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 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • This year’s committee will undertake an in-depth study of our junior faculty to better understand their experiences prior to coming to USC, their current experiences in their jobs, and their aspirations going forward. Using a survey, the committee will not only assess junior faculty’s relationships with their work, but also how outside factors including, but not limited to, job security, college debt, cost of living, housing affordability, mental health, and the changing landscape of higher education are influencing their decision making.


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

Trisha Tucker (Co-Chair) – ttucker@usc.edu

Committee members


Mid-year report

2015 – 2016 FEEC Recommendations