The Office of the Ombuds hosts a virtual lunch & learn every Wednesday from 12:00-12:30 pm. This is an opportunity to discuss conflict resolution and communication issues that may arise while working and learning remotely.
An open Q&A is offered during each session. Everyone from the USC community is welcome. https://uscprovost.zoom.us/j/584636373
Shout Out to Morgan Baker of Disability Services and Programs (DSP). Morgan helped develop the video game “The Last of Us: Part II,” consulting with game developers to make the game accessible for all individuals with disabilities. Their cutting edge work ensured that someone without either hearing or sight could successfully enjoy the game. Game users have described their experience with the game as “….barrier free for very many disabled users…” none of which would have been possible without the input of Morgan. Wow! Way to go Morgan!
Shout Out to USC Spirit Leader Alec Fisher who recently donated stem cells to provide them to a leukemia patient in need. Read all about Alec’s heroic journey in this USC News article. Alec you are a hero!
Is there a Student Affairs staff member that you would like to give a shout out to? Let us know!
USC Rossier Leadership Month – Drop into a Rossier leadership month virtual program, expanded from the schools typical in person leadership experience these events offer a broad range of program offerings. The virtual sessions featured on July 10, 14, 15 & 16 may be of special interest to students affairs staff.
USC Office of the Ombuds Noontime Knowledge – Participate in casual conversation with the Ombuds. These weekly thirty minute lunch and learn conversations, dive into communication practices that can assist staff while working remotely. Topics include conflict resolution, dealing with bullies, how to disagree with others and navigating change.
USC Provost Human Resources Remote Working Best Practices – Now that many of us have been working remotely for over three months now, we encourage you to take a moment to get back to the basics. These best practices can assist you with setting up a workspace, getting into a routine and identifying resources available to improve your work from home experience.
USC Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) Thriving Thursdays – Check out the CWFL’s 15 minutes of mental health support every Thursday at 12:15pm. Focused on a new topic weekly, this brief pause can help you stay centered and balanced.
NASPA Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice (EISJ ) Dialogues – Join colleagues for free facilitated dialogues that will serve as spaces to support, raise questions and discuss individual and institutional action. Topics include “care and healing for black student affairs professionals,” “confronting whiteness in student affairs work” and “supporting student activism and organizing during a pandemic.”
JED Webinar Series – Tune into the JED Foundation’s informative webinar sessions for college and university professionals on current issues in college mental health.
USC Transportation has new updates for all parking and transportation customers.
Please join us on Tuesday July 14, at 2pm for our next Student Affairs All Staff Meeting.
Save the date and watch your inbox for an invite within the next week.