Postdoctoral research fellow Douglas Pace (Ph.D., biology '02) studies environmental physiology and adaptation of marine animals under the direction of professor Donal T. Manahan. Dr. Pace began a postdoctoral research position at the University of Georgia in fall 2007.

Resources for Faculty

OSAS Academic Conduct and Support Systems Statement Syllabus Statement

OSAS has provided a downloadable word document for faculty members to use as they are updating their syllabi. The document has a blurb for academic conduct, students and disabilities accommodations, and support systems.

OSAS Faculty Guides for Additional Excused Absences and Extensions on Assignments

OSAS has provided a guide for to help faculty learn more about our additional excused absences and extensions on assignments accommodation. The guide answers some frequently asked questions and best practices on how to navigate these two accommodations. Please click the links below to open and download the PDF guides.

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Campus Guidebook

The principal investigators of the USC Campus Coordinating Response Team (CCRT) and some committee members developed a guidebook on trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, and inclusive teaching for LGBTQ+ Students at USC. The guidebook aims to provide USC educators with the resources necessary to create effective and safe learning environments for gender and sexual minority students and support them in addressing any gender and power-based harm that these students have experienced while at USC.

Checking Online Classes for Accessibility

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) offers resources for learning management systems like Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Canvas. Additionally, NCCSD provides tips and strategies to create an accessible online class environment. For more tools and information, please visit:

OSAS Guidance for Faculty: Remote Access

OSAS is here to support faculty and staff, as well as our shared USC students, during the remote class and exam delivery. We are prepared to provide focused support and consultation, as needed. For official USC updates, please go to

OSAS Best Zoom Practices

Our top priority remains ensuring that everyone at USC has access to the world-class technology they need to successfully learn, teach and work online and in the classroom and office. The following information will provide best practices for Zoom.

Center for Excellence in Teaching

A list of helpful resources to enhance online teaching. Resources include webinars, workshops, and handouts to help get you started. For more information, please visit:

Academic Integrity and Online Assessments and Examinations

In his Spring 2021 update, the Provost announced that USC will discontinue the use and support of the Respondus Monitor proctoring tool. To assist faculty in identifying alternatives, and for those who wish to explore assessment options for their midterms, the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) will be offering assessment workshops during the month of February.  CET is also available for individual, department, and school consultations regarding assessment options and course design. Email CET to schedule a time.