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FACULTY FAST FORWARD FACULTY MEMBERS PUT INNOVATION GRANTS TO GOOD USE It was a busy summer for many members of the faculty as they were recipients of this year’s Summer Faculty Innovation Grants. Presentations of their projects, which are designed to foster and enhance the teaching and learning experience at USC Upstate, were made in October. The Summer Faculty Innovation Grant recipients and their projects were: David Marlow – International ESOL Service-Learning for Diversity and Understanding Sharon T. Smith – Integrating second life into the Childbearing and Women’s Health Curriculum Rachel Snow – Spartanburg Art Museum Service-Learning Seminar Lola Bradley and Bree Kirsch – Turning LIBR 201 into a hybrid course using a flipped classroom model and incorporating servicelearning Chase DeHan – Developing a flipped classroom for Finance 363 Samantha Hauptman and Lynn McMillan – Childhood Trauma: Potential Pathway to the Criminal Justice System (interdisciplinary course) Araceli Hernandez-Laroche and Samantha Hauptman – The Twin Ills of Terrorism and Torture: A Global Perspective (interdisciplinary course) Allison Pingley – Developing political behavior course as servicelearning course Tom Rogers – Creating a fully asynchronous lab for EMTG 320L: Engineering Cost Analysis Lab GOLDBERG AND MILLS INVITED TO WRITE ABOUT DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION Dr. Abraham Goldberg, associate professor of political science and co-director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and Stacey Mills, interim executive director of the Greenville Campus, have been invited by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) to write an article about democratic education at USC Upstate for Diversity and Democracy, an official publication of the AAC&U. Their article will appear in a special issue dedicated to civic learning. Goldberg has also been invited to present on a panel of the Diversity and Democracy special edition at the AAC&U Annual Meeting in January in Washington, D.C. The 2016 Annual Meeting will focus on higher education’s most pressing educational challenges – those centered on the intersections of equity, quality and democratic renewal. The AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. CARSON NAMED OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Dr. Warren J. Carson recently received the 2015 Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award for Overall Achievement from the University of North Carolina. This award recognizes outstanding black alumni who have been stellar leaders within the University community and or within their local community. Carson serves as the senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator at USC Upstate. In addition to his role as an administrator, he also teaches classes in English and African-American studies. PARKER NAMED TO ACADEMY ON VIOLENCE AND ABUSE BOARD Dr. Jennifer Parker has been named to Academy on Violence and Abuse Board of Directors. She is the director of the Center for Child Advocacy Studies and program director for the Child Protection Training Center at USC Upstate. The training center provides training for child protection workers both locally and nationally. The Academy on Violence and Abuse is a non-profit, academic, membership-based organization whose goal is to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of those affected by violence and abuse. Board members are carefully selected from a global group of professionals who are passionately committed to the mission and vision of the Academy. GIBB, CHARNLEY ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING Dr. Katharine Gibb, dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing, and Deborah Charnley, associate dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing, recently attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in Washington, DC. During the visit, representatives from South Carolina nursing programs visited Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Office. PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT EARNS NATIONAL HONOR The University’s Public Safety Department has been awarded First Runner-Up for the National Campus Safety Department of the Year. Presented by Safe Campus, the National Campus Safety Summit, this award is based on a number of factors all of which are a result of improving campus safety though advances in emergency communications, technological improvements, implemented training programs and facility upgrades. USC Upstate was chosen from over 4,700 eligible departments across the United States. Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine 18 


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