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Mission Effectiveness Team

Team Membership

Nine-member team which reports to the Provost/VPAA and through that office to other bodies as appropriate includes: one representative from University Ministry; one representative from the Sisters of Mercy affiliated with the University; one representative from the Society of Jesus affiliated with the University; two faculty representatives elected by the McNichols campus faculty; one staff representative; one Corktown campus representative; one Riverfront campus representative; one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members.

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    Members

    Members

    University Ministry representative

    Anita Klueg, Director, University Ministry (term expires 3/2019)

    Sister of Mercy representative

    Judith Mouch, RSM, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2019)

    Society of Jesuit representative

    Damian Torres-Botello, S.J. (term expires 3/2019)

    Faculty representatives elected by McNichols campus faculty

    Arthur Ko, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2018)

    Todd Hibbard, Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2019)

    Staff representative

    Brigette Murphy-Barbee, Business Manager, School of Architecture (term expires 3/2019)

    Corktown Campus representative

    Divesh Byrappagari, Oral Health & Integrated Care, School of Dentistry (term expires 3/2019)

    Riverfront Campus representative

    Shamaila Khan, Director, Student Affairs, School of Law (term expires 3/2019)

    MFA representative from its members

    Grace Jacek, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2019)

    Invited Participants

    The chairperson of a team and/or the administrator to whom the team reports may add guests in an “Invited Participant” category. Individuals are invited because of their expertise, potential contributions, or history with the team but have no voting rights.  The term of service for invited participants is not to exceed two years.  Invited participants are not eligible for reappointment in this category.  A team may not exceed three invited participants at any given time.

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    2017-2018 Charges

    • Develop ongoing education and promotion of mission fulfillment, coordinate awards to recognize those who foster the mission, and consistently seek ideas from other similarly situated universities to promote even further the development of mission at Detroit Mercy;
    • Seek out what is being done for mission effectiveness at other Mercy and Jesuit institutions of higher education and benchmark the team against the other institution’s efforts;
    • Develop opportunities for University-supported community projects and volunteer opportunities, coordinate an annual faculty lecture regarding urban issues;
    • Encourage members of the team to join students on the Fall term service projects and reflect on experiences;
    • Work with the Institute for Leadership and Service to have student experiences written and included in college/school alumni newsletters and/or Campus Connection.
    • Establish a permanent Community Service Outreach or Outreach or Community Service Engagement sub-team for mission, with representatives from already mission-driven initiatives such as the law clinics, McAuley Health Center, DCDC, Dental clinic, Psychology clinic, University Ministry, etc. This sub-team would recruit other faculty, staff, and students to work on specific projects (e.g. Habitat for Humanity projects, Christmas party at an elementary school in a low-income area), and to brainstorm fundraising/donation projects that are University-wide rather than having individual efforts on each campus.
    • Reach out annually to the members of student government, especially on issues of social justice, ethics, and mission orientation.
    • Review the Team’s Policies and Procedures bringing them into alignment with the 2017 approved governance modification structure, including incorporating the appropriate Communication Structure and Rights and Responsibilities as outlined in the approved structure modification final proposal.  Submit by January 15, 2018 the proposed revision to the Shared Governance Task Force for confirmation that the revision conforms to the approved structure.
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    Operational Policies and Procedures

    I. Reporting Line: Reports to the President of the University

    When formal recommendations are made to the President, the President will inform the team of his/her decision or reaction to the proposal within 60 days. If the President decides to take a course of action different from that recommended by the team, the President will make him/herself available to explain to the team the reason for the contrary action.

    II. Team Membership

    A. One alum representative
    B. Two student representatives
    C. Three administrative or staff representatives (at lease one of which should be a representative of University Ministry)
    D. One representative from the School of Law
    E. One representative from the School of Dentistry
    F. One faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members
    G. One faculty member elected by the McNichols faculty

    III. Organization

    A. Chairperson is elected annually
    1. Calls and presides over meetings of the team
    2. Provides notification of a meeting at least ten days prior to the meeting
    3. Posts a meeting to-do list as a preview for the agenda of the next meeting
    4. Circulate a formal agenda five days before each meeting
    5. Provides to the team issues identified by the President
    6. Provides recommendations and other actions according to timelines established by the President

    B. Secretary is elected annually

    1. Keeps formal minutes of meetings
    2. Abbreviates meeting minutes to one page for the University archives within one week of meeting
    3. Posts summary minutes and other documents online within one week of meeting (shared governance website)
    4. Report team activities to Campus Connections as appropriate
    5. Maintain record of approved resolutions, advice, membership records and other actions
    6. Maintain roster of team membership

