The Academic Senate is the representative body of the entire faculty at USC, consisting primarily of representatives elected by
Faculty Councils at the various schools. As a voice for faculty working with the university administration, it strives to
further the academic mission and integrity of the university as a community of scholars, artists and professionals dedicated to
the pursuit of knowledge.
The Senate acts as a whole, or in committees and task forces, to address a wide range of academic and administrative issues.
These include the primary concerns of advancing faculty rights, interests and responsibilities, and seeking to preserve and
enrich USC as a thriving academic institution.
Welcome to the new Academic Senate website. After more than a year of work, the site is more
attractive, accessible, and easier to navigate. The site provides current links to outside information
of interest to faculty and USC news items, and contains the draft and adopted Senate documents
and resolutions. Our archived material is greatly expanded to provide a historical context for all our
We are indebted to Larry Pryor (Annenberg) and our Web consultant, Paul Gargantiel, who have
worked hard to develop this site. Larry continues to serve as Editor of our Senate Newsletter, which
is now available on-line. Connie Roque and Senate support staff will be responsible for maintaining
website updates, so please contact her or me with any ideas for improvement or current postings.
President of the Faculty, 2012-13