Planning & Assessment

Strategic Plan

Mission

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.

Vision

An environment that fosters student success and enhances the mission of LSU.

Values

  • 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.

Student Success Outcomes

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.

Assessment

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
  • Leadership
  • 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

Committee

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 -- [vacant]
  • 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

 

Strategic Plan

Division Strategic Plan

 

Assessment Plans

CAS

Disability Services

FYE

Greek Life

OCC

Res Life

UREC