Board Of Regents For Higher Education
Dr. Joseph C. Rallo
Commissioner of Higher Education
1201 N. Third Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
FAX: (225) 342-9318 or 342-6926
PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Roy O. Martin III, Alexandria - Chair
Richard A. Lipsey, Baton Rouge - Vice Chair
Joseph P. Farr, Monroe - Secretary
Mark T. Abraham, Lake Charles; Claudia H. Adley, Benton; Marty J. Chabert, Chauvin; Raymond J. Brandt, Metairie; Joel E. Dupré, New Orleans; William “Bill” Fenstermaker, Lafayette; Chris D. Gorman, Shreveport; Robert W. Levy, Dubach; Edward D. Markcle, New Orleans; W. Gray Stream, Lake Charles; Collis B. Temple III, Baton Rouge; Joseph C. Wiley, Baton Rouge; Patrick J. Harrington (student member), Benton
Louisiana Community And Technical College System
Board Of Supervisors
Dr. Monty Sullivan
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Norwood “Woody” Ogé, Avondale - Chair
Timothy W. Hardy, Baton Rouge - First Vice Chair
Deni Grissette, Sunset - Second Vice Chair
Robert Brown, New Orleans; Helen Bridges Carter, Greensburg; Keith Gamble, Shreveport; Steve Hemperley, New Orleans; Willie Mount, Lake Charles; Michael Murphy, Bogalusa; Paul Price Jr., Winnsboro; Joe Potts, Metairie; Craig Spohn, Benton; Stephen Smith, Schriever; Vincent St. Blanc III, Franklin; Stephen Toups, Baton Rouge; Student Members: Da’Antre Austin, Centerville; Benson Kinney, Monroe
Academic Affairs Council
The Academic Affairs Council is the primary academic planning and management group for the College. The Council provides academic leadership in all areas of the college, provides a forum for discussing academic issues related to academic programs, develops and proposes academic policies, and serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The Admissions Council serves as a vehicle for deliberating and conveying decisions concerning implementation of policies and procedures regarding admission practices and special admission programs. The Council serves as an advisory group to the College Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services.
The Advising Council makes recommendations to improve coordination of academic advising for new, transfer, returning, and continuing students. The Council reviews and approves revisions, as needed, to the policies and procedures related to academic advising, including but not limited to those published in the Academic Advising Procedural Guide.
Business and Administrative Affairs Council
The Business and Administrative Affairs Council is the primary planning and management group for business and administrative affairs at the College. The Council provides business and administrative leadership in all areas of the College, provides a forum for discussing issues affecting the College’s business and administrative operations, develops and proposes business and administrative policies for the College, and serves as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs.
The College Council is the primary planning and management group for Delgado Community College. The College Council provides the leadership for developing college administrative policy, provides a forum for discussing college/campus/community relationships, ensures an understanding and clarification of Board of Supervisors’ policies, and serves as an advisory group to the Chancellor of the College.
The Deans’ Council is a college-wide planning and advisory group comprised of the Deans of all academic divisions across the College. In support of the one-college identity, the Deans’ Council provides a forum for Division Deans to address academic issues related to maintaining consistency in academic offerings, programs, policies, and practices across the College’s campuses; makes recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council related to academic policies and practices; and serves as an advisory group to the Academic Affairs Council on matters pertaining to the responsibilities and scope of the Division Deans.
Department Chair Council
The Department Chair Council is a college-wide planning and advisory group comprised of the Department Chairs of all academic divisions across the College. The Department Chair Council, in support of the one-college identity, provides a forum for Departments Chairs to address academic issues related to maintaining consistency in academic offerings, programs, policies, and practices across the College’s campuses; makes recommendations to the Dean’s Council related to academic policies and practices; and serves as an advisory group to the Dean’s Council on matters pertaining to the responsibilities and scope of the Department Chairs.
Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Council
The Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Council serves in an active advisory capacity to the College’s Distance Learning and Instructional Technology program. The Council reviews policy, procedure, program, and technology recommendations of the College’s various councils and committees, including the Committee on Instructional Technology, and addresses issues and challenges related to the delivery of distance learning and instructional technology. The Council makes policy and procedure recommendations to the Academic Affairs Council as well as recommendations regarding the College’s technology resources to the Information Systems Council. The Council on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology also serves in a support capacity to faculty, staff, and administrators in responding to the challenges of changes in technology that affect distance learning.
