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About

The South Carolina Honors College seeks two diligent and intellectually curious GTAs for the Senior Thesis Preparatory Course, SCHC 390, during the Spring 2023 semester. As the nation’s number one Public Honors College, SCHC boasts a diverse student population and a unique curriculum. The Senior Thesis is a major component of the Honors curriculum: to graduate with Honors, students must complete an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a full-time faculty member at USC.  Thesis projects vary  in topic, scope, and genre: some are traditional research papers, while others involve a creative component, such as delivering a performance, designing clothing, or creating a computer game.

SCHC 390 is a mandatory one-credit, asynchronous, online course in which students prepare for their senior thesis. In the course, students develop a research question, analyze current, relevant scholarship in an annotated bibliography, write an 8-12 page thesis proposal, and find a full-time faculty member to serve as a thesis director. Though the class is asynchronous, there are firm deadlines for students to complete each component of the course.

Duties

GTAs will be responsible for grading four assignments during the semester and will work with the SCHC 390 instructor to provide timely and detailed feedback on student work. GTAs will also monitor discussion board forums on Blackboard.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with high-achieving students on a wide array of creative and innovative thesis projects. The position is also primarily remote/virtual and, assuming deadlines are met, the hours for this position are flexible. All grading will be completed via Blackboard.

Time Commitment and Compensation

The position runs January 9 - May 3, 2023, with the option to renew for the 2023-2024 academic year. It offers a stipend of $4,000 per semester.

Application Instructions

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and CV to Senior Thesis Coordinator, Michael Flansburgh, at mflansburgh@sc.edu no later than Monday, November 21, 2022.

-Posted November 9, 2022-
About

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing has Graduate Instructional Assistant positions available for the Spring 2023 semester.

Duties

Assisting with Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate broadcast to online students during class time, proctoring exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, and tracking of student attendance and grades. Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise. May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.

Time Commitment

10 or 20 hours per week, varies by faculty member. Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule – commonly Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays. Rest of weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule. Period of employment matches the academic calendar. GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period.

Qualifications

Must have already attended or be able to attend the required GTA/GIA Workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence  and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course of professional development. These are one-time required trainings for various types of assistantship positions. Information is available on the Center for Teaching Excellence Graduate Teaching and Instructional Assistants web page

Benefits

This position will qualify the GIA for in-state tuition.

Application Instructions

Please send your 1) Resume; 2) In lieu of sending a class schedule, send availability for each day of the work week (M-F); and 3) If you are interested in 10 or 20 hours per week to:

Sandra Rhyne, M.Ed., GCDF
Academic Coordinator
College of Nursing
rhynes@mailbox.sc.edu
(803) 777-0766

-Posted October 25, 2022-

Registration is now open for the fall 2022 SHARPGrads workshop series sponsored by University Libraries, Research Computing and the Graduate School.  The SHARPGrads Skills, Habits, and Research Program is open to all Columbia campus graduate students and offers free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts.

Visit the SHARPGrads web page for more information including links to register.

About

The Entering Mentoring training program provides an evidence-based, interactive approach to becoming an effective mentor that will help develop the skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive mentoring relationships that optimize success for the mentor and the mentee.  The free training program is open to faculty, instructors and graduate assistants and is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge.  

Program Requirements:

Faculty, instructors, and graduate assistants who wish to earn the Certificate of Completion must complete two (2) required workshops and four (4) elective workshops within three (3) major semesters. 

Fall 2022 Entering Mentoring Training Schedule
Required Workshops

Introduction to Mentor Training
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Elective Workshops

Maintaining Effective Communication
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Addressing Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Aligning Expectations
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10:05  - 11:20 AM

Visit the program web page on the Center for Teaching Excellence website for more information and to register.

About

The Department of Psychology is recruiting USC undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18 to 29, who are safely able to engage in physical exercise, to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the short-term benefits of physical exercise on cognition and mood among college students with and without ADHD. 

Students will complete electronic surveys and attend three lab appointments, during which they will:

  •  Answer questions about their physical and mental health
  • Participate in physical health assessments
  •  Engage in moderate physical exercise by riding a stationary bike
  •  Complete computer tasks

Time Commitment
The time commitment is about 4-6 hours in total.

Eligibility
Complete an eligibility questionnaire to ensure you can safely participate in exercise research. Shortly after you complete the survey, a researcher will contact you to confirm your eligibility. *Students who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are not eligible.

