Dr. Michael Quick Appointed USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Following a nationwide search, USC President C.L. Max Nikias appointed Dr. Michael Quick to serve as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs as of April 1, 2015. In this position, Dr. Quick serves as the university’s chief academic officer. Read the story here.
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The USC Office of the Provost provides oversight, coordination, budgeting, and review of USC’s academic units and initiatives. This includes the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, sixteen professional schools and two hospitals, educational policies, deans and faculty, research and grants, and strategic planning. In keeping with the university mission, Provost Michael Quick maintains an academic community of broad disciplines that fosters intellectual inquiry, reflection, and innovation.
The most ambitious and important fundraising campaign in USC’s history will touch and transform every aspect of the university.
The Strategic Vision is a collaborative guide for setting priorities and identifying opportunities in USC's continued ascension as a premier global research university.
USC Online students can earn a USC Professional Master’s Degree in more than 75 different programs by taking courses online.
With over 100 events each year - all free to students - the provost's university-wide arts and humanities initiative is unparalleled in higher education.
Raising USC’s neuroscience programs to a level of undisputed academic excellence through the hiring of transformative faculty.
As McNair Scholars, first-generation college students and students of underrepresented ethnicities engage in original research under the mentorship of USC faculty advisors.
A partnership between Dornsife College, Student Affairs, and the Office of the Provost, this Fellowship is the centerpiece of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's initiative to increase the commitment to diversity in the faculty ranks of universities.
USC Annenberg Fellows conduct cutting-edge communication and digital media research.
The USC International Artist Fellowship Program fosters a creative community that celebrates global perspectives, artistic exchange and academic values.
USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
USC’s Provost Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded to individuals who show outstanding promise for careers in academic research and teaching.
Awards and support for individual faculty who help to build a supportive academic environment at USC.
The USC International Academy equips students with the tools to express their ideas powerfully, pursue knowledge across boundaries and successfully navigate life in the U.S. - all while experiencing the transformative power of USC.
USC and the New York Times Knowledge Network collaborate in continuing education.
USC may award Honorary Degrees to individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements in scholarship, the professions, philanthropies, or other creative activities.
Enhancing understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting-edge research, innovative student training, and influential public events.
Provost Professors are outstanding interdisciplinary scholars and researchers.
The WiSE program is a groundbreaking effort to increase the representation and success of women in science and engineering at USC through a series of creative programs that enable women to thrive at every stage of their careers.
In collaboration with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), USC provides up to 30 postdoctoral scholars from Mexico with 1-2 year residencies in fields related to science, technology, and innovation.