I write to thank the members of the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 University Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (UCAPT) panels.

End of Spring Semester from Provost Zukoski

At every twist and turn, USC faculty have stepped up and pushed forward as academic leaders with a determination and resolve to not only survive the pandemic but thrive. What you have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary.

Vaccination and Testing Update

As vaccination increases and cases fall, USC is making a number of important changes to ensure we remain on a trajectory towards a safe and successful in-person restart this Fall.

Update on Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force

Last June, we announced a series of actions to advance our efforts at fostering excellence, diversity, access, and a sense of belonging and inclusion across our campuses. Thousands of you have participated in these efforts, and with your input, we have either completed or made substantial progress on all of the action items.

Fall Teaching Update

We are very excited about the prospect of a return in the coming months to teaching and learning on campus.

Important Update from Provost Zukoski

With the recent decline in COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles area, the county has officially entered the red tier of California’s reopening framework. This change enables us to accelerate our efforts to return to in-person activities.

Spring 2021 Update

Since last March, we have learned a great deal about transforming to a mostly virtual campus and continue to refine our policies and best practices based on feedback from you, students, and staff. This semester we will continue to follow the policies and recommendations pertaining to online and asynchronous learning we adopted in the Fall; I include here some revisions and reminders.