Concerned Faculty of USC

We are a group of USC faculty who want to be involved in creating better governance at the university in light of the debacles of the past year.

Statements and Letters

August 14, 2019 letter to Interim Provost Elizabeth Graddy regarding Dennis Kelly allegations

August 9, 2019 memo to incoming President Carol Folt on Shared Governance

2018-2019 final report and recommendations on student health from the Concerned Faculty Student Health Subcommittee

Appendix: University Council bylaws

May 8, 2019 letter to Interim President Wanda Austin and President-elect Carol Folt

March 28, 2019 statement regarding the admissions scandal

January 22, 2019 letter to the Board of Trustees

October 8, 2018 letter to the USC Presidential Search Committee, re: Presidential Search Goals

October 7, 2018 letter to the USC Presidential Search Committee re: shared governance principles

August 1, 2018 letter to the Board of Trustees

May 22, 2018 letter to the Board of Trustees


The Bribery Scandal Revealed Holes in Admissions Oversight. Now Some Professors Want to Take Back That Role.
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 20, 2019

It’s A New Year At USC. Here’s How Faculty and Students Are Reacting To The String Of Scandals.
KPCC, August 26, 2019

“Like the Kremlin”: USC’s broken promises of transparency
USC Annenberg Media, August 19, 2019

Faculty group criticizes USC’s response to BuzzFeed investigation on former campus doctor
Daily Trojan, August 14, 2019

USC Doctor is Accused of Sexually Abusing 48 Patients
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 8, 2019

48 male patients say campus doctor sexually abused them — and USC was warned
USC Annenberg Media, August 8, 2019

Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions
The Washington Post, June 12, 2019

Does USC need more housecleaning?
Inside Higher Ed, May 21, 2019

Here’s everything you need to know about USC’s many, many scandals
LAist, originally published February 21, 2019, updated May 8, 2019

Despite his ouster, Max Nikias is still a force at USC, leaving some worried
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 2019

How USC became the most scandal-plagued campus in America
Los Angeles Magazine, April 24, 2019

Concerned Faculty of USC releases letter
Daily Trojan, March 29, 2019

Prominent faculty members unite to voice concerns over USC bribery scheme
Annenberg Media, March 28, 2019

Newly selected president welcomes questions from faculty in first meeting
USC Annenberg Media, March 25, 2019

Carol Folt handled scandal as UNC chancellor. Now she’ll try to move USC past its own
CNN, March 22, 2019

College admissions scandal is just the latest for University of Southern California
NPR, March 14, 2019

Rocked by scandal, USC must heal its divisions and repair a broken culture
Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2018

Here’s what USC is looking for in its next president
Laist, September 13, 2018

USC President Max Nikias officially steps down amid ongoing gynecologist scandal
ABC7, August 7, 2018

USC facing 300 plaintiffs in lawsuit against ex-gynecologist; faculty wants embattled president gone
Fox News, August 2, 2018

USC’s beleaguered president said he was stepping down. Some professors are wondering what’s taking so long.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 31, 2018

Op-Ed: How to fix USC’s culture of impunity
Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2018

200 professors call for ouster of USC president, citing lack of ‘moral authority’
The New York Times, May 22, 2018

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal
Airtalk, KPCC, May 22, 2018