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Last Update: 1-30-2008 3:22:06 PM
President
Louisiana Tech President's Office
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Improve opportunities for faculty to collaborate with the broader research community, government and industry.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Develop and implement an effective and appropriate crisis management protocol.
Theme 3
Elevating our research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth.
Primary Strategy 3.1
Enhance facilities for education and economic development.

Last Update: 7-1-2009 3:43:34 PM
Athletics Compliance

Last Update: 8-20-2007 1:49:26 PM
Marketing & Public Relations
Mission
With a diverse range of internal and external audiences in mind, the Department of Marketing and Public Relations supports Louisiana Tech University by marketing its programs, educational philosophy and research initiatives, while publicizing its accomplishments and goals. The department accomplishes its mission by ensuring information is conveyed in a clear and consistent voice, in written and spoken word as well as graphically; through developing and maintaining a presence in the press and other media; through multimedia efforts that incorporate the Web site; and by generally pursuing communication that both benefits the university as a whole and reflects its distinctive identity.
Themes
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse undergraduate student body.
Primary Strategy 1.5
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse graduate student body.

Last Update: 1-30-2008 3:42:53 PM
Office of Internal Audit

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:15 AM
Tech 2020
University Level
Vision
Envision Louisiana Tech University as a top public research university with an unparalleled integrated educational experience
Mission
Louisiana Tech University is a comprehensive public university committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. A selective admissions university, it offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees to qualified students in Louisiana, as well as from the region, the nation, and foreign countries. Integral to the purpose of the University is its expanding commitment to graduate-level and interdisciplinary education in its areas of strength. Louisiana Tech offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise.

Louisiana Tech maintains, as its highest priority, the education of its students. To that end, it recruits a faculty committed to teaching and advising, a student-oriented faculty dedicated to preparing students to achieve their goals in a rapidly changing economic and civic environment. The University provides, in a challenging, yet safe and supportive environment, extra-curricular and athletic programs that foster and enrich the development of its students. In addition, it provides opportunities for interaction between students and the larger business and civic community. The University encourages its students to regard learning as a lifelong process.

Recognizing that research and service are fundamental to its mission, Louisiana Tech recruits and retains a faculty who see research and teaching as intertwined, complementary, and interdisciplinary and who, through both theoretical and applied research and creative activities, contribute to the development of new knowledge, new art, and new technology.

Louisiana Tech University understands its community and civic obligations. Through on-campus learning, through its off-campus presence, through outreach programs and continuing education, the University will continue to enhance the quality of life and the economic development of the region, state, and nation.


As a university with a rich engineering heritage, Louisiana Tech has a special responsibility to integrate advanced technology into teaching and learning. At Tech, advanced technology supports quality teaching, research, administration, and service. The University is committed to providing its students with the advanced technological skills that will help to ensure their success both in the internal environment of the University and in the wider surrounding community.

Summary Statement (for brochures, programs, display on campus, etc.)

As a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.

Approved by the Strategic Planning Committee May 22, 2003
Approved by the Administrative and Planning Council July 23, 2003
Approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System February 27, 2004
Themes
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff committed to ENVISION TECH 2020.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Implement a comprehensive undergraduate student retention and graduation performance plan.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse undergraduate student body.
Primary Strategy 1.4
Implement a comprehensive graduate student retention and graduation performance plan.
Primary Strategy 1.5
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse graduate student body.
Theme 2
Envision integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Create an Honors College for exceptional students.
Primary Strategy 2.2
Enhance interdisciplinary, experiential learning, international experiences, and student involvement in campus organizations and community activities.
Primary Strategy 2.3
Establish a student success facility to provide centralized academic, technical, life-skills, and personal development/support.
Primary Strategy 2.4
Establish a model P-16 education experience.
Primary Strategy 2.5
Ensure a nationally competitive athletic program that wins with integrity.
Primary Strategy 2.6
Expand availability and accessibility to campus resources.
Theme 3
Envision elevating Tech’s research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth.
Primary Strategy 3.1
Increase the volume of externally supported research and scholarly activity.
Primary Strategy 3.2
Expand the endowment of the Foundation to support the University community.
Primary Strategy 3.3
Develop innovative business and technology incubation infrastructure.
Primary Strategy 3.4
Increase production of doctoral completers per year.
Primary Strategy 3.5
Establish a P-16 model school and laboratory to support the economic enterprise.
Primary Strategy 3.6
Expand undergraduate research experiences.

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:15 AM
Executive VP

Last Update: 8-31-2007 10:46:58 AM
Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Identify and indoctrinate new faculty and staff on Tech's new "2020" Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Paradigm.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Employ the imbedded "Tech 2020" Administrative Accounting Tool to assess stakeholder participation rates in the University-wide improvement process.

Last Update: 9-27-2007 11:06:02 AM
Division of Continuing Education
Themes
Theme 2
An unparalled education
Primary Strategy 1.1
Survey educational needs in service area

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:31 AM
VP for Academic Affairs

Last Update: 8-17-2007 1:35:17 PM
Admissions
Themes
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.

Last Update: 9-11-2008 9:30:06 AM
Barksdale Program

Last Update: 9-14-2007 12:58:48 PM
Computing Center

Last Update: 1-25-2008 4:32:48 PM
Enrollment Management
Mission
The Division of Enrollment Management will support Louisiana Tech University's goals for undergraduate enrollment, retention, and graduation rates by providing superior student (customer) service; remaining current in and implementing best practices in recruiting and retention activities; performing detailed data analysis in area related to recruiting, retention, and graduation rates to assist with goal and strategy development and assessment; and to be a leader in emerging technology and academic, administrative, and student services related to the departments within Enrollment Management.
Themes
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse undergraduate student body.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Implement a comprehensive undergraduate student retention and graduation performance plan.

Last Update: 8-17-2007 1:35:32 PM
Financial Aid

Last Update: 8-8-2007 1:36:23 PM
Graduate School
Mission
The Graduate School offers the administrative structure, leadership, and guidance necessary to support graduate education at Louisiana Tech University. The staff members of the Graduate School work with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Graduate Council, the academic deans, and the graduate programs and faculty to help provide students with a superior educational and research environment within which to pursue rigorous, challenging, and relevant graduate and professional degrees.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Implement a comprehensive graduate student retention and graduation performance plan.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse graduate student body.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Ensure that Tech has a competitive graduate assistantship and scholarship program.
Primary Strategy 1.4
Aggressively pursue external funding that supports research projects and stipends for graduate students.
Primary Strategy 1.5
Develop and strengthen selected niche interdisciplinary graduate and research programs.

Last Update: 2-7-2008 4:05:43 PM
Institutional Research
Mission
To provide various types of information such as enrollment, retention, course, and program completion data to on-campus academic areas, state governing boards, and federal agencies to facilitate the continuous evaluation of the university's objectives and programs.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
Collect student opinions by administering the ACT Student Opinion Survey

Last Update: 9-11-2007 2:45:56 PM
Library Services
Vision
Envision Prescott Memorial Library as an exemplary library that supports a top public research university
with an unparalleled integrated educational experience:
(1) Advancing recruitment and retention of a model student body and university community;
(2) Supporting integration of learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education; and
(3) Enabling elevation of the university’s research and graduate program to national prominence and expansion of its engine for economic growth.
Mission
Prescott Memorial Library exists to support the curricular, research, and service activities of Louisiana Tech University. Prescott Memorial Library strives to provide this support to all constituents of the University. In meeting the Strategic Plan strategies the Library depends on the following:
A. Budget support at a level in keeping with the curricular, research and service missions of Louisiana Tech University
B. Staffing at a level in keeping with the curricular, research and service missions of Louisiana Tech University
C. Facilities that allow for the implementation by the Library of its support role for the University
Themes
Theme 1
Advancing recruitment and retention of a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
Establish and maintain library facilities that bolster university recruitment and retention efforts and provide flexibility in accommodating current and future program and services needs and expectations.
Theme 2
Supporting integration of learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Provide information services of equal quality, variety and value for all learners.
Theme 3
Enabling elevation of the university’s research and graduate program to national prominence and expansion of its engine for economic growth.
Primary Strategy 3.1
Support research programs, enabling their elevation to national prominence.

