All EDL students are invited to apply for the Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group (DSAG) Scholarship.  This is a competitive scholarship open to all EDL students. Preference will be given to students in their second year of the program, but all EDL students are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is a minimum $5,000 award to students aspiring to become superintendents. Scholarship winners are recognized at the annual DSAG Awards Dinner on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.. Log into AcademicWorks https://usc.academicworks.com/ The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017. Instructions: 1. Complete the application. 2. Upload an essay describing your professional goals. Your essay should be no longer thanRead More →

MEMORANDUM To:            All USC Students From:        Student Affairs Date:         October 16, 2017 Subject:    Earthquake Preparedness & Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 2017 Every region around the world is susceptible to natural disasters.  Earthquakes are one of the biggest concerns we have in California and knowing what to do and taking steps to prepare is important for everyone.  The University of Southern California is pleased to participate in the 10th annual Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Thursday October 19, 2017 at 10:19am.   (www.shakeout.org/California). Whether you are in class on 10/19 at 10:19am or in a lab, residence hall, or apartment, you are encouragedRead More →

On Wednesday 10/18, we will be hosting our second Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lunch of the academic year. This month’s topic is Muslim Ban 3.0 and will feature two panelists, Zulaikha Aziz JD (Human Rights Attorney and Assistant Professor of the Practice, School of International Relations at USC) and Marwa Rifahie JD (Council on American-Islamic Relations, Los Angeles). The event will be in WPH 403 from 12:15-1:30pm and we encourage attendees to being their own lunch. Thank you to the PhD office for providing refreshments! For more information, see the attached flyer, visit our CLE website page or check out our Facebook event page. OctRead More →

Over the next two weeks, I will be holding Thesis Center Office Hours. Please encourage your students to schedule an appointment if they are submitting a thesis/dissertation manuscript this term and need one-on-one assistance with Thesis Center. Office Hours will be held on UPC, in STU 301, and on HSC, in CHP 129, between 10/18 and 10/25. Office Hours appointments can be scheduled on the Graduate School website, in the Graduate Events page: http://graduateschool.usc.edu/events/. Please forward this information to your students.   Best, Samuel Mantell Academic Services Coordinator The Graduate SchoolRead More →

The First Generation College Student Summit Committee is excited to announce that our call for program proposals is now OPEN for the 3rd Annual First Generation College Student Summit: Building CommUNITY. The summit will take place Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 10:30am to 6:00pm at USC, Ronald Tutor Campus Center. We are looking for looking for first generation college students, staff and faculty to submit program proposals that highlight this year’s goals for the summit to: • Build community for first-year first generation undergraduate and graduate college students. • Educate around issues, practices, and research on first generation college students. • Bring visibility to theRead More →

Dear members of the Rossier community, Last night, two individuals entered several classrooms in Waite Phillips Hall on our University Park Campus, causing concern for faculty and students who were in class at the time.  USC’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded, and the individuals were arrested for trespassing. We consider the safety of our students, faculty, and staff to be of the highest priority, and we will work with DPS and the appropriate parties in Rossier to review our security protocols.  In the meantime, please remember that our Waite Phillips Hall building on the University Park Campus has evening access restricted, requiring a codedRead More →

Hello EdD in Educational Leadership students, We received a report that two individuals entered several classrooms in WPH last night (10/11), causing some concern for faculty and students in our EDL classes.  Please know we are aware of the incident – the campus Department of Public Safety (DPS) was contacted and responded to the building. The two individuals were arrested for trespassing. Our facilities manager consistently works with DPS and the appropriate parties in Rossier to review our security protocols. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few tips and reminders below and we will be sure to share any additional updates. Always useRead More →

The Office of Admissions and Scholarships has created a scholarship opportunity for current Rossier students enrolled in an on-campus program.  The scholarship application is a student experience survey and recipients will be awarded $500. The application is available through academic works (below). USC Academicworks     UPDATE: This scholarship is open to all Rossier students enrolled in an on-campus program This scholarship is not open to online Rossier students at this time Students due to graduate this December are also eligible to apply.  Recipients will be notified by December 8th. To access the application, applicants need to log in with their Shibbloeth username and password. Read More →

USC Gould School of Law is hosting an on-campus information session on Wednesday, October 11th and a webinar on Thursday, November 9th to share more about the Master of Studies in Law (MSL), a degree intended for seasoned and early-career non-lawyer professionals who would like to build their expertise in legal responsibilities and issues related to their work.  The flexibility and convenience of this master’s degree allows students to complete their coursework in as few as three semesters.  Both our on-campus information session and webinar will provide an overview of USC Gould, curriculum, application process and the online learning experience.   On-Campus Information Session Wednesday,Read More →

Are you interested in sharing your story with prospective EdD students? The Office of Admissions and Scholarships at Rossier is seeking volunteers to assist with various events such as prospective student day, information sessions, and other events. Volunteers may mingle with prospective students, serve on a panel, or perhaps provide a keynote address. Click the link below to sign up by filling in a little information about you. The second page will have a list of upcoming events and times.   https://usceducation.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cu64S1qwlW6afu5   Fight ON!Read More →