Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat

2019 Joint Provost/Senate Retreat: Defining who we want to be in our faculty composition as well as finding ways to break down barriers across Schools – February 22-23, 2019
Venue: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Downtown, LA

Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat is an annual planning session between USC’s administration and faculty.  The 2019 retreat focuses on defining who we want to be in our faculty composition as well as finding ways to break down barriers across Schools. Each session consists of a moderated panel plus either a set of breakout groups or a moderated discussion.discussion.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Welcome & Introductions

2:00 Check-in and Registration (Avalon Foyer)

3:00 Welcome by Academic Senate President Yaniv Bar-Cohen (Avalon)

3:10 Update and Q&A with Provost Michael Quick (Avalon)

Session 1: Faculty Composition (Avalon) 
3:30-4:30 Introduction by Chair: Jody Armour, Gould School of Law

Panel presentations:

4:35-5:45  Moderated Discussion (Avalon)

6:00 Cocktails (Emerald Foyer)

7:00 Dinner (Emerald)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:30  Continental Breakfast (Emerald)

Session 2: Working Together Across Schools:  Breaking Down Barriers (Avalon)
9:00  Introduction by Chair: Sofia Gruskin, Keck and Gould Schools

9:10 Panel presentations (Avalon)

10:20  Break

10:35 -11:15 Audience breakout groups (Santa Monica A, B, C, D)

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Overcoming Day-to-Day Barriers

11:20  Reporting back – Rebecca Lonergan (Avalon)

11:35  Group Discussion (Avalon)

12:05 Closing Remarks, Yaniv Bar-Cohen

12:30  Lunch (Emerald) and Departure

Questions? Contact Connie Roque at croque@usc.edu.

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