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November 2019

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A Note from the Office of Academic Affairs

 LSU Faculty Colloquium 2020

LSU’s annual Faculty Colloquium on effective teaching and learning, co-sponsored by Campus Federal Credit Union, will feature Dr. Linda Nilson, author of Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills. This year's colloquium will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The keynote address will draw from Dr. Nilson’s 25-year tenure of college teaching and scholarly productivity. Lunch will be provided and will include the opportunity for an informal Q&A session with Dr. Nilson.

For registration and additional information on the Faculty Colloquium, please click here. 


Our People 

Fall 2019 Call for Distinguished Faculty Award Nominations

LSU takes great pride in its world-class faculty. The university's Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize faculty accomplishments and showcase superb teaching, research, and service at LSU. A call for nominations is sent during the fall semester and awards are celebrated in the spring semester. Click here to find awards offered, additional instructions and deadlines for submissions. 


College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Search

The following candidates will visit LSU in the coming weeks to participate in on-campus interviews. As part of their interviews, candidates will speak at open forums, which all members of the LSU campus community are invited to attend. For more information about the search process and the candidates, including their CVs, please visit lsu.edu/dean-hse-search.

Roland Mitchell

Dr. Roland Mitchell
Open Forum: 
Tuesday, Nov. 12
9-10 a.m.
225 Peabody Hall



Cindy Walker

Dr. Cindy Walker
Open Forum:
Tuesday, Nov. 19
225 Peabody Hall


Alan Shoho

Dr. Alan Shoho
Open Forum:
Thursday, Nov. 14
9-10 a.m.
225 Peabody Hall



Jeffrey Fairbrother

Dr. Jeffrey
Open Forum:
Thursday, Nov. 21
9-10 a.m.
225 Peabody Hall


Provost's Priorities

Recruitment, Retention, Online & Research


Online Construction Management Student at Computer

LSU Online Launches Additional Degrees

LSU Online continues to grow high-quality learning experiences and world-class customer service. This Fall 2019, LSU Online launches two undergraduate degrees, both 100 percent online from LSU’s flagship campus: the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) and the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM). These online degrees carry the same rigor and standards as the on-campus programs, utilizing the same courses and faculty in a convenient online format.

In addition, LSU is adding a series of micro-credentials, or MicroCreds, which are fully online. Current MicroCred offerings are in the career focus areas of business, education, human services and social work, liberal arts and humanities, engineering and construction, and technology and data analytics. The launch of the Introduction to Construction Management MicroCred® creates a “fully stackable” program where students can take everything from short course MicroCreds through graduate degrees with no credit wasted.

LSU Online’s growth continues into Spring 2020, when three additional online bachelor's programs will be added:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Leadership & Human Resource Development
  • Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, or a concentration in Political Communication
  • Online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Learn more by visiting online.lsu.edu.

(Left to Right) Dr. Gloria Thomas, Director of Academic Engagement and Achievement at CAS, and on the right is Terrica Watkins, Program Coordinator for Academic Engagement and Achievement at CAS.

LSU Center for Academic Success Garners National Award

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) has garnered another national award. The National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) designated the CAS as one of only a few Learning Centers of Excellence in the country. NCLCA, which represents more than 1,500 learning centers, supports higher education learning centers through professional development, certifications, standard-setting and awards. Of the schools that have applied to date, LSU and Texas A&M University are the only two to have received this prestigious national designation a second time. The CAS offers Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, study groups, academic coaching, and workshops, all free for LSU students. CAS services and programs improve student learning, academic confidence, and academic performance such as GPA, retention and timely graduation.


Programs, Policies & Planning

PS 31: Digital Resources and Content Accessibility

LSU has implemented a new policy statement concerning the minimum standards for digital resources and content accessibility. PS 31 was developed by the Online Accessibility Working Group (see https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility/about/oawg.php) with broad input from university stakeholders, and ensures compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act of 1990 (see https://www.ada.gov/). The policy includes key definitions for the digital accessibility standards on campus; requirements for archived, legacy, and new content; training; exceptions; and reporting requirements for all colleges, schools, and other units with a digital presence. PS 31 serves as a companion policy to PS 26: Policy on Disability Service, Duties & Compliance. Find additional information for PS 31 here.

All digital resources and content include software; web-based applications; website design; development, hosting, maintenance, and archiving services; cloud-based applications and storage services; and digital hardware interfaces. This also includes university web material, including official university websites and electronic instructional material (text and multimedia) delivered within the university’s learning management system. Please see the Online Accessibility hub at https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility/index.php for resources.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Save the Date 2019:

November 2019

Teaching Development Series: Designing & Revising a Syllabus
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
3-4 p.m.
Olinde Career Center
RSVP here for the Teaching Development Series

Due by December 31 

Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness Course
To take this course, visit the Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness Community Moodle page.




Save the Date 2020:

January 2020

LSU Faculty Colloquium
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Click here to RSVP to the Faculty Colloquium

May 2020

LSU Faculty Awards
May 5, 2020
LSU Promotion & Tenure Awards
May 13, 2020