Adjunct Faculty Orientation Fall 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


To attend the orientation, log-in as a guest at This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The orientation starts at 5:30 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the orientation at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 5:35 p.m. 


Adjunct Faculty Orientation Fall 2021 is a online ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


New UofSC adjunct faculty are invited to participate in a virtual 90 minute orientation session sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of On Your Time Initiatives. The session will provide information helpful to any adjunct faculty member.


Adjunct Orientation Schedule


5:30-5:35 Welcome: Augie Grant

5:35 5:40 Dimensions of Teaching: Augie Grant

5:40-6:10 Blackboard: Gloria Washington

6:10-6:40 Pedagogy and Breakout Discussions: Nate Carnes

6:40-6:50 Practical Tips: TBD


6:50-7:00 Resources, General Questions and Answers: Augie Grant


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August (Augie) Grant
Center for Teaching Excellence

Augie Grant has been teaching at the university level since 1983. Grant earned his Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, and has spent the past three decades teaching, consulting, and researching emerging communication technologies and their application to business, education, and social institutions. Grant is best known as editor of Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, which he created in 1992. In addition to exploring new communication technologies, Grant's research explores media audience behavior, convergent journalism, radio and television broadcasting, and applications of network analysis to the study of media organizations and audiences. Grant is past chair of the University of South Carolina Faculty Senate and is past president of the Broadcast Education Association.

Nate Carnes
Associate Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Nate Carnes is the Associate Director at the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to three teacher education degrees and a permanent Ohio teaching certificate, he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in science education at Miami University (OH). His teaching performances span almost 40 years and have resulted in several awards and citations of excellence at the University of South Carolina, state, regional, and international levels. Carnes’ scholarly activities explore pedagogical issues and innovations within and beyond science education.

Gloria Washington
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence

Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 22 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Washington completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses. Prior to coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services (now eLearning Services) and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. She serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is an At-Large Board Member for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). Washington also authors the blog, Pedagogy Before Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education, a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Her instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”