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Teaching and Learning (CTAL)


The Committee on Teaching and Academic Programs is responsible for advising the provost on multi-school curricula and on undergraduate curricular issues and policies arising from recommendations from the Undergraduate Studies Committee (UGSC); on unit requirements, residency requirements, and broad-based policies and issues related to the academic appeals process under the purview of the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures (CAPP); on student conduct matters under the purview of the Office of Student Affairs; on policies and programs related to the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET), including the improvement of faculty teaching or training for classroom technology; on setting priorities and launching initiatives in support of interdisciplinary teaching; and on policies and initiatives recommended by the Graduation and Retention Committee (GRC). The committee also advises the provost on strategic issues that fall under the purview of the Coupling Implementation Committee, the University Writing Committee, the Provost’s Oversight Committee on Athletic Academic Affairs (OCAAA) and the Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Committee (UAFAC).

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

Specific Charge for 2022-2023 Academic Year

The CTAL Committee will explore how to support faculty in creating learning environments that uphold/champion accessibility. The Committee will gather information from schools across USC about faculty’s more recent experiences, innovations, frustrations, and challenges in creating accessible learning environments or meeting student accommodations. Aspects the Committee will likely encounter and take into consideration include potential differences in online, hybrid, and in-person learning modalities; the documented increase of students requesting and requiring accommodations; and the documented increase of student mental health issues. While the Committee’s primary task is to explore faculty’s experience related to accessibility, the Committee may also develop recommendations for how the University can support faculty in creating accessible learning environments.


Christine El Haddad (Co-Chair)

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Carmen Lee (Co-Chair) –

Committee members

Ex Officio Member

  • Ginger Clark (Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Director CET),, Rossier School of Education