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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
Erika Lindsey (term expires March 2020) - Co-chair
Tad Heidgerken (term expires March 2019)

College of Business Administration
Open Seat (term expires March 2020)
Open seat (term expires March 2019)

College of Engineering and Science
Kate Lanigan (term expires March 2020)
Nicole Najor (term expires March 2019)

College of Health Professions
Rosanne Burson (term expires March 2020)
Saran Hollier (term expires March 2019)

College of Liberal Arts and Education
Yu Peng Lin (term expires March 2020)
Aloha VanCamp (term expires March 2019) - Co-chair

Libraries
Pat Higo (term expires March 2019)

MFA Representatives
Greg Bozimowski (term expires March 2019)
Nutrena Tate (term expires March 2019)

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Charges

McNichols Campus Academic Program Review Committee Charges 2018-2019

  • Review all academic programs on a regular five to seven-year cycle; review accredited programs to coincide with the external accreditation cycle already in place. (Note: cycles may be modified based on out-of-cycle review process set forth in Shared Governance Task Force proposal.)
  • Work with the MFA President, and the Provost/VPAA to review the current Program review process/template and consider revising. 
  • In connection with the program review process, establish recommended procedures for consultation with relevant administrators (e.g. Deans/Associate Deans) to ensure mutual sharing of key information, data, and concerns about specific programs under review.
  • Encourage Program Self-Study authors to meet with the Provost/VPAA in advance of the final review (per section 14 of the Program Review Process).
  • Investigate alternatives to Sakai for storing of and access to Program Review Documents.
  • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, determinations, advice, membership records and other actions.
  • Keep the University community informed of committee activities by providing summary minutes of meetings and reports. The secretary of the committee is responsible for sending these documents to sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu  for posting on shared governance website.
  • Draft operational policies and procedures:
    • Provide the Shared Governance Task Force at governancetaskforce@udmercy.edu with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1, and also forward a copy to the MFA President.
    • Define the Committee's organizational structure (officers/leadership e.g., chairperson, secretary, and/or other positions) and the responsibilities of each position;
      • frequency of meetings;
      • timeline for preparation and approval of meeting minutes.