Last Update: 8-30-2007 10:16:48 AM
Office of Academic Affairs
Vision
Vision Statement needed.
Mission
Mission Statement needed.
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education.
Enlarge honors program.
A larger honors program will include a broader selection of academic topics and will recruit a more heterogeneous student population

Last Update: 8-17-2007 1:35:45 PM
Registrar

Last Update: 8-17-2007 1:36:17 PM
The BARC

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:31 AM
VP for Finance & Administration

Last Update: 9-14-2007 3:03:42 PM
Buildings and Grounds

Last Update: 11-7-2008 8:55:09 AM
Telecommunications
Vision
Create an environment in which a quality of life experience is possible for students/faculty and staff.
Mission
Provide Telephone Services to university community on a reliable basis at lowest possible cost.

Last Update: 6-30-2010 1:15:47 PM
VP for Graduate School

Last Update: 6-30-2010 1:16:51 PM
Continuing Education

Last Update: 1-10-2008 1:44:14 PM
VP for Research & Development
Themes
Theme 3
Elevating our research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth
PS 3.1
Increase the volume of externally supported research and scholarly activity.
PS 3.2
Expand the endowment of the Foundation to support the University community.
PS 3.3
Develop innovative business and technology incubation infrastructure.
PS 3.4
Increase production of doctoral completers per year.
PS 3.5
Establish a P-16 model school and laboratory to support economic development.
PS 3.6
Expand undergraduates research experiences.

Last Update: 6-9-2008 1:19:53 PM
Center for Entrepreneurship & Information Technology
Vision/Mission
Vision
CenIT will be the catalyst enabling a community of faculty, students, and external partners to perceive and pursue opportunities through innovation and entrepreneurship that enhance the regional and global economy.
Mission
The mission of CEnIT is to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at Louisiana Tech and disseminate that culture and its impacts to the surrounding region.

Last Update: 6-9-2008 1:23:38 PM
Louisiana Tech Enterprise Center
Vision/Mission
Vision
The Enterprise Center will be a central partner in a thriving economy of high tech companies and creative enterprises that support quality jobs and improve the quality of life in our region.
Mission
As the primary business support and development outreach are of Louisiana Tech University, LaTEC is designed to facilitate and promote the growth of new and existing business ventures in the innovation enterprise throughout the I-20 corridor of north Louisiana.

Last Update: 6-9-2008 1:26:19 PM
Office of Intellectual Property & Commercialization
Vision/Mission
Vision
Encourage innovation, promote the development of inventions toward practical application for use by the general public, provide for the equitable distribution of income resulting from technology licensing, and assure that patent-related obligations to sponsors are met.
Mission
The Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) serves as an educational and management resource on patent and licensing matters for the university. OIPC works closely with our faculty researchers to assess the commercial potential of their discoveries and inventions and develops strategies for protecting the valuable intellectual property assets of the university. It seeks industrial partners to commercialize the technology developed at Louisiana Tech for the benefit of society and negotiates all resulting license agreements on behalf of the university. Consistent with the University's commitment to economic development, the office pays particular attention to finding opportunities for regional economic development.

Last Update: 6-9-2008 2:24:26 PM
Technology Business Development Center
Vision/Mission
Vision
The Louisiana Tech University Technology Business Development Center supports and facilitates the establishment, growth, and success of technology-based businesses along the I-20 corridor in north Louisiana.
Mission
The Louisiana Tech University Technology Business Development Center provides information, counseling services, and education opportunities for entrepreneurs that are planning, starting, growing, operating, or exiting technology-oriented business enterprises in the region.

Last Update: 6-9-2008 1:20:22 PM
University Research
Vision/Mission
Vision
The Office of University Research is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of service for all university staff that will foster the growth of research and scholarly activities at Louisiana Tech University.
Mission
The Office of University Research will formulate, establish, and provide service-based oversight for a comprehensive, well-balanced program designed to enhance the competitiveness of research and scholarly activities.

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:31 AM
VP for Student Affairs

Last Update: 7-10-2007 8:40:24 AM
Career Center
Vision
The Career Center serves Louisiana Tech University as a comprehensive provider of services, resources, and programs of excellent quality which meet the career education, career planning, and job search needs of our students.
Mission
The mission of the Career Center is to educate and to serve the students and graduates of Louisiana Tech University in the career education, planning, and development processes. In support of the mission of the University, the Career Center functions as a vital component in the total educational experience of students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities. Career Center services and resources provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master job search techniques and strategies, and research employment opportunities. The Career Center provides effective and efficient service to employers in recruitment programs and activities.
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 1
Offer resources that will provide students with educational information and assistance in their career planning and development activities.
Primary Strategy 2
Determine appropriateness and effectiveness of programs and services offered by the Career Center.

Last Update: 7-25-2007 1:24:44 PM
Counseling Services
Mission
Counseling Services strives to identify needs in regard to academic achievement, emotional/psychological and physical health, career development, and responsible decision-making. Services are delivered through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and educational programming, and assessment in order to assist the student toward fulfillment of his/her intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual goals.

Themes
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
Implement a comprehensive undergraduate student retention and graduation performance plan

Last Update: 1-16-2008 3:55:19 PM
Facilities and Building Services
Mission
The mission of the Department of Building Services is to provide a facility that is clean, safe, comfortable, and well maintained in order to establish an environment that complements the educational goals of the institution.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1
Achieve high satisfaction level for facility services provided.
Primary Strategy 2
Provide the cleanest environment possible in the residence halls.

Last Update: 8-1-2007 10:51:31 AM
International Student Office
Themes
Theme 1
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse undergraduate student body
Primary Strategy 1.1
Develop print and web meia marketing plan designed to attract and appeal to international undergraduate students
Theme 2
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse graduate student body
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit an increasingly selective diverse undergraduate student body.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Develop Print and Web media marketing plan

Last Update: 1-16-2008 2:44:17 PM
Judicial Affairs and Traffic
Mission
The mission of the Office of Judicial Affairs is to provide programs that educate the student body as to behavioral expectations and assist in developing a philosophy that promotes respect for campus governance. The foundation for this program is the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, & Behavior which reflects the values of the University and protects the rights of students, faculty, and staff. It is the goal of the Office of Judicial Affairs to provide students the opportunity to be an integral part of the judicial system. This is accomplished through peer group adjudication and training as part of the judicial process.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1
Educate the student body on appropriate individual and organizational standards
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Contribute to the learning and development of students through consistently enforced behavioral standards for individual students and student organizations.

Last Update: 7-10-2007 3:33:28 PM
Multicultural Affairs
Mission
The mission of the Department of Multicultural Affairs is to serve as an advocate and resource for students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds. The department assists in preparing future leaders for a multicultural society and provides doe retention efforts.

The Department of Multicultural Affairs supports the university's mission by collaboratively providing programs and activities to help meet the needs of students. These services include:

• Provides resources for other disciplines, as well as the local community.
• Provides educational efforts to change prejudice attitudes.
• Provides scholarship information for minority students.
• Serves as a cultural resource center for students, faculty, staff, and administration.
• Builds attitudes and bridges to retain minority students.
• Collaborates with the Minority Student Organization in providing services for a diverse population.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community

Last Update: 7-31-2007 10:38:08 AM
Office of Co-Curricular Programs
Themes
Theme 1
Envision Louisiana Tech recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
To help retain 85% of the first-year students to the University with components of the First-Year Experience.

Last Update: 7-31-2007 9:25:37 AM
Office of Disability Services
Mission
The Office of Disability Services is committed to facilitating the self-advocacy of students with disabilities in order to experience full participation in all activities, prgrams and services of the University. The ODS serves as a resource center for the University community and acts as a liaison between students and faculty, as well as community agencies. Services and accommodations provided through the ODS are open to students qualifying documented learning, physical, or psychological disabilities.
Themes
Theme 1
Envision Louisiana Tech recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Retaining disabled students capable of meeting admissions requirements by providing services necessary to acheive success.
Theme 2
Envision Louisiana Tech integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Provide specialized Academic programming for ODS registrants.
Primary Strategy 2.2
Provide specialized programming for coping mechanisms for disabilities.

