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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
Lynne Vitale (term expires 3/20)
Melissa Keith (term expires 3/21)

Department of Human Resources
Mary Taylor (term expires 3/21)

Staff Representatives
Chaka Hughes (term expires 3/21)
Munai Newash (term expires 3/21)
Dacia Williams (term expires 3/20)

Libraries
Nicole Shorter (term expires 3/21)*

Corktown Campus
Debra Huff (term expires 3/20)

Riverfront Campus
Kate Harrison (term expires 3/20)

Invited Participant

Gary Erwin, MARCOM (term expires 3/20)

*Served two terms, ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Staff/Administrator Development Team Charges

2019-2020 Staff/Administrator Development Team Charges

  1. Coordinate and facilitate the  Commitment to Excellence Award process. As the team views appropriate, review the process checklist  of responsibilities and timeline for submissions, the evaluation process, recommendations, and final decision by the administration of the University.
  2. Conduct a bi-annual review, in the odd-numbered years, of the Department of Human Resources new employee orientation program and documents. 
  3. Submit proposals regarding professional development opportunities for staff to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. 
  4. Work with the University’s Alumni Office to develop and maintain a list of alumni who could offer development programs for university personnel. 
  5. Develop training or education programs for the annual Colleague Development Days; potential topics to be identified in consultation with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. 
  6. Develop and maintain a list of university personnel who have expertise or skills that could be topics for staff development programs. 
  7. Identify a Team member to serve on the advisory committee for Colleague Development Days.

Staff/Administrator Devvelopment 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.