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Carolina Teacher Induction Program supports early career educators

The Carolina Teacher Induction Program has reduced the number of new teachers leaving the profession by offering them coaching support from more experienced classroom leaders.

  • Keeping new teachers in the classroom is essential, particularly in South Carolina, where the state is projected to be short 6,000 teachers by the 2027-28 school year.
  • CarolinaTIP has a professional retention rate of over 90 percent — about a third better than national averages for early career teacher retention.
  • USC's College of Education estimates that a 25 percent reduction in teacher attrition would save the state $11 million a year.

What they're saying: “We have known for some time that you cannot simply recruit your way out of a teacher shortage. Only through a combination of innovative recruitment and a commitment to retaining educators can a more stable workforce be obtained.” — Thomas Hodges, dean of the College of Education

Read more about the Carolina Teacher Induction Program.

USC's United Way challenge needs you

The university is proud to support the United Way of the Midlands, and every dollar makes a difference.

Why it matters: United Way campaign contributions from university employees will directly assist thousands of our neighbors by helping children read, reducing homelessness and providing health care. Last year, 13,260 people received assistance from the United Way — many first time recipients and some members of our university community.

Give today and help people in our communities who need it most.

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USC Board of Trustees welcomes new members, approves academic modifications

The university’s trustees welcomed three new members at their meeting Friday (Feb. 24):

  • Henry Jolly Jr., a dentist from Gaffney, S.C.
  • Reid Sherard, an attorney from Greenville
  • Ellen Weaver, State Superintendent of Education 

The board approved 10 new academic programs and a variety of program modifications.

Read more about board actions.

Recognizing troubled employees

Human Resources is offering a webinar to help managers spot signs that an employee is considering harming himself.
  • Led by a representative from the university's employee assistance program, the webinar will present facts and dispel myths about self-harm and help participants recognize the signs of a troubled employee.
Register for this free course, which will be conducted via Zoom beginning at 10 a.m. Friday (March 3).

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