A Faculty Perspective of Integrative and Experiential Learning

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


The panel includes practitioners of integrative and experiential learning from various disciplines at UofSC. The panelists will demonstrate how their students put theory into practice by applying what they learned in the classroom to their experiences outside of the classroom and reflecting on the broad range of skills they used, which ultimately prepares them for additional learning experiences within and outside the classroom as well as their future professions.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Integrative and Experiential Learning.


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Moderator and Panelists

Charles Pierce
Faculty Executive Director
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Charlie Pierce is the Faculty Executive Director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. He leads a team of professionals dedicated to supporting student learning through Experience by Design and Graduation with Leadership Distinction. He is originally from the small state of Rhode Island and a proud alumnus of the University of New Hampshire (BS) and Northwestern University (MS, PhD), where he was indelibly shaped by professors who cared deeply about their students.

Pierce has been a faculty member at USC since 1998 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering. He is passionate about fostering a love of learning in his students while helping them develop lifelong professional skills such as critical thinking and decision making. He has spent the past decade and a half creating inclusive, hands-on, student-centered learning environments across engineering, in and out of the classroom, through the adaptation of collaborative problem-based learning.

Daniel Ostergaard
Clinical Professor
Department of International Business
Darla Moore School of Business


Daniel Ostergaard is a clinical faculty member of the Sonoco International Business Department in the Darla Moore School of Business with expertise in public-private partnerships, business-government relations, critical infrastructure, security, cybersecurity and extensive diplomatic and multinational corporate dealings around the world. Ostergaard joined the Moore School in August 2010 after serving in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors. He also served as the director for the Master of International Business program and has conducted business and diplomacy in 77 countries throughout the world.

In December 2020, he was named as one of the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors in the world by Poets & Quants. In addition, he has received numerous awards for his teaching including the Moore School’s top Alfred G. Smith Teaching Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, the Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award and two Thumbs-Up Awards from the UofSC Office of Student Disability Services. His teaching style blends the theoretical with his extensive real-world experiences.

Stephanie Milling
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Director
Department of Theatre and Dance

Stephanie Milling is the Interim Department Chair and Undergraduate Director of the Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as the Interim Administrative Coordinator of the Dance Program and the Head of Dance Education. Since her performing career, Milling has taught in a wide variety of artistic and educational environments. She helped author the 2010 and 2017 South Carolina Standards for Dance Education and edited the Curriculum Support Document that accompanied the 2010 standards. She is an active arts advocate in the state and nation and received the South Carolina Dance Association’s Advocacy Award in 2012 and currently serves as the Advocacy Director for the National Dance Education Organization. Milling’s creative and scholarly work revolves around the intersections of Women’s Studies and Dance, assessment, advocacy, and pedagogy.

Jeremy Polley
Coordinator and Instructor of Music Industry Studies
School of Music


Mr. Polley has over twenty years’ experience in the music industry field. He has nearly ten years’ experience in musical instrument retail, working clients and vendors such as Peavey, Fender, and ESP. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Polley ran a successful teaching studio in Decatur, Illinois, growing enrollment to over fifty students. He was able to utilize his teaching experience and relationships with local educators and administrators to build partnerships with area middle and high schools, establishing after school guitar programs. Polley is a co-founder of the Summer Guitar Camps at Millikin University, which were the spiritual predecessors to the very successful Rock Band U programs currently in place.

Polley joins the University of South Carolina faculty after being head of the Music Industry Program from 2017—2020 and the Music Area Coordinator from 2018-2020 at South Carolina State University. During his time at SCSU, he wrote a grant proposal that successfully secured funding for a new recording technology studio featuring an Avid Pro Tools HD system. Polley was also responsible for the revisions and updates to the Music Industry Studies curricula and had served as the head of the NASM Reaccreditation Committee from 2018-2020.

Polley earned his Bachelor Degree in Commercial Music from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois before arriving at the University of South Carolina. While attending UofSC, Mr. Polley earned a Masters in Music in Music History and Performance - Guitar.