Inclusive Excellence at UofSC

Friday, March 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


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The webinar starts at 11:00 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 11:05 a.m. 


Inclusive Excellence at UofSC is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Come develop a deeper understanding of inclusive excellence and why it is central not only to how we prepare students to lead, but also to how we engage all members of our USC community. Learn about the ways in which the Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to operationalize inclusive excellence, as well as how we intend to use our equity and inclusion strategy to track the University’s effectiveness in four primary areas: compositional diversity, achievement, engagement and inclusion.


This workshop is a required workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion.


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Kirk Foster
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor
College of Social Work

Kirk A. Foster is Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and associate professor of social work at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on poverty, social capital, collective action, and restorative justice approaches to bridging the divide between law enforcement and African American communities. He uses community-based research methods to examine how residents of urban neighborhoods mobilize resources to address the most pressing issues they face. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and private foundations, and he won the top research award from the Society for Social Work and Research for his co-authored book Chasing the American Dream. Foster teaches in the areas of community practice, human behavior, and community-engaged research. He has completed the Pipeline for Academy Leaders program at UofSC and the Academic Leadership Development Program through the SEC Conference. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (AB), Eden Theological Seminary (MDiv), and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (MSW & PhD).

Susan Kuo
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Law

Susan Kuo is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She served as the law school’s inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion from 2016 until December 2020. She holds the Class of 1969 Chair for Teaching Excellence and is also an affiliated researcher with the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. Her scholarship focuses on vulnerability in the context of disaster. Kuo has received the Mungo Graduate Teaching Award, the University’s social justice award, and law school awards for Outstanding Faculty Publication, Best Classroom Teacher, and Outstanding Faculty Member. Her teaching is featured in the book, “What the Best Law Teachers Do,” published by the Harvard University Press.