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.