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Provost Haggerty pointing to material on a whiteboard in a classroom with students

Pictured above: Executive Vice President & Provost Roy Haggerty teaching HNRS 3025: Design and Deploy AI. At the end of the semester, LSU students showcased their solutions for real-world problems to community and industry leaders. Learn more about their projects.

A Note from the Provost (with mail icon)

Dear Colleagues,

As we step into the new year, we stand on the cusp of transformative change at LSU for the benefit of Louisianians. We are finalizing our system and flagship strategic plans, setting the stage for a new era of excellence and impact. Central to these plans is a powerful and unifying theme: engagement.

As President Tate mentioned in his message to campus, engagement can be defined in several ways. LSU will focus on two forms of the definition: a two-way process that enables change on both sides, and a serious commitment to find ways to translate our discoveries and talent to serve and elevate the state and its people.

A shining example of engagement is the LSU-led team's victory in winning the "FUEL" grant from the National Science Foundation. The transition to a low-carbon emissions future is essential to the wellbeing of Louisiana and the world. Therefore, FUEL brings together more than 60 organizations - universities, colleges, state agencies, and industry partners - to revolutionize Louisiana’s energy sector for the benefit of all Louisianians, showcasing the power of collaborative engagement.

We believe that engagement cannot happen without communication, which is why it is so important that Geaux Communicate is listed as our institutional priority in the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for SACSCOC reaffirmation, a process that takes place once every 10 years. The Geaux Communicate initiative will promote communication-intensive classes and learning support services through Communication across the Curriculum. We will ensure that faculty across all fields and disciplines have the support they need to integrate communication skills in their classroom.  

As we approach the deadline to submit nominations for the University Faculty Awards, I want to thank faculty and staff for engaging with our office on behalf of their colleagues by serving on nominating committees, writing letters of recommendation, and filling out administrative forms. I understand the time and effort involved in the nominating process, and sincerely appreciate your dedication to faculty recognition. I am looking forward to learning more about the honorees and sharing their accomplishments with the community.

Lastly, I encourage faculty to explore the plethora of professional development opportunities available, including the Learning & Teaching Collaborative and the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Your engagement is crucial in fostering an environment of learning and growth.

Let's embrace this theme of engagement, to enhance the lives of our students and the wider community of Louisiana. Here's to a year of growth, collaboration, and success.


Roy Haggerty
Executive Vice President and Provost

Scholarship First Roland Mitchell (pentagon icon)

Transformative Education: LSU's Commitment to Louisiana's Future (headshot of Roland Mitchell)

Roland Mitchell, Dean of the College of Human Sciences & Education, discusses how his research aligns with LSU's Scholarship First Agenda. The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, along with researchers from across campus and the system, is critical to making the discoveries, developing the solutions, and educating our students to ensure a robust, resilient and productive future for the State of Louisiana.

Read more about Dean Roland Mitchell

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Feb 16


Nominations for the University Faculty Awards are due no later than February 16, 2024. This is an extension from the prior due date of January 26, 2024. Please note that each college may have its own internal deadline for receiving nominations prior to this date.

Click here to submit nomination.

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LSU Online & Continuing Education’s 2024 Spring Innovation Series 

Registration is now open for LSU Online & Continuing Education’s 2024 Spring Innovation Series event, "The 60-Year Curriculum:” A New Metaphor for Teaching and Learning, which will be held on Monday, February 26th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the LSU Lod Cook Conference Center. To view the full agenda, speaker information, and to register, please visit the Innovation Series Event website. Registration closes on Feb. 5.

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Fueling the Future for Louisiana, LSU logo, Fuel partner, image of Louisiana in background

LSU-led Team Wins Largest Grant Ever Awarded by U.S. National Science Foundation

A statewide effort led by LSU has won the largest grant ever awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, providing up to $160 million to support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs, and develop the energy workforce. Louisiana’s team, called Future Use of Energy in Louisiana, or FUEL, includes private energy companies, universities, community and technical colleges, and state agencies that will work together to drive technology and workforce development in support of Louisiana’s energy industry. Read more about FUEL.


2023 Faculty Annual Reviews

faculty annual reviews launched, due May 10

The Office of Academic Affairs has launched the 2023 Faculty Annual Reviews in Elements. Annual reviews are due to the Office of Academic Affairs on May 10, 2024. To assist faculty and unit leaders in completing their annual reviews, Program Manager, Mallory Danzy is hosting in-person trainings, virtual trainings and drop-in labs. Information pertaining to the annual review timeline, trainings and help guides can be found on LSU’s Elements homepage.

For additional questions regarding Elements and the annual review process, contact Mallory Danzy at elements@lsu.edu or (225) 578-1519.

SACSCOC Reaffirmation

All institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) are required to undergo a review for reaffirmation of accreditation every ten years.  While LSU has many ongoing processes in place to ensure continuous compliance with SACSCOC requirements, the reaffirmation process provides the university with the opportunity for a comprehensive examination. LSU's documents have been reviewed by an off-site committee and we will complete their request for additional information by February 9. On April 2, 3, and 4 a group of a dozen evaluators and observers will be here for the on-site visit.

Geaux Communicate


An important piece of the reaffirmation is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) which for LSU is Geaux Communicate.

LSU’s goal with this initiative is for all undergraduate students—regardless of their major—to have access to communication-intensive classes and learning support services that will set them up for success, and we will be expanding support for our teaching faculty who will be at the forefront of making this happen. You should start to see signage and increased visibility of this on campus.

If you have questions about the SACSCOC visit please contact Dr. Tara Rose (trose@lsu.edu) or about the QEP please contact Dr. Rebecca Burdette (rburdette@lsu.edu).

Workday Student

As the university moves forward with the Workday Student project, features of the system will be highlighted on a regular basis via outlets such as News & Notes and the Academic Affairs Newsletter. The Workday Student project team remains committed to transparency and accountability, and these regular communications about various aspects of Workday Student are meant to introduce the entire university community to our new, state-of-the-art, student information system. One of the core concepts of Workday Student is academic units. Academic units represent LSU’s organizational structure of academic departments and programs.

Read more for detailed information on academic units in Workday Student.

United Way Campaign

The challenges of our community are complex, and no single organization can address them alone. This is why LSU has joined others to support the Capital Area United Way for 25 years! Together, we invest in programs and services that support individuals and families across the region.

Supporting LSU’s annual workplace campaign for the Capital Area United Way is a great way to demonstrate our collective commitment to the community. The Capital Area United Way serves a 10-parish service area through 41 funded programs and several initiatives including United Way 2-1-1/CAUW resource directory. These services help people navigate, identify, and obtain local resources that meet their individual needs, including mental health care/counseling, food and shelter, employment services, disaster assistance and more. They are free because of engaged citizens at LSU and beyond. Simply put, all contributions make a difference.

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