The Fall 2017 issue of Class Notes has been published. This edition contains more than 125 updates from Rossier alumni, looking at what they are doing out in the world and what impact they are making. Read the latest Class Notes.Read More →

Hello Rossier students, On behalf of the Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice, we invite you to attend our upcoming Spoken Justice event next Thursday, November 16, at a new on-campus location: Tommy’s Place! This Spoken Justice event is a collaboration between our Center, GSG, and USC Residential Education. Spoken Justice events have a focus on identity and social justice issues. This FREE event is open to anyone who wishes to attend and/or perform. Sign-ups to perform spoken word begin at 6:15pm and the event will kick-off at 6:30pm and end at 8pm. Pizza will be provided. Come out and support the artists and hearRead More →

Dear USC Rossier Faculty, Staff and Students,   I’m happy to report that USC Rossier has formally adopted a new mission statement. Darline Robles, who chairs both the Diversity Task Force and the Urban Education Planning Committee, presented the statement at the faculty meeting today:   The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which theyRead 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 →

MEMORANDUM To:                  USC Community From:              Michael W. Quick Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Date:               October 2, 2017 Subject:           Today’s Events on the University Park Campus We want to update you on the events that unfolded earlier today on our University Park Campus. Based on an unconfirmed report of an active shooter in Fertitta Hall, our Department of Public Safety issued a “police activity/shelter in place” alert shortly after noon. A search of the building quickly verified that the report was false. The university had counselors report to the area immediately to support those who experienced the unsettling event. The Los Angeles PoliceRead More →

MEMORANDUM To:                  USC Community From:              Michael W. Quick Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Date:               October 2, 2017 Subject:           Tragedy in Las Vegas We are deeply saddened by the horrific events in Las Vegas. The images from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history are difficult to view, and it’s even more difficult to imagine the pain and anguish being experienced by the families and loved ones of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. As members of our university community, we care for each other in times of tragedy. Our Office of Religious Life is holding an interfaithRead More →

To:  All students, staff, and faculty members From: USC Department of Public Safety Subject:  Safety and Emergency Information The university is constantly working to update and improve our safety and emergency capabilities to ensure the safest possible environment for our campus community. Our safety departments would like to make you aware of new resources, and remind you to make note of the existing resources that are in place. New Safety Education Resources USC Emergency Procedures are outlined in a new 9-minute video that provides basic information on what to do during emergencies, including best responses for earthquake, fire, and disaster recovery scenarios. Segments may beRead More →

Dear USC Rossier Faculty, Staff and Students, Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed the impact that national events and potential policy changes can have on the students we serve as well as on our own well-being as faculty members and educational professionals. The announcements to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) without congressional resolution and to begin changes to Title IX policy followed quickly after the events of Charlottesville; we all feel overwhelmed processing these events on a personal level while remaining effective and present in our professional lives. First of all, I want to encourage any DACA students with questions orRead More →

Dear USC Rossier Students, We’re writing to request your participation in USC Rossier’s ongoing discussion on the redefinition of “urban education” and the related process of drafting a new mission statement for USC Rossier. Below is the proposed mission statement prepared by the Urban Education Planning Committee: The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through policy, practice and research. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural contexts of the communities in whichRead More →