Last Update: 1-24-2008 2:10:52 PM
Recreational Facilities
Mission
The mission of Recreational sports is to enhance students' fitness and wellness, knowledge, personal skills, and enjoyment by providing:
-opportunities for a variety of activities tha may contribute to individual physical fitness and wellness;
-opportunities for cooperative and competitive play in scheduled games with official supervision;
-a medium through which students can learn and practice leadership, sportsmanship, management, program planning and interpersonal skills;
-access to quality facilities, equipment and programs;
-opportunities for students to expand and broaden their intellectual and recreational activities provided through trips outside the university environment
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 1.1
Offer a greater variety of intramural programs to involve more students and promote our team sports.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Provide the facilities necessary to enhance the students, staff, and faculty's ability to improve their quality of life

Last Update: 10-30-2007 10:43:43 AM
Residential Life
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
To maintain, monitor, and evaluate the occupancy rate, education value, and product satisfaction level of students living in the residence halls.
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education.
Primary Strategy 2.1
To continue to improve staff satisfaction through the proper utilization of research and job enhancement tools.

Last Update: 7-10-2007 12:58:29 PM
Student Activities
Mission
The Department of the Student Center complements the University experience outside the classroom by providing facilities, programs, and services for student organizations, university departments, and the surrounding community.

1. Facilities include meeting and program rooms, gathering places, Union Board, SGA, Spirit Groups, and KLPI office space, student organization mailboxes, media and technical services, and administrative office space. Also, the Student Center, Kennel, and dining areas serve as a home base for commuter students.

2. Programs include leisure recreational opportunities at the Bulldog Kennel, social, cultural, and intellectual programs presented by the Union Board, SGA, mulicultural organizations, spirit groups, religious organizations, and the Center itself.

3. Services include university program information, facility scheduling, making of posters, and vending in the Kennel.

4. The Department offers students active learning experiences in citizenship, leadership, and responsibility through the 150+ student organizations on campus. Student organizations cover the gambit of students' professional and personal interests and allow opportunities for student growth through participation. Students also participate and share leadership through involvement in the Student Organizations Committee and the Behavioral Standards Committee.

5. The Department provides students opportunities for employment and management through office student workers and graduate assistantships of the facilities.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit and retain a selective and diverse student population to join the Union Board, Student Government Association, and KLPI.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Collect data to assess the level of involvement and the impact it has on the education of our students and student satisfaction.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Recruit and retain a selective and diverse student population to try out for the Louisiana Tech cheerleaders, dance team, and mascot positions
Primary Strategy 1.4
Recruit and retain a diverse student population to attend Formal Women's Recruitment in the Fall.
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled educational experience
Primary Strategy 2.1
Collect data to assess the level of services offered to students and the needs and impacts of those services on the education of the students and student satisfaction.
Primary Strategy 2.2
Unify student organizations to develop programs that meet the diverse needs of our student population.
Primary Strategy 2.3
Provide an opportunity for the SGA, Union Board, KLPI, Spirit Groups, and Panhellenic Council to obtain leadership training in their respective areas.

Last Update: 9-7-2007 4:01:09 PM
Student Development
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education

Last Update: 8-27-2007 2:54:03 PM
Student Health Center
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 1.1
Broaden student's awareness of health issues

Last Update: 9-7-2007 4:01:26 PM
Student Life and Auxiliary Services

Last Update: 7-24-2007 4:04:25 PM
University Bookstore
Mission
The mission of the Louisiana Tech Bookstore is to serve in a professional manner, as a support unit, to assist the University’s mission in providing and outstanding educational experience for all qualified students in a clean, attractive, and well-maintained facility. The bookstore supports and enhances the University’s mission and Division of Student Affairs mission by providing excellent customer service and serving as a competitively-priced campus retail outlet for educational materials, supplies, and related items for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public.
Themes
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Identify external and internal stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of programs and services offered.
Primary Strategy 2.2
To enhance our educational support role by maintaining the largest inventory of used books possible.

Last Update: 10-30-2007 10:43:13 AM
University Police
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community
Primary Strategy 1.1
Ensure faculty/staff and students utilize police services when necessary and adjust services as necessary. Ensure that community is satisfied with the level of service provided.
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discover, and development for an unparalleled education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Market safety and educate the public on crime safety issues.

Last Update: 10-5-2007 10:11:31 AM
VP for University Advancement
Themes
Theme 3
Envision elevating Tech’s research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth.
Primary Strategy 3.1
Expand the endowment of the Foundation to support the University community.

