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Faculty Manual

UofSC Columbia Faculty Manual, current and previous versions.

Faculty Awards

List of Faculty Awards, along with Nomination Information, Award Descriptions, and Lists of Past Recipients is available on the Office of the Provost Web site.

Policies and Procedures Manual

The University of South Carolina Policies and Procedures Manual contains all current system-wide University Policies and campus-specific policies for the Columbia campus.

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Web site

Empowers Carolinians to be responsible citizens and uphold the core values of our academic community.

Open Educational Resources Guide

Open Educational Resources are educational materials offered freely and openly for anyone to use. Most licenses allow resources to be shared, remixed or customized for your class. Resources include textbooks, full courses, course materials, modules, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other resources used to support access to knowledge.

2016 Open Educational Resources Presentation [pdf]

University Libraries and Student Government presentation supporting Open Educational Resources.

Palmetto College Campus Faculty Senate

The Palmetto College Campuses Faculty Senate of the University of South Carolina was created by the Board of Trustees to act for the Palmetto College Campus faculties, subject to review by the Palmetto College Chancellor, the Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees.

Course Survey Response Rates Recommendations

This flowchart are the recommendations to tncrease course survey response rates provided by the Instructional Development Committee

Unit Level Budget Committees Training

This presentation comes from the Faculty Budget Committee as guidance for establishing and maintaining Unit Level Budget Committees


Resolving Faculty Issues


Academic Excellence and Faculty Governance Organizations

Academic Leadership Journal

Leadership is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research on leadership. Leadership is designed to provide an ongoing forum for academic researchers to exchange information, insights and knowledge on both theoretical development and empirical research on leadership.  

American Association of University Professors

AAUP develops standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in colleges and universities. It also defines fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, advances the rights of academics, particularly as those rights pertain to academic freedom and shared governance, and promotes the interests of higher education teaching and research. 

Association of American Colleges and Universities

AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.

Association of American Universities

The AAu is comprised of institutions in the United States and Canada that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery. Member universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research, are improving human life and wellbeing through research, and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

The AGB Provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives, organizational staff, policy makers, and other key industry leaders to help them navigate the changing education landscape

Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA)

The COIA is a group advocating for reform in intercollegiate athletics, created by and representative of faculty senate leaders at Bowl Championship Series conference schools.

Faculty Senates on the Web

A resource directory to facilitate information exchange among faculty governance organizations in higher education.

National Association of Scholars

NAS is a network of scholars and citizens united by commitment to academic freedom, disinterested scholarship, and excellence in American higher education.


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