1. Policy No.   AA-1447.2
  3.   DEGREES


Policy No.    AA-1447.2


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   EFFECTIVE DATE:   May 17, 2005


      CANCELLATION:   none


  OFFICE:   Academic Affairs (AA)















Subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), Delgado Community College is authorized to confer an Honorary Associate of Arts in Humane Letters to any individual who has made significant contributions in his/her respective field of endeavor, including civic engagement, community development, or the institution’s advancement. In accordance with LCTCS Policy I-1.041, Honorary Degrees, and Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3352, honorary degrees are conferred by vote of the Board upon recommendation of the President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, the Chancellor, and the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Student Development. In addition, the following requirements apply.


(1)  Honorary degrees shall not be granted in a specific discipline.


(2)  Honorary degrees shall not be printed in a manner to be mistaken as an earned      degree granted by the College.


(3)  Two categories of individuals are excluded from receiving honorary degrees--      faculty or staff members currently employed at the granting institution and      Louisiana elected and/or appointed officials in office at the time of selection and      conferral.


(4)  To emphasize and preserve the value of honorary degrees, the College is limited      to awarding a maximum of two honorary degrees per academic year.



(5)  Faculty and staff members of the College are encouraged to recommend        individuals who have made significant achievements in their fields of endeavor.

   Such recommendations must be submitted in writing, with supporting        documentation describing the individual’s accomplishments, to the Vice        Chancellor for Learning and Student Development for review and consideration      by the College.




Alex Johnson




Review Process:

 Academic Affairs Council 4/21/05

College Council 5/17/05



 Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy I-1.041, Honorary Degrees

 Louisiana Revised Statute 17:3352, Degrees; Conditions



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