Last Update: 3-4-2009 11:04:45 AM
College of Applied & Natural Sciences
Vision
To be a leader among public research universities as an exceptional provider of science-based education and research.
Mission
The mission of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences is to:
1. Provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education; 2. promote critical thinking, analytical reasoning and effective communication; 3. engage in research and disseminate knowledge; and 4. perform service for state, national and global communities.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruit and retain high quality and diverse students, faculty and staff.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit and retain high quality and diverse undergraduate students.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Recruit and retain high quality and diverse graduate students.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Recruit, develop, and retain high quality and diverse faculty and staff.
Theme 2
Provide an exceptional educational experience.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Explore honors program in ANS.
Primary Strategy 2.2
Enhance interdisciplinary, experiential learning, field study and international experiences, and student involvement in college events and organizations and community activities.
Primary Strategy 2.3
Expand and support distance education opportunities.
Primary Strategy 2.4
Expand and reward innovative teaching.
Theme 3
Enhance and expand research and scholarly activity.
Implementing Strategy 3.1
Increase research and scholarly activities.
Implementing Strategy 3.2
Expand undergraduate research experiences.
Theme 4
Enhance opportunities with external stakeholders and alumni.
Implementing Strategy 4.1
Increase solicitation of alumni support and involvement.
Implementing Strategy 4.2
Foster stronger relationships and dialogue with stakeholders.
College Programs
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Business
Includes concentrations in Business; Crop Science and Management; and Landscape and Turf Management. The goal of the Agricultural Business (BS) degree program is to provide a base of knowledge, training, and experiential learning that supports career opportunities requiring fundamental knowledge in both agriculture and business. The program strives to enhance the economic viability and sustainability of agriculture in the state, national, and global communities.
Animal Science
Includes concentrations in Dairy; Equine; General Animal Science; Livestock Production; and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. The goal of the Animal Science (BS) degree program is to provide instruction and practical experience in livestock evaluation, genetics, reproduction, and nutrition and the marketing and management of livestock and related products. Students are prepared for career opportunities in animal agriculture and/or veterinary medicine.
Program Objectives
BS, Agricultural Business
1. Students will possess knowledge and skills with respect to current agribusiness-related technology (Global Positioning Systems [GPS]and business software). Measures: (a) 90% of student research projects in AGBU 402, Farm and Agribusiness Management, will be rated as good or excellent by a team of three faculty members. (b) 100% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on a senior exit survey that they can effectively utilize GPS and business-related software in agriculture applications. 2. Students will possess basic knowledge of production agriculture and environmental stewardship. Measures: (a) 90% of students will score satisfactory on questions and problems on a senior exit exam related to basic animal and plant production agriculture and environmental stewardship. This exam will be administered by faculty representing Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Environmental Science. (b) 100% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on a senior exit survey that they possess a basic knowledge of production agriculture and environmental stewardship. 3. Students will possess knowledge of global agricultural markets and related business functions at the production and value-added levels. Measures: (a) 90% of students will score satisfactory on questions and problems on a senior exit exam related to global production agriculture, global agricultural policies, and international trade agreements. The questions and problems will be developed and evaluated by three faculty members. (b) 100% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on senior exit survey that they possess basic knowledge of global agriculture and related policies, including international trade agreements.
BS, Animal Science
1. Students will possess knowledge of terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, and behavior of domestic animals. Measures: (a) 90% of students will score satisfactory on questions and problems on a senior exit exam related to basic terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, and behavior of domestic animals. This exam will be administered and evaluated by at least four Animal Science faculty members. (b) 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on a senior exit survey that they possess a basic knowledge of terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, and behavior of domestic animals. 2. Students will possess basic knowledge of current Animal Science-related technology (animal identification, reproductive techniques, and DNA typing). Measures: (a) 90% of students will score satisfactory on questions and problems on a senior exit exam related to basic knowledge of current Animal-Science related technology. This exam will be administered and evaluated by at least four Animal Science faculty members. (b) 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on a senior exit survey that they possess a basic knowledge of current Animal Science-related technology. 3. Students will possess knowledge of current practices of domestic animal production in relation to genetics, animal welfare and public health. Measures: (a) 90% of students will score satisfactory on questions and problems on a senior exit exam related to basic knowledge of current practices of domestic animal production in relation to genetics, animal welfare, and public health. This exam will be administered and evaluated by at least four Animal Science faculty members. (b) 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree on a senior exit survey that they possess a basic knowledge of current practices of domestic animal production in relation to genetics, animal welfare and public health.
Department of Health Information Management
Health Information Administration
Health Information Management
Health Information Technology
Program Objectives
BA - HIT
Division of Nursing
Nursing
The specific purpose of the Division of Nursing at Louisiana Tech University is to prepare graduates, with an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree, to function as beginning practitioners of nursing, thus affording unique benefits in meeting the health care needs of the community. The graduates will also, upon completion of the prescribed program, be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) required for registered nurse licensure to practice nursing.
Program Objectives
AS, Nursing
1. The percentage of Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing graduates passing the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt will be equal to or above the state and national pass rate (state expected rate 80%). Measures: (a) ATI Testing (standardized testing from admission to exit); (b) Comprehensive NCLEX-style exams in nursing courses. 2. Following graduation, 90% of the Division of Nursing graduates desiring employment will be employed full time within two months of graduation. Measures: (a) Senior exit interviews; (b) Graduate follow-up at 6 months. 3. Eighty percent of the returned employer surveys will rate graduates of the Louisiana Tech University Division of Nursing as having a satisfactory performance evaluation after 6 months and 18 months of employment. Measures: (a) Graduate follow-up at 6 and 18 months; (b) Employer survey at 6 and 18 months. 4. Seventy-five percent of students admitted to the Division of Nursing will graduate from the program within two years from the date of entry. Measures: (a) ATI Testing (standardized testing from admission to exit); (b) Faculty counseling for students at risk. 5. The annual retention rate for students admitted to the Division of Nursing will be no less than 80%. Measures: (a) Formative standardized testing (ATI) for all students; (b) Individualized remediation for high risk students (identified by established benchmarks on standardized testing).
School of Biological Sciences
Biology
Includes concentrations in Applied Biology; and Biological Sciences
Biology
Environmental Science
Interdisciplinary program
Medical Technology
Molecular Sciences & Nanotechnology
Interdisciplinary program
School of Forestry
Forestry
Geographic Information Science
Interdisciplinary program
Wildlife Conservation
School of Human Ecology
Dietetic Internship
Non-degree program
Family & Consumer Sciences
Family & Consumer Sciences Education
The goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program is to equip students to improve the quality of life for individuals and families by meeting the educational and life skill needs of young people and adults through education, research and service in the areas of family and consumer sciences. Students who successfully complete the program meet the teacher certification requirements mandated by the Louisiana Department of Education and are certified to teach grades 6-12.
Family and Child Studies
Includes concentrations in Applied Child Development; Child Life; and Family Science
Merchandising & Consumer Studies
The goal of the undergraduate program in merchandising and consumer studies is to prepare students to improve the quality of life for individuals, families,and communities in a consumer environment through education, research, and service in the areas of merchandising and consumer studies.
Nutrition & Dietetics
The goal of the didactic program in dietetics is to prepare students to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and consumers through education, research, and service in the areas of nutrition and food systems. The DPD is developmentally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. Students who successfully complete the DPD receive a CADE verification statement, acknowledging completion of foundation knowledge and skills, necessary to be eligible to enter a dietetic internship.
Nutrition & Dietetics
Program Objectives
BS, Family & Child Studies
1. Family and Child Studies students will be able to understand and apply theories of human development (i.e., Bronfenbrenner, Erikson, Piaget). Measures: (a) 90% of students will receive a rating of satisfactory and 80% will receive a rating of good or excellent on theory-application homework questions in HEC 477 as rated by two faculty members;(b) On the exit survey, 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to demonstrate knowledge of human development theory in their interactions with children. 2. Family and child studies students will be able to understand and apply family theories. Measures: (a) 90% of students will receive a rating of satisfactory and 80% will receive a rating of good or excellent on theory-application homework questions in HEC 477 as rated by two faculty members; (b) On the exit survey, 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to demonstrate knowledge of family theory in their interactions with children and families. 3. Family and Child Studies students will be able to use effective interpersonal skills when working with children and families. Measures: (a) 90% of students will receive a rating of satisfactory and 80% will receive a rating of good or excellent on effective communication from site supervisors in HEC 477; (b) On the exit survey, 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to communicate effectively in their profession. 4. Family and Child Studies students will be able to search, analyze, and synthesize relevant empirical literature. Measures: (a) On the exit survey, 95% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree that they are confident in their knowledge of research methods; (b) 90% of students will receive a rating of satisfactory and 80% will receive a rating of good or excellent on research projects in FCS 395 as rated by a panel of faculty members.
BS, Family & Consumer Sciences E
Upon completion of the FCS Education degree program, the teacher candidate/student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate skill in the principles associated with learning and teaching, such as understanding learning theories and development; working with diverse learners; using a variety of instructional strategies; making appropriate instructional plans; and creating a positive learning environment. Measures: (a) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to demonstrate a variety of teaching strategies and educational methodologies to meet students' individual learning needs; (b) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to manage a classroom to direct student behavior and to create a positive learning environment; (c) At least 75% of the students taking the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (6-12 Grades) Exam will pass on the first attempt. At least 50% will score at or above the average performance range on the "students as learners" and "instruction and assessment" categories; (d) 100% of the student unit plans completed in HEC 405, Family and Consumer Sciences Methods, will be rated as satisfactory, and 80% will be rated as good or excellent by a team of at least three certified FCS teachers. 2. Demonstrate mastery of Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter and critical concepts. Measures: (a) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability and knowledge base related to competencies in six content areas; (b) At least 75% of the students taking the Praxis Family and Consumer Sciences specialty exam will pass on the first attempt. At least 50% will score at or above the average performance range on the seven subject matter categories; (c) 100% of the students completing Standard 1(Subject Matter) of the professional portfolio in HEC 415, Clinical Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, will receive a rating of satisfactory, and 75% will receive a rating of good or excellent by a three member panel. 3. Utilize effective verbal, non-verbal and media communication techniques. Measures: (a) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to select and use appropriate technology, media and resources in the family and consumer sciences classroom; (b) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability to utilize effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques with peers, learners, parents, and other professionals; (c) 100% of the students completing Standard 6 (Communication) of the professional portfolio in HEC 415, Clinical Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, will receive a rating of satisfactory, and 75% will receive a rating of good or excellent by a three member panel; (d)100% of students will receive a mean rating of 7/10 and 80% will receive a rating of 9/10 on individual media boards in HEC 405, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Methods, evaluated by fellow students and faculty.
BS, Merchandising & Consumer Stu
1. Students who complete the Merchandising and Consumer Studies program will demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the content area. Measures: (a) On the Graduating Senior Exit Survey, 100% of students will agree and 75% will strongly agree that they are confident in their ability and knowledge base to perform each program competency; (b) On the MCS course evaluations, 85% of the students will rate their understanding of the concepts presented in these classes as "good" or "excellent". 2. Students who complete the Merchandising and Consumer Studies program will be prepared for entry-level jobs in the field. Measures: (a) On the practica evaluation, at least 80% of site supervisors of students completing MCS 258 and HEC 477 practica will indicate that students have adequate skills, such that they would employ the student, if a position were available; (b) On the field study tour evaluations, at least 85% of the students will indicate that their awareness and knowledge of careers in the field was increased or expanded. 3. Students who complete the Merchandising and Consumer Studies program will exhibit appropriate research, technological and communication skills in the professional context. Measures: (a) 100% of the student trend board projects completed in MCS 268, Apparel Design 1, will be rated as satisfactory, and 80% will be rated as good or excellent by a team of at least three faculty members; (b) 100% of the student promotional campaigns completed in MCS 466, Consumer Relations, will be rated as satisfactory, and 80% will be rated as good or excellent by a team of at least three faculty members.
BS, Nutrition & Dietetics
1. Students will possess transferable skills that facilitate success in any professional setting (communication skills, organizational skills, team-building and collaboration, commitment to lifelong learning, ethical practice, social responsibility). Measures: (a) 100% of students will receive ratings of satisfactory, and 80% will receive ratings of good or excellent for transferable skills documented in professional portfolios, submitted by students at the end of the senior year, and evaluated by a team of at least 3 faculty members; (b) 100% of students will receive a mean rating of 7/10, and 80% will receive a mean rating of 9/10 on individual oral presentations in FNU 274, Introduction to Dietetics, evaluated by fellow students and faculty. 2. Students will be able to critically evaluate information from a variety of sources, use research to support decision making, and participate in applied research. Measures: (a) 100% of the student research projects completed in FNU 412, Advanced Food Science, will be rated as satisfactory, and 80% will be rated as good or excellent by a team of at least three faculty members; (b) 100% of students will agree and 80% will strongly agree that they can locate, interpret, and use professional literature to make evidence-based practice decisions, on the graduating senior exit survey administered by the Director of the School of Human Ecology. 3. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to utilize the ADA nutrition care process to plan interventions for individuals and groups in clinical and community settings and utilize knowledge of food, food systems, management, entrepreneurship and regulatory agencies to plan, manage and market a food service operation. Measures: (a) 100% of students who apply for a dietetic internship will be accepted and will complete the DI within 18 months of graduation; (b) At least 80% of the students taking the RD exam will pass on the first attempt. At least 50% will score above the average in the foodservice domain, and at least 50% will score above average in the nutrition domain.
Dietetic Internship (non-degree)
1. The DI will prepare interns to apply professional skills (communication, organization, leadership skills, team building skills, initiative, and ethical practice) as they work with individuals, families and community groups in a variety of practice settings: (a) 100% of the interns will receive a score of 80% or above on a comprehensive exam in FNU 548: Applied Dietetics taken during the summer session; (b) 100% of intens will score "good" or above on all categories of the clinical case study presentation evaluation. 2. The DI program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians: (a) At least 90% of the students who complete the DI and take the registration exam will pass on the first attempt; (b) At least 75% of the students who take the registration exam will score at or above the 50th percentile in the nutrition and food service domains. 3. The DI program will emphasize an enhanced understanding of research and will facilitate continuation of graduate studies in the nutrition and dietetics master's program at Louisiana Tech University: (a) At least 50% of the students who complete the DI will continue in the MS program; (b) During the 5-year reporting period, at least six DI graduates continuing in the graduate program will complete the MS degree each year.
MS, Family & Consumer Sciences
1. Students who complete the MS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences will have the skills to conduct a research project and report the results: (a) At least 70% of the theses and non-thesis research projects will receive a composite rating of "good" or "excellent" for problem identification/design, content, and research skill development by the three-member graduate faculty committee; (b) At least 50% of the students completing the MS degree will present the results of the research project at the ANS Day Research Symposium, or at a local, state, regional, or national meeting; (c) On an annual basis, at least 50% of student projects will be submitted for publication or grant funding. 2. Students who complete the MS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences will be able to effectively communicate in writing: (a) At least 70% of students will receive a composite rating of "good" or "excellent" for writing quality from the three-member graduate committee; (b) At least 70% of students will pass the written comprehensive examination on the first attempt. 3. Students who complete the MS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences will be employed in an applicable field: (a) 80% of the graduates who seek employment or additional graduate training will be employed in an applicable field or accepted into another graduate program before graduation or within 6 months of graduation; (b) At least 75% of graduates who respond to the survey of graduates will indicate they feel "prepared" or "very prepared" for employment in their respective field.
MS, Nutrition & Dietetics
1. Students who complete the Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics will have the skills to conduct a research report and report the results. Measures: (a) At least 80% of the theses and non-thesis research projects will receive a composite rating of "good" or "excellent" for problem identification/design, content, and research skill development by the three member graduate faculty committee; (b)At least 50% of the students will present the results of their research project at the ANS Day Research Symposium or other state or national meeting; (c) On an annual basis, at least 3 manuscripts developed from graduate research proejcts will be submitted for publication, and two manuscripts per year will be accepted for publication (Based on an average of 8 graduates per year, about 1/3 will be submitted and 1/4 will be published). 2. Students who complete the Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics will be able to communicate effectively in writing. Measures: (a) At least 75% of students will receive a composite rating of "good" or "excellent" for writing quality by the three-member graduate committee; (b) At least 90% of the students will pass the written comprehensive examination on the first attempt. 3. Students who complete the Master of Science degree in nutrition and dietetics will be employed and feel competent to practice in the field. Measures: (a) 100% of the graduates will be employed in the field of dietetics before graduation or within one month of graduation; (b) At least 75% of graduates who respond to the survey of graduates will indicate they feel "prepared" or "very prepared" to fulfill the duties of their job.

