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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Mission Effectiveness Team

Mission Effectiveness Team

The Mission Effectiveness Team develops ongoing education and promotion of mission fulfillment, coordinates awards to recognize those who foster the mission, and consistently seeks ideas from other similarly situated universities to promote even further the development of mission at Detroit Mercy.

Mission Effectiveness Team Structure

Nine-member team which reports to the Provost/VPAA and through that office to other bodies as appropriate includes:

  • one representative from University Ministry
  • one representative from the Sisters of Mercy affiliated with the University
  • one representative from the Society of Jesus affiliated with the University
  • two faculty representatives elected by the McNichols campus faculty
  • one staff representative
  • one Corktown campus representative
  • one Riverfront campus representative
  • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members


Mission Effectiveness Team Minutes

Mission Effectiveness Team Roster

University Ministry
Anna Lawler (term expires 8/24)

Sisters of Mercy
Renee Kettering (term expires 8/23)

Society of Jesus
Si Hendry, SJ (term expires 8/24)*

McNichols Faculty
Lori Glenn, CHP (term expires 8/24) - Co-Chair
Sr. Linda Thiel, CHP (term expires 8/23)

Carmen Gamlin (term expires 8/23)

Christina Van Dam (term expires 8/23)

Andrew Moore (term expires 8/24) - Secretary

MFA Representative
Mary-Catherine Harrison (term expires 8/23) - Co-Chair

Invited Participant

Carrie Nantais, Interim Vice President for Mission Integration (term expires 8/23)
Lily-Mae Swan, Director, International Service Office (term expires 8/23)**

*Served two terms, ineligible for a third term.
**Ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Mission Effectiveness Team Charges

       2022-2023 Mission Effectiveness Team Charges

  • Review nomination and selection process for Awards Vivere ex Missione and Agere ex Missione and revise if appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the future Vice President for Mission Integration.
  • Continue to explore Mission Effectiveness across the University.
  • Provide recommendations for the next steps for the OMI Self-Study Report. Invite Dr. Rosemary Weatherston, OMI Faculty Affiliate, to share her work in this area and possible collaborate with the MET.
  • Discuss the Mercy Critical Concerns and the Jesuit Apostolic Priorities and brainstorm ways to recognize and encourage people and programs that foster them.
  • Develop recommendations for information or resources that newly appointed that newly appointed MET members should be aware of to assist in understanding the Team's previous work, e.g., Examen Report, OMI Self-Study Report, Met Annual Reports.