New Faculty Orientation Recap

Thank you to all the new full-time faculty that attended the August 16th New Faculty Orientation & Welcome Reception, it was great to meet so many of you. Please find below presentations and resources that were shared, as well as other pertinent materials that you may find beneficial to getting started at USC. 

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

University HR Virtual Orientation Sessions

University HR is providing virtual orientation sessions for new full-time faculty. Please reach out to for a schedule of dates.


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Presentations and additional resources:

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The Office of the Executive Vice Provost is expanding its efforts to support faculty development and success. The Office of Faculty Development and Recognition, in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity hosts an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD’s resources—which supplement the resources and services already provided by the Schools and other units—is a professional development resource for working more effectively to meet the multitude of responsibilities expected of a faculty member, while thriving and building professional success. This valued resource is available to ALL faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff administrators. You can register for your free Institutional Membership with your email address and go to: If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Brier, 

A few USC links that may be of interest: 

USC Transportation / Maps

Visit USC Transportation for parking locations and rates. Check out online maps for the University Park Campus (UPC) and Health Sciences Campus (HSC), or explore USC’s Interactive Map which shows all USC locations. Familiarize yourself with our USC campus by taking a virtual tour. In-person campus tours (registration required). 

USC Gateway Connect e-newsletter

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2022 One Mind – COMPASS Rising Stars Awards

One Mind™, in collaboration with COMPASS Pathways plc, has announced the recipients of the “2022 One Mind – COMPASS Rising Stars Awards”. USC Professor Maryam Shanechi in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was one of three recipients selected for this prestigious award.

The One Mind Rising Star Awards supports early-career scientists in neuroscience, psychiatry, and related disciplines who are pursuing high-risk / high-reward research to advance the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions. The awardees are selected through a competitive grants process administered by One Mind’s Scientific Advisory Board, which includes ten of the world’s leading scientists and clinicians.

Each awardee will receive a $300,000 grant over a three-year period and leadership training through the One Mind Rising Star Development Program. The 2022 Rising Stars will present their research at a special Scientific Symposium organized during the 28th One Mind Music Festival for Brain Health. 

To read the full announcement, please click here.