Student Recognition Program FAQs
Please note: The resources and information below are available due to the Spring 2020 campus-wide transition from face-to-face courses to remote learning. This page will be continuously updated as resources are made available. If your question is not answered below, please contact CxC via email at email@example.com, via phone at 225-286-7318, or via Google Hangouts by messaging firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSU Communicator Certificate FAQs
Yes! All of the requirements for the LSU Communicator Certificate remain the same, though we have extended the reflection deadline to April 30 to give spring graduates more flexibility.
No. The transition to remote learning for Spring 2020 will not affect C-I course certification. If your course was C-I at the beginning of the semester, you will still receive C-I credit for it. For the course to count toward your Communicator Certificate, however, you do still have to earn a B- or higher per the original university standards.
Yes! The deadline has been extended to April 30. Be sure to follow all the guidelines outlined here.
Don’t fret; we got you! The CxC team is currently working through the final portfolio reviews now and we will be in touch about results in late April. While our processes have been slowed a bit, rest assured that they are still moving.
If you have contracted a course this semester, your C-I requirements may need to be adjusted to meet the needs of your remote learning environment. Please reach out to your CxC representative to discuss your contracted course.
While all of the standards and requirements remain the same for the LSU Distinguished Communicator Medal program, we have extended the draft portfolio deadline to April 30 to give all fall graduates more flexibility.
In short: We’ll figure it out together. For right now, take this time to reflect and document the different forms of communication you find yourself engaging, and what you are learning about professionalism, problem-solving, team work, digital communications, adaptability, and time management during this period. These are important skills for any future career, and you can use this experience to further enhance your portfolio and your confidence as a communicator. As a Distinguished Communicator candidate, we know you are dynamic and versatile. You have been building skills along the way to be able to think critically, communicate effectively, and lead through the unexpected, which means you were built for this. If you continue being a life-long learner throughout the next few weeks, showcasing your abilities will be easier despite the unplanned interruptions.
We are still awaiting instructions from LSU officials regarding Spring commencement activities. In the event in-person Spring ceremonies are not possible, we still promise that if you earn the medal you will receive the medal!
The April 8 Interest Meeting will be held as a video conference, which you will also have an option to call in to. You will be receiving details about this meeting soon, so be sure to watch your email. If you are unable to attend the April 8 interest meeting via phone or video chat, please email email@example.com and we will work through it together.
The CxC team is still here for you remotely! Check out the multiple ways to connect with your CxC representative here.
If you are graduating in May or December 2020, we encourage you to check-in with your Faculty Advisor via email. Everyone (even your faculty advisors) are working to adapt to our “new normal,” so communicating with kindness, poise, and clarity is more important now than ever. If you don’t have an immediate upcoming deadline, consider waiting until mid-April to reach out to your Faculty Advisor.
We have extended the Faculty Advisor Contract deadline to August 28; however, if you would like to go ahead and submit your contract now, you two options:
- Send an email with your signed PDF contract attached to firstname.lastname@example.org and your CxC representative (digital signatures are acceptable).
- Send a single email addressed to email@example.com, your CxC representative, and your faculty advisor, and in the text of the email confirm that you and your faculty advisor have agreed to work together. This will serve as a temporary confirmation, then we will work with you later on to submit formal paperwork.
If you have not already begun conversations with your preferred Faculty Advisor, consider waiting until early summer to do this.
No. The transition to remote learning for Spring 2020 will not affect C-I course certification. If your course was C-I at the beginning of the semester, you will still receive C-I credit for it. For the course to count toward your Communicator Certificate or Distinguished Communicator Medal, however, you do still have to earn a B- or higher per the original university standards.