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USC focused on efficiency

The University of South Carolina recently examined how the Columbia campus’ administrative costs compare with other institutions. Utilizing publicly available data, the analysis compared per-student administrative costs at USC with those of other public universities in our state, schools within the Southeast Conference (SEC), and public member institutions of the American Association of Universities (AAU).

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Education professor’s new book examines the chronic shortage of public school teachers

It’s no secret: public school teachers are leaving the profession at an alarming rate. “How Did We Get Here? The Decay of the Teaching Profession” (Information Age Publishing, 2022), edited by University of South Carolina associate professor of education Henry Tran and Iowa State University associate professor Douglas A. Smith, explores the causes and consequences of teacher attrition in South Carolina as a way to shed light on the larger crisis affecting America’s schools.

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Dennis takes the Cake

A lot can change in four decades. Having served six presidents and shepherded more than 160,000 Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Zers to graduation, the longest-serving VP for student affairs in school history is calling it a career.

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