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General images of University Park Campus, July9, 2019. (Photo/Gus Ruelas)

May 16, 2024 Dear Faculty, I write today to offer my gratitude to the members of the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 University Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (UCAPT) panels. This distinguished group of faculty has provided recommendations to me that are crucial to our university’s commitment to building and sustaining academic excellence. UCAPT is comprised…

Student Academic Accommodations for Finals
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The recent events on campus have been challenging and disruptive for us all. As we did during the COVID pandemic we have put in place a process to support you. If you feel that your ability to prepare for final exams, projects, or assignments has been impacted, there are resources available to you.  For academic accommodations: Contact…

Enhanced Academic Accommodations
McCarthy Honors College exterior

Faculty The recent events on campus have been challenging and disruptive for us all. We also have heard from many students who are concerned about their safety on campus and/or their ability to focus on final exams, projects, and assignments. It is important that we be ready to support all of our students through the…

Important Campus Update
Bovard Administration Building

** Updated at 4:04pm** April 24, 2024 Dear USC community, I want to give you an update on what has been happening on our campus today. As always, our highest priority and responsibility is to protect the safety of our community and ensure our academic programs and university activities continue unabated.  I also want to…

Important update on 2024 commencement
2019 USC Commencement
Procession at the 136th commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. May 10th, 2019. Photo by David Sprague

April 15, 2024 Dear USC community, At this time of year, all talk about commencement should focus on the tremendous accomplishments of our 19,000-plus graduates, their friends, their families, and the staff and faculty who have been such a critical part of their journeys. As I walk around our campuses, there’s a palpable sense of…

Announcing Franita Tolson as Dean of the USC Gould School of Law
Dean Franita Tolson

On behalf of President Folt, I am excited to announce that Franita Tolson has been appointed as the new dean of the USC Gould School of Law, effective April 1, 2024. Dean Tolson will hold the Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law.

Appointment of New University and Distinguished Professors

It is my pleasure to announce that this year we have appointed Dana Goldman, Petros Ioannou, and Peter Kuhn as University Professors, and Ricky Bluthenthal, Sofia Gruskin, Surya Prakash, and Gale Sinatra as Distinguished Professors.

Brightspace Access & 2024 Training Registration Now Available

As we embark on the new calendar year, we continue to prepare for our new LMS system, Brightspace, for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 coursework. As of today, all faculty can now access Brightspace, along with all staff who are currently using Blackboard. You can access Brightspace by visiting brightspace.usc.edu and logging in with your USC credentials. Explore…

Message to USC Faculty

Dear Colleagues, Welcome back, and happy first week of classes! I hope you all had a restful and restorative winter break. Our community of USC faculty is an extraordinary group. You are the heartbeat of campus and the student experience. As we embark on the Spring 2024 semester, I am so grateful for the incredible…

Announcing the new Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Suzanne Wenzel will serve as the next Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, effective January 1, 2024.