress, how stress affects their life (academics, health, and personal life) and how they can address it in a healthy way. Interactive activities and discussion help students identify personal sources of stress, examine how they tend to react to stress, learn skills/techniques for dealing with stress, understand when stress has become too overwhelming, and identify on-campus resources to help them cope with stress in a healthy way.

Mapping out a Plan for Engagement and Integrative Learning in the First-Year Office of Student Engagement Instructor Classroom Kimberly Dressler
This presentation will provide students with an overview of USC Connect and help them intentionally map out a plan for their meaningful engagement on campus. During the presentation students will reflect on their current and past experiences, and how these will influence their future involvement. This session engages students in group discussion and individual reflection. Specifically, it will outline what USC Connect and integrative learning are at the University of South Carolina. Students will leave with an intentional and personalized plan on how to connect what their learning in their classroom experiences and their beyond the classroom activities. It expands on the Student Engagement Plan that can be found in Chapter 3 of Transitions. This session will not be offered until late September/ early October and is designed to help students after they have been exposed to opportunities for involvement on USC's campus.

Navigating Advising at USC Student Success Center Instructor Classroom Jane Bouknight
"Navigating Advising at USC" is a presentation developed to provide crucial information about the advising process at USC. First-year students have many questions about the advisement process and typically are not sure who to ask. The U101 classroom is an ideal place to help students with these issues. Through activities, handouts, a Q&A session, and a brief Prezi presentation, the presenter is able to put students at ease, and make their introduction to the USC advisement experience as easy as possible.

Off-Campus Student Services Off-Campus Student Services Instructor Classroom Jami Campbell
The "Off-Campus Student Services" presentation focuses on providing a better understanding of navigating the process of moving off campus and what to look for prior to signing a lease.

Research Like a Scholar Thomas Cooper Library Thomas Cooper Library,
Room M1 or M3
Timothy Simmons
The "Research Like a Scholar" presentation is designed by librarians to introduce UNIV 101 students to the Thomas Cooper Library and its resources through engaging activities and hands-on learning. Topics will cover a variety of information literacy areas, including accessing and utilizing various databases to identify sources, the importance of proper citation of sources, and how to find quality sources.

See the World Study Abroad Office Legare 322 Chris Brown

"See the World” is a presentation run by the Study Abroad office that provides University 101 students the opportunity to learn more about study abroad. Specifically, this presentation is designed to give students the tools to begin planning their own study abroad experiences.  The majority of presentations are moderated by peer advisors or graduate assistants, though staff may moderate or assist in presentations as needed.  Our peers and graduate students highlight their own experiences abroad as well as facilitating a discussion about study abroad opportunities in general.  The presentation covers the various study abroad destinations available and what courses students can take overseas.  Presenters will discuss the benefits of international education, as well as addressing student concerns and dispelling study abroad myths.  Each presentation will be followed by adequate time for question and answer sessions.

Seizing Civility: Between Conflict and Community Office of Student Conduct Instructor Classroom Alisa Liggett

Civility encompasses acceptance, compassion, responsibility, integrity, and respect. Through this presentation, students will explore these aspects of civility and gain perspective on how civility impacts their experience within the community. Through interactive activities and discussion, students will develop an understanding for their personal values, learn about destructive and constructive conflict, and develop strategies to make positive choices that impact them and their community.

Stand-Up Carolina Sexual Assault Violence Intervention and Prevention Instructor Classroom Stephanie Hinton

"Stand-Up Carolina” is the Bystander Accountability initiative through the Office of Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP). Bystander accountability is used to train students to take action to prevent sexual and interpersonal violence.  The presentation will offer ideas, suggestions, and examples of how individuals can be effective bystanders and demonstrate how accountability can be integrated with the Carolinian Creed to help students understand how to be a bystander who is accountable for their fellow Carolinians at all times. This presentation is led by a SAVIP professional staff member or Graduate Assistant.

Student Involvement and Learning: Maximizing the Carolina Experience Office of Student Life Instructor Classroom Kim McMahon

Are you struggling with how to connect students to the 'beyond the classroom' experiences?  Are you unsure about how to expose students to student life and activity?  Do you desire a dynamic presentation that will challenge students to engage at various levels in campus activities while evaluating and reflecting on how they want to spend their free time?    Staff from the Department of Student Life will provide an overview of the myriad of involvement opportunities during the first six weeks of class while providing information about how to record and reflect on these involvement experiences throughout their 4 years of study.  Students will learn how to use their campus involvement experiences to develop leadership and life skills that will prepare them for a successful and fulfilling Carolina experience.

Sustainable Living on Campus University Housing and Sustainable Carolina Green Quad Learning Center/Own Classroom Margaret Bounds

This presentation will introduce the concept of sustainability and why it is important to students’ lives, provide information about the sustainability goals the University and President Pastides have set, will encourage students to adopt new green habits, and tell them how they can get involved with sustainability on campus.  It is hoped that after hearing the presentation students will have a better understanding of sustainability and what they can do to be more sustainable while on campus and once they leave USC.

Thinking Globally International Student Services Byrnes 704/Instructor Classroom Gaby Gillespie

The "Thinking Globally” presentation is designed to educate students on the differences, including countries, customs, and cultures, of international students and encourage them to become involved with events around campus.  Thinking Globally has 3 formats: traditional presentation style, student panel, or small group interviews. Each format begins with a short presentation by the Thinking Globally coordinator. This portion is designed to educate students on USC's international population as well as opportunities to get involved with international events both on campus and through study abroad. With the traditional presentation, two international students present about their cultures for 15-20 minutes and then answer questions. With student panels, the entire class comes in with prepared questions to ask the Thinking Globally ambassadors. With small group interviews, the class is split into 3 groups and each group has the chance to speak with 3 different international Thinking Globally ambassadors. At the end, each student talks about something that he or she learned.

Top Ten Ways to Get Kicked Out Office of Student Conduct Instructor Classroom Julia L. Thompson or Alisa Liggett

In the fall 2012 semester, 56% of all students with a Student Code of Conduct violation were freshmen.  The "Top Ten” presentation creates an opportunity for student conduct staff to speak frankly to students about policies and expectations within their new environment in an open and humorous way.  The presentation centers on the most common decision-making pitfalls that freshmen may experience.  When scenarios from 2am on a Saturday are introduced in a classroom setting, the errors in judgment become more apparent, thus helping students identify when simple decisions can lead to significant consequences.  Comical anecdotes that are recognizable to the audience help students consider how they can respond in healthy and safe ways the next time they find themselves in similar scenarios.  By avoiding telling students not to break the rules, but instead focusing on the decision making errors that lead to OSC and police referrals, we aim to empower students to make behavioral choices that align with their academic and collegiate goals.

What UR Peers Never
Told U About Sex
Campus Wellness Instructor Classroom Shameka Wilson 803-777-1835
"What UR Peers Never Told U About Sex" is an interactive presentation that engages students' decision making about their individual sexual health. Through activities that focus on communication, negotiation, and safer sex practices, students will explore how their own personal values and beliefs influence their sexual health decisions and empower them with knowledge to make healthy choices. The presentation will begin with an activity designed to help students become more comfortable with the topic and then shift to an open format designed to affirm risk reduction and the choice to abstain.