Last Update: 2-4-2009 11:33:34 AM
College of Business
Building Distinction
Vision
Core Vision Statement:
We envision the Louisiana Tech University College of Business as balancing learning, discovery, community outreach, and development for an unparalleled education in the business disciplines.
Mission
Mission:
Our mission--indeed, our passion--is the continuing advancement of the quality and relevance of our teaching and research, and of our relations with our constituents. We seek to fulfill these aspirations through discovering new knowledge, creating meaningful learning experiences, preparing our students for successful careers, developing mutually beneficial partnerships, and Building Distinction by enhancing the reputation of the College.
College Programs
Business Doctoral Programs
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Oral Communication: DBA students will be proficient in oral communication. Goal #2 - Research: DBA students will be proficient researchers. Goal #3 - Knowledge of Statistics: DBA students will be proficient in knowledge of statistics.
Program Objectives
DBA Means of Assessment
Objective #1 - Oral Communication: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed oral presentation expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. Objective #2 - Research: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed research paper expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. Class research papers, conference papers, and or student dissertations will be used for evaluation. Objective #3 - Knowledge of Statistics: Research: At least 80% of DBA students will meet or exceed research paper expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. The statistical tools qualifier and or comprehensive exam questions will be used for the evaluation.
Business Master-Level Programs
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Oral Communication: MBA students will be proficient in oral communication skills. Goal #2 - Written Communication: MBA students will be proficient in written communication skills. Goal #3 - Information Integration: MBA students will be proficient in integrating cross-disciplinary information to solve business problems.
Assurance of Learning Goals
Goal #1 - Professional Certifications: Graduates will be successful in achieving professional certifications. Goal #2 - Oral Communication: MPA students will be proficient in oral communication. Goal #3 - Written Communication: MPA students will be proficient in written communication.
Program Objectives
MBA/MPA Means of Assessment
MBA Objective #1 - Oral Communication: At least 80% of MBA students making presentations will meet or exceed expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. MBA Objective #2 - Written Communication: At Least 80% of MBA students providing written communication will meet or exceed expectations for written commication skills for each component of the evaluation metric. MBA Objective #3 - Integrating Information: At Least 80% of MBA students will meet or exceed expectations to integrate different functional areas to solve business problems as presented in a comprehensive business case. MPA Objective #1 - At least 50% of Louisiana Tech advanced degree graduates taking the CPA will pass one or more sections of the CPA exam. MPA Objective #2 - At least 80% of MPA students making presentations will meet or exceed expectations for each component of the evaluation metric. MPA Objective #3 - At least 80% of MPA students preparing research papers will meet or exceed expectations for written communication skills for each component of the evaluation metric.
Business Undergraduate Programs
Cognitive and Social Aptitudes
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in Cognitive and Social Aptitudes, including (1) the communication skills to build effective workplace relationships; (2) the ability to critically and creatively evaluate problems and to think strategically; (3) the capacity to exercise judgment that includes ethical considerations in the solutions offered.
Leading-Edge Theory and Practice in their Discipline
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in Leading-Edge Theory and Practice in their Discipline, or more specifically, ensuring our graduates are prepared for entry-level professional positions related to their academic majors.
Management-Specific Skills and Knowledge
We must provide educational opportunities that enhance our undergraduate students' continued development in the following areas: • Financial theories, analysis, and markets • Accounting concepts • Production and distribution of goods and services • Information technologies and systems • Economic environments of organizations • Marketing functions and strategies • Managerial concepts and practices • Strategic management
Program Objectives
Accounting
Graduates will be able to analyze the annual report of a publicly traded company.
Business Economics
Graduates will be able to identify the role of supply and demand in a market economy and apply the principle of marginal analysis to the economic decision-making process.
Business Management and Entrepre
Graduates will be able to create a business plan suitable for obtaining financing.
Computer Information Systems
Graduates will be able to solve a database design problem.
Finance
Graduates will be able to create and evaluate a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds
Human Resource Management
Graduates will be able to identify practices and policies related to employee and labor relations and evaluate these practices and policies in terms of their utility and legality.
Marketing
Graduates will be able to develop a survey instrument for a marketing research project.

