Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program

We are pleased to introduce a new Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant program to fund grants that support interdisciplinary curriculum development through team-teaching and other teaching models that utilize expertise across the disciplines, the arts, and the professions.

Reminder: Campus Visit by the Office for Civil Rights

On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed the University that it was opening a directed investigation into the University’s response to reports about former employee George Tyndall.  The University has been working collaboratively with OCR to provide responsive information in connection with OCR’s review.

Campus Visit by the Office for Civil Rights

On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed the University that it was opening a directed investigation into the University’s response to reports about former employee George Tyndall. The University has been working collaboratively with OCR to provide responsive information in connection with OCR’s review into the University’s response to reports about former employee George Tyndall.

Funding Opportunity – Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

I am pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 application cycle for the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) program is now open.  The Office of the Provost awards ASHSS funding to support selected USC full-time faculty in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences in their scholarship. 

Reminder – Weekday Football Games at the Coliseum

USC will host a game at the Coliseum against Washington State on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, the L.A. Rams will host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, September 27 at 5:20 p.m. We would like to remind you how we will work to minimize disruptions to normal university operations.

New Strategic Plan Initiatives

Our 2018 Strategic Plan: Answering the Call charts our path forward as a leading global research university by asking us to re-commit to our core academic and societal values, to invest in people who embody entrepreneurial, convergent, and inclusive spirits, to invent the future and support our communities, and to reinvent higher education for the 21st Century.

Update: Using Freedom of Speech to Embrace the Inclusive Spirit

On Friday, I wrote to you about recent online allegations regarding a USC graduate student. Since that time, new information has become available that we are processing, investigating, and substantiating with the assistance of law enforcement.