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Part 1 – UCAPT and the Dossier Review Process

Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Process
1.1 Overview of Process
Appointment, promotion, and tenure processes involve multiple levels of review. An example of a path for a tenure case in a departmentalized school is: (1) review and vote on a recommendation by the tenured faculty in the candidate’s department (after a report from a department faculty reviewing committee), (2) review and recommendation by the dean (after a report from a school level faculty reviewing committee), and (3) final decision by the Provost (advised

Introduction (UCAPT)

Faculty governance, a guiding principle of this University, necessitates that the ultimate recommendation on key personnel decisions is made by committees composed of faculty at the university level that serve to ensure consistency and fairness, as well as to maintain the upward trajectory of faculty excellence at the University.
The University Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (UCAPT) serves as the ultimate advisory body to the Provost, who retains final authority on behalf of the President. Panels of UCAPT advise the

Appointments, Promotions, Tenure (UCAPT manual)

full UCAPT policy manual (individual sections available below)
Memo from Provost (UCAPT) – April 18, 2017
Part 1 – UCAPT and the Dossier Review Process
Part 2 – Standards and Evaluation
Part 3 – Information for Tenure-Track Assistant Professors
Part 4 – Information for Full Professor Candidates
Part 5 – Information for Clinical Scholar Candidates
Part 6 – Information for Senior Lateral Appointments
Part 7 – Information for Librarians and RTPC Faculty
Part 8 – The Dossier
Part 9 – Templates for Solicitation Letters for Reviewers
Appendix (UCAPT)

Student Misconduct

Student Misconduct – Sexual, Interpersonal and Protected Class Misconduct (in its entirety; individual sections may be accessed below)

Policy Statement
To Whom Policy and Procedures Apply
Other Potentially Relevant Policies and Procedures

If the Respondent is a staff employee
If the Respondent is both a student and a staff employee
If the Respondent is faculty
If the prohibited conduct is committed by a recognized student organization
If the Respondent is a third-party

Private and Confidential Resources

Supportive and protective interim measures
Confidential university resources
Private university resources

Reporting Options

Reporting to law enforcement and DPS

Appointments, Promotions, Tenure (UCAPT manual)

Disaster Leave

Disaster Leave

Disaster leave provides employees with job protection and, when applicable, continued pay and benefits over a designated period of time in concert with a “declaration of emergency” issued by the President or his designee. Disaster leave can only be granted during such a declaration of emergency, may or may not extend throughout the entire period of emergency, applies to any category of university employee, and may only be provided at the direction of the President or his designee. Eligibility for

International Collaborations and Export Controls

International Collaborations and Export Controls

Introduction and Scope

USC engages in a variety of activities related to research, instruction, healthcare, student outreach, and other strategic partnerships and affiliations that may create obligations under United States export control regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and economic and trade sanctions regulations. This policy describes the laws and university procedures that apply to these activities and interactions. It is divided into sections applicable to:

Research and teaching
International travel
Doing business with international partners
Restrictive trade practices and boycotts


2.1       Export Controls:

Protection of Social Security Numbers and Other Restricted Information