Research, Teaching, Practitioner, & Clinical-Track Faculty Affairs


The Committee on Research, Teaching, Practitioner, & Clinical-Track Faculty Affairs monitors and evaluates the working environment, terms and conditions of employment, job security, compensation, benefits eligibility, opportunities for participation in governance, opportunities for professional advancement, and participation in the academic life of the university provided for non-tenure-track faculty.  It monitors compliance with the Faculty Handbook and with stated school policies of the schools or units as they relate to Non-Tenure-Track faculty.  It makes recommendations to relevant Senate and University committees, and to the Academic Senate, concerning any policy issues that have an impact on non-tenure-track faculty.

Membership will include primarily research, teaching, practitioner, and clinical-track faculty, as well as one member from each of the following committees:  Part-Time Faculty Affairs and Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs.

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

Specific Charge for 2019-2020 Academic Year

  1. Examining whether RTPC are getting clear workload profiles and whether this is tracking through merit reviews and promotions; whether these policies are clearly articulated; and whether they are clearly implemented.
  2. Continuing last year’s salary benchmarking work, as compensation continues to be a major concern for many RTPC faculty and has significant equity and diversity implications given that RTPC tracks contain a disproportionate number of USC’s female faculty and faculty of color.


T. J. McCarthy (Co-Chair) –

Amy Cannon (Co-Chair) –

Committee members