Events

Learn more about USC Rossier by attending one of our informative and engaging events. All events are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) time unless otherwise noted.

Trials and Tribulations of the New School Year: Breaking Through the Controversies

Fall 2021 will go down in history as perhaps the most controversy-laden return to school we have ever seen. Vaccine and mask mandates (and opposition to them) and the debate over critical race theory are just two of the issues education leaders and confronting. How are they coping and responding, and how is the public feeling about these issues? Our experts will shed some light on the situation and provide guidance on managing these conflicts. 

"The Trials and Tribulations of the New School Year: Understanding and Breaking Through the Conflict and Controversies Over Masks, Vaccines and Critical Race Theory" is part of a USC Rossier initiative, A New Vision for Schools

Host:

  • Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier

Guests:

  • Shaun Harper, Provost Professor, USC Rossier; Founder and Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center
  • Sandra Lyon, Retired Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Julie A. Marsh, Professor, USC Rossier; Faculty Director, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Neeraj Sood, Vice Dean of Research, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Register today. 

(Photo by Allison Shelley for EDUimages, licensed under Creative Commons.)

Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Travis Bristol

Travis J. Bristol is an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. Before joining Berkeley's faculty, he was a Peter Paul Assistant Professor at Boston University. Dr. Bristol's research is situated at the intersection of educational policy and teacher education. Using qualitative methods, he explores three related research strands: (1) the role of educational policies in shaping teacher workplace experiences and retention; (2) district and school-based professional learning communities; (3) the role of race and gender in educational settings. Dr. Bristol's research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Urban Education, the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, and Harvard Educational Review. He is currently co-editing (with Conra Gist) The Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color, which will be published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is a former student and teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. Dr. Bristol received his A.B. from Amherst College; an M.A. from Stanford University; and a Ph.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

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Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online) Webinar

Join us to learn more about our specialized online master's degree, the Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online). This webinar will be led by Jerry Lucido, PhD, faculty lead and founder of the program, and your admission representative. The webinar will discuss the program outcomes, expectations, curriculum, student experience, and how to submit a competitive application.

Online

Supporting and Retaining Faculty of Color

Why is it important for higher education institutions to support faculty of color? Join Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, University of Maryland, College Park for a stimulating and lively professional learning experience.

 The event is part of the USC Race and Equity Center’s ongoing Advancing Racial Equity at USC series.

Held over Zoom, these highly engaging sessions are open to all USC staff, faculty and administrators. Useful tools and practical strategies will be provided in every session.

 The event is free but registration is required.

Master of Arts in Teaching -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT- TESOL) Webinar

Learn more about USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL) program. The MAT-TESOL program is designed for aspiring teachers who are passionate about becoming effective language instructors.

This webinar will cover topics such as:

-Program structure
-Curriculum and learning outcomes
-Credential options
-Application process

Spotlight: USC with USC Office of Graduate Admissions

 USC's Spotlight program aims to help attendees navigate the USC graduate application process effectively. If you want to learn how to successfully complete USC’s online Graduate Application, avoid common mistakes (and possible delays), and make the strongest presentation possible to your prospective USC graduate program, Spotlight: USC is for you.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Webinar

Learn more about the USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, designed for aspiring classroom teachers who are passionate about becoming effective K-12 instructors and improving learning outcomes for all children.

Applying for Graduate School Funding Webinar

Join the admission team at USC Rossier for a webinar to learn more about funding options for graduate education. This webinar will cover the different types of funding available, the mechanics of applying and important deadlines.

Global Executive Doctor of Education (Global EdD) Webinar

The Global Executive Ed.D. program is a unique hybrid doctoral program designed for experienced leaders to complete in 25 months. The information session is a great opportunity to hear about the program’s structure, application process, overseas travel schedule, and more.

Online

Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) Webinar

Learn more about the Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA). This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes from the program, the student experience, the curriculum, opportunities as a graduate student (including graduate assistantships) and how to submit a competitive application.

USC Rossier / LAUSD Teacher Preparation Residency Webinar

Learn more about the USC Rossier Teacher Preparation Residency in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Join us as we discuss the residency scholarship, living stipend, and other program requirements and opportunities.

Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) Webinar

Learn more about the Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program. This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes from the program, the student experience, curriculum, opportunities as a graduate student including graduate assistantships and how to submit a competitive application.

Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) Mock Class

Experience what it's like to be a Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) student by joining us for a mock class led by EC faculty. This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, admission staff, and prospective students.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EDL) Concentrations Webinar

Interested in the EdD in Educational Leadership and need more insight into the four concentrations? Join EDL faculty and USC Rossier Admission and Scholarships staff to learn more about coursework, career paths and application tips for the Educational Psychology, Higher Education Administration, K-12 Leadership, and Leading Instructional Change concentrations. Find out which concentration is right for you!

Master of Science in Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) Webinar

The USC Rossier Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program prepares students for careers as therapist in clinics, healthcare centers, schools and private practice. Program graduates who fulfill the additional state-mandated requirements are eligible for the State of California’s Marriage and Family Therapy license. The webinar will discuss:

-Program Structure
-Curriculum and learning outcomes
-Field Placement
-Career Tracks
-How to Apply

Online

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online (LDT online) Mock Class

Dispelling Common Myths about Learning and Motivation
Join Helena Seli, Ph.D. faculty chair for the Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program to discuss some common myths in learning and motivation. We will review and dispute some common “urban” myths such as whether individuals have different learning styles and whether modern students are effective multitaskers.
The live session will be one hour long.
Prior to coming to the live session, please read this Psychology Today article by Dr. Hoffman and come ready to discuss! Click on the link to access the article here

Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online) Mock Class

Experience what it's like to be a Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online) student by joining us for a mock class led by EMP faculty at USC Rossier School of Education. This is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, admission staff and prospective EMP students.

