Take Note In October

A Message From APIC: APIC would like to thank the campus community for submitting their ideas and concerns to the committee for review and response. So far, the group has either addressed or is working to address 17 concerns from LSU’s faculty and staff. To view a listing of the concerns and their correlated responses, please click here.

Kudos To Our Faculty: Fifty-seven faculty earned promotion and/or tenure this previous academic year, representing every college on campus. Congratulations to you all and thank you for your service to LSU.

Academic Affairs Updates Policy Statements: Student Fees: Policy Statement 42: Student Fees has been revised to provide definitions and guidance for the establishment of student fees. The updated policy reflects the university’s current level of authority in assessing fees and explains the administrative framework for requesting new fees and increasing existing fees. Intellectual Property: Policy Statement 68: University Intellectual Property Rights in Sponsored Research Projects, which addresses the rationale for sponsored research agreement standards and outlines sponsor categories, has been updated to reflect up-to-date procedures for sponsored agreements and to ensure compliance with LSU’s Bylaws & Regulations.

Esprit de Femme: The 2016 Esprit de Femme celebration will be held at Boudreaux’s on Friday, March 18th. The LSU Women's Center acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding efforts to elevate the status of women in Louisiana through the presentation of the Esprit de Femme award. We seek to honor individuals who strive to enrich the lives of women in hopes that others will follow their example. This award honors individuals who make exceptional efforts to assuage the struggles of women in our community, state, and culture. Nominations will be open until October 26th. For additional information or to submit a nomination visit the LSU Women’s Center at www.lsu.edu.

William Buskist To Headline LSU’s Annual Faculty Colloquium: The Learning and Teaching Collaborative announced that Dr. William Buskist will serve as the keynote speaker at the faculty colloquium, which will be held January 7, 2016. Dr. William Buskist is the Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology and is a former Faculty Fellow at Auburn’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Stay Safe LSU: In light of recent tragic events around the country, in which violence has impacted colleges and universities, LSU reminds students, faculty and staff to take a few minutes to watch the “Shots Fired” and “Flashpoint” videos. The videos offer tips for what to do if you find yourself in a dangerous situation on campus. Visit this link and scroll down for the videos: https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/lsupd/?page_id=126.

Don’t forget to register your mobile phone to receive emergency text messages from LSU. Visit http://my.lsu.edu/ and click on “Personal Preferences” and “Emergency Contacts.” There is no fee to subscribe to the emergency text service, but regular text messaging rates through your provider will apply.

A free smart phone app called LSU SHIELD is also available to the LSU community in both iOS and Android operating systems. LSU SHIELD is designed to help students, faculty and staff report emergencies or crimes, receive help from police, or simply check on each other to ensure they’ve arrived safely at their destinations or returned safely from class, their workouts or other outings.

The safety of students, faculty and staff is LSU’s top priority. If you see something suspicious on campus, please report it! Call LSU Police at 225-578-3231 or dial 911 if it’s an emergency.

Launching the *New* Online Teaching Cohort at LSU: The Faculty Technology Center, LSU Online and the Learning and Teaching Collaborative are working together to form an Online Teaching Cohort. The Online Teaching Cohort will explore important topics in teaching and learning in the online environment (including hybrid/blended courses). Participants will share ideas, experiences, concerns, challenges, and ask questions or seek advice and assistance amongst a group of peers. The primary purpose of this cohort is to create an environment to engage the LSU campus community in discussions and activities in which members can share and learn online teaching strategies and practices to enhance their courses. This cohort is open to anyone at LSU who is interested in online teaching (Note: you do not have to have experience teaching a hybrid/blended or online course to join). For additional information on how to sign up and register for the upcoming meeting on November 9th, please visit GROK article 3415.  

National Distance Learning Week Events: LSU Online and the Faculty Technology Center are hosting several events during National Distance Learning Week (November 9th-13th). For additional information and/or to register for any of the events below, please visit http://training.lsu.edu.

Nov 9th,   11:30- 1:00pm: First Online Teaching Cohort Meeting

Nov 10th, 10:30-11:30am: How to Manage an Online Course

Nov 11th, 10:30-12:00pm: Teaching Online with Copyrighted Material 

Nov 12th, 8:00-12:00pm: Workshop: Connecting Learning Objectives & Assessments

Nov 12th, 12:30-4:30pm: Workshop: Improving Your Online Courses