Planning & Assessment
To engage, retain, and graduate a diverse student population for success at LSU and beyond.
We enhance learning by fostering critical thinking, ethical responsibility, and the cultivation of active healthy lives to create a transformative university experience.
An environment that fosters student success and enhances the mission of LSU.
- Character - Advocate for what is right, even if contrary to conventional wisdom. Exhibit the confidence and tenacity to make bold decisions despite challenges or difficulties, and accept responsibility for associated outcomes.
- Collaboration - Work together to build partnerships to achieve common goals.
- Community - Commit to working with diverse populations while promoting the interests of all individuals.
- Ethics - Cultivate mutual respect, openness, and truthfulness while balancing the needs of those affected by our actions, and abide by the highest professional standards.
- Stewardship - Manage resources responsibly and creatively to benefit present and future generations.
Adopted in conjunction with our strategic focus on Student Success, we turned to Learning Reconsidered 2 -- A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience to clarify learning outcomes that each student should possess to be successful beyond graduation.
Each department developed a strategic plan based on the divisional plan. With goals supported by strategies to independently establish short-term actions to advance them, performance indicators provided for each goal provide a critical means of assessing progress.
Our Assessment Committee and central serve as a resource to the LSU community by collecting information and data specific to our student population. (Be sure to check LSU Budget & Planning for official university data.) Please let us know if you have questions or would like to request information. We cover topics including:
- Academic connections
- Campus activities and involvement
- Career and professional aspirations
- Campus recreation
- Campus safety and student conduct
- Diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity
- First year experience and orientation
- Greek life
- Mental health and counseling
- Parents and families
- Profile of today’s college student
- Residential living and learning
- Student engagement and learning
- Student union and programming
Each department within Student Affairs is invited to serve on the Assessment Committee. Members, appointed by the departmental directors, meet monthly to discuss and plan division-wide assessment efforts. Members include:
- Office of the Dean of Students -- Campus Life -- Mary Wallace
- Office of the Dean of Students -- Disability Services -- Benjamin Cornwell
- Office of the Dean of Students -- Greek Life -- [vacant]
- Office of the Dean of Students -- Student Advocacy & Accountability -- Jonathan Sanders
Office of the Vice President -- Emily Burris Hester (Chair)
Olinde Career Center -- Jesse Downs
Residential Life -- Renee Richard-Gonce
- Student Success -- First Year Experience -- Missy Korduner
University Recreation -- Laurie Braden