    IV. Meetings

    A. Team meets monthly with intermediate meetings optional should deadlines warrant
    B. Last ten minutes of each meeting will be devoted to open forum assessment of the meeting just ending
    C. A simple majority quorum of six people must be present for a meeting, consensus, or vote to occur
    D. Time lime expectation for action items will be determined for each action and will be recorded in the to-do post-meeting mailing
    E. Team will operate by consensus unless a vote is requested by a team member
    F. Meeting will normally last for one hour

    V. Duties

    A. Establish, in consultation with the President, goals for the academic year
    B. Develop means to foster the Jesuit and Mercy traditions through ongoing education and promotion of mission fulfillment
    C. Review and evaluate programs developed under previous Mission Effectiveness Committee for continuation
    D. Coordinate award to recognize those who foster the mission
    E. Continually seek out ideas from other similarly situated universities to promote the development of mission at Detroit Mercy
    F. Be available to provide advice to the AVP on any academic program under review, as requested by the AVP
    G. Provide ongoing report to and consultation with the President of the University
    H. At the end of each academic year, the team will evaluate its progress toward achievement of established goals in an annual report to the President

    Revised and Approved
    Shared Governance Task Force
    May 2006

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    Team Archive

    Organizational Structure and Tasks

    • Determine Team's organizational structure (officers/leadership e.g., chairperson, secretary, and/or other positions).
    • Draft operational policies and procedures (e.g., frequency of meetings, who calls meetings), notification time for meetings (e.g., 10 days), time period for distribution of agenda (e.g., five days), timeline for preparation and approval of meeting minutes.
    • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, advice, membership records and other actions.
    • Draft general assessment process and goals for first year (to be updated annually).
    • Include clear time limits for action on various issues as per paragraph 4 under "Further Details" of Shared Governance Task force proposal approved by the university community.
    • Deliberate and act on priority issues identified by the President.
    • Provide Shared Governance Task Force with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1, 2005.
    • Review the Implementation Grid for the University’s Strategic Plan and become familiar with those action steps related to Mission and Identity.  If appropriate, provide assistance if contacted. 
    • With students as targeted audience, develop a plan to enhance visibility of Detroit Mercy Mission Statement in various locations on University website and other possible venues/applications.  Review websites, contact colleagues, and review publication of other similarly situated universities to seek ideas to better promote the visibility of mission at Detroit Mercy.
    • Continue to review major religious and ethnic groups represented on the three university campuses and make recommendations as to what religious holidays should be noted on the University/Academic calendar as well as college/school calendars if appropriate e.g. Eid, Hanukkah etc.
    • Continue to develop a timeline and roles and responsibilities for the Mission Agere and Mission Vivere awards so that the call for nominations, review of candidates, identification of awardees and notification of awardees and supervisors is completed in a timely manner.
    • Manage the call for, review of submitted nominees and selection of the awardees for the Mission Leadership Award, the Vivere ex Missione Award, and the Agere ex Missione Award.
    • Manage the call for, review of submitted nominees and selection of the awardees for the Mission Leadership Award, the Vivere ex Missione Award, and the Agere ex Missione award.
    • Discuss the option of graduate student eligibility for the Vivere ex Missione Awards.
    • Develop recommendations to foster the Jesuit and Mercy traditions through ongoing education and promotion of mission fulfillment.  Review websites or talk with individuals at similarly situation universities/colleges to identify best practices or strategies to promote or support mission.
    • Provide details highlighting the recipients of the Missione Awards including gathering the names of awardees, suggested location for the plaque and preferred  company and/or plaque details, e.g. size.
    • Make recommendations as to what religious holidays should be noted on the University/Academic calendar as well as college/school calendars if appropriate e.g. Eid, Hanukkah etc.
    • Serve as an advisory group for Celebrate Spirit.
    • Serve as an advisory group for the University-wide “Service Plunge.”
    • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, determinations, advice, membership records and other actions.
    • Keep the University community informed of team activities by providing summary minutes of meetings and reports for posting to the Shared Governance website. The secretary to the committee is responsible for sending these documents to sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu.
    • Verify whether team's operational policy and procedures are consistent with practice. Submit your revised document to the Shared Governance Task Force through the chairperson by December 1. If there are no changes to be made notify the SGTF chairperson by the same date
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