The Arts & Humanities Advising Office
City Park Campus
Building 1, Room 120E02
 

                                                           Academic Advisor

                                                            Ms. Lynn Murphy
                                                            City Park Building 1, Room 120E
                                                                                   (504) 671-6310
                                                                                 lmurph@dcc.edu

 

At the Advising Office, our goal is to help you become a successful student and graduate on time.  We offer individual counseling sessions to answer your questions about Arts & Humanities programs, course selection, graduation, and much more.

Role of an Advisor

The role of the academic advisor extends beyond course and program scheduling.  Advisors can assist the student with virtually all aspects of the academic experience and provide information regarding campus resources as needed.  Some of the specific responsibilities of academic advisors include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with goal setting
  • Assistance with personal growth 
  • Selection of educational program
  • Monitoring academic progress
  • Clarification of academic and institutional policies
  • Assistance with academic issues
  • Assistance with personal concerns as it relates to the academic process
  • Navigation within the campus environment
  • Assistance with campus resource identification & utilization 

When to See an Advisor

You are urged to contact your advisor on any matters related to your educational progress.  You are responsible for helping your advisor help you by sharing essential information about your academic progress, strengths, weaknesses, interests, and goals.  Ideally, students should see their advisors prior to the registration period for the upcoming semester.

Student should seek out advisor assistance any time they are experiencing a problem or have outstanding issues. Students are discouraged from registering for courses without consultation and advisor approval of their academic program.

What to Expect of Your Advisor

Students have a right to expect their advisor to:

  • Have reasonable office hours of availability throughout the academic semester
  • Maintain appointments with students on a timely basis
  • Be knowledgeable about educational program requirements and curriculum in the  Arts & Humanities Division
  • Be knowledgeable about academic requirements, institutional policies and procedures to ensure academic success
  • Seek information they do not know or refer you to the appropriate campus resources as needed

What Your Advisor Expects of You

Students have a responsibility to:

  • Read and understand the academic policies and procedures contained in official Delgado Community College publications and on its official website
  • Consult with their advisors during registration periods for course scheduling and any program modification
  • Inform their advisor of any academic difficulties, program or career changes
  • Maintain scheduled appointments with their advisors and be prepared for advisement sessions with any supporting documentation or materials which could assist the advisor
  • Provide advisors with feedback and follow through on advisor recommendations as needed