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

Fall Update for Incoming Students

Thanks to decreasing COVID-19 rates in Los Angeles and the increasing availability of vaccinations, we are planning a return to in-person instruction and student life activities for the Fall semester, as well as resuming typical occupancy in USC Housing. 

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.