LSU Pregnancy & Parenting Program 'Navigating LSU Policies on Parenthood' Webinar
The program will host a webinar for faculty and staff discussing the Family Medical
Leave Act (FMLA), leave, and benefits. Featuring a panel of HRM specialists, this
webinar will be helpful for both employees and their supervisors in understanding
how to navigate the various policies and procedures surrounding pregnancy and parenting.
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Register for
the webinar at the following link: http://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BOsQzXQfW0HXVA.
Special Focus Program - Online Course Design and Development (Starting 3/15/21)
Offered by the LSU Online & Continuing Education team, the Special Focus Program is
an intensive 12-week program designed to guide faculty through the development or
re-development of a fully online course that is aligned, meets accessibility standards,
and ensures a consistent and positive learning experience for students. For more information
and to register, visit the LSU Training and Registration site.
Introducing LSU Online's New Faculty Support Chatbot
LSU Online and Continuing Education is excited to introduce Chuck, LSU Online's Faculty
Support chatbot. Chuck is programmed to answer the most commonly asked questions concerning
Moodle and the faculty support services LSU Online offers. Chuck the chatbot is visible
as a text bubble on LSU Online's website footer. Simply click the image and ask your question.
Chuck is a work in progress so LSU Online appreciates your patience as he learns to
respond better to the questions as you ask them. He can currently respond to questions
like, "How can I add a TA?" "How do I add a file to Moodle?" As you ask questions
he does not have answers for, LSU Online will educate him so he can in the future.
Refer Students to the Center for Academic Success
Students say faculty referrals are the #1 reason they use CAS services. Your voice
is critical in informing and encouraging students to take advantage of CAS resources!
The Center for Academic Success offers online and in-person services/resources to
support student academic success and self-regulation. Refer students to CAS free services
including: supplemental instruction, tutoring, shell study groups, academic coaching, and strategy workshops. Helpful in-class resources, including videos and presentation slides, are also available
on the CAS Faculty page.
Questionmark Test Creation and Delivery Software
Questionmark is a robust test creation/delivery software that allows faculty to create
course assessments and view comprehensive reporting and analytics. Questionmark is
supported by OTES and is available for free to all LSU faculty. For more information,
please visit the OTES Questionmark page.
Paper/Pencil Testing for Spring 2021
The LSU Office of Testing and Evaluation Services will provide on-campus locations
for flex-scheduling/hybrid courses to take paper and pencil tests. For additional
information about scheduling paper and pencil testing space, please visit the Paper and Pencil Testing page.
LSU Offers Free Membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
to all Faculty, Post Docs and Graduate Students
Last year, as part of the university’s mission to provide faculty with resources to
attain academic success, we obtained an institutional membership to the National Center
for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). Individual membership is free of charge
to you as an LSU employee or graduate student.
The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community
of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students from over 450 colleges and universities.
In addition to the resources available to you as an institutional member, the center
also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs.
- Monthly core curriculum webinars
- Guest expert webinars and multi-week courses
- 14-Day writing challenges each semester
- Weekly Monday motivator emails
- Buddy matching (by request), with monthly accountability buddy matching with fellow
- Dissertation success curriculum
We encourage you to claim your institutional membership by activating your personal
membership account. To claim your membership, go to the membership page and select Louisiana State University from the list of members.