The Executive Council is the executive advisory council for the Chancellor. The function of the Executive Council is to address opportunities, challenges, or issues impacting the College, which include fiscal, administrative, resource, personnel, academic, student and other matters that should be reviewed by the upper-level administration.
Information Systems Council
The Information Systems Council provides the direction for information technology support in all areas of the College including administrative computing, academic computing, instructional technology, networking and communications, and technological infrastructure. The Information Systems Council: 1) biennially evaluates and makes recommendations for college-wide policies and procedure for the allocation and use of information technology resources that are consistent with the purpose and goals of the College; 2) develops an institution-wide strategic plan for reviewing and coordinating college-wide information technology related to needs and services; and 3) recommends and reviews an ongoing plan for information technology resources and for reviewing technology resources, network access, and security.
Planning and Assessment Council
The Planning and Assessment Council oversees and coordinates the efforts involved in the planning and assessment of the academic and administrative activities of the College and carries out the policy on Planning and Assessment. It serves in an active capacity by reviewing and revising planning and assessment functions and activities. It also serves in an advisory and support capacity to faculty, staff, and administrators in responding to the challenges of change and in preparing for the future. The Planning and Assessment Council ensures the integration and reinforcement of assessment, planning, and budgeting; the Council also works with the College Council and Academic Affairs Council in this regard.
The Registrar’s Council serves as a vehicle for communicating policies and procedures to staff on all campuses and at all sites. The Council serves as an advisory group to the College Registrar.
The Safety Council is the primary planning and advisory group for the College’s safety program. The Chancellor has designated a Risk and Safety Manager who coordinates all components of the program. The College Risk and Safety Manager serves as chair of the Council. The Safety Council addresses all components of the college-wide safety program, and makes policy and procedural recommendations for improvement on an ongoing basis; serves as an advisory group to the College Risk and Safety Manager in the coordination of the safety program; and provides opportunity for representation of Campus/Site Safety Committee issues, challenges, and recommendations.
Strategic Planning Team
The Strategic Planning Team works to ensure quality and improvement, alignment of funding with prioritized goals and strategic initiatives, a foundation for documenting a culture of evidence, and the College’s ability to meet shifting circumstances and emerging opportunities in the region Delgado serves.
Student Affairs Council
The Council serves as the primary student planning and management group for the College by providing leadership in all student affairs functions; providing a forum for discussing issues related to student affairs functions, offices, and staff; developing and proposing student affairs policies for the College; and serving as an advisory group to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Student Government Council
The Student Government Council is the coordinating body for college-wide policy and procedures for the Student Government Association. It also provides a forum for discussing issues of importance to students and an opportunity to give student input to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) Council
The Student Technology Enhancement Program Council is charged with offering input on all major technology efforts of the College, both academic and administrative, making recommendations on new initiatives, and evaluating progress toward the completion of initiatives. The Council solicits proposals for the use of the Technology Fee, evaluates proposals, and makes recommendations to the Chancellor of the College on the expenditure of the Technology Fee.
The Testing Council is responsible for researching and recommending to the College the appropriate standardized and computerized nationally-normed academic, certification, and assessment instruments. It is also obligated to review current policies and procedures of existing tests and to recommend new testing policies and procedures, including but not limited to fees, structure, programs, college cut-off scores, and procedures followed at each campus and/or site. Council members are charged with the responsibility of informing their departments and other divisions of the College of the various tests offered in the Office of Advising and Testing.
Workforce Development and Technical Education Council
The Workforce Development and Technical Education Council addresses the constantly evolving workforce training needs of business and industry within New Orleans and the surrounding metropolitan area. The Workforce Development and Technical Education Council develops flexible college-wide workforce development and technical education policies that will ensure a rapid response to the needs of business and industry; designs and reviews new certification, training, and education programs that meet the needs of Louisiana’s current and emerging workforce; provides leadership and serves as a training resource to the college and the business community; identifies emerging business trends and technologies; and serves as a regional liaison and college-wide advisory group regarding workforce development issues.
