University B101 Programs

University B101 Helps First-Year Students Thrive

At USCB all first-year students who have room in their curriculum are enrolled in in UNIV B101: Students in the University. This 3 credit hour course helps students thrive here at USCB.

University 101 is designed to help first-year students adjust to the university, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential success skills.  The course provides a general orientation to the functions and resources of the university and also provides a support group for students transitioning to college by examining problems common to the first-year experience.  Attaining an appropriate balance between personal freedom and social responsibility underlies all University 101 activities.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

I. Foster Academic Success

As a result of this course, students will...

  • Adapt and apply appropriate academic strategies to their courses and learning experiences.
  • Identify and apply strategies to effectively manage time and priorities.
  • Identify relevant academic policies, processes and resources related to their academic success and timely attainment of degree requirements.

II. Discover and connect with the University of South Carolina Beaufort

As a result of this course, students will...

  • Identify and use appropriate campus resources and engage in opportunities that contribute to their learning within and beyond the classroom.
  • Develop positive relationships with peers, staff, and faculty.
  • Explore and define the meaning of community and what it means to be a Sand Shark.

III. Promote personal development, wellbeing, and social responsibility

As a result of this course, students will...

  • Clarify their values and identify and articulate how these shape their perspectives and relationships with people who are similar to and different from themselves.
  • Explore the tenets of the Carolinian Creed.
  • Examine and develop strategies that promote wellbeing and explain how wellness impacts their academic and personal success.
  • Initiate a process toward the attainment of personal and professional goals and articulate potential pathways to employability.

We are seeking faculty, staff, instructors, and adjuncts to teach UNIV B101 during the fall 2023 semester. First-Year Experience courses such as UNIV B101 have shown to be effective in supporting student retention, persistence, and graduation across higher education institutions. We want UNIV B101 is an essential part of the first-year experience for our students and we want representatives from the entire University Community involved in the course

Requirements to Teach

  • Master's degree from an accredited university or higher level of education
  • Experience teaching or providing support services to college aged students
  • Desire to engage students in meaningful conversations regarding their transition to college

Essential Job Duties

In addition to teaching one section of UNIV B101 during the fall 2023 semester, instructors are required to:

  • Attend all UNIV B101 instructor trainings held prior to the start of classes
  • Participate in a UNIV B101 Session during Shark School- More details about the exact date and time of this activity will be posted later. Shark School takes place August 20th-23rd
  • Create a course syllabus for UNIV B101 that follows the guidelines laid out in the UNIV B101 Instructor’s Manual
  • Participate in the UNIV B101 Peer Observation process
  • Adhere to all University policies and deadlines


Though compensation for UNIV B101 is dependent on each individual’s position type with the University, the adjunct pay rate for the course is $2,000. Individual conversations will be had with each candidate about compensation during the interview process.

Tenure-track and full-time instructors will have to receive permission from their department chair to determine if the department will allow them to teach UNIV B101 as part of their required teaching load. Please complete the application below if interested and the Office of New Student and Transition Programs will work with Academic Affairs to see if accommodations can be made.


First time instructors:

Please complete 2023-24 UNIV B101 New Instructor Application. You will be asked to upload a CV/Resume, and answer a few questions. Applications are due by Monday, April 3rd. If you have any questions, please email

New Instructor Application

Returning instructors:

Please complete the 2023-24 UNIV B101 Returning Instructor Application.

Returning Instructor Application