Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog

Continuing Education



KAPPIE MUMPHREY
Interim Vice President for LSU Online & Continuing Education

LISA VERMA
Senior Director
KRISTY ANTHONY
Director
DONALD BEALE
Director
KELLI HARRISON
Assistant Director

CONTINUING EDUCATION
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT:  340 E. Parker Blvd.
MAILING ADDRESS: 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE: 225-578-2500
FAX: 225-578-4800
WEBSITE: online.lsu.edu/

LSU Continuing Education serves thousands of registrants each year through a wide variety of credit and non-credit programs. Since 1924, Continuing Education has provided flexible and relevant educational programs to meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students, whether on the LSU campus or across the globe. Last year, participants in our programs came from most parishes in Louisiana, every state in the nation, and 59 countries. From a world-class Management & Leadership Institute to programs designed for lifelong learners of all ages, LSU Continuing Education works to support, promote, and enhance LSU’s mission  through both face-to-face and online delivery methods. All programs offered through Continuing Education follow the criteria for evaluation established by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Undergraduate courses are offered through online distance learning for college credit. Many Professional Development courses award Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All courses are taught by LSU faculty or qualified subject matter experts.

To address the diverse needs of lifelong learners, Continuing Education programs focus on four main areas: Online Distance Learning Programs, Professional Development, Tiger Prep  Programs, and Community Programs.

Distance Learning Programs

DIRECTOR Donald Beale
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 833-280-5634
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/odl
EMAIL answers@outreach.lsu.edu

Through online Distance Learning Programs, non-traditional learners can enroll in and earn credit for a wide range of LSU undergraduate courses, regardless of the learner’s location. Distance Learning courses serve more than 2000 registrants annually from all over Louisiana, the U.S., and the world.

College-level distance learning courses are substantially the same in scope and content as those taught on campus, and are taught by members of the university faculty and qualified instructors. All courses are online, and no classroom attendance is required. Enrollment in an online distance learning course may be made at any time, and students do not have to seek admission to the university. These courses are of particular interest to college students who are unable to attend campus classes or who need the flexibility of self-paced enrollment. In addition, college-level courses are taken by high school seniors or graduates who want to earn college credit, as well as individuals working independently toward professional and academic goals.

Professional Development

SENIOR DIRECTOR Lisa Verma
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-4316
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/professional-development/
EMAIL professionaldevelopment@outreach.lsu.edu

LSU Professional Development includes non-credit programs offering open enrollment courses, certificates, custom training, and online courses designed to increase skills and knowledge of individuals working in business, industry, government, and professional organizations. Course areas include: business and management; technology & data analytics, safety management; paralegal studies, and online courses. Courses & certificate programs target high-value, highly practical information that can be applied immediately.

Instructors include LSU faculty, industry experts, and practitioners who specialize in content areas and provide best practices and latest research. LSU Professional Development provides workforce development opportunities and training throughout the state of Louisiana, the region, and beyond

Technology & Data Analytics 

DIRECTOR Kristy Anthony
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-3313
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/professional-development/
EMAIL professionaldevelopment@outreach.lsu.edu

Technology & Data Analytics includes non-credit offerings include AWS, Tableau, DevOps, Microsoft Excel, PowerBI, Web Design, and Bootcamps including Cyber Security, Coding and UI/UX Design. Through the courses offered, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the technologies that drive data growth and best practices to harness its potential. Expert instructors present an array of technical certification programs for professionals. Each brings an in-depth knowledge of the topic, excellent communication skills, and experience in the real world.

Management & Leadership Institute

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Kelli Harrison
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-3209
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/professional-development/

The Management & Leadership Institute features best practices and the latest research in management and supervisory training, backed by Continuing Education’s history, since 1964, of providing professional development in the areas of supervisory effectiveness and organizational leadership.

Recognizing that today’s leaders must be able to manage individual employees as well as the overall business, these programs are a comprehensive, personal, and professional development experience covering a range of management competencies, including public speaking and finance. Customized and on-site training is available.

Paralegal Studies

COORDINATOR Alanna Clanton
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd
TELEPHONE 225-578-6760
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/certificates/professional-development/paralegal-studies-certificate/

The LSU Paralegal Studies Program grew out of Continuing Education’s paralegal courses offered beginning in 1982. The program provides a path to a rewarding career in law through a series of non-credit courses that can be completed in as little as one year. The program is the only noncredit certificate program in Louisiana approved for paralegals by the American Bar Association. Most students complete their bachelor’s degree before earning a paralegal certificate; however, students will be considered for admission if they have at least 45 hours of college credit and a 2.3 overall grade point average. Courses are offered at night to meet the needs of employed students and feature small class size and instructors with real-world experience.

An online notary public preparatory course is also offered. This course prepares students to take the state notary public exam administered by the Secretary of State’s office.

Community Programs

SENIOR DIRECTOR Lisa Verma
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-2500
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/tiger-prep-programs/

LSU Community Programs includes non-credit programs focused on providing instruction in areas of special interest to individuals of all ages seeking personal and academic enrichment. Programs include Test Prep, Science Fair, and OLLI at LSU. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU

PROGRAM COORDINATOR Tarilyn McBride
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-2500
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/olli-lsu/
E-MAIL olli@outreach.lsu.edu

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at LSU is one of a network of 124 university-affiliated programs developed for adults who are ages 50 and older. OLLI at LSU is affiliated with The Bernard Osher Foundation and is administered by LSU Online & Continuing Education. The OLLI at LSU program has over 1,100 members engaging in more than 245. Our members are part of a nationwide membership 151,000 strong located throughout nearly 300 cities and towns throughout the U.S. Our mission is to foster lifelong learning and individual growth for learners ages 50 and over by creating intellectually stimulating learning opportunities that enrich lives. One of the most valuable benefits of OLLI at LSU membership is access to register in one of our non-credit courses, offered during the spring, summer, or fall semester. Non-credit courses include such topics as Art History, Basic Yoga, Film Stories, Flicks & Food, Bridge, Gardening, Spanish Conversation, Life Writing, Line Dancing, Italian Wine, and Shakespeare and many more, offered at convenient times and locations. Members attend courses as participants and also have opportunities to teach courses and serve on committees. In addition to courses, OLLI at LSU offers field trips, coffee discussions, and semester at a glance.

Tiger Prep Programs

COORDINATOR Tiffany Bacon
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-2500
FAX 225-578-4800
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/tiger-prep-programs/

Tiger Prep Programs are designed to inspire and challenge the next generation of learners to explore new possibilities in areas of study like math, reading, coding, and more. Our award-winning programs and instructors have a passion for excellence and will encourage the student to grow and make an impact in their schools and communities. Programs include test prep for ACT/SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Institute for Reading Development, Louisiana Science & Engineering Fairs, and Summer Bridge in Mathematics.

Science & Engineering Fairs

FAIR DIRECTOR Tiffany Bacon
OFFICE 340 E. Parker Blvd.
TELEPHONE 225-578-2500
WEBSITE online.lsu.edu/continuing-education/tiger-prep-programs/louisiana-science-and-engineering-fairs/

The Louisiana State Science & Engineering Fair and the Region VII Science & Engineering Fair are LSU-hosted educational programs that provide unique opportunities for public, private, and home school students in grades six through twelve. Through development and presentation of science and engineering projects, students enhance their abilities to make observations; ask questions regarding scientific phenomena; formulate ideas regarding the solution to a program; develop and carefully follow procedures related to finding an answer or solution to a problem; and effectively present their works to society.