Faculty Governance

The Academic Senate

The Academic Senate is the representative body of the entire faculty at USC. 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.

The members of the Academic Senate consist primarily of representatives elected by Faculty Councils at the various schools.

School Faculty Councils

University-wide Committees

Opportunities to participate in faculty governance abound at the department, school, and university-wide level. Faculty who wish to be considered for committee service should notify their respective Faculty Council chairs, department chairs or dean of faculty. Retired faculty should contact the Emeriti Center.