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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Faculty Development Team

Faculty Development Team

The Faculty Development Team is responsible for coordinating a broad range of interdisciplinary discussions among faculty across the schools/colleges, the orientation and mentoring of new faculty including adjunct faculty, and the junior/senior mentoring program.

Faculty Development Team Structure

This team reports to the Provost/VPAA and through that office to other bodies as appropriate. The membership of the nine-member team:

  • one representative of the Corktown campus
  • one representative of the Riverfront campus
  • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members
  • four elected representatives of the McNichols campus faculty one of whom is to be an adjunct faculty
  • two administrative representatives

Faculty Development Team Minutes

Faculty Development Team Operational Policies and Procedures

Faculty Development Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Naama Sleiman (term expires 8/25)

Riverfront Campus
Cara Cunningham Warren (term expires 8/24)

MFA Representative
Stokes Baker (term expires 8/24)

McNichols Faculty
Fr. Greg Banazak, Adjunct, (CLAE) (term expires 8/24) - Secretary
Anne-Marie Kosi-Kupe, CES (term expires 8/24)
Tahani Dari, CLAE (term expires 8/25)
Arthur Ko, CHP (term expires 8/25) - Co-Chair

Administrative Representatives
Erin Bell, CETL (term expires 8/25) - Co-Chair
Mary Elizabeth Valesano (CLAE) (term expires 8/25)


*Ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty Development Team Charges

2023-2024 Faculty Development Team Charges

  • Deliver the planned mentoring survey to University faculty in the 2023 fall term.
  • Provide a report summarizing mentoring survey results, including additional programming findings to provide greater insight. The report should include a list of recommendations for resources and a framework recommendation that would be required to implement a University-wide mentoring program.