Mission/Urban/Social Justice Team
Twelve-member team: one alumnus, two students, three administrative representatives (at least two of which should be representative of two of the following: the University Ministry, the Office of Mission and Identity, and the Institute for Leadership Development), one staff representative, one law school representative, one dental school representative, one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members, and two faculty members elected by the McNichols faculty.
Reports to the provost/vice president for Academic Affairs and through that office to other bodies as appropriate.
3 faculty representatives
Karen Harris, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2017)
Arthur Ko, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2018)
Sonya Kowalski, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2017) (MFA)
3 administrative representatives
Lisa MacDonnell, Executive Assistant to the President (term expires 3/2017)
John Staudenmaier, SJ, Office of Mission and Identity (term expires 3/2017)
Anita Klueg, Chairperson, Director, University Ministry (term expires 8/2017)
1 staff representative
Elizabeth Engelson, Office of Student Affairs (term expires 8/2017)
1 Dental School representative
Juliette Daniels, Director, Student Affairs (term expires 3/2017)
1 Law School representative
Megan Jennings, Assistant Dean, School of Law (term expires 8/2017)
1 alum representative
TBD (term expires 8/2016)
2 student representatives
TBD (term expires 8/2016)
TBD (term expires 8/2016)
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.
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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
Note: Please note the first charge is from the 2012-2017 University Strategic Plan action steps Click here to view.
Operating 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 MembershipA. 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. OrganizationA. 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 annually1. 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. MeetingsA. 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. DutiesA. 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
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.