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Faculty Civility Advocate

The University of South Carolina seeks to create an environment in which members of the university community are civil and respectful of individuals and individual differences and effectively and efficiently supports the mission of the University of South Carolina. The faculty of the university believes that these goals can only be achieved through adherence to the values expressed in the Carolinian Creed

About the Faculty Civility Advocate

Accordingly, the faculty considers workplace incivility unacceptable. It undermines our values, harms colleagues, and impedes the mission and commitments of the University.

ACAF 1.80 policy

The Faculty Civility Advocate is charged with adjudicating complaints of workplace incivility by a faculty member.  Any university employee can allege faculty incivility. A complaint filed with the Faculty Civility Advocate starts a formal procedure towards resolution. Individuals are encouraged to first seek informal resolution through their department chair, supervisor, or dean, or to speak to the Ombudsman.

As explained in more detail in the Workplace Incivility Policy, workplace incivility is behavior or a pattern of behaviors that would cause a reasonable person to experience substantial emotional distress and/or interferes with their ability to work.

If you would like to meet with the Faculty Civility Advocate, please email or call 803-777-3058.

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