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With hurricane season starting, we’d like to remind students about the College’s protocols should a voluntary or mandatory evacuation be ordered due to the threat of a storm. Read the student guide to hurricane preparedness.

Also, the City of Charleston tracks road closures and traffic impacts at https://gis.charleston-sc.gov/road-closures. 

Faculty are reminded to please prepare for the possibility of future closure. In consultation with your chair and department colleagues, please devise a course-appropriate plan to allow students to continue their forward progress in your course in the event the College is closed, and as you finalize your syllabus, please include reference to this plan in your syllabus. How you accomplish this will vary depending on the nature of your course(s). Your syllabus, contact information, and basic courses materials should be available to students in OAKS. Please see today’s email announcement (August 14, 2018) for additional information on OAKS support and sample syllabus statements related to campus closures. If the College decides on a plan for make-up class days, you will be informed as soon as feasible.

Thank you and wishing you a positive and productive Fall Semester 2019!

A Student’s Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

 

2019 Celebration of Faculty

By Office of the Provost
Posted on 25 April 2019 | 7:30 pm — 

Today we celebrate the 2018–19 academic year’s six faculty receiving distinguished awards and recognizing faculty granted emeriti titles, shared governance leadership, tenure and promotion awards, superior post-tenure reviews, positive third-year reviews and sabbaticals awarded for the upcoming 2019–20 academic year. Read more at https://today.cofc.edu/2019/04/25/2019-distinguished-faculty-awards/ .

Study Abroad Fair – Jan. 30, Cougar Mall

By Office of the Provost
Posted on 29 January 2019 | 3:18 pm — 

Join us Wednesday, January 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM in Cougar Mall to learn about CofC Faculty-led programs at the Study Abroad Fair hosted by the Center for International Education.

Open educational resources (OER) are classroom resources with no copyright restrictions. They are in the public domain, licensed through the Creative Commons (or similar intellectual property licenses) or library-licensed, so students can access them at little or no cost. Textbook prices are rising rapidly, putting enormous financial strain on students. OER can help mitigate textbook expenses for students and also provide instructors with pedagogical advantages, since they are more adaptable than traditional textbooks. In order to encourage faculty to integrate OER materials in their courses, the OER Faculty Incentive Program will award grants of $750 to instructors selected by the campus OER Committee. Faculty who are awarded OER incentive grants will integrate OER into their fall 2019 course(s). The deadline for submission of applications is February 15, 2019. For more information and to apply, go to http://academicaffairs.cofc.edu/research/index.php#oer.

 

The 2018-2019 College Reads! book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins, 2017).

New York Times Bestselling Novelist Angie Thomas is a former teen rapper with a BFA in Creative Writing and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. Thomas became an award winning author with her debut novel, The Hate U Give. With over two years on the NYT Bestsellers list, The Hate U Give was adapted into a critically acclaimed major motion picture in 2018 featuring Amandla Stenberg, of the Hunger Games, in the lead role as Starr Carter. Incoming students received a copy of the book and an interactive Reading Guide. Students were asked to prepare for Convocation by reading the book and selecting one Convocation Project to complete and submit during their small group discussion. Author Angie Thomas will be on campus Monday, January 14, 2019 for a talk entitled, “The Hate U Give: Finding Your Activism and Turning the Political into the Personal,” before participating in a Q&A. This was a change from the previously advertised date in mid-October, since the feature film based on the book was scheduled for wide release on October 19.  Angie Thomas attended several film premier events that week, including one in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. The newly scheduled “Evening with Angie Thomas” will be at 7:00pm on 1/14/19 in Sottile Theatre.

‘The Hate U Give’ Author to Speak at CofC

CofC Emergency Information & Hurricane Preparedness

By Office of the Provost
Posted on 9 September 2018 | 8:05 pm — 

View College of Charleston Emergency Information and the Student’s Guide to Hurricane PreparednessThe College of Charleston is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence. Get the latest updates via our CougarAlert Notification System.

Dr. Godfrey Gibbison, Associate Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Professional Studies, will also serve as Interim Dean of the Graduate School.

Godfrey Gibbison Can Conquer It All

The 2018-2019 College Reads! book selection is The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins, 2017).

Incoming students received a copy of the book and an interactive Reading Guide. Students were asked to prepare for Convocation by reading the book and selecting one Convocation Project to complete and submit during their small group discussion. Author Angie Thomas will be on campus Monday, January 14, 2019. This is a change from the previously advertised date in mid-October. The feature film based on the book is scheduled for wide release on October 19.  Angie Thomas will be attending several film premier events that week, including one in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. We look forward to her campus visit in January!  Her public lecture will be at 7:00pm on 1/14/19 in Sottile Theatre. Stay tuned for more details.

2018 Celebration of Staff

By Office of the Provost
Posted on 30 June 2018 | 8:03 pm — 

Congratulations to the 2018 Employees of the Year. Many thanks to the Staff Advisory Committee and those who helped make the 2018 Celebration of Staff event possible.

Replacement of Binary-Gendered Pronouns

By Office of the Provost
Posted on 25 May 2018 | 8:01 pm — 

View the Memo on the Replacement of Binary-Gendered Pronouns (May 2018)

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