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Comprehensive Standard 3.2.7

The institution has a clearly defined and published organizational structure that delineates responsibility for the administration of policies. (Organizational structure)  

Judgement: Compliant

Narrative:  

The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) is governed by the Board of Trustees (Board) of the University of South Carolina (USC) system which includes the Columbia campus, three senior institutions (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, USC Upstate) and four regional campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union).

The USC System Organization Chart and the USC Upstate Organization Chart illustrate the clearly-defined organizational structure of the USC system and USC Upstate. (NOTE: As of August 1, 2011, Dr. Thomas Moore assumed the role of Chancellor at USC Upstate.)

USC Upstate is organized as follows: Academic Affairs, Administrative and Business Affairs, Athletics, Enrollment Services, Information Technology and Services, Student Affairs, and University Advancement. The head of each area reports directly to the Chancellor. The head of Academic Affairs carries the title of Senior Vice Chancellor, clearly indicating that the chief academic officer is the senior member of the Chancellor's administrative team (Cabinet). This Cabinet constitutes the senior administration for USC Upstate. Reporting lines for each are shown in the USC Upstate Organization Chart. Detailed duties are given in the position descriptions for each senior administrator (Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Business Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services/Director of Admissions, Dean of Students, Athletic Director, and Executive Director of University Boards and Public Affairs).

Changes to policies are submitted to the Cabinet for review and discussion. Final approval is made by the Chancellor. Cabinet members are responsible for disseminating policy and procedure changes. USC Upstate policies may not contradict USC Policies and Procedures governing the entire system. USC Upstate Policies and Procedures are available online.

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