Last Update: 3-6-2009 8:51:23 AM
College of Education
College of Education Vision and Mission
Vision
Our vision is the College of Education as an inclusive learning community renowned for fostering competent, ethical, and caring professionals who contribute significantly to a diverse and dynamic world through research, development, and application.
Mission
The College of Education’s mission statement has also recently been revised to better express how it is intended that the shared vision is to be attained in reality. The mission of the College of Education is to:

1. Provide high quality educational programs and experiences;

2. Enhance and extend the knowledge bases of developing professionals through research and other scholarly activities;

3. Extend the boundaries of knowledge through vigorous research and dissemination;

4. Collaborate within the university and with the broader community ; and

5. Provide professional services to the community.
Themes
Theme 1
Recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Goal I.1
To maintain a high standard of quality students completing the College's programs
Goal II.1
To increase the diversity of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education
Goal II.3
To develop and maintain a competitive edge in enrollment
Theme 2
Integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education
Goal I.2
To continually improve our programs
Goal IV.1
To obtain and make use of latest technologies
Goal IV.2
To increase technology integration into teaching and research
Theme 3
Elevating our research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth
Goal I.4
To establish additional College of Education doctoral progams
Goal III.5
The College of education will be recognized as a leader in key areas of research
Goal V.3
To develop funding for COE initiatives with community partners
College Programs
Bachelor's Programs
Agriculture Education (6-12)
Animal Science
Includes concentrations in Dairy; Equine Science; General Animal Science; Livestock Production; and Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Biology Education (6-12)
Business Education (6-12)
Chemistry Education (6-12)
Early/Elementary Education (PK-3)
Earth Science Education (6-12)
Elementary Education (1-5)
Elementary/Special Education
Health and Physical Education (K-12)
Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Mathematics Education (6-12)
Middle School Education - Mathematics/Science (4-8)
Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology
Physics Education (6-12)
Special Education -Mild/Moderate
Program Objectives
Journalism
Students who complete the journalism program will have a broad-based background, including being able to write quality news, feature, columns and other journalistic articles, which prepares them satisfactorily for the mass communication work force.
Doctoral Programs
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership
Graduate Divison
Our DBA program equips graduates to become scholars in their disciplines and to think beyond traditional boundaries. Our graduate programs drive our mission to engage in disciplined-based scholarship that advances knowledge, improves management practice, and enhances business performance. This scholarship is both the foundation and stimulus of the College's commitment to excellence in instruction in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
Master's Degree Programs
Art Education
Counseling and Guidance
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education (PK-3)
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education (1-5)
Health and Exercise Science
Health and Physcial Education
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Middle School Education - Mathematics (4-8)
Middle School Education - Science (4-8)
Music Education
Special Education - Mild/Moderate (1-12)
Teaching Blind Students

Last Update: 3-2-2009 3:26:43 PM
College of Engineering and Science
Quest For Quality In Engineering And Science
Vision
The Louisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science will be the best college in the world at integrating engineering and science in education and research.
Mission
The Purpose of COES is Building Engineers and Scientists for Tomorrow. In fulfilling this purpose,

We provide a quality undergraduate and graduate education that responds to the needs and challenges of our ever-changing world, includes an international perspective, and stimulates social and ecological awareness.

We promote the knowledge, skills, ethics, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.

