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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee Members 2018-2019

Prof. Cristina Lockwood, Chair

Prof. Howard Abrams

Prof. Margaret Costello

Prof. Jacqueline Hand

Assoc. Dean Richard Broughton, ex officio

Professional Development Committee Charges 2018-2019

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee facilitates the professional success of faculty members by creating an environment that encourages scholarship expressed in publication and in presentations both within the law school and nationally and assist faculty members in improving their teaching skills.

For 2018-19 the Committee will:

1. Work with Associate Dean Broughton to present workshops on teaching for the faculty;

2.  Oversee adjunct faculty, in coordination with Dean Broughton, including including arranging classroom visits by full-time faculty;

3.  Consider whether to implement an open-door classroom where professors could observe other professors teaching during certain times of the year;

4. Work with the Diversity and Orientation Committees to ensure the law school holds yearly education sessions on diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency for faculty and administrators.

5.  Make recommendations to the Dean on applications for sabbaticals under the law school’s Sabbatical Leave Policy. 

6.  Ensure that the newly adopted Mentorship Policy requirements are met for assignment of individual mentors and engagement in collective mentorship opportunities.