University of Southern California


Research Culture: Engagement, Integrity, Freedom and Mentorship

This year, the University Research Committee (URC, a joint Provost/Academic Senate committee) will focus on USC’s research culture.  Yaniv Bar-Cohen and I are pleased to work with our co-Chairs (Andy McMahon, Michelle Povinelli and John Wood) to explore ways to engage more faculty, staff and students in research and scholarship, while promoting a culture of integrity, academic freedom and mentorship. 
We will be seeking input from the research community on a range of questions, including:

We look forward to working on this important topic this year and encourage you to email either myself ( or Yaniv Bar-Cohen ( with your thoughts on these questions or other topics related to the USC research culture.

Randolph Hall
Vice President for Research

Yaniv Bar-Cohen
President, Academic Senate