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We not only made it through quite a semester—we excelled! We started with our largest, most qualified and diverse class and ended with our largest ever fall graduating class! The moments in between were filled with our faculty, staff and students racking up countless accolades, ranging from a new Boyd Professor to major books published and research grants awarded to numerous students earning prestigious medals of recognition for their demonstration of academic excellence. Excellence in scholarship and learning is our normal mode of operation, and we delivered as always. 

As we break for the holidays, the Office of Academic Affairs wishes you all a joyous and healthy holiday season! The new year is looking promising as we press forward and continue our pursuit of excellence on all fronts. Thank you for all that you have done to make this a banner year for our amazing institution, and as always….Geaux Tigers!


Matt Lee
Interim Executive Vice President & Provost

About the Student Artist:
Nyako Arana is a third-year LSU student majoring in Digital Art. She was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Louisiana when she was 14. She enjoys engaging in all kinds of digital media including animation, design, illustration, sculpting, and coding. Her hope is that she can use these skills to work at a video game company, and maybe even develop her own independent video games someday.

Our People

Graca Vicente being honored at Board of Supervisors meeting

Graça Vicente Honored as Boyd Professor, LSU's Highest Professorial Rank

On Friday, Dec. 10, the LSU Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to designate Graça Vicente, professor of chemistry and the Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor, the rank of Boyd Professor—the highest and most prestigious academic rank at LSU that is awarded to faculty who have achieved national or international recognition for outstanding research, teaching and achievements.

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Data

In the spring of 2021, LSU partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education to field a faculty job satisfaction survey, the first of its kind on the LSU campus. That data has now been made available at our COACHE data portal, and more information can be found at our LSU COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction webpage.

Call for Nominations - 2022 University Faculty Awards

The "Call for Nominations 2022 University Faculty Awards" is currently open. Faculty members are nominated for discovery, teaching, engagement and creativity. For more information on how to apply, visit the University Faculty Awards page

Program, Policies & Planning

Spring Teaching Development Opportunities

Join the Learning & Teaching Collaborative this spring for teaching development opportunities focused on university resources, working with other faculty to troubleshoot common teaching challenges, and networking with colleagues across campus. Learn about the three-part webinar series that will be offered and in-person faculty quick-starts here

SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Statement

In order to comply with SACSCOC's representation requirements, all references to LSU's institutional accreditation should include the institution's official accreditation statement.

End of Year Mandatory Trainings

Power-Based Violence Prevention & Response Training

On Oct. 1, the university rolled out a new Power-Based Violence Prevention & Response Training. This replaces the former Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training for LSU Employees and must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. If you already have completed the Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training for 2021 and have your certificate, you do not need to take this course, but you must complete the Mandatory Reporting mini-course which presents current information about employee legal responsibilities.

Digital Resource and Content Accessibility

To satisfy the federal requirement, LSU has created the e-course, Digital Resource and Content Accessibility Awareness. This course will teach employees about the federal statutes and institutional policy governing digital resource and content accessibility, and the tools available to ensure the proactive accessibility of digital resources and content.

The Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics, Louisiana Board of Ethics

In response to Louisiana Revised Statute 42:1170, all public employees are required to complete one hour of training on the Code of Governmental Ethics each calendar year. This online training course is located on the Ethics Board website. Upon completion, the employee will be provided with a certificate that documents the completion of the course.

You can access all three required trainings on the mandatory training website.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Save the Date:

  • Jan. 12, 2022 - Administrator's Workshop

    • A workshop for associate deans, department chairs and directors.
      Key Topics Include: Annual Reporting and Review, Promotion & Tenure, SACSCOC Requirements.

  • Jan. 31, 2022 - Promotion & Tenure Ceremony

    • A celebration of the Faculty Awarded Promotion & Tenure in 2020