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Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat – 2018

2018 Joint Provost/Senate Retreat: Towards a 21st Century University: Culture, Concerns and Governance – February 23-24, 2018
Venue: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Downtown, LA

Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat is an annual planning session between USC’s administration and faculty.  The 2018 retreat focuses on further education, discussion and elaboration around three of the key areas of recommendation found in the Fall 2017 Progress Report from the Task Force on Workplace Standards and Employee. Each session consists of a moderated panel plus either a set of breakout groups or a moderated discussion.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Welcome & Introductions

  • 2:00–3:00 Check in and Registration (Avalon Foyer)
  • 3:00-3:05 Welcome by Academic Senate President Paul Rosenbloom (Avalon)
  • 3:05-3:35 Update and Q&A with Provost Michael Quick (Avalon)
  • 3:35-3:45 Introduction to Task Force and Retreat Topic(s) by Paul Rosenbloom (Avalon)

Session 1: Enhancing our Values and Culture (Avalon) – (Read the Summary)
Chair: Sofia Gruskin, Keck School of Medicine & Gould School of Law

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Session 2: Addressing Concerns of Community Members (Avalon) – (Read the Summary)
Chair: Norman Hollyn, School of Cinematic Arts

Session 3: Strengthening our Leadership Model (Avalon) – (Read the Summary)
Chair: Mike Lee, Viterbi School of Engineering

  • 10:30-11:15 Panel presentations (Avalon)
  • 11:15-11:45 Audience breakout groups (Santa Monica A, B, C, D)
  • 11:45-12:15 Reporting back (Avalon)
  • 12:15 Lunch (Emerald) and Departure

Questions? Contact Connie Roque at