Compensation
Participants who meet eligibility criteria, complete all surveys, and attend all three appointments will receive up to $50. 

Participation Instructions
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Yvette Rother
yrother@email.sc.edu
Text or call (803) 602-4924

About

The research assistant will join a project that investigates whether online retailers treat consumers fairly. Within this role, you will develop, document, and maintain advanced software for automatic data collection (web-crawling). You will also learn how retailers collect consumer data and gain understanding of algorithm decision making in online retailing. Schedule to be coordinated with supervisor and to work around class schedule. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to achieve project goals.

Responsibilities
  • meeting with the principal investigator to define functional specifications
  • Learning about business practices in online retailing
  • Learning about technology and programming tools
  • designing algorithms and flowcharts
  • developing and optimizing code
  • testing and deploying programs
  • troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining programs
  • developing technical documentation

Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student at USC
  • have good communication skills
  •  be professional, reliable, and of high personal integrity
  •  be able to work independently or as part of a team
  •  maintain confidentiality and respect intellectual property
  •  be able and willing to learn independently and quickly
  •  be proficient in Python and HTML
  •  understand computer networking / internet protocols
  •  understand client-server architectures

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  • familiarity with java / javascript and linux / unix
  • understanding of computer architecture
  •  experience with academic research
  •  interesting in learning from academic research
  •  experience with formal software development processes
Time Commitment and Compensation

Hours per week: 10 hours
Salary: 15.00/Hour to 20.00/Hour
Desired Start Date: 8/02/2022
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  •  Letter of Recommendation 2
  •  Other supporting documents that demonstrate the candidate’s abilities

When writing your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  • What is your current student status? (e.g., senior, masters of science/arts).
  •  What is (are) your major(s)?
  •  If any, what is (are) your minor(s)?
  •  What is your expected graduation date:
  •  Why are you interested in this position?
  •  Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.
  •  What is your current cumulative GPA?
  •  What coursework relevant to this project have you taken and what was your GPA in each course?
  •  What applications have you coded in Python (if any)?
  •  What applications have you coded in computer languages other than Python (if any)?

Apply for this position with Handshake (Job Ad#4803297)

About

University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2023. Prospective instructors should submit the new instructor application, along with a cover letter and resume. 

Requirements
  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs
Application Process

  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions.

About

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is a nationally recognized professional development program that provides assistance to graduate students and post-docs who want to become faculty members at the college level. The goals of PFF are to help better prepare participants for all aspects of their faculty careers including teaching, scholarly research, and service, and provide a mechanism and credential recognizing their initiative and gained experience in the areas of faculty roles and teaching. 

More information, including application, requirements, and other details, is provided on the Preparing Future Faculty program page located on the  USC Center for Teaching Excellence website. 

About

Midlands Technical College has numerous open full-time permanent as well as part-time temporary teaching positions in a large variety of disciplines.  These positions are located at either the Richland or Lexington County branches. 

Full-time positions include:  Philosophy, Engineering, Art, History, English

Part-time positions (including hourly tutor positions) include:  Mathematics, Health Sciences, Nursing, Chemistry, Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Engineering, IT Services, Languages, Accounting, and numerous trades specialties.

Visit to view these open job postings:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/midlandstech

About

Students who live on campus have constant opportunities to strengthen their academics, start friendships, take advantage of unique opportunities and become part of the vibrant Carolina community. As graduate students, you will be in the heart of campus and be able to take advantage of all campus and the city of Columbia have to offer.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of flexible leasing and avoid having to sign a year-long binding contract. YoPro (Young Professional) Housing features apartment living with top notch amenities and community areas paired with the solidarity of a private bedroom. Your utilities and internet will be included with the apartment, so there is no need to worry about which service providers you need to source.

To apply for on-campus housing, please visit your Housing Portal via my.sc.edu. For more information, please visit housing.sc.edu or contact the University Housing Office at 803-777-4283. You may also reach University of South Carolina  Housing via email at sahouse@mailbox.sc.edu or LiveChat on the website.

About

Individuals can now register to take the TOEFL iBT ®  and the GRE® General Test at home.  ETS  will answer questions about at home testing virtually,  and on demand. Learn more here.

About

The  Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.

Requirements

Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning and Small Changes, High Impacts workshops and four (4) electives. Participants  will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.

About

The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.

Requirements

Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at USC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.

 


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