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 →

There are limited seats remaining in the Operation Dissertation Acceleration retreat. ODA is an intensive writing retreat. It’s designed for doctoral students who need / want to set aside a serious block of time to make a significant push toward the next step of their dissertation.  The retreat is targeted toward students who: Have research question(s) but have not been able to complete chapters 1, 2 and 3 (the proposal);  OR Have defended their proposal and collected data, but have not completed chapters 4 and 5. Retreat participants will be selected and assigned to work directly with a DSC writing instructor. The ratio of advisorRead 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 →

Apply today to receive funding to conduct research on legal, graduate, or professional education with the AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program. The AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program promotes scholarship on issues related to access, affordability, and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly. Preference is given to proposals that utilize regional, national, or multi-institutional datasets, although research that focuses on a single institution is acceptable. Preference is also given to proposals that specifically address legal education; however, proposals that study access, affordability and value of graduate and professional education more generally are also encouraged. Researchers mayRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →