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Comprehensive Standard 3.2.9

The institution defines and publishes policies regarding appointment and employment of faculty and staff. (Faculty/staff appointment)   

Judgement: Compliant


The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) recruits and employs faculty and staff with appropriate qualifications in order to maintain its operations and meet its educational mission. USC Upstate follows human resource policies as established by the University of South Carolina (USC).  The USC System is governed by human resource and academic affairs policies approved by the USC Board of Trustees. USC Upstate advertises all full-time and part-time positions and is an equal opportunity employer.

Recruitment and appointment of faculty is a function of Academic Affairs under the leadership of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Policies and standards for faculty and administrative appointments are outlined in the USC Policies and Procedures Manual, ACAF 1.00: Recruitment of Academic Personnel, and in the Faculty Manual.  In addition, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs meets with faculty search committees to review guidelines.

The human resource policy, HR 1.24 Appointment, Transfer, Promotion of Classified Employees, sets forth the uniform system for filling vacant classified positions pursuant to regulations of the South Carolina Office of Human Resources.  All classified positions are posted through the USC Jobs online system and on the USC Upstate website for faculty and staff. Depending on the nature of the position and the adequacy of the applicant pool, additional advertising locations may be utilized.

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