News and Updates
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 More »Standing in solidarity with our Black community
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 More »May 29, 2020 COFE Report and Recommendations
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 More »2019-2020 Senate Committee Reports
2020 Senate Elections: Candidates and Voting
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Working Together Toward Culture Change
Provost Zukoski kicked off this session, explaining that he believes that USC faces deep cultural challenges, requiring us to re-examine the values and norms that guide our behavior and decisions at every level of the organization. This culture change will be led by the President and Provost, but it also must be driven by faculty,… Read More »Working Together Toward Culture Change
Student Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach to “De-Stressing” Our Students
Professor of Cinematic Arts Anikó Imre introduced this panel by arguing that USC should move beyond crisis management toward repositioning the mental health epidemic as a global, historical and collective symptom of a widely normalized value system that puts competition and performance in the center of social life. While this ethos—which USC’s culture poll identified… Read More »Student Well-being: A Comprehensive Approach to “De-Stressing” Our Students