Friday, March 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Ernest F. Hollings Library Program Room
Thomas Cooper Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Online registration is now closed. Registration will now be on-site only the day of the event.
The 2023 Focus on First Generation Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to explore how to cultivate academic success, and foster well-being and sense of belonging among USC’s first-generation students.
The keynote speaker for the symposium is Dr. Terry Vaughan III, Vice President of Research at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education located in Washington, DC.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, TRIO Programs and University Libraries.
In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at certificate of completion workshops and events, the Center for Teaching Excellence requires that all registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register for all workshops.
If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.
Terry Vaughan III, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Terry Vaughan III, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Research at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education located in Washington, DC. His research focuses on education theory and philosophy, education policy, equitable career pathways, and career development strategies for first-generation, low-income, and historically marginalized students. He received his BA in Philosophy from DePaul University and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.