Overview of the LSU System
The LSU System is improving efficiency and accountability by refining the characteristics of its institutions, including what roles student enrollment efforts play in increasing funding.
As part of ongoing effort to boost completion rates, System analysts are looking closely at the cost of attendance and what role student engagement plays in the learning process as well as in core educational outcomes.
At the same time, LSU System institutions are improving cost management through the development of new benchmarks designed to measure and improve productivity and efficiency in teaching, research, health care delivery and service.
Among LSU’s health care delivery and medical education institutions, wasteful duplication of programs and services are being eliminated. Personnel and other operating costs are being tightly controlled.
LSU System students, meanwhile, in the highest tradition of public service, are annually contributing thousands of hours of work in a multitude of volunteer efforts statewide and regionally. At LSU A&M alone, The Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership reports students in the current academic year have volunteered more than 95,000 of community service work worth an estimated $1.9 million.
With state funding expected to remain in short supply, LSU System institutions are evolving but remain loyal to the university’s historic land-grant mission to “feed, clothe, and enlighten the great brotherhood of man” with the kind of devotion that declares LSU’s teaching, research, medical education, and healthcare delivery are more important than ever for Louisiana and the nation.