About Elements

How and why was Elements chosen?

The Office of Academic Affairs engaged a procurement process in spring and summer 2021 to consider alternative vendors, and a stakeholder group was involved in viewing demonstrations of these alternatives. 

  • User-friendly interface
  • Ability to process workflows for annual reviews, promotion and tenure, and sabbatical leave proposals
  • Ability to receive data feeds from external sources
  • Ability to incorporate migrated data from the Digital Measures platform


Elements allows for robust faculty activity data collection, maintenance and reporting on the teaching, research and service activities of LSU’s faculty all while being searchable by collaborators across the world. Collaborators can search faculty information based on completed research, area of expertise and scholarly work. Information can be used to generate vitas and other faculty reports in a variety of different formats (ex. PS-36, NIH, NSF, etc.). 

LSU will leverage the faculty information system for processes such as annual reviews, promotion and tenure review, sabbatical review, accreditation reviews, and reporting.


For additional questions, please email elements@lsu.edu and your email will be responded to accordingly.