Faculty Handbook Committee


The Committee on the Faculty Handbook shall receive proposed changes to the Handbook in matters of University governance, including faculty services, policies, and responsibilities.  The committee reviews all statements to insure that the integrity and spirit of the Handbook language is maintained, and will  propose to the senate such statements for incorporation in the new Handbook editions when so directed by the Executive Board.  The committee is also responsible for codifying the records of changes in the Handbook; providing a record of the source, content, and approval authority of each revision; and monitoring and recommending policies and procedures for future Handbook revisions.

Specific Charge for 2020-2021 Academic Year

This year’s committee will undertake a comprehensive review of the Faculty Handbook and identify the revisions needed to make it easier to understand and more user-friendly for all faculty.  The committee is charged to consult with administrators and faculty as necessary to guide its work.

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


John Matsusaka (Co-Chair) – matsusak@usc.edu

Ruth I. Wood

Ruth Wood (Co-Chair) – riw@usc.edu

Committee members