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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Information Technology Team

Information Technology Team

The Information Technology Team provides recommendations to the Provost/VPAA and the Vice President for Business and Finance about planning for academic technology needs, technology needs regarding the development of online courses and programs, courseware, recommendations regarding software, web standards, planning for IT infrastructure, and strategic IT planning for the university.

Information Technology Team Structure

Thirteen-member team which reports to the Provost/VPAA and the Vice President for Business and Finance would include:

  • one representative of the Corktown campus
  • one representative of the Riverfront campus
  • one library representative from the Libraries who report to the Dean of University and Instructional Technology
  • one Instructional Design Studio representative
  • two administrative or staff representatives (one from ITS, and one of which is to be from the Corktown campus or Riverfront campus IT departments)
  • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members
  • four elected representative from the McNichols  campus faculty with in-classroom technology experience, and at least two of which have taught a hybrid or online course within the last two academic years
  • two student representatives, one from resident advisors in the dorms and one graduate student from the colleges/school (rotates in order of when college/school was established). Student representatives may serve up to two one-year terms.

Information Technology Team Minutes

Information Technology Team Annual Reports

IT Team Operational Policies and Procedures

Information Technology Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Cindy Bauer (term expires 3/21)*

Riverfront Campus
Chris Congdon (term expires 3/21)

Libraries
Marilyn Dow (term expires 3/20)

Instructional Design Studio
Nathan Blume (term expires 3/21)*

Administrative/Staff Representatives
Edward Tracey, Associate VP of Information Technology Services (term expires 3/21)*
Mike Verdusco, Director of Educational Technology (term expires 3/21)*

MFA Representative
Sandra Wilson (term expires 3/20)

McNichols Faculty (with in-classroom technology experience)
Patricia DeVoy, CHP (term expires 3/20), Chair and Secretary
Gregory Laidlaw, CLAE (term expires 3/20)
Terry Howard, CBA (term expires 3/21)*
Jennifer Ruel, CHP (term expires 3/21)

Student Representatives
TBD, Resident Advisor (term expires 3/21)
TBD, Graduate Student (term expires 3/21)

*Served two terms, ineligible to serve a third term.

 

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Information Technology Team Charges

2019-2020 Information Technology Team Charges

  1. Provide recommendations to the Provost/VPAA and the Vice President for Business and Finance about planning for academic technology needs, technology needs regarding the development of online courses and programs, courseware, recommendations regarding software, web standards, planning for IT infrastructure, and strategic IT planning for the university.
  1. Conduct a comprehensive faculty/staff/administrator survey of university IT needs on a three-year cycle and similarly, a comprehensive student survey of university IT needs should also be conducted on a three-year cycle.
  1. With Marketing and Public Affairs and the Instructional Design Studio, develop an annual website usability study targeting five faculty and/or students from at least two colleges/schools.

Information Technology Team General Charges 2019-2020

  • Review the attached Roles and Responsibilities for MFA Committees and University Teams. Note important dates.
  • Review the University of Detroit Mercy 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
  • Check the webpage for the specific Team or Committee to determine information provided is accurate.
  • Keep the University community informed of committee/team activities by providing mid-year and annual reports to be posted to the shared governance website. The secretary of the committee is responsible for sending these documents to sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu.