From Educational Experiment to Standard Bearer

From Educational Experiment to Standard Bearer

University 101 at the University of South Carolina

  • Author: Friedman, Daniel B.; Skipper, Tracy L.; Greene, Catherine S.; Gardner, John N.
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781643363653
  • eISBN Pdf: 9781643363677
  • Place of publication:  South Carolina , United States
  • Year of publication: 2022
  • Year of digital publication: 2022
  • Month: November
  • Pages: 271
  • DDC: 378.1/980975771
  • Language: English

An exploration of the University of South Carolina's trailblazing approach to the first-year experience

As an innovative educational experiment, University 101 was designed to support students' transition to and success in college. Now, fifty years after its inception, the program continues to bring national recognition to the University of South Carolina. From Educational Experiment to Standard Bearer celebrates this milestone by exploring the course's origins; its evolution and success at the university; its impact on first-year students, upper-level students serving as peer leaders, faculty and staff instructors, and the university community and culture; and its role in launching the international first-year experience movement.

By highlighting the most significant takeaways, lessons learned, and insights to practitioners on other campuses, this book will serve as an inspiration and road map for other institutions to invest in this proven concept and focus on the ingredients that lead to a successful program. John N. Gardner, founding director and architect of University 101, provides a foreword.

  • Cover
  • From Educational Experiment to Standard Bearer
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • FOREWORD Fifty Years Later: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, Giving Credit, Sustaining, and Adapting the Vision
  • Chapter 1. Origins of University 101 at the University of South Carolina
  • Chapter 2. The University 101 Model: Transforming Higher Education in the United States and Abroad
  • Chapter 3. The South Carolina Model Today: Philosophy, Goals, and Course Delivery
  • Chapter 4. Key Ingredients to a Successful First-Year Seminar
  • Chapter 5. University 101’s Impact on Students’ Transition and Success
  • Chapter 6. Faculty Development, Engagement, and Impact
  • Chapter 7. Peer Leaders in University 101
  • Chapter 8. Campus Partnerships
  • Chapter 9. The South Carolina Model: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
  • Chapter 10. Major Figures in University 101 History
  • APPENDIX A: Case Studies of Programs Modeled on University 101
  • APPENDIX B: Sample University 101 Assignments
  • APPENDIX C: Sample University 101 Course Syllabus



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