Public health authorities are still seeing widespread community disease transmission and continue to restrict activities accordingly. As a result, we have concluded that we will proceed with online only instruction through the end of the fall semester.
As a way of empowering our university community toward well-being and resilience, we are pleased to offer Mindful USC – a university-wide mindfulness initiative focused on positive health outcomes and learning experiences, especially in terms of stress reduction, workplace happiness, emotional intelligence, and artistic expression.
I am writing to share the news that Laura Mosqueda is stepping down as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and will take on a new role spearheading efforts to expand and advance geriatrics at the University.
We write today to remind you of our collective obligation to ensure that we maintain a safe environment for everyone in our university community and in our surrounding neighborhoods.
If there is one thing this global pandemic has taught us, it is that we each share personal responsibility. All of us at USC have to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements issued by the CDC, LA County Department of Public Health (LADPH), and other health authorities.
As you move to conduct your courses remotely, we continue to identify ways to support you and your students in strengthening our new online experience. This includes making virtual instruction easier to conduct and more secure.
The following policies and recommendations are intended to provide guidance to faculty while also establishing a consistent, campus-wide set of standards for accommodating and responding to some of the common issues that may arise from remote learning.
We have made the difficult decision to begin the Fall semester with fully remote instruction with limited exceptions for clinical education.
As we move even closer to the start of the academic year, we hope you, your families and friends are staying well. We all look forward to an engaging and productive Fall semester. Today, we write to provide an update on several areas.
Earlier today, we were very pleased to learn that the Department of Homeland Security agreed to rescind its July 6 guidance.