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University 101 Programs

Become a U101 Instructor

Classes are taught by faculty and staff members and administrators at the University of South Carolina who are committed to first-year student education, learning and success.


  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs

Instructor Renewals

Renewal decisions are based on two additional criteria:

  • participation in advanced faculty development activities
  • satisfactory student evaluations.


How Do I Apply?

Application Process
The application period for fall 2023 has closed. We are now accepting applications for fall 2024. Please submit a New Instructor Application, current resume, and cover letter to our office at 1728 College Street or to Dr. Dan Friedman at Your cover letter should address the reason for your interest, fit for working with first-year students, and any relevant teaching or facilitation experience.

After Applying
Competitive applicants will be invited to meet with the Executive Director of University 101 Programs to discuss the opportunity to teach the course, preferences regarding workshop dates, and next steps in the process. 

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