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Proposed Faculty Manual Changes

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) is in the process of reviewing the Columbia Campus Faculty Manual. The Faculty Manual embodies the essential elements of the employment contract between the faculty and the university, and it is vital therefore that it stay current and accurate. Revisions to the FM should be faculty-led and should be made deliberately and openly.

All Faculty Senators and general faculty members are encouraged to participate in the review process. Any comments or suggestions regarding the proposed changes or the Faculty Manual more generally should be directed to Dr. James Knapp, Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee at knapp@geol.sc.edu or via the Faculty Manual Comment Submission page.

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Proposed Faculty Manual Changes

USC Columbia Faculty Manual Changes
For discussion only at April 30, 2013 General Faculty Meeting


Workplace Bullying Policy

Proposed Faculty Manual Changes: Workplace Bullying (PDF)
    - Workplace Bullying Policy (PDF)

  • Creates a process for reporting, investigating and resolving complaints related to workplace bullyings.
  • Seeks to create an environment in which members of the University community are civil and respectful of individuals and individual differences.

Graduate Faculty

Proposed Faculty Manual Changes: Graduate School Faculty (PDF)

  • Creation of “associate member” status on the Graduate Faculty for non-tenure-track faculty.
  • Elimination of the requirement for meetings of the Graduate Faculty every semester.
  • Other minor editorial changes and clarification

Questions? Comments?

Any comments or suggestions regarding the proposed changes or the Faculty Manual more generally should be directed to Dr. James Knapp, Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee at knapp@geol.sc.edu or via the Faculty Manual Comment Submission page.

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Faculty Advisory Committee

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) is in the process of reviewing the Columbia Campus Faculty Manual. The committee has delegated several specific issues to subcommittees for further review and exploration including:

  • Tenure and promotion policies and procedures
  • Research and scholarship policies and procedures
  • A proposed faculty code of conduct
  • Voting rights for non tenure-track faculty

In addition to the work of the subcommittees, the FAC will review the Faculty Manual in the following areas:

  • Review overall organization and structure
  • Review/revise Section 1: Faculty Organization
  • Review/revise non tenure-related portions of Section 2: Regulations and Policies
  • Review/revise Section 4: Benefits and Privileges
  • Review proposed revisions and additions to Appendices
  • Identify additional topics to delegate to the Subcommittee on Special Issues as necessary
  • Consult with AAUP service regarding review of current and revised Faculty Manual

Faculty Advisory Committee Membership (2012-2013):

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Comments and Suggestions regarding the Columbia Campus Faculty Manual

SUBMIT COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS
regarding the Columbia Campus Faculty Manual here.

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General Faculty Meetings
The next General Faculty Meeting will be
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm
in the Law School Auditorium


Faculty Senate Meetings
The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 3:00 pm
in the Law School Auditorium

This meeting will be made available by UTS Media Services via Live Video Streaming from the Meetings & Minutes page.





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