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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review

The McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee, composed of elected faculty, reviews undergraduate and graduate programs according to the Program Review Schedule. Established programs are reviewed based on specific criteria. In addition, the Committee reviews new program proposals and programs identified by the Provost/VPAA that face special challenges and require an out-of-cycle review.

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Structure

Academic programs will be reviewed by the MFA Academic Program Review Committee which includes the following membership:

  • one faculty member elected by each of the five colleges/schools with undergraduate programs
  • one faculty member elected by each of the five colleges/schools with graduate programs
  • one librarian from the Libraries that report to the Dean of University Libraries and Instructional Technology
  • one faculty member from an undergraduate program selected by the MFA from among its members
  • one faculty member from a graduate program selected by the MFA from among its members.

Note: All colleges/schools have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Law and Dental have separate review procedures.

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Minutes

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Roster

School of Architecture and Community Development
Virginia Stanard (term expires 8/22)
Joseph Odoerfer (term expires 8/23)*

College of Business Administration
Fr. Gerald Cavanagh (term expires 8/22)*
OPEN (term expires 8/23)

College of Engineering and Science
Shadi Bani Taan (term expires 8/22)
Kathy Zhong (term expires 8/23)*

College of Health Professions
Karen Mihelich (term expires 8/22) - Secretary
Pat Rouen (term expires 8/23) - Co-Chair

College of Liberal Arts and Education
Yu Peng Lin (term expires 8/22)*
Anne Kohnke (term expires 8/23) 

Libraries
Jill Spreitzer (term expires 8/23)

MFA Representatives
Greg Laidlaw, CLAE (term expires 8/22) - Co-Chair
Kate Lanigan (term expires 8/22)

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

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Charges

2021-2022 McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Charges

  1. Continue to expedite the review process without compromising quality.
  2. Assess the recently revised program review process and template and update/revise as needed.
  3. Update template/guidelines for new program proposals, including new online programs.
  4. Review and, if needed, update process of converting existing programs to 100% online programs.

2021-2022 Standing Charges for All Committees and Teams

  1. Review the preliminary charges for 2021-2022 and contact Provost/VPAA academicaffairs@udmercy.edu  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 sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu.
  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.