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University 101 Programs

Ph.D. Students Interested in Becoming U101 Instructors

Ph.D. students who teach University 101 at the University of South Carolina will have the opportunity to impact first-year student education, learning, and success while gaining teaching experience in a structured and supportive environment.

How Do I Apply?

Application Process
We are no longer accepting applications for fall 2022. 

After Applying
Competitive applicants will be invited to an interview with the Executive Director of University 101 Programs. Decisions will be made by December 1. 

The stipend for teaching University 101 is $3,400. In order to receive compensation, Ph.D. students with a graduate assistantship of more than 15 hours will require additional approval by the Graduate School. More information about that process will be shared at a later date. 

Requirements for Ph.D. Students

To teach University 101, applicants must have a master's degree. Successful applicants will also need to complete the three-day Teaching Experience Workshop, which will be offered on January 5-7, March 8-10, and May 10-12. University 101 Instructors are also required to participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs.

Opportunity to Enroll in EDHE 738: Principles of College Teaching

Ph.D. candidates who are selected to teach University 101 in fall 2022 are strongly encouraged to enroll in EDHE 738 in Spring 2022. This course will help prospective instructors to articulate and apply best practices in college teaching and to discuss, analyze, and apply theories of teaching and learning as they relate to college teaching practices. Additionally, students in EDHE 738 will develop an array of instructional skills and techniques to facilitate students' learning.

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