> Research Proposal Support
A Science PI or co-PI on a proposal that lists matching funds on the PRAF line "LSU Match (budgeted)" must submit an Approval Form. Faculty may use the research portion of their academic salary as a match on a proposal, but any additional College match of space, funds, salary etc. must be accompanied by a letter of commitment from the Dean.
Research funding information and procedures for creating proposals are available from the Office of Research & Economic Development.
Proposal preparation, routing procedures and forms are available from the Office of Sponsored Programs.
> Faculty Annual Report
The College of Science faculty must each prepare their annual Faculty Report 2012 documenting their teaching, research and service activities. It must be completed for the Chair's annual review prepared in Spring 2011. The deadline is set by departmental chairs but the Chairs' evaluations of faculty performance is due in the Dean's office May 1, 2013.
> College Promotion and Tenure
> Procedures for Applying for a Sabbatical
The College of Science actively encourages faculty to take advantage of sabbatical opportunities.
Full-time faculty at the rank of instructor or above who have completed six years of service without leave with pay may apply for a sabbatical. Sabbatical leave is intended to afford our top scholars the opportunity to participate in research and projects away from campus that they would normally not be able to take advantage of because of their institutional responsibilities. For detailed information, please refer to page 17 of the Faculty Handbook, PS-12 Leave Guidelines, and Chapter III, Section 3-1, of the Bylaws & Regulations of the Board of Supervisors.
The guidelines that Science faculty should follow in formulating their sabbatical plans and putting together an application packet are HERE in pdf format. Please note that the pdf is not an editable form. Memos detailing the evaluation criteria from Interim Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Harold Silverman and LSU System Vice President Hargrave are posted HERE.
A good example of a successful application, courtesy of Prof. Kenneth Schafer is available HERE for your examination.
The PowerPoint presentation from the September 28, 2011 presentation "Sabbatical Request Guidelines" is HERE.
An example of the requested table of teaching evaluations is given HERE.
> Nomination Procedures for College Awards
The procedures for nominations for the College of Science awards - Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching, Distinguished Dissertation, and the Non-tenured Faculty Research awards are HERE. Note that the LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation award is coordinated through the College of Science at the same time as the College Distinguished Dissertation Award.