University of Southern California

Office of the Provost

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Dr. Michael Quick Appointed USC Interim Provost

Dr. Michael Quick is USC Interim Provost as of December 1st, 2014. In this position, he serves as the university’s chief academic officer. The role was previously held by Elizabeth Garrett, who will become the president of Cornell University on July 1, 2015. Read the story here.

Recent News and Announcements

Welcome

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, Interim Provost Michael Quick maintains an academic community of broad disciplines that fosters intellectual inquiry, reflection, and innovation.

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The Campaign for USC

The most ambitious and important fundraising campaign in USC’s history will touch and transform every aspect of the university.

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Strategic Vision

The Strategic Vision is a collaborative guide for setting priorities and identifying opportunities in USC's continued ascension as a premier global research university.

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USC Online

USC Online students can earn a USC Professional Master’s Degree in more than 75 different programs by taking courses online.

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Visions and Voices

With over 100 events each year - all free to students - the provost's university-wide arts and humanities initiative is unparalleled in higher education.

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Transformative Hiring in Neuroscience

Raising USC’s neuroscience programs to a level of undisputed academic excellence through the hiring of transformative faculty.

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McNair Scholars Program

As McNair Scholars, first-generation college students and students of underrepresented ethnicities engage in original research under the mentorship of USC faculty advisors.

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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

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.

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Annenberg Fellowships

USC Annenberg Fellows conduct cutting-edge communication and digital media research.

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USC International Artist Fellowship

The USC International Artist Fellowship Program fosters a creative community that celebrates global perspectives, artistic exchange and academic values.

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Accreditation

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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Provost PhD Fellowship

USC’s Provost Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded to individuals who show outstanding promise for careers in academic research and teaching.

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Faculty Mentoring

Awards and support for individual faculty who help to build a supportive academic environment at USC.

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USC International Academy

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.

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Continuing Education

USC and the New York Times Knowledge Network collaborate in continuing education.

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Honorary Degrees

USC may award Honorary Degrees to individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements in scholarship, the professions, philanthropies, or other creative activities.

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USC US-China Institute

Enhancing understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting-edge research, innovative student training, and influential public events.

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Provost Professors

Provost Professors are outstanding interdisciplinary scholars and researchers.

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Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)

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.

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If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

– Chinese proverb