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  • 2020 Academic Senate Fall Planning Retreat

    August 21, 2020 (Virtual, All Day) Agenda for the Senate Fall Planning Retreat Aug 21 Videos of the presentations are available here: President Carol Folt:  The two years ahead. Our teaching purposes: what we have learned going online.  Chair: Tracy Tambascia (Senate Academic VP). Speakers: Helena Seli and Patricia Mills The evolving nature of faculty… Read…

  • Trojan Council Forum on DEI (Sign-in with SSO to view)

    Trojan Council Forum on DEI (Sign-in with SSO to view): video recording of Forum on DEI and anti-racism conducted July 9 2-3pm with Trojan Council representatives and President Folt and several other senior administrators.

  • Report & Recommendations from Joint Committee to review OCAP

    The Committee was created to review and make recommendations regarding the investigatory processes and practices of the Office of Conduct, Accountability, and Professionalism (OCAP). Click here to see the report.

  • Letter to President Folt: Anti-Racist Actions

    On June 19th, 2020, the Executive Board of the Senate sent a letter to President Folt outlining anti-racist actions they would like to see at USC. You can read the letter here. The Executive Board had previously emailed all faculty a letter of support for our Black community, which you can read here.

  • Standing in solidarity with our Black community

    June 2, 2020 Dear USC Community, Words do little to express how deeply we are saddened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others. With every step our community takes to address equity, diversity and inclusion, we still face inherent, unrecognized and unacceptable racism and anti-Blackness. Racism and anti-Blackness threaten all… Read…

  • May 29, 2020 COFE Report and Recommendations

    On Friday, May 29, 2020, the faculty of the Committee on Finance and Enrollment (COFE) sent a Report and Recommendations to President Folt, Provost Zukoski, and SVP James Staten, recommending the following: (1) to more clearly explain why they are not planning to borrow more money or use the endowment; (2) to wait until November… Read…

  • 2019-2020 Senate Committee Reports

    Committees are crucial to the function, reach, and impact of the Academic Senate. Below are links to all of the 2019-2020 Academic Year committee reports that were generated, which represent countless hours and enormous effort by various faculty from across the University. Any Senate committee report will also be listed on the respective committee’s website.… Read…

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