A Faculty Perspective of Integrative and Experiential Learning

Friday, April 16, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/36a2a45619474d229d4aabe1e65d51a9. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 12:00 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:05 p.m. 


A Faculty Perspective of Integrative and Experiential Learning is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


The panel includes practitioners of integrative and experiential learning from various disciplines at UofSC. The panelists will demonstrate how their students put theory into practice by applying what they learned in the classroom to their experiences outside of the classroom and reflecting on the broad range of skills they used, which ultimately prepares them for additional learning experiences within and outside the classroom as well as their future professions.


This workshop counts as an elective towards the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.


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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.

Minuette Floyd, Ph.D. 
Professor, Coordinator for Art Education 
Art Education, School of Visual Art and Design

Minuette Floyd is a professor and coordinator of the art education program at the University of South Carolina in the School of Visual Art and Design. She is director of the Young Artist’s Workshop (YAW), a Friday afternoon art program for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Her current research focuses on the examination of perceptions and stereotypes in the continent of Africa, international service learning, interdisciplinary art, and documentation of folk traditions through photography and video. She conducts workshops with school districts throughout the state of South Carolina and has written numerous articles on multicultural issues in education.

She has led service learning study abroad academic experiences for university students to Ghana, West Africa, Cape Town, South Africa and London, England. Floyd is the recipient of the Excellence in Service Learning Faculty Award at USC (2020), the MacArthur Goodwin Community Service Award (2009) and the National Art Education Higher Education Award. (2003) 
Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the South Carolina Humanities Council, and the South Carolina Arts Commission enabled her to compile a photographic documentary of African-American Camp Meeting Traditions over a 17 -year period. The University of South Carolina Press published her book entitled A Place to Worship: African-American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas in August of 2018. Her interactive traveling exhibition, consisting of 42 large black and white photographs of the camp meetings has been exhibited in museums across the Southeast.    

Karen Edwards
Senior Instructor
Department of Retailing

Karen Edwards is a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing, where she teaches retail- and law-related courses in both online and face-to-face formats. Edwards is certified by Quality Matters to review and assess the quality of online courses offered by higher education institutions. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. She is a faculty mentor, frequent presenter, and past Associate Director for Distributed Learning Pedagogy at USC's Center for Teaching Excellence.  

Lara Ducate
Faculty Executive Director, Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Professor, Languages, Literature and Cultures

Lara Ducate is the Faculty Executive Director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning and a Professor of German and Applied Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She regularly teaches the capstone Graduation with Leadership Distinction integrative learning course for the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning and strives to incorporate integrative learning techniques into all of her courses, including study abroad, to help students make connections between their in and out of the classroom experiences. Her research interests include teacher education, intercultural learning, study abroad, service learning, integrative learning, and incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.