The fourth meeting of the Research & Discovery Sub-Committee of the Transition Advisory Team will take place Tuesday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 214 of Efferson Hall at the LSU AgCenter.  The sub-committee is part of the LSU2015 process for the reorganization of LSU.  The meeting will be streamed live via the Internet at

Jim Firnberg, chair of the sub-committee, will review the charge to the sub-committee as outlined by the LSU Board of Supervisors and will lead a review of the previous meetings of the group.  The group will participate in a discussion of the strengths, challenges and research priorities of the various campuses within the current LSU System, as well as the sub-committee’s recommendations to the Transition Advisory Team.

The Research & Discovery Sub-Committee is reviewing data on current productivity and strengths in research efforts, investigating opportunities for joint research proposals and projects with potential collaboration incentives, and proposing recommendations to improve productivity and accountability and leverage technology transfer opportunities.

The various sub-committees are discussing areas of focus and key priorities and are mapping out work plans by topic areas. Sub-Committees are gathering information and crafting recommendations that will be presented to the Transition Advisory Team and ultimately the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Agendas for all LSU2015 sub-committee and task force group meetings can be found at

More information on LSU’s re-organization process can be found at  Also, visit LSU’s reorganization Facebook page at