LSSU's Board of Trustees will meet in special session today. The only items on the agenda are new public school academy issues that were not included on the agenda during the last regular meeting in January. The agenda also includes an opportunity for the public to address the board.
The Shared Governance Assessment Committee is hosting presentations today of two recent activities: the Targeted Assessment Projects and the Digital Photo Assessment Project. During 2012-2013, the Provost's Office set aside up to $9,000 to support the Targeted Assessment Project fund. This presentation will discuss the grant-funded activities from 2011-2012 in Athletic Training, Biology and Psychology. Digital Photo Assessment Project - This spring, 10% of all students, faculty and staff were randomly selected to submit photos and brief summaries of what they thought was either 'good' or 'bad' about campus. Over 100 photos were submitted and most were linked to items identified on the university strategic plan. This interesting presentation will review the photos submitted from across campus, and provide an assessment 'snapshot' of many aspects of the university culture, campus and programs.
Dr. Veronica Pinnick, a research scientist who works with NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover will present talks to the public and the campus community about the current state of Martian exploration, as well as what it takes to design an instrument that performs complex analysis millions of miles away, and her experiences as part of the Curiosity mission. Her public talk is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Crawford Hall room 204. Everyone is welcome. Pinnick will present a technical lecture on March 29 that is open to LSSU science, engineering, and other interested faculty and students. Read more about these presentations, funded through LSSU's Issues and Intellect Fund, at www.lssu.edu/whats_new