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 September 2019

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Welcome Back from the Office of Academic Affairs

LSU freshman class spells out LSU in the bleachers of Tiger Stadium


Welcome back for the fall 2019 semester and, for our new colleagues, welcome home! The campus is abuzz with the largest, most diverse and most academically accomplished freshman class in LSU history. This success reflects university-wide support of recruitment, and I am appreciative of the work of our campus to achieve this goal. I am also grateful for the commitment of our faculty and staff to ensure a welcoming and inclusive community at LSU and for our commitment to student success.

This semester we launched EAB’s Student Success Management System. This system, called Navigate, is a comprehensive technology that brings together administrators, faculty, advisors and staff to support students. Navigate is currently being piloted in the University College's Center for the Freshman Year, the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, the College of Human Sciences & Education, the College of Art & Design, and the College of Agriculture and will expand campus-wide next year. You will be hearing more about Navigate throughout the year.

We will launch our first undergraduate online degree programs this fall. We have surpassed the 1,000 student mark for online enrollment, which represents a 20 percent increase year-over-year. Over the past year, we also increased the scholarly and creative work that defines our mission as a research institution. The collective effort of faculty and staff to reach these milestones is incredible. It remains a privilege to work alongside each of you to ensure that a stronger LSU is ahead. As I begin year 30 at LSU, I am more optimistic than I have ever been about our future.

Best wishes,

Stacia Haynie
Executive Vice President & Provost

Our People

Willis Delony and Gabriela González Named Boyd Professors, the Highest Professorial Rank Awarded by the University
The LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to award Boyd Professorships to Willis Delony, LSU Virginia Martin Howard Professor of Piano & Jazz Studies, and Gabriela González, LSU professor of physics. Click here to read the full press release ...

LSU Welcomes over 120 New Faculty Members to Campus
LSU recently welcomed its new faculty members at the New Faculty Summit hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs. At the summit, faculty members discussed classroom management, research opportunities, student support and university policies. To view event photos, click the link and enter PIN 7297 ...

Dr. Tara Rose appointed to serve one year as a Senior Fellow at the American Association for Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
Rose, who currently serves as LSU’s Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, was influential in helping to develop and test a new system-level approach to assessing student learning using the AAC&U Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Rubrics via the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC) initiative. Read her story here ...

LSU Tiny Tigers: Pregnancy Advocates and Game-Day Lactation Spaces 
A group of 48 faculty and staff members were trained to become official 'LSU Pregnancy Advocates' who will provide support and resources to pregnant undergraduate and graduate students. Lactation spaces are available in the the Union and Tiger Stadium on game days. To view a list of pregnancy advocates and game day lactation spaces, click here. 

Provost's Priorities


Students at Welcome Week Convocation in the PMACAchieving Academic Excellence While Meeting the Needs of New Demographics of Higher Education
As national demographics shift, LSU is pivoting to meet the needs of students of all backgrounds and ensuring an academically accomplished and diverse student population. The Office of Academic Affairs met with Vice President for Enrollment Management, Jose Aviles, to discuss our data-driven recruiting efforts that have led to the largest incoming freshman class in LSU history. Read the full story here ...


Student reading the Advising Summit agendaSlaying the Status Quo
The Office of Academic Affairs in partnership with the Center for Academic Success hosted a day-long advising summit for over 100 academic counselors and advisors. The summit focused on the area of retention and the goals set forth to elevate advising and the student experience at LSU. Outreach, data assessment, implementing best practices and supporting advisors with resources and professional development trainings were the main pillars of discussion. Read more about the Advising Summit here ... 


LSU Expands Online Degree Offerings
LSU Online offers world-class customer service to create a high-quality learning experience. LSU Online degrees offer flexible options ideal for working adults and those looking to advance their education online. Students enrolled in these programs will receive the same high-quality instruction as an on-campus student, an LSU-branded degree, and an official diploma. Read more about LSU Online and course offerings here ... 


ORED to Provide Holistic Support Across Campus
The Office of Research & Economic Development’s (ORED) mission is to facilitate productive research on campus. ORED's VP Samuel Bentley outlined a five-year plan to build sponsored research and economic development in all aspects of the scholarly enterprise. Read more about the ORED's holistic approach ...

Programs, Policies & Planning

PM 16: Protection of Minors Participating in LSU Programs – new permanent memorandum pertaining to the protection of minors participating in University programs. View full permanent memorandum here.

PM 68: Construction, Modification, Maintenance, Care & Operation of Sorority & Fraternity Houses Located on University Property – updated to include specific detail about when a University official may enter a Greek housing facility as well as the process for vacating such a facility when the organization loses University recognition. View full permanent memorandum here.

PS 76: Greek Life Oversight & Advisory Committees – updated to allow Oversight Committee on Greek Life to review appeals of chapters who do not meet Greek Life’s Standards for Success. View the full policy statement here.

PS 78: Serving, Possessing & Consuming Alcoholic Beverages on Campus – fully incorporates the former appendix regarding rules for student organization events with alcohol during “Game Days.” View the full policy statement here.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Save the Date:

Date: September 10, 2019
New Faculty Lunch
Topic: Faculty Technology Center

Date: September 24, 2019
Learning Development Series: Inclusion and Accessibility
Business Education Complex, Room 1720

Date: October 9, 2019
New Faculty Lunch
Topic: Center for Academic Success
RSVP here

Date: October 16, 2019
Learning Development Series: Academic Misconduct
Location TBA