Inclusive Excellence at UofSC

Thursday, April 16, 2020
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at CTE Spring 2020 Access the link at least 24-hours prior to the workshop to be sure that you can successfully log in.


The webinar starts at 1:15 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 1:20 p.m.


Inclusive Excellence at UofSC is a now 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.


** Registration Procedures Update **

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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.


Tracey Weldon-Stewart
Associate Dean for Diversity, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Social Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Tracey Weldon-Stewart is an Associate Professor in the English Department and the Linguistics Program at USC. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chairs the Council of Academic Diversity Officers (CADO). Weldon earned her PhD in Linguistics at The Ohio State University. As a quantitative sociolinguist, she specializes in American dialects, with a particular focus on Gullah and African American English. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in Linguistics, including African American English, Language and Gender, Survey of Linguistics, and Varieties of American English. Weldon is currently completing a book, under contract with Cambridge University Press, on the use of African American English by middle class speakers. She is also an Associate Producer of an NSF funded documentary called “Talking Black in America,” which was released in 2017 by the Language & Life Project at North Carolina State University. 

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).