Current USC Columbia Faculty Manual
The Faculty Manual is designed primarily for faculty members teaching in
undergraduate and graduate programs on the Columbia campus. Contained herein is
information concerning university regulations and procedures considered to be of
particular interest to faculty on the Columbia campus. Manuals pertaining to
faculty on the other university campuses are issued separately.
Faculty members and staff are urged to examine regularly the agenda and
minutes of the General Faculty and Faculty Senate. Action by these bodies may
modify the content of this Manual (subject to the approval of the University
Board of Trustees). Changes in policies and regulations go into effect following
the requisite approvals. The most current official version of The Faculty Manual
is on the University's web site at URL:
The Faculty Manual has been edited by the Chair of the Faculty Senate and the
Faculty Advisory Committee, with the cooperation of the Office of the Provost.
Members of the faculty are invited to make suggestions and recommendations for
the improvement of future editions of the Manual.
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Any comments or suggestions regarding the proposed changes or the Faculty
Manual more generally should be directed to Camelia Knapp and Bill Sudduth, Co-Chairs of the Faculty Advisory Committee or via the
Faculty Manual Comment Submission page