Faculty Manual

The Faculty Manual is the core document governing faculty employment at USC Upstate. It embodies the essential elements of the employment relationship between the faculty and the university. It sets the terms of employment, the manner of selection and appointment, the duties of faculty members, the procedures and standards for tenure and promotion, and the policies and procedures for grievance and termination of employment. It describes faculty organization and the entities through which faculty participate in the governance of the university. 


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2019 USC Upstate Faculty Manual

The current version was approved by the USC Board of Trustees on September 13, 2019. Updated for Airborne Pathogen Pandemic Conditions in August, 2020.

We are continuing the work of improving the Faculty Manual during the 2020-2021 academic year. This work will be undertaken in a methodical and highly collaborative fashion to address various gaps and inconsistencies