Spotlight: USC with USC Office of Graduate Admissions

 USC's Spotlight program aims to help attendees navigate the USC graduate application process effectively. If you want to learn how to successfully complete USC’s online Graduate Application, avoid common mistakes (and possible delays), and make the strongest presentation possible to your prospective USC graduate program, Spotlight: USC is for you.

Master's Application Tips Webinar

Join the admissions team at USC Rossier for a webinar session to learn how to prepare your application for Master's programs including:


• Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
• Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL)
• Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC)
• Master of Education in Enrollment Management and Policy online (EMP online)
• Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online (LDT online)
• Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA)
• Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
We will cover what our admission committee is looks for, how to best prepare your application, frequently asked questions, choosing your references, and how to best represent yourself in your application.

 

Spotlight: USC with USC Office of Graduate Admissions

 USC's Spotlight program aims to help attendees navigate the USC graduate application process effectively. If you want to learn how to successfully complete USC’s online Graduate Application, avoid common mistakes (and possible delays), and make the strongest presentation possible to your prospective USC graduate program, Spotlight: USC is for you.

Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Claudia Cervantes-Soon

Situated at the intersections of educational anthropology, critical pedagogy, bilingual education, and Chicana/Latina feminisms, Dr. Cervantes-Soon's work examines the interplay of sociocultural factors including race, class, gender, language, and citizenship/immigrant constructs in her analyses of educational contexts. Through community engaged and critical ethnographic approaches, her research captures the relationships between the localized, nuanced, and grounded perspectives and the larger global, ideological, geopolitical, and economic forces shaping contexts and practices. Dr. Cervantes-Soon's work seeks to recognize the intersectional identities and subaltern knowledges that are often ignored by dominant discourses about minoritized and border/transborder communities. Her research focuses on two broad areas of inquiry: 1) Equity and social justice in bilingual education, and 2) Borderlands/transborder Mexicana/Latina youth literacies and critical pedagogies.

 

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Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Nelson Flores

Nelson Flores began his career as an ESL teacher in Philadelphia and New York City public schools. Many of his students were categorized as “Long Term English Learners” who had been officially designated as English Learners for seven or more years. The disconnect between the deficit perspectives typically used to describe these students and the fluid bilingualism he observed them engaged in on a daily basis led him to pursue a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Dr. Flores has collaborated on several research projects focused on the education of language-minoritized students in U.S. schools, including a study of students officially categorized as “Long Term English Learners” and a study of successful high schools serving large numbers of Latinx students. Nelson Flores studies how language and race intersect in bilingual education policies and practices in ways that are harmful to bilingual students of color. This includes historical work that traces the origins of these policies and practices as well as contemporary work that documents the ways that these policies and practices are enacted in classrooms. He also works with bilingual teachers, administrators, and policymakers on reconceptualizing bilingual education policies and practices in ways that recognize and build on the linguistic dexterity of bilingual students of color.

 

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Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Aerika Loyd

Dr. Aerika Brittian Loyd is an interdisciplinary, community-engaged developmental scientist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, where she directs the Youth Health and Development Lab. She received her PhD in Human Development and Child Study from Tufts University, completed a predoctoral research fellowship with the Birth to Twenty Research Program at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa, two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Prevention Research Center at Arizona State University, and two years as an NIH Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health Scholar. Dr. Loyd’s research within psychology, human development, and prevention science explores how intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and identity impact health and development for youth and young adults of color, specifically in Black and Latinx communities, to inform equitable and culturally relevant practice and policy.

 

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Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Kēhaulani Vaughn

Kēhaulani Vaughn (Kanaka Maoli) is an assistant professor in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society and the Pacific Islands Studies Initiative at the University of Utah. Currently, she is also a National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Her book manuscript, Trans Indigeneity: The Politics of California Indian and Native Hawaiian Relations, is about the trans-Indigenous recognitions between Native Hawaiians living in the U.S. and California Indian tribes. An interdisciplinary ethnographic project, Trans Indigeneity utilizes a Native Feminist praxis to forge new methodological, theoretical, and political directions for Indigenous recognition-based politics. As a scholar-practitioner, her teaching and research interests are in Pacific Island Studies, Indigenous epistemologies, higher education, and decolonial practices and pedagogies. She is also the faculty advisor to the Pasifika Scholars Institute (PSI), which has assisted with the creation of pathways between the local Pacific Islander community and the University of Utah.

 

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Rossier's Scholars of Color Lecture Series - Speaker: Dr. Mike Hoa Nguyen

Mike Hoa Nguyen is assistant professor at the University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education and faculty affiliate at the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE).  His research examines the benefits and consequences of public policy instruments in expanding or constraining the operations of colleges and universities, with a specific focus on federal diversity initiatives. This agenda falls into two policy strands: (1) how the federal Minority Serving Institution (MSI) program serves as a vehicle for academic institutions to enhance student success by advancing the political agendas of communities of color and (2) the influence of the judicial branch, as a policy-making body, in regulating the role of racial diversity at colleges and universities.  Additionally, he has written extensively on race-conscious admissions, community colleges, the educational experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and equity-based funding models for colleges and universities. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and his graduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

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