Dear students, You and your peers are often the first to become aware when your friend, roommate or classmate is going through a difficult time. If you know of someone who is struggling with a personal challenge, exhibiting different or concerning behavior, and/or is in need of any assistance, we want you to be informed on where to go to seek help. USC Trojans Care for Trojans (TC4T) is a program within the Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention that empowers students, faculty and staff to take action when they are concerned about a fellow Trojan. This private and anonymous request form provides anRead More →

The next Rossier Doctoral Support Center (DSC) Weekend Write is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 in WPH 400 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  For this session only, we will offer Weekend Write via Adobe Connect for a limited number of students Online Ed.D. Program in Organizational Change and Leadership, in conjunction with our regular on-campus programming.  We hope to provide students the opportunity to commit to writing while DSC advisors are available to support the academic writing process. The purpose of Weekend Write is to provide the time and space for students to work on their writing.  Students, participating WeekendRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

October 4, 2017 Dear graduate students, As we approach the middle of the fall semester, I hope you find yourself learning and growing from your experience at USC, both inside and outside the classroom and laboratory. While the administrators and faculty want to see all of our graduate students perform well academically and professionally, we also want to remind you of the importance of performing with integrity.  Each of you has the responsibility for creating and maintaining a personal and academic environment in which honesty and ethical behavior flourish. To ensure your success, we strongly encourage you to do the following: Speak with your facultyRead More →

USC Rossier unveils 2017-18 lecture series speakers October 4, 2017 The USC Rossier School of Education returns its annual research lecture series beginning this November, hosting six scholars who specialize in diversity and equity in education. For the second year in a row, all speakers are scholars of color, bringing expertise on social-emotional learning, socializing and curricular reform, among many others topics. All lectures take place on the University Park Campus at noon, and will be livestreamed through the USC Rossier Facebook page. Tressie McMillan Cottom Virginia Commonwealth University Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017Tressie McMillan Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology. Her book, Lower Ed: The TroublingRead More →