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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: MFA Ad Hoc Committees

MFA Constitution & Bylaws Ad Hoc Committee

Membership:

Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE, MFA President)

Steven Huprich (CLAE, MFA Vice President)

Nutrena Tate (CHP, MFA member)

Jennifer Dean (LIB, Chair - Shared Governance Task Force)

Julia Eisenstein - Chair (LIB, member - Shared Governance Task Force)

Noah Resnick (SOA)

Theresa Wyatt (CHP)

 

 

 

UDMPU Faculty Research Awards Ad Hoc Committee

Membership:

School of Architecture - Claudia Bernesconi

College of Business Administration - Ram Kesavan

College of Engineering and Science - Alexa Rihana

College of Health Professions - Janet Baiardi

College of Liberal Arts and Education - John Porcerelli

Libraries - Cindy Gillham

MFA Rep - Jonathan Finkel

UDMPU Representative - Stokes Baker

Administrative Representative - OPEN

OSPRA - UDMPU Faculty Research Awards

Faculty Research Awards Annual Report

UDMPU Faculty Research Awards Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I have an extension to the deadline for spending award money?
    1. No - The contract, Article 11.7, calls for the money to be spent by June 30th. The language is pretty strong: “All grant funds must be used by June 30th of the year following the award of the grant.” The university has the right to spend any unused monies after June 30th for their own purposes. If they decide to use it to top off the Internal Grant Fund to the contractual amount, then the extension for one faculty will result in less money available for all other faculty.
  1. Am I able to add a secondary project director onto the project?  If yes, what would be the procedure to make that change?
    1. Yes. The secondary / co-director must also be UDMPU.
    2. Inform the FRA Chair/s and cc Cate Caldwell so a note can be added to the file.  Add the additional director to the progress report.
  1. Can I hire a Detroit Mercy salaried employee (staff or faculty member) as a research assistant?
    1. No. Personnel receiving a salary from the University are ineligible to receive monetary compensation from Faculty Research Awards.
  1. I did not use all of my salary money, can I use this money to buy equipment or supplies instead?
    1. Yes, you can reallocate funds from salary to supplies and/or equipment. In order to request a change of budget on a current IRF grant, grantees will need to submit a one-page letter including the specific budget items to be revised (where originally allocated and where re-allocated) and a rationale for doing so. Letters should be sent to the FRA email account (fra@udmercy.edu), copying the co-chairs. This is only applicable to transfers between line items, not for changes within a line item (for instance, different materials/supplies than anticipated).
  1. I have money left. Can I use it for travel?
    1. Funds from 11.7 of the UDMPU contract can only be used for travel if the travel is needed for data collection.  If the travel is for dissemination, then you should use your 11.6 funds.
      1. In order to request a change of budget on a current IRF grant, grantees will need to submit a one-page letter including the specific budget items to be revised (where originally allocated and where re-allocated) and a rationale for doing so. Letters should be sent to the FRA email account (fra@udmercy.edu), copying the co-chairs. This is only applicable to transfers between line items, not for changes within a line item (for instance, different materials/supplies than anticipated).
  1. I have money left. Can I use it for my students to present a paper/poster at a conference?
    1. No, these funds cannot be used for student travel.