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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Staff/Administrator Development Team

Staff/Administrator Development Team

The Staff/Administrator Development Team provides recommendations to the Department of Human Resources regarding orientation for new employees and proposals regarding professional development opportunities for staff. The team is also responsible for the annual recommendation of individuals for staff and administrator awards.

Staff/Administrator Development Team Structure

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, membership on the team includes:

  • two administrative representatives (selected from the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar offices on any of the three campuses)
  • one representative from the Department of Human Resources
  • three staff representatives
  • one administrator or staff representative from the libraries
  • one administrator or staff representative of the Corktown campus
  • one administrator or staff representative of the Riverfront campus

Staff/Administrator Development Team Minutes

Staff/Administrator Development Team Roster

Administrative Representatives
Lynn Vitale (term expires 8/22)*
OPEN (term expires 8/23)

Department of Human Resources
OPEN (term expires 8/23)

Staff Representatives
OPEN (term expires 8/23)
OPEN (term expires 8/23)
OPEN (term expires 8/22)

OPEN (term expires 8/23)

Corktown Campus
Tracy Coleman (term expires 8/22)

Riverfront Campus
Kate Harrison (term expires 8/22)


*Served two terms, ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Staff/Administrator Development Team Charges

2021-2022 Staff/Administrator Development Team Charges

  1. Based on a recommendation from the Strategic Plan 3.3, Culture of Respect Among Employees, develop and create an implementation plan to recognize excellent performance of employees across all campuses in addition to the annual awards events. Schedule a meeting with the Provost/VPAA to discuss the charge.
  2. Identify one program topic and speaker for each term to provide professional development for staff and administrators.

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.