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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 8/23)

Riverfront Campus
Erin Archerd (term expires 8/22)

MFA Representative
Alex Zamalin (term expires 8/22)

McNichols Faculty
Molly Barlow, Adjunct, (term expires 8/22)* - Co-Chair
Mary Tracy Bee, CES (term expires 8/22) - Co-Chair

Will Allen, CHP (term expires 8/23)
Kelli Frost, CHP (term expires 8/23)

Administrative Representatives
Erin Bell, CETL (term expires 8/23) - Secretary
Ann Serra, Director of OSPRA  (term expires 8/23)*

Invited Participant
Louis Davis, MSON, CHP (term expires 8/22)*

*Served two terms, ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty Development Team Charges

2021-2022 Faculty Development Team Charges

1. Collaborate with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to propose a plan to support mid-career faculty in addressing their needs for teaching, research, scholarship, and progress towards promotion if that is a career goal.
2. Identify and provide faculty development and/or speaker recommendations using internal or external resources for Colleague Development Days programming or other faculty development opportunities.
3. Work with the CETL to develop a peer mentoring model including a potential implementation strategy for the University.
4. Identify strategies to make faculty aware of the opportunities available through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
Explore how best for the Team to collaborate with the CETL.

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.