Faculty Friendly Policies for USC Faculty
The Family Friendly Policies, as presented at the Faculty Senate Meeting, June 27, 2007,
by Dr. Christine Curtis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, promote an academic culture
that is supportive of faculty and their families. These policies went into effect on August 16, 2007.
- Two revised:
- Extension of Tenure Clock Policy (ACAF 1.05)
- Third Year Review (1.31)
- Two new:
- Modified Duties Semester for Faculty (ACAF 1.60)
- Dual Career Accommodation Policy (ACAF 1.61).
Please see Faculty Friendly Policies for USC Faculty
on the Provost site for more information.
Benefits Summary (PDF)
An excellent summary of the benefits, privileges and services for which you
may be eligible as a member of the faculty – whether you are a long time
member of the University, have recently joined the University or are a candidate
for a University position.
Announcements of interest from the USC Division of Human Resources
Educational discounts are available to USC students, faculty and staff from several vendors.
Extension of Faculty Tenure-Track Probationary Period
This link will take you to HR policy ACAF 1.31 which allows faculty
members during their probationary period to request an extension of
appointment due to a serious health condition or requirements of
childbirth, adoption or placement of a foster child.
Faculty/Staff Dependents' Scholarships Applications
The scholarships are open to the dependent children or spouses of full-time
slotted employees in the USC system. The Faculty/Staff Dependents' Scholarship
is valued at $1,500 for students attending the Columbia campus, $1,200 for students
attending the Aiken, Beaufort, and Upstate campuses, and $800 for students attending
the Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union campuses.
For additional info and applications contact the Financial Aid office at 803-777-6382.
Family Fund Benefits
As a donor to the Family Fund,
you may take advantage of the generous discounts offered by community sponsors.
News to Use
There are direct links here to important health, retirement and insurance
information from the USC Division of Human Resources
PerksCard Discount Program for State Employees
National discounts are available from vendors such as Lowe's, Blockbuster Video,
AMMCO transmissions, AVIS, and Reebok Outlet Stores. There also is an online Perks
Store from which purchases can be made at savings up to 33 percent.
For additional info contact the State Office of Human Resources at:
An online guide to professional development opportunities at the University of
Links to providers/vendors from the USC Division of Human Resources
South Carolina State Employees Association
Special offers and discounts available ONLY to members of the South
Carolina State Employees Association.
Tuition Assistance Policy
This document sets forth the policy for tuition assistance to provide
permanent faculty and staff the opportunity to further their education
and their opportunity for advancement within the University of South