Each department develops 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.

Yearly Assessment Process

  • Part 1: Assessment Contact provides outline of all projects happening in department and evaluate whether assessment should be continued
  • Part 2: Assessment Contact identifies areas of unit that they believe should be assessed
  • Part 3: Department Head surveys to identify data needs, areas to be assessed, assessment needs of strategic plan goals, etc.
  • Part 4: Consultation with Assessment Contact and Department Head
  • Part 5: Department implements assessment projects as outlined in consultation

Our Assessment Committee and central staff 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


Each department within Student Affairs is invited to serve on the Assessment Committee. Members, appointed by departmental directors, meet to discuss and plan division-wide assessment efforts.  Members include:

  • Central Office -- Office of the Vice President -- Emily Burris Hester (Chair)
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Michelle Lowery
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Disability Services -- Dawn Sousa-Hearn
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Greek Life -- Teresia Greer
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Student Advocacy & Accountability -- Rachel Champagne
  • Olinde Career Center -- Troy Autin
  • Residential Life -- Renee Richard-Gonce; Temetria Hargett
  • Student Health Center -- Megan Lee
  • Student Success -- Christina Coovert
  • Student Success -- Campus Connections -- Missy Korduner
  • Student Success -- Center for Academic Success -- Gloria Thomas
  • University Recreation -- John Nickerson