Faculty Environment & Employment


The Committee on Faculty Environment and Employment monitors the environment in which faculty of the University carry out their responsibilities.  The committee may recommend to the Academic Senate steps for improving the faculty environment in areas such as: the basic terms of faculty employment, faculty compensation, fringe benefits, retention, faculty contracts, office and laboratory space, parking, and other facilities on which faculty rely.

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

Specific Charge for 2018-2019 Academic Year

This year, the FEEC will be looking into discrepancies between parental leave practices, particularly for teaching-track faculty, and identifying potential sources of inequity in policy application. One issue relates to differing degrees of leave flexibility accorded to biological child-bearing parents vs. non-biological or non-child-bearing parents. Another relates to the availability/determination of alternative work schedules at the departmental/unit level. The FEEC is also exploring dependent care beyond parental leave (e.g., support for faculty providing elder care) and considering how University policies, communication, and culture in this regard can be improved to support faculty wellness and work-life balance in general.


Jessica Cantiello (Co-Chair) – jessica.cantiello@usc.edu

Jennifer Ailshire (Co-Chair) – ailshire@usc.edu

Committee members


Mid-year report

2015 – 2016 FEEC Recommendations