Call for Nominations - 2023 University Faculty Awards
The Call for Nominations - 2023 University Faculty Awards is currently open. Faculty
members are nominated by their peers and respective administrators for their discovery,
teaching, engagement and creativity. For more information on how to apply, visit the University Faculty Awards page.
Elements, LSU's New Faculty Reporting System, Trainings Available
In-person and virtual trainings are being offered to transition faculty to LSU's new
faculty information system, Elements. Faculty will need to be acquainted with Elements
prior to January 2023. Click here to register to attend one of the training courses available in November.
LSU's Colloquium Keynote Speaker José Bowen
In January, LSU will welcome José Bowen as our 2023 Colloquium keynote speaker. In
anticipation of his keynote presentation, the Learning & Teaching Collaborative will
host a book study to explore and discuss his most recent book Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience,
and Reflection. Teaching Change examines the new 3R’s of teaching and how it can better prepare graduates
for the future. To learn more about José Bowen’s visit to LSU and to join the book study, click here.
New LSU Online Workshop: Preparing Students for the World of Work: Integrating Career
Skills into Your Courses
Our changing workforce and world requires an intentional and deliberate focus on skill
development along with the knowledge gained in the courses. Research shows that hiring
managers struggle to find employees with in-demand skills, and only a third of post-secondary
students in the U.S. believe they will graduate with the competencies needed for career
success. Offered by the LSU Online Design & Development team, this workshop discusses
how integrating career skills into courses helps students identify, practice and communicate
their skills to employers. For more information and to register for the workshop on
Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom, please visit the LSU Training & Event Registration website.
Start Preparing Your Students for Finals
It's not too early for your students to start prepping for finals! The Center for
Academic Success (CAS) offers free academic support services such as tutoring, supplemental instruction (SI), and academic coaching. Encourage your students to use CAS services and attend our Finals Prep Workshop to help them succeed this semester!
LSU Discover Day 2023 Application Period is Now Open
Faculty are asked to start encouraging your undergraduate students to apply to present
their research and creative works at the university’s annual student conference.
New Faculty Quick-Starts
New faculty are invited to join Dr. Jenny Baumgartner as she leads discussion around
faculty classroom engagement and development. The quick-starts are formulated to be
an interactive, faculty-driven conversation to build community and partnerships. Register for the last quick-start of the semester on November 9.
LSU Welcomes Todd Manuel, Vice President of Civil Rights & Title IX and Jan Barker
Alexander, Executive Associate Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
LSU welcomed Todd Manuel as the vice president of Civil Rights & Title IX in September. Manuel oversees LSU’s
Title IX compliance programs and obligations. In addition, he provides leadership
in the prevention of and response to all matters of discrimination on LSU campuses
and oversees initiatives that ensure students from historically underrepresented populations
matter and belong in the LSU community. Manuel is a seasoned executive and diversity
thought leader with expertise in leveraging diversity, equity and inclusion as a business
enabler at both an enterprise and industry-wide level. He received a Bachelor of Science
in accounting from LSU in 1995, a Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center
in 1998 and an executive certificate in diversity, equity & inclusion from Georgetown
University in 2020. Read the full press release here.
Jan Barker Alexander is LSU's executive associate vice president for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Barker Alexander hails from a 27 year stint at Stanford University where she 'curated
experiences for students that pushed them intellectually and created programs that
serve as a national model for intellectual engagement, cultural awareness, leadership
development, and social justice." She earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from
LSU and her master's in education from Southern University.
Jackie Bach Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Support Services, Office of
In 2021, Dr. Jacqueline Bach was appointed as interim vice provost for academic programs
& support services. She has recently been named permanent vice provost and will continue
to provide executive oversight and management for degree, certificate, and auxiliary
academic programs and support services, working with deans, directors, and department
chairs to ensure academic excellence and exceptional service at all levels of the
university. Reporting units to the acting vice provost include the Center for Community
Engagement, Learning, and Leadership, or CCELL; Communication Across the Curriculum,
or CxC; Academic Center for Student Athletes; Gordon Cain Center for STEM Literacy;
LSU Discover; and Residential Colleges.
Robert Twilley Named Interim Vice President, Office of Research & Economic Development
Professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Dr. Robert Twilley has served in several
LSU administrative capacities including executive director of the Louisiana Sea Grant
College Program, associate vice chancellor of research and economic development and
director of the Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute. Twilley founded the LSU Coastal
Sustainability Studio in 2009, which is now reorganized to expand interdisciplinary
research as the Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio located on the Water Campus in Baton
Rouge. He also served as vice president of research at the University of Louisiana
at Lafayette where he founded the Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology
and managed three state EPSCoR grants on coastal modeling.
Theda Daniels-Race Named Provost's Fellow, Office of Academic Affairs
Dr. Theda Daniels-Race has been named a provost's fellow in the Office of Academic
Affairs and will utilize her leadership skills for special projects including the
Open Educational Resources project, Integrative Learning Core and the Learning & Teaching
Collaborative. Daniels-Race was formerly the director of the School of Collaborative
Academic Programs and is the Michel B. Voorhies Distinguished Professor in the Division
of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Institutional Policy Revisions
Several institution-wide policies have been revised after being reviewed by subject
matter experts and stakeholders. These recently revised policies are related primarily
to human resources matters and ensure alignment with current best practices and university
policy. A summary of the revisions can be found here.
Managing Adult Health and Child Behavior Post-Pandemic Webinar Series
Join part two of the Behavioral Health Post-Pandemic webinar series. The series will
take attendees through the health observations physicians and professional experts
are seeing with adults and children post-pandemic. Topics will include: effects on
pregnant women and postpartum mothers (part one), behavioral and development issues
clinicians observe in pediatric patients (part two) and a general overview of mental
and behavioral health moving forward. Click here to view the schedule of webinars and to register.
Manship School of Mass Communication Dean Search Advisory Committee Announced
A search advisory committee has been established for the dean search available for the Manship School of Mass
Faculty Search Committee Trainings
Any faculty who are serving on a search committee are required to attend a search
committee training. Dates and times can be found here for November and December.
Inform Future Plans for a New LSU Library & Learning Commons
The purpose of this survey is to assess the current LSU Library building to better understand your experiences,
assess the importance and performance of different spaces, and investigate aspirations
for the future of facilities at LSU. Your survey response will inform future plans
for a new LSU Library & Learning Commons building. The closing date is Oct. 28.