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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

IT Team Operational Policies and Procedures

Information Technology Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Cindy Bauer (term expires 8/22)*

Riverfront Campus
Patrick Meyer (term expires 8/23)

Marilyn Dow (term expires 8/22)

Office of Digital Education
Anthony Cressey (term expires 8/23) - Co-Chair

Administrative/Staff Representatives
Edward Tracy, Associate VP of Information Technology Services (term expires 8/22)*
Thomas Zielonka, SOD, (term expires 8/23)

MFA Representative
Sandra Wilson (term expires 8/22)

McNichols Faculty (with in-classroom technology experience)
Anne Kohnke, CLAE (term expires 8/22)
Grace Thomas-Jacek, CHP (term expires 8/22) - Co-Chair
Shadi Bani-Taan, CES (term expires 8/23)
Jennifer Ruel, CHP (term expires 8/23)* - Secretary

Student Representatives
TBD, Resident Advisor (term expires 8/23)
Thomas Mueller, Graduate Student (term expires 8/23)

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


Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Information Technology Team Charges

2021-2022 Information Technology Team Charges

Review options and provide a recommendation for the adoption of lecture capture software, including considerations for any multi-campus savings, ease of use, and features.

2021-2022 Standing Charges for All Committees and Teams

  1. Review the preliminary charges for 2021-2022 and contact Provost/VPAA  with any additional Committee/Team goals for the 2021-2022 year.
  2. Review the Roles and Responsibilities for MFA Committees and University Teams.
  3. Review the University of Detroit Mercy 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
  4. Review the Shared Governance webpage to determine information provided for the specific Team or Committee is accurate.
  5. Keep the University community informed of Committee/Team activities by providing mid-year and annual reports to be posted to the Shared Governance webpage. The secretary of the committee is responsible for sending these documents to
  6. Submit proposals, recommendations, or documents for consideration by the Shared Governance Clearinghouse to the Provost/VPAA and the MFA President for review and discussion.