The Planning, Research, Performance and Academic Affairs Division is responsible for master planning, registration, and licensure of proprietary schools and academic degree-granting institutions. It also oversees healthcare workforce, eLearning, and simulation initiatives. The division is also responsible for many statewide and federal reporting requirements, responding to legislative requests and resolutions and fulfilling various data requests from its many stakeholders.
ContactsDr. Karen Denby
Interim Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Performance Carolyn Blanchard
Executive Assistant Donald Boeckman
Senior Institutional Research Associate LeAnn Detillier
Assistant Commissioner for Program Administration Kimberly Kirkpatrick
Associate Commissioner for Institutional Research and Performance Assessment Services Dr. Lupe Lamadrid Senior Policy Analyst Phone: 225.342.4253
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Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education in Louisiana
Article VIII of Louisiana’s Constitution authorizes the Board of Regents (BoR) to develop a master plan for higher education in Louisiana.
Response to Act 619
Act 619 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature requested a comprehensive analysis of the postsecondary system allowing the Board of Regents and postsecondary education leaders to evaluate and streamline academic offerings, stimulate innovative research and respond to local/regional workforce needs and, in turn, better prioritize resources. The Planning, Research and Performance Division was a major contributor to this effort.Click here for the response to Act 619.
Act 172 of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature sought to improve safety at Louisiana’s public post-secondary institutions and to provide specific protections against and penalties for sexual assaults and other acts of sexual violence. A key provision of this act, was the development, in consultation with the four management boards, and yearly administration of a Campus Climate Survey at each campus. The Board of Regents is required to submit, by September 1, the survey results for the previous academic year from each institution to the Governor, and the Senate and House Committees.