Promotion and Tenure

The Promotion and Tenure Committee recommends to the faculty criteria for promotion and tenure and sets procedures for the implementation of promotion and tenure policies, subject to approval by the faculty. Within each academic unit, tenured and tenure-track faculty members formulate specific unit criteria for promotion and tenure; these unit criteria are approved by the Promotion and Tenure Committee. The Promotion and Tenure Committee, in accordance with approved University criteria and procedures and with specific unit criteria, reviews and makes recommendations to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Chancellor regarding the granting of promotion and tenure. The Committee hears appeals of post tenure reviews and makes recommendations to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

promotion and tenure review

This section contains information on the review process for promotion and tenure. Documents below are available in Adobe PDF PDF Document and Micrsoft Word Microsoft Word Document format.

P&T Policy

Policies about promotion and tenure review can be found in Chapter 5 in the 2019 Faculty Manual

Calendar, File Guidelines and Procedures

For information on the schedule for promotion and tenure reviews, how to put together the file, and the procedures for candidates and reviewers, please refer to this document, Promotion and Tenure Review: Calendar, File Guidelines and Procedures.  

The Promotion and Tenure File Guidelines were approved by the USC Upstate Promotion and Tenure Committee, March 2019, and by the USC Upstate Faculty, May 3, 2019.

Here are the two calendars related to Promotion and Tenure review: the Master Calendar of Faculty Reviews and a more detailed P&T calendar specific to the upcoming or current academic year.  

Master Calendar of Faculty Review PDF  
Promotion and Tenure Review Calendar 2019-2020


Here are the forms needed for the Summary Binder:

Summary Binder Forms for Classroom Faculty

Summary Binder Organization for Library Faculty Word

Forms for the Peer Review Committee

Faculty Review Form (Classroom Faculty) Word
Peer Review Evaluation Form (Library Faculty) Word
Peer Review Individual Ballot for Promotion Word
Peer Review Individual Ballot for Tenure Word
Peer Review Summary Voting Form for Promotion Word

Peer Review Summary Voting Form for Tenure


Forms for the P&T Committee

P&T Review Form for Promotion Word
P&T Committee Summary Form for Candidate Requesting Tenure Word
P&T Committee Summary Form for Candidate Requesting Promotion Word

3rd Year review

Information about the 3rd year review is described in Chapter 5 of the 2019 Faculty Manual

Master Calendar of Faculty Review PDF
3rd Year Review Calendar 2019-2020 PDF
3rd Year Review File Preparation Guidelines   See Appendix VI pg. 78 in Faculty Manual

Post tenure review

Master Calendar of Faculty Review PDF
Post Tenure Review Calendar (2019-2020) PDF
Post Tenure Review Procedures PDF
Post Tenure File Preparation Guidelines See Appendix VI pg. 78 in Faculty Manual   
Post Tenure Review Evaluation Form  PDF

Unit Criteria

The unit criteria posted below represent the most current version. The following documents are in Adobe PDF format PDF Document

George Dean Johnson, Jr., College of Business and Economics
School of Education
Mary Black School of Nursing
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and American Studies
Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems
Division of Languages, Literature and Composition
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies
Division of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering

Committee Members

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21 Mohammad Hameed 

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21 Ann Hoover 

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21 Camille McCutcheon  

Joshua Ruppel Profile Photo
21 Joshua Ruppel 

Greta Freeman Profile Photo
20 Greta Freeman 
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Frank Rudisill Profile Photo
20 Frank Rudisill 

Mary Lou Hightower Profile Photo
22 Mary Lou Hightower 

Andy Myers Profile Photo
22 Andy Myers


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22 Darlene Amendolair*
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