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We not only made it through quite a semester—we excelled! We started with our largest,
most qualified and diverse class and ended with our largest ever fall graduating class!
The moments in between were filled with our faculty, staff and students racking up
countless accolades, ranging from a new Boyd Professor to major books published and
research grants awarded to numerous students earning prestigious medals of recognition
for their demonstration of academic excellence. Excellence in scholarship and learning
is our normal mode of operation, and we delivered as always.
As we break for the holidays, the Office of Academic Affairs wishes you all a joyous
and healthy holiday season! The new year is looking promising as we press forward
and continue our pursuit of excellence on all fronts. Thank you for all that you have
done to make this a banner year for our amazing institution, and as always….Geaux
Interim Executive Vice President & Provost
About the Student Artist:
Nyako Arana is a third-year LSU student majoring in Digital Art. She was born in San
Diego, CA and moved to Louisiana when she was 14. She enjoys engaging in all kinds
of digital media including animation, design, illustration, sculpting, and coding.
Her hope is that she can use these skills to work at a video game company, and maybe
even develop her own independent video games someday.
Graça Vicente Honored as Boyd Professor, LSU's Highest Professorial Rank
On Friday, Dec. 10, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to designate Graça Vicente, professor of chemistry and the Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor, the rank
of Boyd Professor—the highest and most prestigious academic rank at LSU that is awarded
to faculty who have achieved national or international recognition for outstanding
research, teaching and achievements.
COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Data
In the spring of 2021, LSU partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in
Higher Education (COACHE), administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education
to field a faculty job satisfaction survey, the first of its kind on the LSU campus.
That data has now been made available at our COACHE data portal, and more information can be found at our LSU COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction webpage.
Call for Nominations - 2022 University Faculty Awards
The "Call for Nominations 2022 University Faculty Awards" is currently open. Faculty
members are nominated for discovery, teaching, engagement and creativity. For more
information on how to apply, visit the University Faculty Awards page.
Spring Teaching Development Opportunities
Join the Learning & Teaching Collaborative this spring for teaching development opportunities focused
on university resources, working with other faculty to troubleshoot common teaching
challenges, and networking with colleagues across campus. Learn about the three-part webinar series that will be offered and in-person faculty
SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Statement
In order to comply with SACSCOC's representation requirements, all references to LSU's
institutional accreditation should include the institution's official accreditation statement.
Power-Based Violence Prevention & Response Training
On Oct. 1, the university rolled out a new Power-Based Violence Prevention & Response
Training. This replaces the former Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training for LSU Employees
and must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. If you already have completed the Preventing
Sexual Misconduct Training for 2021 and have your certificate, you do not need to
take this course, but you must complete the Mandatory Reporting mini-course which
presents current information about employee legal responsibilities.
Digital Resource and Content Accessibility
To satisfy the federal requirement, LSU has created the e-course, Digital Resource
and Content Accessibility Awareness. This course will teach employees about the federal
statutes and institutional policy governing digital resource and content accessibility,
and the tools available to ensure the proactive accessibility of digital resources
The Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics, Louisiana Board of Ethics
In response to Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1170, all public employees are required
to complete one hour of training on the Code of Governmental Ethics each calendar
year. This online training course is located on the Ethics Board website. Upon completion,
the employee will be provided with a certificate that documents the completion of
You can access all three required trainings on the mandatory training website.
Save the Date:
Jan. 12, 2022 - Administrator's Workshop
A workshop for associate deans, department chairs and directors.
Key Topics Include: Annual Reporting and Review, Promotion & Tenure, SACSCOC Requirements.
Jan. 31, 2022 - Promotion & Tenure Ceremony