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Tenure and Promotion

Unit Criteria

The tenured faculty of each academic unit shall formulate specific written criteria and procedures for tenure and promotion that are consistent with the University of South Carolina's commitment to achievement in research (including scholarship, creative activity in visual and performing arts), teaching, and service.

The criteria and procedures shall clearly communicate to faculty members the unit's expectations concerning scholarly productivity, including the nature and quality of scholarly activities necessary to attain tenure and promotion. These criteria and procedures must be consistent with the Faculty Manual and the guidelines established by the University Committee on Tenure and Promotions (UCTP). In the event of inconsistency between UCTP guidelines [pdf] and the Faculty Manual, the Faculty Manual is to be considered the final authority.

Pending Unit Criteria

Please contact the Provost Office at 803-777-2808 or provost@sc.edu for information on draft or pending unit criteria.

Current Unit Criteria

Tenure and promotion and post-tenure criteria and procedures can be viewed below by each college and department. Please note that only current criteria are listed. Previous versions of unit criteria and procedures can be found in individual units and/or colleges and schools.

Academic Units Criteria and Procedures [pdf]

Anthropology

January 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
October 2005 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Art

May 2004 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
February 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
1976 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Biological Sciences

December 2002 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Chemistry and Biochemistry

November 2004 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
May 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures


Criminology and Criminal Justice

March 2007 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
January 2003 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1998 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Earth and Ocean Sciences

December 2012 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

English Language and Literature

April 2005 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
January 1996 Criteria for Promotion to Professor
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

French and Classics

January 1996 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Geography

April 2006 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
January 1996 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Geological Sciences

March 1999 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Languages and Literatures

April 2001 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
February 1998 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

History

March 2012 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
March 2011 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
May 2004 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

December 2012 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
March 2003 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Mathematics

April 2005 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
July 1990 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Philosophy

October 2013 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 2004 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1993 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Physics and Astronomy

October 2013 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
March 2000 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Political Science

May 2013 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
March 2002 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
May 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Psychology

November 2012 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1999 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Religious Studies

April 2008 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 2005 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1997 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Sociology

March 2014 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
May 2003 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

January 1996 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Statistics

December 2012 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
November 2003 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
March 2002 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Theater and Dance

March 2003 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
April 1999 Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures
Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

 

System Campuses Criteria and Procedures

School of Business Administration

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

School of Education

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

School of Nursing

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Library

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Biology and Geology

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Communications

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of English

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Exercise and Sports Science

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Psychology

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Sociology

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Tenure & Promotion Criteria and Procedures

Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures

Post-Tenure Criteria and Procedures