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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee

The Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee addresses graduate student recruitment strategies, graduate student retention strategies, makes recommendations concerning ways to make the University a welcoming and supportive place for graduate students and faculty and staff development initiatives to contribute to retention. This Committee reviews proposals for new graduate certificates and parameters for what should be included in graduate course syllabi. 

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee Structure

The seven-member MFA Committee includes:

  • four elected representatives of the McNichols campus faculty from departments with graduate programs.
  • one faculty member from a graduate program selected by the MFA from among its members.
  • two non-voting administrative representatives, one from the Office of the Registrar and one from the Office of Admissions.

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee Minutes

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee Annual Report

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee Roster

Faculty Representatives
Barry Dauphin, PYC, CLAE (term expires March 2020)*
Mary Serowoky, FNP, CHP (term expires March 2020)
Renee Courtney, FNP, CHP (term expires March 2021) - Chair
OPEN (term expires March 2021)

MFA Representative
Allegra Pitera, DMS, SOA (term expires March 2020)

Non-voting Administrative Representatives
Diane Praet, Associate Vice President and Registrar, Office of the Registrar (term not limited)
Lynn Vitale, Director of Transfer and Graduate Admissions, Office of Admissions (term expires 3/21) - Secretary

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

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee Charges

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Committee Charges 2019-2020

  1. Continue completing the 2018-2019 charge to visit Detroit Mercy graduate program webpages to create a list of best practices or recommendations for all programs to consider incorporating.
  2. Convene a graduate student focus group (or more depending on the Committees preference)  to gather input about the graduate student experience and perceptions. Collect recommendations from students as to how best enhance their experiences at Detroit Mercy.
  3. Meet jointly at least once per academic year with representatives of the Undergraduate Standards and Enrollment Management Committee to discuss possible areas of common concern and potential synergies

Graduate Standards and Enrollment Committee 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.