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Faculty Information

Provided below are a few frequently viewed websites and resources for faculty. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but we hope it will help introduce faculty to various resources and information about the area and the College. Faculty are encouraged to save or bookmark this address.

Academic Policies and Guidelines

Academic Standards and Student Support Services

High-Impact Experiences

  • First-Year Experience is an academic program designed to fully integrate new students into the academic and cultural community of the College of Charleston. Explore our current FYE CoursesOur FYE is Ranked in the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report.
  • The College Reads! is our freshman book program. Convocation is an annual celebration at which students and faculty gather to celebrate the official opening of the scholastic year.
  • Center for Civic Engagement (eat. sleep. volunteer) is our Community Engagement portal. 
  • Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities  (URCA) supports student research and creative activities by providing competitive grants to fund summer project costs and stipends, academic year project costs, and travel to conferences for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. View the grant forms, guidelines, and timelines
  • Study Abroad is offered through the Center for International Education. View the Faculty Resources including the Faculty Handbook, Financial Handbook, and guidelines for proposing new programs
  • The Honors College expands on partnerships between faculty and student by creating a vibrant living-learning community where personal attention gives the support students need to reach their goals during and after college. The Honors College curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts tradition and challenges students to view the world from multiple perspectives. Honors students take about one-third of their courses through the Honors College – courses that are small, seminar style, and led by preeminent faculty members whose work is well known and respected among their peers.
  • Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA) helps students identify and apply for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study, independent research projects, and a variety of study abroad opportunities.
  • The Graduate School (The University of Charleston, South Carolina) offers over two dozen graduate programs that leverage the abundant natural resources found throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry to enrich our students’ experiences. The coastal marshes of Charleston serve as living laboratories for scholars in our marine biology and environmental studies programs, while historic houses, archaeological sites, and museum collections offer unique opportunities for historyhistoric preservation, and African American studies students. Public administration and arts management students learn from and work with experts rooted within the strong nonprofit and arts culture in Charleston. These are just a few examples of the programs that take advantages of the people and places in a historic and forward-thinking port city. 

Library Services and Resources for Faculty

The College of Charleston Libraries are here to assist you in your academic pursuits.  The library has over 600,000 books and provides access to 60,000 print and ejournals, 300,000 ebooks, 139,000 videos and DVD’s both physically and through our streaming services, and over 9.2 million books through PASCAL. To give you an idea of how the library can assist, please start by browsing through our faculty services guide. http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/facultyservices  Here you will find a list of services, helpful instructions and more importantly, how to contact us if you have questions or would like assistance. http://answers.library.cofc.edu/index.php .  Our “Ask Us” services connects to a knowledge base which provides answers to common questions.  If the answer is not in the kb, we’ll answer within 72 hours and add the answer to the kb unless it is a private question.  Other links you may want to explore are:

  • Proxy card service – which allows your graduate assistant to check out materials and perform other library functions on your behalf.
  • Firm orders – explains the process for ordering library materials that you may need so that they are added to our collection.
  • Campus Delivery – explains the process for having library and interlibrary loan materials delivered to your departmental mail box.
  • iPad program – provides up to 30 iPads for your students to check out for 3 weeks to work on a special project.
  • KIC scanners – fast scanners that allow you and your students to scan to multiple storage mediums such as USB drive, email, Google Drive and One Drive in multiple formats including pdf, searchable pdf, jpeg, and mp3.
  • Faculty Resource room – room 338 in the library is dedicated for use by faculty as a place to meet, research, write, study and is equipped with a Scantron, computer, and printer.

 New services include:

  • One Button Studio – enables students to practice and record presentations and video projects but inserting a USB drive and pressing 1 button.
  • OER resource guide/program – help provide your students with learning materials at little or no cost.
  • Information Literacy modules – licensed content from Credo Education provide supplemental instruction in the area of information literacy.
  • Academic Integrity guide – a collection of resources to help guide students to behave ethically while conducting their academic pursuits.

Please feel free to explore the faculty services guide and don’t hesitate to “Ask Us”  if you have questions.

Faculty Research, Professional Development, and Service

Faculty Policies and Procedures

Visit the Faculty Procedures and Practices for information and deadlines related to the following:

Also, please utilize the Faculty tab in the dashboard of MyCharleston to access additional current faculty information, calendars, and forms.

New Faculty Onboarding

Visit the New Faculty Information page for information on the following:
  • Orientation and Welcome Week Events
  • Mandatory online training
  • Important on-boarding information
  • Parking, Parenting, and Perks

Teaching Technology

Additional Quicklinks for Faculty

Employee Benefits and Policies

Activities and Clubs

Public Safety and Weather

Community Engagement

Additional Quicklinks for Employees