Dean Review Process

Deans are crucial to the academic excellence of the university. They are responsible for the leadership of our schools and units. Deans are typically hired for five-year terms; they are reviewed in the fifth year of their term when both the Provost and the dean agree to another term subject to review. The review focuses on five broad areas: academic excellence; hiring; diversity, inclusion and equity; fundraising and school budget; and leadership/school culture. The below document outlines the steps we will take to review deans. We will periodically reexamine this process to determine if changes should be made.

USC Dean Review Process

Last updated September 8, 2021