The program contributes to the College of Education’s stated desire to become a leader in educational innovation and transformation. Achieving this goal involves challenging traditional ideas about where and how academic scholarship can be presented.
The guest curator program offers faculty members (and their students) an opportunity to collaborate, create, experiment, and share knowledge within the walls of the museum. The faculty guest curator receives a small stipend to assist with exhibit planning. The program is open to faculty across the university whose scholarship intersects with relevant topics in education.
Current Exhibit: Experiences in Equity and Agency: Disability in Higher Education
The exhibit Experiences in Equity and Agency: Disability in Higher Education is a culmination of two photovoice projects carried out within two separate University of South Carolina courses in the fall of 2022. Instructors Chelsea Stinnett, Ph.D. and Rebecca Smith Hill embraced the tenets of participatory action research in their efforts to empower students to become co-researchers and to co-create knowledge to be shared with the wider USC community. The lived experiences and co-created knowledge of students with and without disabilities on campus is reflected in this exhibit.