University 101 Programs




UNIV 101 Faculty Meetings

Faculty meetings provide an opportunity for UNIV 101 instructors to share ideas, learn from each other, and participate in the governance of University 101. They are also an important opportunity for the University 101 Programs staff to provide instructors with important announcements, communicate and clarify new expectations, and discuss emerging issues and trends.

The 2017 meetings are scheduled for:

September 8, 2:30 - 4:00 PM, Russell House Ballroom A

October 27, 2:30 - 4:00 PM, Capstone Campus room

Brown Bag Lunches

These small group meetings are held throughout the fall to provide support for instructors when they need it. These informal gatherings allow instructors to share best practices, seek assistance with challenging situations, and identify colleagues who may be facing similar issues. Bring your lunch and join us for some great discussion!

The 2017 meetings will be held in the U101 Conference room at 1728 College Street and are scheduled for:

September 14, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
October 3, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
November 8, 12:00 - 1:00PM

Lessons from the Road Workshops

The purpose of these workshops is to give University 101 instructors the opportunity to experience and participate in the effective facilitation of tried and true lesson plans, to learn about a new activity to add to their toolboxes, and to discuss effective facilitation techniques. Workshops will be offered throughout the year and will be facilitated by University 101 Programs staff or University 101 instructors.

Upcoming Workshops:

Historic USC Tour
Wednesday, September 20
, 3:00PM-4:00PM, Entrance of McKissick Museum

  • Jay Pou, from the Department of History, will provide a historic tour of campus that can be incorporated into lessons on USC History and Traditions. The tour will be modeled so that instructors can replicate and adapt the content to fit the need of their classes.

My 30 Values
Friday, October 13, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Russell House 305

  • Katie Hopkins and James Winfield, from University 101 Programs, will facilitate a lesson plan on values clarification by demonstrating the effective facilitation of the activity, My 30 Values (found in the Values and Identity chapter of the FRM). My 30 Values helps students identify and then prioritize the 30 things that are most important to them.

U101 in Action

U101 in Action is an opportunity for instructors to see how other University 101 instructors address the UNIV 101 learning outcomes, co-teach, and interact with their students. Multiple section types, taught by high-performing instructors, are open to other instructors to observe. Instructors interested in seeing U101 in Action can sign up through ScheduleCenter (available August 2017).

Colleague Clusters

Colleague Clusters offers instructors a way to network and foster academic community. These are small groups of 5-7 instructors who can serve as a support network for each other. Our hope is that your cluster will share ideas, successes, and resources with each other. We will have various methods of meetings for the clusters, including face-to-face, GroupMe and hybrid options. Sign-up information will be available in June.

Fall Workshops

Thursday, September 7, 2:00PM-3:00PM, Russell House 305

  • Supporting Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in UNIV 101
    The Student Disability Resource Center strives to assist students with disabilities in their academic and personal endeavors. Many accommodations that are offered to students with disabilities can be expanded to assist every student on campus regardless of disability status. This session will focus on helping UNIV 101 instructors understand what resources are available to them and their students, and explain how to best support students with disabilities.

Community of Practice *RSVP Required

The Community of Practice is a new opportunity for instructors to discuss the application of Dr. Jay Howard’s book Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online. There will be four informal facilitated sessions to exchange ideas regarding the next.

June 12, 2:30-3:30 PM
June 26, 2:30-3:30 PM
July 10, 2:30-3:30 PM
July 24, 2:30-3:30 PM

Space is limited and a RSVP is required to attend the series. Details will be provided to instructors upon confirmation.