The LSU System
LSU System Office of Academic Affairs Duties and Responsibilities
Academic Programs and Policies
- Develop and implement academic policies for all campuses in the System; review and approve new or expanded academic programs, research centers and institutes; review or prepare proposals for consideration by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Liaison with the Board of Regents with respect to review of new academic programs, centers and institutes; low-enrollment and duplicated program reviews; and development of distance learning policies and programs.
- Chair and arrange meetings of key System-wide academic committees, including the Honorary Doctorate Committee, Council of Chief Academic Officers, Executive Graduate Council, Task Force on Diversity, Council of Chief Research Officers; Council of Tech Transfer Officers, and PM-67.
- Chair the LSU System Boyd Professor Committee and manage the confidential process of reviewing campus nominees for this highest academic distinction
- Organize and serve on the search committee for CEO’s of System campuses, including serving as System with the Search Committee, the Search Firm, and the campus.
- Assist campuses with SACSCOC initial accreditation, reaffirmation of accreditation, or substantive change .
- Develop and promulgate appropriate metrics for various aspects of the academic enterprise, including the development and implementation of campus performance measurements/accountability standards;
- Provide data, information and analyses necessary for the Board of Supervisors, the System staff, the campuses and external entities to make data driven decisions
- Review all personnel matters requiring approval by the President and/or Board, including establishment of new positions, exemptions to the hiring freeze, all new faculty appointments with tenure, all faculty and administrator appointments greater than $100,000, all salary increases greater than 15%, all recommendations for promotion and/or tenure, all sabbatical leave requests, and PM-11s and PM 67s.
- Prepare personnel matters for Board consideration and approval
Research, Tech Transfer, Intellectual Property and Economic Development
- Develop, coordinate and implement research and technology transfer policies that are consistent with federal, state and System laws, regulations, and guidelines;
- Review all intellectual property license agreements to ensure compliance with all System and State policies, laws and regulations prior to consideration by the President, and Board for approval;
- Serve as System staff liaison to the Research and Economic Development Committee of the BoS and to the LSU System R&T Foundation
- Serve as System Representative on the Board of Regents Support Fund Planning and Advisory Committees.
- Serve as System Representative on the Louisiana Innovation Council;
- Provide and support a system-wide database for the management of intellectual property matters;
- Coordinate a statewide networking group of technology transfer officers from all public and private universities and colleges;
- Conduct regular professional development training for campus technology transfer staff to enhance expertise and align with national best practices.
- Lead the development of template agreements for all components of the research commercialization pipeline;
- Serve on national professional association committees (AUTM, COGR, etc.) as a representative of the LSU System.
- Maintain awareness of and share expertise in evolving federal regulations related to research and commercialization matters
- Liaison for System Campuses to BoR on Articulation, Formula, and GRAD ACT
- Monitor and report on successful national strategies to enhance student success;
- Coordinate campus responses to accountability for student success initiatives generated by national organizations, governments and accreditation agencies;
- Represent LSU System campuses to Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid;
- Review and analyze campus financial aid policies and procedures and make recommendations, including interpreting federal, state and Board of Regents regulations, policies and procedures as they pertain to financial aid.
- Collaborate with campuses to improve the coordination and use of scholarships and financial aid to maximize student recruitment;
- Ensure campus financial aid policies comply with federal and state guidelines and where appropriate the NCAA;
- Identify academic and budget issues related to the System and campus ability to accommodate students over the long term and build support to help ensure that the System and campuses achieve the desired future;
- Increase the academic profile, diversity and academic performance of the freshmen and transfer class by capitalizing on the strengths of each campus;
- Develop effective partnerships with community colleges that improve institutional efficiency, simplify the transfer process and help attract a larger number of qualified transfer students;
- Collaborate with System campuses to effectively and efficiently manage the student life cycle from matriculation to graduation;
- Periodic review of the services and programs that influence the student life cycle including academic success centers, academic advising, living and learning communities, experiential learning, internships, co-ops, residential life, dining services, library, intercampus transportation, recreation, career services, student health, freshmen seminars, transcript tracking, early warning for at-risk students and honors programs;
- Represent the LSU System on System, state and national committees and at meetings focused on enrollment management and student success issues and policies;
- Collaborate with System campuses to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase campus diversity within the student-body, faculty and staff;
- Coordinate a comprehensive on-line and distance education degree program for the LSU System and campuses