Campus Climate Committee

Charge

The Campus Climate Committee identifies, and shares with the Senate, effective approaches to cultivating a culture of equity, inclusivity, and respect that enhance the success of all faculty within a pluralistic context. It will alert the Senate to issues on campus that require attention, and will make recommendations for how the Senate can be helpful in addressing these issues, in collaboration with the Provost’s office and the Provost’s Diversity Committee. This committee will work with the Senate Executive Board to plan and implement two mini-retreats a year (one in the fall and one in the spring) that aim to enhance campus climate at USC. Topics might include how to better recruit, retain, and support a diverse faculty; how to achieve more gender equity in STEM fields; or how to help faculty to have difficult dialogues about culture in the classroom.

Meetings: Contact committee chair for the date/locations of the committee meetings.

Chair

robert parke - campus climate

Rob Parke (Co-Chair) – parke@usc.edu

Stephen Smith - campus climate

Stephen Smith (Co-Chair) – smithsd@usc.edu

Committee members

Erik Schott, eschott@usc.edu

Resolution

Reports