Faculty Senate Committees
Faculty Senate Standing Committees
Charge: To monitor policies and standards concerning admission requirements of LSU; to make recommendations to improve the standards of scholarship; to study and develop more effective means of recognizing student achievement in scholarship and leadership
Charge: To review and make inquiries and recommendations regarding University retirement plans, health care, insurance programs, annual and sick leave, and other benefits; to ensure faculty are informed about significant developments
Charge: To review and make recommendations to budget-development process, budget preliminary stages and approved budget; to review and make recommendations to long-range implications of budget issues and alternatives; to review and make recommendations regarding the Master Plan
Charge: To approve or disapprove proposed additions to, alterations of and elimination of all courses, curricula and degree programs submitted by colleges and schools; to notify appropriate departments and colleges and the Office of Academic Affairs regarding decisions
Charge: To interact with the University Office of Diversity staff in evaluating initiatives to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion of University faculty, staff, and students and the University community.
Charge: To support Enrollment Management in fostering the quality and success of the University’s selection and admissions function; to advise Digital and Continuing Education on the role and scope of these programs within the University’s educational mission.
Charge: To hear all complaints of faculty members relating to outcomes of salary, promotion, non-reappointment, and tenure decisions believed to be unfair or due to inappropriately applied procedures, allegations of other unfair treatment, or improper implementation of University policy; to keep confidential all complaints, grievances and findings of the committee
Charge: To make recommendations to the Executive Vice President and Provost when PS 104 Dismissal for Cause for Faculty is initiated against a faculty member.
Charge: To interpret and clarify the goals of general education; to coordinate with the Office of Academic Affairs the establishment of instruments for judging the quality and effectiveness of general education requirements; to review proposed additions and/or alternations of courses from the general education requirements
Charge: To select tuition exemption scholarships for international students; to act in an advisory capacity to LSU administration which affect international students; to develop and promote international exchange programs
Charge: To participate in the long-range development for the library; to serve as a channel of communication for expressing faculty needs and expectations
Charge: To serve as an advisory group to the LSU Press; to inform faculty of major LSU Press activities
Charge: To act as a judicial body to hear and decide appeals from students regarding scholarships or financial aid; to advise on policies for granting aid and scholarships
Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committees
Faculty Senate Constitution & Bylaws Review Ad Hoc Committee
Charge: to review the Senate Constitution & Bylaws, as well as the Senate’s policies and practices, and to present a series of recommendations for revisions and improvements at or before the Senate meeting held in November of 2022.
Charge: to examine LSU’s COVID-19 response to date and recommend improvements to that response for the future.
Faculty Senate Faculty Council Planning Ad Hoc Committee
Charge: to ensure that there is an annual Faculty Council meeting.
Faculty Senate Open Access Ad Hoc Committee
Charge: to closely collaborate with the Dean of the Library in identifying both short-term and long-term strategies for repurposing or redirecting existing funds to ensure that individual authors at LSU are never forced into subsidizing open-access publications of their research with personal funds.