Faculty FAQs

Documentation is a vital part of the discipline process. However, supervisors are encouraged to keep notes on positives and negatives for each employee. If you conduct an informal coaching session with your employee, please document the date of the conversation and a summary of the discussion. It is advisable to supplement conversations with email summaries. Any complaints or other documentation on an employee’s behavior should be kept and shared with Staff and Faculty Relations as appropriate. All official disciplinary documents are stored in the employee’s official personnel file. 

The Faculty Relations Manager can share templates for disciplinary actions with department chairs to aid in the disciplinary process. 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource that is provided by Clemson University through our current vendor, Deer Oaks. It focuses on providing resources such as counseling to enrich both employees’ work and home lives. 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees, their dependents and anyone living in their household. Upon separation from the University, the benefit continues for six months. 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a wide array of services from assisting employees with finding childcare to some free legal services. For more information on these offerings, please watch the welcome video on the EAP website or contact the Faculty Relations Manager.

Depending on the concern, you can reach out to a member of the Faculty and Staff Relations team. If the concern is more appropriately handled within a different area on campus i.e. Office of Access and Equity, Faculty and Staff Relations will work with the employee through the transition of offices.

You may reach out to a member of Staff and Faculty Relations to discuss your concerns. You may also inform your chain of command. Depending on the situation, the employee may be referred to the Office of Access and Equity or another department on campus in order to best address the situation at hand. Faculty Relations can assist in referrals and ensuring your situation or question is handled appropriately.

You may reach out to a member of Staff and Faculty Relations to discuss your concerns. You may also inform your supervisor. Staff and Faculty Relations can assist in referrals and ensuring your situation or question is handled appropriately. Other offices available to assist in reporting include the Office of Access and Equity, Internal Audit (on-line, anonymous reporting option), or Ombudsman.

Any staff, faculty or student can make a report using the CARE Network. CARE Network Reports can be made anonymously at:

https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/advocacy-success/care-network/

Additional information for faculty on students can be found at:

https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/advocacy-success/faculty-staff/faq.html

The Sabbatical Leave program is a benedfit for Clemson University faculty to be awarded a break from their normal duties to continue their professional development. For more information on departmental sabaticals, vist:

https://www.clemson.edu/provost/faculty-affairs/sabbatical.html

To download a Sabbatical form visit:

https://www.clemson.edu/provost/faculty-affairs/policies-affecting-faculty.html

For important dates and deadlines, as well as to few and register for the Faculty seminars, please visit the Faculty Affairs Dates and Deadlines page at:

https://www.clemson.edu/provost/faculty-affairs/deadlines.html

For additional trainings including a large variety of topics, please visit the Training at Clemson page at: http://www.clemson.edu/training/.