We conduct the quality research throughout the college and world-class research in key focal areas.
Themes
Theme 1
Integrating Engineering and Science in Undergraduate Education
Primary Strategy 1.1
Increase professionalism of graduating students, including ethics and academic conduct
Primary Strategy 1.2
Provide outstanding learning experience to all students.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Increase quality of graduating students
Primary Strategy 1.4
Provide interdisciplinary learning experiences in all degree programs.
Theme 2
Integrating Engineering and Science in Graduate Education
Primary Strategy 2.1
Increase percentage of US citizens in graduate programs
Primary Strategy 2.2
Increase overall quality of admitted students
Primary Strategy 2.3
Increase quality and professionalism of graduating students
Primary Strategy 2.4
Increase number of PhD graduates
Theme 3
Integrating Engineering and Science in Research
Primary Strategy 3.1
Increase number of multi-year, multi-million dollar proposals
Primary Strategy 3.2
Increase overall federal funding
Primary Strategy 3.3
Increase percentage of proposals which receive funding
Theme 4
Communicating and Advancing Engineering and Science
Primary Strategy 4.1
Increase operating funds by providing $700,000 in available annual resources
Primary Strategy 4.2
Increase retention and recognition of outstanding faculty and staff
Primary Strategy 4.3
Improve educational and research infrastructure
Primary Strategy 4.4
Increase communication both internally and externally among COES and stakeholders
College Programs
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
The Biomedical Engineering produces B.S. graduates prepared for engineering, management practice and continuing study at the graduate or professional level. The curriculum includes tracks in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pre-medicine and Computer Information.
Careers
Graduates of the program will find employment as biomedical engineers or be admitted for continued study in engineering, science, business, medicine, or other professional programs.
Life-Long Learning
Graduates of the program will continue to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
Professionalism
Graduates of the program will communicate effectively, undertake professional responsibilities, and function effectively as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
Skills
Graduates of the program will apply the skills obtained from the program to biomedical or other multidisciplinary fields.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An in-depth understanding of engineering principles and biological/medical concepts in a core area of engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The ability to use modern engineering tools in experiments, analysis and design, and to assess the appropriateness of these tools.
ABET Program Outcome 11
An understanding of contemporary Biomedical Engineering applications of technology and their uses in health care.
ABET Program Outcome 2
A broad understanding of engineering, and scientific principles, and the ability to apply these principles to design and analysis.
ABET Program Outcome 3
A broad understanding of social, cultural, and ethical principles and professional responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to identify, define and solve complex problems that cut across disciplines.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to apply math, science, and engineering to problems at the interface between engineering and biology.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An ability to communicate effectively using appropriate technology and efficiently use information resources.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and understand team dynamics.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The ability to generate questions and hypotheses, design experiments that will provide meaningful answers, and collect and interpret measurements from both living and non-living systems.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The ability to adapt to sociological and technological change.
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
The Chemical Engineering Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice chemical engineering in various fields including chemical, petrochemical, and pulp and paper.
Careers
Graduates will engage in successful careers in industry (primarily chemical, petrochemical, and pulp/paper) and/or graduate or other professional schools (law, medical, pharmacy).
Professional Development
Graduates will be active in professional development and acquiring new skills to remain relevant in today's fast changing environment.
Professionalism and Ethics
Graduates will exhibit the professional skills necessary to be effective and succeed in the modern workforce including the ability to function in teams, the ability to communicate effectively, and high standards of ethics and professionalism.
Skills
Graduates will demonstrate the technical chemical engineering skills required for the workforce including knowledge of chemical engineering techniques and the ability to utilize science, mathematics, and engineering principles to analyze and solve problems.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary chemical-engineering related issues.
ABET Program Outcome 11
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 12
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design, analyze, and control physical and chemical processes.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments based on science and engineering principles with an accompanying ability to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs applicable to chemical engineering within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve chemical engineering-related problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility to the chemical engineering profession and to society at large.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively by conveying technical material through both formal written medium and through oral presentations.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of chemical engineering-related solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
Chemical engineering students will demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
The Chemistry program offers a broad background in chemistry and results in a degree which is approved by the American Chemical Society. Students entering this program generally plan to pursue a career as an industrial chemist or attend graduate school with a specialty in one of the major areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical).
Program Objectives
Objective 1
The majority of Senior students taking the Chemistry Major Field Assessment Test will score at or above the 50% rank in the Analytical, Organic, and Physical Chemistry subject areas of the exam.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate skills in the use of modern chemical instrumentation.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in oral communication skills that allow effective presentation of chemical information.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The Program produces graduates who have the background necessary for the practice of civil engineering and to assume leadership roles in the engineering profession. Graduate are provided with a solid foundation in four major sub-disciplines of civil engineering: structures, environmental/water resources, geotechnical/materials, and transportation/construction.
Communication
To produce graduates who have developed oral an written communication skills that allow students to present information effectively.
Design
To produce graduate tho have developed the skills required to design civil engineering systems and facilities, including the graduates' abilities to formulate problems, to think creatively, to synthesize information, and to work collaboratively in teams. The civil engineering program at Louisiana Tech University will concentrate undergraduate instruction in areas of water resources/environmental, structures, transportation, and geotechnical engineering.
Experimental & Data Analysis
To produce graduates who are taught to use current experimental and data analysis techniques for civil engineering applications.
Life-Long Learning
To produce graduates who are prepared for life-long learning and successful careers as civil engineers.
Problem-Solving
To produce graduates who are trained thoroughly in methods of analysis, including the mathematical and computational skills appropriate for civil engineers to use when solving problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
To produce graduates with understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
A knowledge of contemporary issues as they affect the professional and ethical practice of engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The ability to practice civil engineering using up-to-date techniques, skills, and tools as a result of life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 3
An ability to formulate and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to design a system or component to satisfy stated or code requirements.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to serve on and lead on teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 8
An ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The broad education necessary to understand the potential impact of engineering solutions in various geographical settings including societal and environmental contexts.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice Computer Science in various fields, including high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare and service industries, as well as pursue advanced degrees.
Breadth
Our graduates have knowledge not only of the critical areas of Computer Science but also of related disciplines, and they have the broad education in arts and sciences necessary for productive careers and successful post-graduate education.
Depth
Our graduates demonstrate fundamental knowledge of Computer Science, making valuable technical contributions to the design, development, and production of computing systems and related areas.
Lifelong Learning
Our graduates engage in professional development in order to remain current in the field and to understand ongoing issues in Computer Science.
Professionalism
Our graduates utilize and exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professional and ethical principles when functioning as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
ABET Program Outcome 11
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
ABET Program Outcome 3
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
ABET Program Outcome 4
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
ABET Program Outcome 5
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 6
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
ABET Program Outcome 7
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation, an ability to to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology
The Program produces graduates who are prepared to apply engineered construction principles in the construction process, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed for the heavy-highway, underground utility, and building structural frame construction segments of the industry.
Careers
To prepare graduates for successful careers in the construction field y providing them with the appropriate technical background, strong communication skills, as sense of professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities, and tools for life-long learning.
Knowledge and Skills
To prepare graduates to apply engineered construction principles in the construction process, with a focus on the knowledge and skills needed for the heavy-highway, underground utility, and building structural frame construction segments of the industry.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to practice in the construction field using up-to-date techniques, skills, and tools as necessary for an engineering technologist.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to identify, formulate and solve novel construction engineering technology problems using the appropriate scientific, mathematical, engineering and technological methods.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to conduct experiments and to use the results to improve construction processes.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to use knowledge, skills, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to function effectively on teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation an understanding of contemporary professional, ethical, social and global issues and responsibilities with a respect for diversity.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Louisiana Tech University construction engineering technology students will demonstrate prior to graduation a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
The Program produces graduates who have a fundamental knowledge needed for the practice of, or advanced study in, electrical engineering. Graduates receive an emphasis in at least two of the following four application areas: electric power, communications, controls, and microelectronics.
Breadth
Our graduates will have a broad education necessary for productive careers or the pursuit of graduate education, including a knowledge of important current issues in electrical engineering.
Depth
Our graduates will have a fundamental knowledge needed for the practice of, or advanced study in, electrical engineering in such application areas aa electric power, communications, controls, and microelectronics.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will believe that their undergraduate electrical engineering education was a wise investment and will continue to develop their knowledge and skills after graduation.
Professionalism
Our graduates will have strong communications skills, will understand and undertake professional responsibilities, and will function effectively as members and leaders of multi-disciplinary teams.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the analysis of electrical engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, including computer-based tools, necessary for engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 11
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a demonstrated knowledge of advance mathematics. This includes differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.
ABET Program Outcome 12
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a knowledge of probability and statistics, including electrical engineering applications.
ABET Program Outcome 13
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design systems which include hardware and software components.
ABET Program Outcome 2
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design and conduct scientific and engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
ABET Program Outcome 4
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 7
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates an ability to communicate by conveying technical material through by the formal written medium and through oral presentation with audience interaction.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates the broad education and a knowledge of contemporary issues necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
The Electrical Engineering Program instills in its graduates a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
The Program produces Bachelor of Science graduates having broad technical backgrounds who can practice in diverse areas such as electrical utilities, raw materials processing, general manufacturing, health care, and service sectors associate with these areas.
Communication
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will utilize oral and written communication skills to present information effectively.
Life-Long Learning
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and continuous professional improvement.
Problem-Solving
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will apply appropriate mathematical, computational, computer, and critical reasoning skills to analyze and solve problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will practice in a professional, ethical, and socially responsible manner.
Technical Knowledge
After graduating Electrical Engineering Technology majors will leverage their technical knowledge to acquire professional positions in electrical, electronic, and related fields.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of electrical theory, skills and tools of the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate awareness of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of measurement and laboratory skills.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of contemporary computer tools appropriate to the discipline.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to apply acquired knowledge to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to conduct experiments and analyze data.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to use experimental data to implement process and/or quality improvements.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to function in teams.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 9
Electrical Engineering Technology graduates will demonstrate awareness of the need for lifelong learning and continuous personal improvement.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
The Program produces B.S. graduates who can design, develop, improve and implement integrated systems in various fields, including manufacturing, health care and service industries.
Careers
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate techniques and modern engineering tools for successful industrial engineering careers that support the local, regional and national economy.
Communication
Our graduates will have effective written and oral communication skills.
Design
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to design, develop, implement, improve and integrate systems with machines, people, materials, information and energy for productivity, quality and work environment improvements.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will actively participate in life-long learning activities and/or continue into graduate programs.
