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  • USC Academic Senate Executive Board Elections 2021

    Each faculty member (full-time, part-time, and retired) will receive an email link to the electronic ballot on April 26, and will have until 5:00 pm on May 3 to cast your ballot electronically. You will find links to candidate information on that ballot as well as this website, which includes each candidate’s short bio, a two-minute… Read More »USC Academic Senate Executive Board Elections 2021


    Provost-Senate Retreat: The future of education at USC (April 9 and 10, 2021) This Retreat aims to engage senators in the university’s strategic reflection on the future of our educational offerings. How do we serve our students better in the future, and for longer than their normal 4+ years as degree students? With a decline… Read More »PROVOST/ACADEMIC SENATE JOINT RETREAT


    The Trojan Council hosted a university-wide forum on Feb 23, 3:30 – 4:30 pm on the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force report. Pres. Carol Folt opened the forum, and the Task Force co-chairs, Prof. Manuel Pastor and SVP Washington, presented the main points of the report. The recording is here. Information on REDI is available here. (The… Read More »TROJAN COUNCIL FORUM

  • USC FEEC Survey Report – February 2021

    The Senate’s Faculty Environment and Employment Committee has completed their report on faculty workload, productivity, and caregiving concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is available here. The Executive Board will be discussing the report’s Recommendations with the Administration and will report back to the Senate.

  • Webinar on USC’s strategy for vaccination, testing, and contact tracing in the Spring term

    Presented by Dr. Sarah Van Orman (Chief Health Officer for USC Student Health, and Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine), 2-3pm Friday Jan 8. The Academic Senate and Staff Assembly co-hosted this briefing. A recording is posted here: Here is the closed caption file/transcript: And here is the Q&A report which has… Read More »Webinar on USC’s strategy for vaccination, testing, and contact tracing in the Spring term

  • Special Senate Session on university finances and budget

    October 8, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Pacific Time – Virtual Please click HERE (Passcode: ^ZT39@AW) to watch the Webinar Recording  

  • Secretary-General election results

    Secretary-General election results: Congratulations to Devon Brooks (Social Work) on his election as the Senate’s new Secretary-General. We thank him and the other two candidates — Laura Castenada (Annenberg) and Jim Moore (Viterbi) — for their willingness to stand and serve, and the great number of faculty for their participation in the vote.

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