The Academic Senate is involved in overseeing and staffing four basic types of committees. First, there are a number of standing Senate committees. The standing committees focus on areas of continuing concern, including but not limited to, faculty rights and affairs, campus climate, and sustainability. Second, the Senate coordinates with the Provost’s office overseeing and staffing a number of joint Provost/Senate Committees. Third, the Senate makes recommendations to the Provost regarding who should serve on various University committees. Finally, most years, the Senate also sponsors one or more task forces, which are set up to address unusual or urgent issues. The committees are listed in more detail on the Senate’s website.
All of the Senate Committees are given a charge. Each committee’s charge defines its general role and duties. The charges may be modified certain years to address specific short-term issues. The charges are listed on each committee’s website.
For more information on self-nominations, roles and responsibilities, please read the Academic Senate Committee Guidelines.
Ready to serve? Complete the Committee Self Nomination Form by May 10, 2021 to start the process.
Faculty Affairs Committees
- Part-Time Faculty Affairs
- Research, Teaching, Practitioner, & Clinical Faculty Affairs
- Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs
Other Faculty-Focused Committees
University Environment Committees
Joint Academic Senate/Provost Committees
These committees report to the Provost/Vice Provost, Senate Executive Board and the Senate.
- Teaching and Academic Programs
- Deadlines and Leaves
- Finances and Enrollment
- Information Services
- Strategic Planning Committee
- University Libraries
- Task Force on Course Information
- Task Force on Research-Track Faculty
Information on University Committees can be found at https://faculty.usc.edu/leadership/service/.