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Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs


The Committee on Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs identifies, monitors, and evaluates specific issues of concern to tenured and tenure-track faculty, including but not limited to faculty governance, tenure, compensation, benefits, and professional development at all stages of their careers. It monitors compliance with the Faculty Handbook and with stated school policies of the schools or units as they relate to Tenured and 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 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Specific Charge for 2020-2021 Academic Year

This year’s committee will produce a report responding to the following two questions:

  1. How are teaching and service weighted on the Tenure-Track across USC’s schools (including merit review, promotion, tenure)? How should they be?
  2. Should service be a part of the workload profile of junior TT faculty?

Membership will include primarily tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as one non-voting member from each of the following committees: Research, Teaching, Practitioner, & Clinical Faculty Affairs; and Part-Time Faculty Affairs.

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