News from the Office of Academic Affairs

LSU Strategic Plan - Town Hall Meetings

In addition to strategic planning subcommittees meeting regularly, the LSU strategic planning committee encourages members of the LSU community to attend a series of Town Hall meetings scheduled in the upcoming months to discuss an overview of the process and an update on the plan as well as to receive feedback from faculty, students and staff in attendance.

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Call for 2017 University Faculty Award Nominations

Nomination packets for LSU’s 2017 university faculty awards are due Friday, Feb. 17 from each dean’s office.

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Provost's Blog: New Reality, Old Reality, Whose Reality?

At two recent meetings on higher education in Louisiana, the phrase “our new reality” was used to describe our state.

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Strategic Planning Process Moving Forward Through Work of Subcommittees

After input from faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders and key stakeholders, the strategic planning committee identified five Strategic Themes that will form the core of the plan. These themes include the areas of Economic Innovation, Transforming Education, Energy and the Environment, Advancing Arts & Culture, and Improving Health & Well Being.

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Rowboats, Citizen Science, and the Mississippi River

An LSU microbiology professor who studies the health of the Mississippi River has an active research project where he collects water samples in collaboration with a group of citizen-scientists in rowboats who travel the entire length of the Mississippi, using his training and sample kits, and stopping at schools along the journey to promote STEM and the river’s importance and history.

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Kudos Column

The Office of Academic Affairs proudly highlights the national achievements of our faculty. This column is dedicated to all of the great work being done by our own faculty members.

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Sandi Gillilan Appointed Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Sandi Gillilan, Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, joined the Office of Academic Affairs in January 2017.

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Policy Statement 70: Naming University Facilities & Academic Units Updated

Policy Statement 70: Naming University Facilities & Academic Units has been updated and approved by the President, effective Jan. 4, 2017.

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CxC Faculty Learning Communities

Check out the new CxC Faculty Learning Communities! These are small, interdisciplinary groups for faculty interested in discussing topics surrounding communication-intensive teaching and learning; connecting with peers equally committed to teaching, service, and research; and building collaborative relationships across disciplines.

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Closing the Gaps

The University Council on Gender Equity (UCGE) will bring back its popular Closing the Gaps panel series for the spring semester. 

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Louisiana Queer Conference 2017 (LAQC)

The Louisiana Queer Conference provides leadership development, networking opportunities, and social support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) college students and their allies in Louisiana.

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"Chat and Chew" A Campus Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series for Faculty, Administration and Staff

The Office of Diversity hosts a monthly “Chat and Chew” Diversity and Inclusion lecture series for faculty and staff. ”Chat and Chew” sessions are designed to provide greater insight into areas that promote the goals of Diversity and Inclusion outlined in our plan, as well as, to engage faculty, administration and staff in thoughtful conversations that will aid in shifting the climate at LSU.

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