Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence Certificate of Completion - Cancelled

At the University of South Carolina, we believe that diversity and inclusion is necessary to achieve academic and institutional excellence. Every student, faculty and staff member not only matters, but their unique perspectives are the core of our strength and our success.


The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC's commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.


Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at USC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Your registration allows us to track who has decided to participate in the certificate program. You must still register for individual workshops to fulfill both your required and elective workshops



The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) inspires excellence and innovation in teaching. CTE creates and provides programming, resources, and opportunities that foster innovative and effective pedagogical practices among all who teach at USC.

The goals of CTE include:

  • Enhance the pedagogical knowledge and effectiveness of all who teach at USC.
  • Support the design and development of high-quality distributed learning courses.
  • Plan and implement professional development programs for graduate teaching assistants.
  • Foster partnerships and leverage support for programs that enhance conditions for teaching and learning at the university.
  • Increase awareness of CTE among all constituencies.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works closely with university students, faculty and staff to create and sustain an inclusive learning, living and working environment where all members of the university’s community feel that they are welcomed, valued and supported.

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