We're glad you're here! And welcome
from President Nikias.
To help you settle in, listed below are links to some basic policies and guidelines, USC offices, and sources of information. Your school or department may have formal or informal orientation help, in addition to the new faculty orientation sponsored by the Academic Leadership Development Committee.
Guide to the Faculty Portal and other web sites
Will give you quick access to links to benefits, personnel services, and other helpful USC offices. Remember to sign up for your benefits right away! Your department will probably take care of getting you a computer account and phone number, and a listing in the Campus Directory, and tell you how to get your USC ID card.
To help get your scholarly activities off to a good start
- Funding Opportunities
is full of good leads, particularly important to researchers in fields where prompt proposals to funding sources is a sine que non. This page also has links to guides on grantsmanship and proposal writing.
- SPIN (Sponsored Projects Information Network, a database of 11,000+ funding opportunities)
- GENIUS (worldwide database of university researchers.)
Libraries is the central resource for both print and electronic information.
Here you will find links to sources of help in being an increasingly effective teacher.
- Center for Excellence in Teaching
- Campus Consortium on Teaching and Learning
- USC policies and guidelines
- National resources for syllabi, teaching tips, essays, and technology ideas
These guidelines help explain the criteria your colleagues expect you to meet:
Our Neighborhood and Our Neighbors
Finding your way around campus, downtown, and greater Los Angeles.