Faculty Partnerships

Orientation Programs

Faculty Showcase
Serve as an instructor for a 60-minute sample seminar/lecture for parents of incoming students during Orientation. The faculty member will prepare a sample class/lecture in his/her discipline to allow parents of incoming students (both freshman and transfer) the opportunity to experience, first-hand, the classroom environment at USC. There are 10 Orientation sessions during the summer and two in the winter. Faculty members must submit an interest form with available Orientation dates to Orientation Programs.

Contact: Lisa Starr, Orientation Programs Director, lstarr@usc.edu, (213) 740-7767

Fall Welcome Week Micro-seminar Instructor
Serve as an instructor for a two-day seminar/lecture on a topic chosen by the faculty member and approved by the Office of the Provost during Welcome Week. Faculty members conduct a seminar on any topic for a total of three hours (90 minutes each on Thursday and Friday). Each session should include homework for the student to complete prior to attending (i.e., reading or other short assignment). The purpose of the Micro-seminar program is to assist new students in understanding and appreciating academic discourse at USC and to encourage student-faculty interaction. Faculty members must submit proposals (including learning outcomes and logistical plans) to Undergraduate Programs.

Contact: Lisa Starr, Orientation Programs Director, lstarr@usc.edu, (213) 740-7767

Mid-Year/Spring Orientation Micro-seminar
Serve as an instructor for a 90-minute seminar/lecture on a topic chosen by the faculty member and approved by the Office of the Provost. Each session should include homework for the student to complete prior to attending (i.e., reading or other short assignment). The purpose of the Micro-seminar program is to assist new students in understanding and appreciating academic discourse at USC and to encourage student-faculty interaction. Faculty members must submit proposals (including learning outcomes and logistical plans) to Undergraduate Programs.

Contact: Lisa Starr, Orientation Programs Director, lstarr@usc.edu, (213) 740-7767