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Faculty Governance

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 Chair
Paul Grady

Faculty Chair-Elect
Holly Pae

Recording Secretary
Sarah Hunt-Barron

Faculty Manuals
2011 Faculty Manual
2013 Faculty Manual
(pending Board of Trustee approval)
2006 Faculty Manual
1996 Faculty Manual

Faculty Senate Motions Lists
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2014-2015
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2013-2014
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2012-2013
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2011-2012
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2010-2011
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2009-2010
Faculty Senate Motions List - 2008-2009

Additional Information
Faculty Handbook

(pending Board of Trustee approval)
Final Committee Reports
Budget Information

Meeting Dates 2015-2016
Meeting Dates 2014-2015

Meeting Dates 2013-2014

Meeting Dates 2012-2013
Meeting Dates 2011-2012
Meeting Dates 2010-2011
Meeting Dates 2009-2010
Meeting Dates 2008-2009

Meeting Dates 2007-2008
Meeting Dates 2006-2007
Meeting Dates 2005-2006

Senate Roster 2015-2016
Senate Roster 2014-2015

Senate Roster 2013-2014

Senate Roster 2012-2013
Senate Roster 2011-2012
Senate Roster 2010-2011
Senate Roster 2009-2010
Senate Roster 2008-2009

Senate Roster 2007-2008
Senate Roster 2006-2007
Senate Roster 2005-2006
Senate Roster 2004-2005
Senate Roster 2003-2004
Senate Roster 2002-2003

Committee List 2015-2016
Committee List 2014-2015

Committee List 2013-2014

Committee List 2012-2013
Committee List 2011-2012
Committee List 2010-2011
Committee List 2009-2010
Committee List 2008-2009
Committee List 2006-2007

Committee List 2005-2006
Committee List 2004-2005
Committee List 2003-2004
Committee List 2002-2003