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The Faculty Senate at USC Upstate, created by direction of the university faculty to act by and for that body, is endowed with all the powers and responsibilities of the university faculty except for those powers specifically reserved by that body to itself, provided that the University faculty may amend or repeal any actions of the Faculty Senate. Powers specifically reserved by the faculty, include, but are not limited to, election of faculty officers and committee members.
The Faculty Senate membership is composed of voting members of the university faculty elected from each division, each school, and the library. Representation on the Faculty Senate is one representative for every seven faculty members (or portion thereof) per electoral unit. Representatives of electoral units are elected by secret ballot by the members of that unit. These representatives are elected prior to the September faculty meeting, unless a vacancy occurs in mid-year and a new member is elected.
The Faculty Chair designates terms of one, two, and three years for Senate members so that approximately one-third of the members will be elected each year. This designation will be made so that each electoral unit will have a reasonable balance of members with each of the terms. Thereafter, members of the Senate will have terms of three years, unless chosen to fill unexpired terms.
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Faculty ChairPaul Grady
Former ChairDavid Ferris
Recording SecretaryAllison Pingley
Faculty Senate Motions ListsFaculty Senate Motions List - 2014-2015Faculty Senate Motions List - 2013-2014Faculty Senate Motions List - 2012-2013 Faculty Senate Motions List - 2011-2012 Faculty Senate Motions List - 2010-2011Faculty Senate Motions List - 2009-2010Faculty Senate Motions List - 2008-2009
Additional Information2011 Faculty Manual 2013 Faculty Manual (pending Board of Trustee approval)Faculty Handbook(pending Board of Trustee approval)1996 Faculty ManualFinal Committee ReportsBudget Information
Meeting Dates 2014-2015Meeting Dates 2013-2014 Meeting Dates 2012-2013Meeting Dates 2011-2012Meeting Dates 2010-2011Meeting Dates 2009-2010Meeting Dates 2008-2009 Meeting Dates 2007-2008Meeting Dates 2006-2007Meeting Dates 2005-2006
Senate Roster 2014-2015Senate Roster 2013-2014 Senate Roster 2012-2013 Senate Roster 2011-2012 Senate Roster 2010-2011Senate Roster 2009-2010Senate Roster 2008-2009 Senate Roster 2007-2008Senate Roster 2006-2007Senate Roster 2005-2006Senate Roster 2004-2005Senate Roster 2003-2004Senate Roster 2002-2003
Committee List 2014-2015Committee List 2013-2014 Committee List 2012-2013 Committee List 2011-2012 Committee List 2010-2011Committee List 2009-2010Committee List 2008-2009Committee List 2006-2007 Committee List 2005-2006Committee List 2004-2005Committee List 2003-2004 Committee List 2002-2003
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?