Professionalism and Ethics
Our graduates will be able to work collaboratively in and lead teams and understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
ABET Program Outcome 10
A knowledge of contemporary issues.
ABET Program Outcome 11
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
ABET Program Outcome 12
An ability to identify deficiencies of existing systems and to propose solutions for improvements.
ABET Program Outcome 13
An ability to integrate systems using appropriate analytical and computational skills.
ABET Program Outcome 2
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
ABET Program Outcome 4
An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 5
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 6
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
ABET Program Outcome 7
An ability to communicate effectively.
ABET Program Outcome 8
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environment, and societal context.
ABET Program Outcome 9
A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
The Program of Mathematics and Statistics offers a wide variety of options at the B.S. and M.S. degree levels. Student can choose from a large selection of courses from areas such as abstract algebra, analysis, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, linear algebra, control theory, graph theory, number theory, and statistical models.
Program
Provide a quality undergraduate and graduate education that responds to the needs and challenges of our ever-changing world, includes an international perspective, and stimulates social and ecological awareness. Promote the knowledge, skills, ethics, creativity and critical thinking necessary for professional competence and life-long learning.
Program Objectives
Learning Objective 1
Students will demonstrate skill in problem solving (with and without technology), abstract thinking, and proving theorems.
Learning Objective 2
Students will be able to communicate mathematics precisely and in an organized fashion in proofs.
Learning Objective 3
Preparation of students for graduate school in mathematics and related fields.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering Program produces B.S. graduates who can practice Mechanical Engineering in various fields, including manufacturing, oil, gas and petrochemicals, consulting and forest products.
Communication
Our graduates will demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
Design
Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to formulate problems, think creatively, synthesize information, and work individually and collaboratively in the design of effective problem solutions.
Life-Long Learning
Our graduates will actively participate in lifelong learning activities that enhance their technical and professional skills.
Problem-Solving
Our graduates will apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles to solve problems.
Professionalism and Ethics
Our graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
Testing and Evaluation
Our graduates will demonstrate skill in the use of appropriate testing and evaluation techniques.
Program Objectives
ABET Program Outcome 1
Our graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 10
Our graduates will have an ability to use applicable techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
ABET Program Outcome 2
Our graduates will have an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
ABET Program Outcome 3
Our graduates will have an ability to work professionally with mechanical systems, components, or processes including their design and realization.
ABET Program Outcome 4
Our graduates will have an ability to work professionally with thermal/fluid systems, components, or processes including their design and realization.
ABET Program Outcome 5
Our graduates will have an ability to serve and provide leadership in multi-disciplinary teams.
ABET Program Outcome 6
Our graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
ABET Program Outcome 7
Our graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of Mechanical Engineering solutions in various geographical settings including societal and environmental contexts.
ABET Program Outcome 8
Our graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and a commitment to engage in life-long learning.
ABET Program Outcome 9
our graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues that enables the engineer to practice professionally and ethically.
Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering
The B.S. in Nanosystems Engineering prepares students for research-based careers by going on to graduate study or working at government laboratories and/or research centers. The program provides specialized courses in nanotechnology materials, measurement, and fabrication techniques and engineering application focus areas in biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or microsystems engineering.
Careers
To produce graduates that are employed in successful careers in the fields of engineering and/or science, or pursuing post-graduate study in related fields.
Communication, Professionalism and Ethics
To produce graduates that exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as professional and ethical principles, and function effectively as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
Fundamentals
To produce graduates that possess a solid background in engineering fundamentals with an in-depth knowledge about nanotechnology and its applications to a variety of disciplines.
Life-Long Learning
To produce graduates that engage in life-long learning in order to remain technically current in their field and to know about contemporary issues in their field.
Program Objectives
Program Outcome 1
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and nanotechnology concepts in a core area of engineering.
Program Outcome 10
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a significant professional or research experience prior to graduation.
Program Outcome 11
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to use modern engineering tools in experiments, analysis and design, and to assess the appropriateness of these tools.
Program Outcome 12
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an understanding of contemporary Nanosystems Engineering applications of Technology and their societal implications.
Program Outcome 2
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a broad understanding of engineering, and scientific principles & responsibilities, and the ability to apply these principles to design and analysis.
Program Outcome 3
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs subject to realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and/or sustainability.
Program Outcome 4
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have a broad understanding of social, cultural, and ethical principles and responsibilities.
Program Outcome 5
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to identify, define and solve complex problems that cut across disciplines.
Program Outcome 6
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to apply math, science, and engineering to problems at the interface between engineering and nanotechnology.
Program Outcome 7
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to communicate effectively using appropriate technology and efficiently use information resources.
Program Outcome 8
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have an ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams and understand team dynamics.
Program Outcome 9
Graduates of the Nanosystems Engineering program will have the ability to design experiments that will provide meaningful answers, and collect and interpret measurements.
Bachelor of Science in Physics
The Physics Program prepares students for graduate work in physics and subsequent jobs in industry or government laboratories. The curriculum provides students with extensive exposure to the fundamental principles of physics and an introduction to the basic methods of physics research.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and analysis.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate expertise with core physics concepts and their application.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function effectively in a laboratory environment and to pursue independent research.
Center for Applied Physics Studies
The Center for Applied Physics Studies (CAPS) endeavors to nurture an advanced physics and engineering research and educational environment that maintains scientific individuality while creating opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and shared resources, thereby overlapping strongly with the institutional Mission.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Continue to develop and work on DoE funded program at FNAL.
Objective 2
Continue to develop and work on NSF funded program at TJNAF.
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science
The mission of CyBERS is to conduct basic and applied research in biomedical engineering and provide services to address medical rehabilitation needs.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Develop proposals to funding agencies to support rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering and other biomedical engineering research and development programs.
Objective 2
Initiate and develop new materials and devices to solve biomedical problems.
Objective 3
Involve students in rehabilitation engineering, neural engineering and other biomedical engineering research and development projects.
Institute for Micromanufacturing
The vision of the Institute is to be a world-class resource for the realization of commercially-viable micro- and nanosystems, contributing to the economic infrastructure of Louisiana and the nation, and benefiting humanity as a whole. The Institute's activities are in its main research and development thrust areas of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Nanotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology.
Interdisciplinary STEM Education Research Center
ISERC is a leader in reinventing engineering and science education to meet the regional, global, and national challenges of the 21st century.
Master of Science in Applied Physics
This Program offers instruction and opportunities for research in the areas of solid state physics, high energy physics, computational physics, and nuclear physics. The completion of the master's program will prepare the student for further work toward the doctorate degree as well as for employment in government and industry.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in thinking critically and analyzing physics problems in core theoretical areas of mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the major fields of modern physics research. Detailed knowledge will be demonstrated in at least three of the following areas: solid state physics, nuclear physics, particle analysis, astrophysics, biophysics, geophysics, chemical physics, optics.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate the capability for conducting independent research.
Master of Science in Computer Science
This degree offers in-depth study and research in systems, theory, algorithms, and applied aspects of computer science. The degree prepares students for employment in government and industry and for doctoral programs in computer science.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in algorithmic design, analysis, and complexity.
Objective 2
Graduates will demonstrate the capability for conducting research.
Objective 3
Graduates will demonstrate a depth of knowledge in two specialty areas.
Master of Science in Engineering
This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced education with a concentration in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in their concentration area of engineering and general engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management
The engineering & technology management program is a practice - oriented (non-thesis) masters degree and focuses on managing technology and engineering functions.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
The Masters program addresses the need for an advanced degree.
Objective 2
The faculty and staff are responsive to the needs of the students in the program.
Objective 3
The facilities and resources of the Technology Transfer Center as adequately addressing the needs of the program.
Master of Science in Mathematics
This degree offers in-depth studies in algebra, analysis, differential equations, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and computational mathematics.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Students will demonstrate skill in problem solving, abstract thinking, and proving theorems.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering
This one-year "professional track" in MS in Microsystems Engineering leads to a graduate degree that will: (a) provide broad exposure to microsystems and nanosystems engineering principles, (b) provide hands-on laboratory experience in microfabrication and microelectronics, and (c) prepare you for the PhD/ENGR degree by allowing you to complete several required courses while earning the MS degree.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in microsystems engineering principles and techniques.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of applying the principles of microsystems engineering for the design, fabrication, and testing of microsystems.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology
This is a highly interdisciplinary degree program, with active participation from biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering and physics. Flexible curricular requirements allow students to undertake advanced study in an area closely related to their undergraduate major, thus strengthening their command of it, or to switch to a new area, thereby stimulating new ways of approaching and solving scientific problems.
Careers
To prepare graduate students for the next generation of careers in science and technology by offering a unique, flexible, and highly marketable graduate degree.
Enhance
To enhance interdisciplinary applied research at Louisiana Tech University in micromanufacturing and nanotechnology, including molecular biology and protein engineering.
PhD Preparation
To prepare graduate students for interdisciplinary or traditional PhD programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, and Physics which emphasize research at the intersections of one or more of the traditional disciplines.
Train
To train graduate students in experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of research in molecular biology, chemistry, and physics, particularly where these disciplines intersect.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in advanced concepts in molecular sciences and nanotechnology.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of organizing and conducting advanced study and theoretical or applied research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering
This program focuses on advanced engineering principles and their applications in medicine and biology.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in biomedical engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D. in Computational Analysis and Modeling
The Ph.D. program in Computational Analysis and Modeling (CAM) is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree program administered by the Graduate School,with participation from the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. The program is intended to produce professionals, who have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of mathematical modeling, and have the expertise to implement, analyze and evaluate such models using state of the art computing environments and advanced visual data analysis techniques.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in advanced computational, mathematics, and modeling principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Ph.D. in Engineering
The Ph.D. in Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree with a strong research emphasis. The program prepares candidates for both academic and industry careers. Students must choose research projects for their dissertation in one of the following thematic areas: Micro/Nanotechnology and Micro/Nanoelectronics, Materials and Construction Systems, or Engineering Physics.
Program Objectives
Objective 1
Graduates will have a strong foundation in engineering principles.
Objective 2
Graduates will be capable of conducting high quality research.
Objective 3
Graduates will achieve their initial post-graduation goal.
Trenchless Technology Center
The Trenchless Technology Center at the Louisiana Tech University is a university/industry cooperative research center. Our mission is to advance trenchless technology by serving as an independent source of knowledge, research and education.
Goal I
To be the premier national resource center for the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of underground utilities utilizing trenchless technology.
Goal II
To stimulate, encourage and support innovation in the trenchless technology industry.
Goal III
To be the place that private industry and government agencies come to develop ideas into working prototypes.
Goal IV
To offer a unique test facility and access to faculty expertise and technical resources unavailable in one integrated group anywhere else.
Goal V
To be the place that cities turn to for research and education support in using trenchless technology.
Program Objectives
Objective I
To have a hands-on educational facility coupled with a distance learning program that will allow engineers, operators, inspectors and others to learn how to create successful trenchless projects.
Objective II
To be a knowledge base for problems, solutions, technology and market information related to trenchless technology.

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The Department of Journalism seeks to produce graduates who are highly skilled, ethical gatherers and disseminators of information, who use professional and creative skills to serve society in a number of key roles in journalism, public relations and other communication fields.