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January 2019

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Greetings from the Office of Academic AffairsProvost Haynie

It is such a privilege to send this note of welcome for the spring 2019 semester without the modifier “interim” in my title. I am truly thrilled to be able to serve the incredible students who study with us and to collaborate with the amazing faculty and staff of LSU who are dedicated to our mission. I am appreciative of President Alexander’s trust in me and look forward to seeing his vision fulfilled.

As trite as it may sound, it does seem like yesterday that I was completing my first year at LSU. I am as energized today, 29 years later, as I was then about the role, scope and mission of higher education. Our scholarly and creative works are central to the marketplace of ideas that generate a robust academic experience for our students, students who fuel the economic engine of tomorrow. I am excited about the collective vision that the LSU Strategic Plan 2025 represents. I care deeply and passionately about this institution, and I am confident that together we can lead Louisiana and impact our world.

Stacia Haynie, Executive Vice President & Provost 

Our People

LSU Tiny Tigers - LSU's Official Pregnancy and Parenting Program
Louisiana State University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting students, staff and faculty members. The university recently assembled a committee to assess the needs of members of our community who are parents and is excited to introduce its new initiative, “LSU Tiny Tigers.” Learn more about LSU Tiny Tigers here.

We Are Creative

An integral component of the LSU Strategic Plan 2025 focuses on six key values that the university inculcates in its faculty, staff and students. They are creative, culturally adept, innovative, transformative, globally engaged and collaborative. The strategic plan "LSU: I Am" series features faculty, staff and students who epitomize the values established in the strategic plan at LSU. Throughout the series, students, faculty and staff members will demonstrate how their work is connecting the university to the citizens of our city, state and world. Please see below for our sixth feature in this series titled “LSU: I Am Creative."

Finding Your Own Voice - Kelli Scott Kelly: I am...Creative.

Kelli Scott Kelley encourages her students to take risks and express their individual points of view in their creative works. Watch Kelli's creativity in action in this video.  

A Desire to Help Others - Taylor Villemarette: I am...Creative.

Taylor Villemarette is a senior majoring in psychology and showcases her creativity through her personal painting and her involvement in the LSU Musical Theatre Club. Learn more in this Q&A with Taylor.

Encouraging Open-Mindedness - Casey Muller: I Am Creative, Creative Strategist, College of Engineering

As the creative strategist for the LSU College of Engineering, Casey Muller is constantly exploring new ideas and finding new ways to incorporate creativity into his work. Muller explains that creativity is not something that needs to be chased after, but you have to just let it happen. Read Casey's feature story to discover more. 

Programs, Policies & Planning

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.

Policy Updates
PS 27: Authorship Guidelines and Dispute Resolution is a new policy establishing “standards and procedures that should be followed with regard to determination and attribution of authorship for purposes of creative and scholarly works, the responsibilities of authors, and the procedure for authorship dispute resolution.”

PS 45: Courses and Curricula has been updated to include provisions for compliance with institutional accreditation requirements; clarification for graduate and undergraduate requirements in syllabi of 4000 level courses; and several commonly used abbreviations and definitions.

PS 116: Reporting Substantive Change to SACSCOC has been revised to align with current SACSCOC reporting procedures and to establish procedures for LSU entities to interact with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

PM 37: LSU Council of Staff Advisors has been updated to facilitate increased engagement among all LSU institutions with a rotating chair position.

PM 65: Payroll Deduction Authorization has been updated to reflect current processes and technologies related to LSU’s payroll deduction authorization procedures.

PM 72: Obtaining Legal Services and the Office of General Counsel has been revised to streamline the process for obtaining legal counsel. All matters regarding university legal affairs are to route to the Office of General Counsel.

PM 79: Freedom of Speech and Expression was established in compliance with Louisiana legislative requirements. As indicated in the policy, “LSU unequivocally supports and endorses free speech and expression among its students, faculty, and staff.”

PM 80: Prohibition of Hazing codifies LSU’s commitment “to maintaining a supportive educational environment free from hazing.” The policy requires prevention and education programs and references current Louisiana statutes.

Web & Technology Accessibility Support for LSU Faculty/Staff
LSU has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to make all course materials, websites, emails, PDFs, videos, and any other online content compliant with ADA regulations by August 2019. This effort impacts all faculty and staff, and it is everyone’s everyday responsibility to ensure compliance in their areas. Web & Technology Accessibility Support for LSU Faculty/Staff

LSU School of Education to Offer Graduate Course on School Emergency Preparedness
LSU’s School of Education, in partnership with LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education, or LSU NCBRT/ACE, will offer a special topics graduate course to help administrators, teachers and other school personnel prepare for school emergencies. LSU School of Education to Offer Graduate Course on School Emergency Preparedness

2019 LSU Faculty Summer Institute
LSU CxC will host the 15th annual LSU Faculty Summer Institute (SI) on May 14-16. SI a unique opportunity to learn, share, and apply practical strategies for advancing undergraduate teaching, and to connect with like-minded colleagues from across campus. To receive an invitation to SI, you must first be nominated by your dean. If you are interested in attending SI 2019, fill out the interest form to make sure your name makes it to your dean for consideration.

Faculty Technology Center Training Catalog
The Faculty Technology Center has released its spring training catalog. Trainings include Creating Accessible Documents, Moodle 3 - Basic and Beyond, Creating and Administering Online Surveys Using Qualtrics and Turning Point Student Response System. Faculty Technology Center Training Catalog


Important Dates and Upcoming Events

New Faculty Lunches

January 30: College of Energy, Coast & Environment – Rotunda Room, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Topic: Undergraduate Research with speaker Sarah Ferstel, program manager of LSU Research Ambassadors

February 28: Business Education Complex – Dining Room, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: Mentoring

March 29: Olinde Career Center – Classroom, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Topic: Promotion & Tenure