Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at https://www.weather.gov/cae/

Instructional Technology

Mission

Instructional Technology office at Claflin University assists instructors and Claflin family in general by exploring and evaluating innovative ways to integrate technology and new pedagogies in teaching and learning to prepare students for a 21st century global workforce.

We follow several approaches in integrating technology towards that mission:

  • survey and consult with instructors to discuss and plan new teaching, learning and technology projects
  • foster communication and collaboration among instructors and students
  • provide support to instructors who want to explore new teaching approaches or technologies
  • experiment with new teaching technologies and teaching/learning approaches and evaluate their effectiveness
  • offer training to instructors on different technologies

Guiding principles

  • We believe the strength of our faculty and the small student-faculty ratio drive our academic excellence where the technology support can further increase learning through better student engagement, collaboration and interaction.
  • We believe assessment, evaluation and proper technology integration contribute to the improvement of teaching and learning.
  • We support projects and proposals that align with Claflin’s strategic initiatives and goals or will have a sustained or broader impact on the overall Claflin community.

Services

Our office provides frequent training to the Claflin University community. Sign up for a training session.

Muhammad Hossain

Instructional Technology Coordinator
Tingley Hall, 3-S9
(803) 535 5674
m.hossain@claflin.edu
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