The function of the councils on each campus is to discuss and coordinate College and campus policies, procedures, and activities.
College Standing Committees
Academic and Admissions Standards Committee
The Academic and Admissions Standards Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and makes recommendations concerning academic standards, admissions standards, probation and suspension policies, and graduation requirements. The Committee ensures that SACS requirements are met and oversees the implementation of policies established by the Board of Regents and the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Academic Appeals Committee
In accordance with the College’s Academic Appeals Procedures policy, an Academic Appeals Committee is formed from a pool of committee members to hear academic appeals.
The Athletics Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and promotes the college athletic programs; reviews athletic policies, budgets, and schedules of athletic events; resolves students’ athletic-related grievances; and reviews all academic progress of student athletes and ultimately their eligibility.
The Catalog Committee serves to advise the Editor of the College Catalog for the academic year in which it is appointed. It ensures that all approved changes in the curriculum, in academic standards, and in student affairs policies and procedures are reflected in the Catalog. The Catalog Committee receives and makes recommendations regarding format and style.
College Campus Ministry Committee
The College Campus Ministry Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and coordinates spiritual and religious student activities, ensures application of ethical values to student development, promotes fair treatment of religious groups, and protects students from inappropriate religious persuasion and solicitation of funds on campus.
The Commencement Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and plans, coordinates, and manages the arrangements for graduation ceremonies.
Community Engagement Committee
The Community Engagement Committee develops, promotes, and supports community engagement activities at Delgado Community College, in coordination with college-wide academic councils, designed to enhance student learning through community engagement in a non-profit venture. The Committee, formerly known as the Service Learning Committee, has transitioned in response to the development of the College’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), whose mission is to centralize volunteer activities for staff, faculty, and students; offer consultations regarding service learning plans and service projects; support and connect student and staff clubs, organizations, and social groups with service opportunities; and strengthen relationships with our community partners. Service Learning at Delgado is a teaching strategy that enhances student learning by community engagement. Students apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to provide services that meet real community needs and, at the same time, benefit from the knowledge imparted by the service learning or volunteer experience. Through students’ structured reflection upon their service learning and volunteer experiences, the College seeks to prepare its students to be productive and responsible citizens.
The Curriculum Committee serves as an advisory committee and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and meets regularly to review curricula and evaluate proposed curricular changes including: new courses and master syllabi, prerequisites or corequisites for courses, changes in course titles and credit hours, additions or deletions of programs, revisions in degree and certificate programs, deletion of courses and programs. It ensures appropriate master syllabi are in order for all proposed courses and evaluates its own processes, including receiving and reviewing reports on program assessment.
Excellence in Teaching Committee
The Excellence in Teaching Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In accordance with established procedures, the Committee reviews the nominees for the Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching Award and selects the recipient. Each year the Committee reviews the selection process and reports any suggestions for revisions.
Faculty and Staff Professional Development Committee
The Faculty and Staff Professional Development Committee, in coordination with college-wide councils, has an advisory role for faculty and staff enrichment activities at the College. Faculty and staff enrichment activities include but are not limited to: in-service training, continuing education, and support for new faculty.
Faculty Evaluation and Improvement of Instruction Committee
The Committee on Faculty Evaluation and Improvement of Instruction serves as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and guides and monitors implementation of a comprehensive faculty evaluation system for both the improvement of instruction (formative) and for summative purposes.
General Education Assessment Committee
The General Education Assessment Committee provides leadership and coordination of assessment efforts to measure the effectiveness of General Education at the College.
Institutional Review Board
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures the protection and welfare of human subjects involved in research supported by, conducted at, or associated with the College.
Instructional Technology Committee
The Committee on Instructional Technology promotes and oversees the development and evaluation of technology in teaching and learning. Specifically, the Committee: recommends faculty and staff development activities in instructional technology; recommends policies and procedures regarding student, faculty, and staff access to technology for research, communication, and teaching/learning purposes; develops and periodically reviews student evaluation of instructional technology and distance learning; explores and recommends new technology, particularly to enhance and develop new forms of distance education; and collaborates with appropriate College units to recommend policies and procedures for the monitoring and review of distance education courses and programs to ensure compliance with regional and/or state accrediting/governing agencies’ standards.
Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee
The Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee continually reviews and makes recommendations to the Chancellor on College policies and programming that relate to the issues of diversity. The Committee is proactive in fostering an appreciation of diversity across all College campuses.
Program Review Committee
The Committee on Program Review coordinates and implements comprehensive outcome review processes for degree programs following the guidelines developed and as directed by the Coordinating Council on Assessment. Duties of the Committee include: (1) the designation of programs for review each semester in five-year assessment cycles, (2) coordination and assistance in the execution of the assessment procedures, (3) evaluation of the findings, and (4) support for program-based efforts in utilizing the results of the reviews.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance Committee
The Scholarships and Financial Assistance Committee serves as an advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. It evaluates and validates criteria for scholarships and financial assistance; selects recipients of academic scholarships; recommends policies and standards for granting student aid, academic scholarships, and awards, other than those policies and standards set by law or donor; and serves as a resource for information on scholarships.
Special Needs and Health Services Committee
This committee functions as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and seeks ways to meet needs of special students, including the physically handicapped and the culturally disadvantaged, and provides guidance in planning programs on drug abuse and stress management.
Student Grievance Committee
The Student Grievance Committee hears complaints and grievances of students regarding any problem pertaining to student life and development and makes recommendations for resolving substantiated problems.
Student Judicial Committee
The Student Judicial Committee functions as an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and conducts disciplinary hearings in all cases referred to the committee by the Director of Student Life, as well as appeals by students challenging the decision of the Director of Student Life. It also evaluates procedures for such hearings and recommends changes as appropriate.
Student Organizations, Activities, and Intramurals Committee
This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and works with the SGA to evaluate and recommend policies relating to student activities, student organizations, cultural events, and intramural athletics. The committee is also charged with the responsibility for implementing policies and activities that enhance student participation in organizations, activities, and intramurals.
Delgado Community College Foundation was organized in the early 1980s. The Foundation is comprised of a distinguished cross-section of business men and women from the New Orleans metropolitan area who provide guidance and support to the mission of the College.
The mission of the Foundation is to develop private financial resources for the College. These resources are used to promote and enhance educational programs, fund scholarships, and to seek external revenues, private philanthropic investment and advocacy support as supporting funds for the College.
The Foundation works to raise funds to sponsor the Seymour Weiss Scholarship Fund and to assist the College with events that cannot be funded from the general fund, such as political fundraising/contributions and other College-wide projects. In addition, the Foundation enhances the community’s awareness of the College’s needs and acts as a catalyst to build business and community partnerships.
Delgado Community College Alumni Association
The Alumni Association was organized to promote the educational, physical, and athletic growth of the College and to cultivate and preserve the bonds of friendship among existing and former students and friends of the College. The association is managed and handled by a Board of Directors, which consists of former graduates who have demonstrated an interest in serving the College.
The Endowed Professorship Program is a major effort by Delgado, the community, and the College Foundation to demonstrate commitment to quality instruction by recognizing and fostering faculty excellence. The College has 15 endowed professorships in four areas funded through the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund and the following donors:
Delgado Foundation – Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching
Meadowcrest Hospital, Jo Ellen Smith Hospital - Nursing
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation - Nursing
Chalmette Medical Center - Nursing
East Jefferson General Hospital
Diane Benitez - Nursing
East Jefferson General Hospital
Harry Collins - Nursing and Allied Health
East Jefferson General Hospital
Frank Ciciro - Nursing and Allied Health
East Jefferson General Hospital - Allied Health
Slidell Memorial Hospital - Allied Health
Terrebonne General Medical Center - Allied Health
Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital - Allied Health
Nursing and Health Science Empowerment - Allied Health and Nursing
New Orleans Food and Wine Experience - Culinary Arts
Alden McDonald Endowed Professorship – Business Administration
Lee Giorgio Endowed Professorship – Business Administration
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