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Faculty Friendly Policies for USC Faculty
The Family Friendly Policies, as presented at the Faculty Senate Meeting, June 27, 2007, by Dr. Christine Curtis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development, promote an academic culture that is supportive of faculty and their families. These policies went into effect on August 16, 2007.
  - Two revised:
        - Extension of Tenure Clock Policy (ACAF 1.05) and
        - Third Year Review (1.31)
  - Two new:
        - Modified Duties Semester for Faculty (ACAF 1.60) and
        - Dual Career Accommodation Policy (ACAF 1.61).

Please see Faculty Friendly Policies for USC Faculty on the Provost site for more information.

Benefits Summary (PDF)
An excellent summary of the benefits, privileges and services for which you may be eligible as a member of the faculty whether you are a long time member of the University, have recently joined the University or are a candidate for a University position.

Announcements of interest from the USC Division of Human Resources

Computer Purchase
Educational discounts are available to USC students, faculty and staff from several vendors.

Extension of Faculty Tenure-Track Probationary Period
This link will take you to HR policy ACAF 1.31 which allows faculty members during their probationary period to request an extension of appointment due to a serious health condition or requirements of childbirth, adoption or placement of a foster child.

Faculty/Staff Dependents' Scholarships Applications
The scholarships are open to the dependent children or spouses of full-time slotted employees in the USC system. The Faculty/Staff Dependents' Scholarship is valued at $1,500 for students attending the Columbia campus, $1,200 for students attending the Aiken, Beaufort, and Upstate campuses, and $800 for students attending the Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union campuses. For additional info and applications contact the Financial Aid office at 803-777-8134

Family Fund Benefits
As a donor to the Family Fund, you may take advantage of the generous discounts offered by community sponsors.

News to Use
There are direct links here to important health, retirement and insurance information from the USC Division of Human Resources

PerksCard Discount Program for State Employees
National discounts are available from vendors such as Lowe's, Blockbuster Video, AMMCO transmissions, AVIS, and Reebok Outlet Stores. There also is an online Perks Store from which purchases can be made at savings up to 33 percent. For additional info contact the State Office of Human Resources at: http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/employee/OHR-perkscard.phtm

Professional Development
An online guide to professional development opportunities at the University of South Carolina.

Related Links
Links to providers/vendors from the USC Division of Human Resources

South Carolina State Employees Association
 Special offers and discounts available ONLY to members of the South Carolina State Employees Association.

Tuition Assistance Policy
This document sets forth the policy for tuition assistance to provide permanent faculty and staff the opportunity to further their education and their opportunity for advancement within the University of South Carolina.


General Faculty Meetings
The next General Faculty Meeting will be
Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm
in the Gambrell Hall - Room 153

Faculty Senate Meetings
The next Faculty Senate Meeting will be
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
in the Gambrell Hall - Room 153

This meeting will be made available by UTS Media Services via Live Video Streaming from the Meetings & Minutes page.

Senators at the Colonia Life Arena

Hawaiian Shirt Day