As scandals continue, USC faculty demand greater role in reforms

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A group of USC faculty who have been critical of the university’s handling of several scandals sent a letter to USC leaders demanding more faculty input in university policies and reforms.

The 360-member Concerned Faculty of USC says “strong faculty governance” could have helped avoid scandals over bribes for admissions, the loss of accreditation for a medical school fellowship, and the search for the university’s chief academic officer, the provost.

The faculty group wants a greater role in examining reforms to increase transparency and accountability. They say the university did a good job seeking faculty input in its presidential search and are hopeful that incoming president Carol Folt will carry out changes.