Contribute to Senate and University Committees:
The Academic Senate regularly appoints task forces and committees to review issues of importance to the university. Faculty members are encouraged to contribute their knowledge and expertise to this work. Please contact the Academic Senate Office for consideration for future committee assignments and volunteer for committee service in the Provost’s annual call for faculty self-nominations.
Participate in Your Unit's Faculty Council:
Faculty councils are forums for faculty decision-making at the level of each individual school and unit. Representing their department, school or college through involvement in these councils is an important contribution faculty members make to help shape university policy and to promote the well-being of the faculty.
Attend Academic Senate Meetings:
The Academic Senate meetings
, which are open to all faculty members, take place at the USC faculty center on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, and one meeting out of four takes place at the Health Sciences Campus. Attending these meetings is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the Senate, and with senators representing faculty from the various schools and departments at USC.
Follow the Senate project list:
Each year, the Academic Senate pursues a particular set of issues and topics, which are drawn from discussions at the Senate retreats
, Executive Board discussions
, Senate meetings, and contributions from the administration and faculty at large.
Read the Faculty Newsletter:
The Faculty Newsletter
is a semiannual publication produced by the Academic Senate. It features the major issues before the faculty and those that affect academic life at USC.