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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team

The Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team can assist in developing or updating a strategic plan, provide input about the current strategic plan, and/or work with the administration to monitor the progress of a university plan. The Team is available for consultation with the administrative leadership of the university, specifically regarding strategic planning necessary to address academic issues. The Budget Team may provide advice to the President regarding budget priorities and concerns as they relate to core academic issues. The Facilities Planning, Standards and Safety Team advises the Vice President for Business and Finance on topics such as prioritization of renovation projects and capital improvements as well as new projects, university-wide facility compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), recommendations for improving campus esthetics, suggestions for improving campus safety and OSHA compliance, chemical safety, and monitoring and revising of the university’s emergency response plan. The Team advises the Vice President for Business and Finance regarding the academic implications and concerns stemming from various facilities plans.

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Structure

Ten-member team reports to the President of the University or the President’s designee, the Provost/VPAA

  • one Corktown campus representative
  • one Riverfront campus representative
  • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members
  • one elected representative of the McNichols campus faculty
  • one support staff representative
  • five administrative representatives: the Provost/VPAA, and one each from Advancement, Finance, Facilities Operations, and Athletics

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Minutes

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Dana Hart (term expires 8/23)

Riverfront Campus
Rebecca Nowak (term expires 8/23)

MFA Representative
Megan Conrad (term expires 8/22)

McNichols Campus Faculty
Donald DiPaolo (term expires 8/22)* - Chair

Staff Representative
Megan Novell (term expires 8/23)*

Administrative Representatives
Pamela Zarkowski, Provost/VPAA (term not limited)
Kimberly Koelb, Office of the Controller (term expires 8/22)*
Tammy Batcheller, Associate VP, Facilities Management (term expires 8/23)
Dennis Carlesso, Executive Director of Major Gifts (term expires 8/23)
Steve Corder, Director of NCAA Compliance (term expires 8/23)

Invited Participants
Todd Hibbard, CLAE (term expires 8/22)
Tom Manceor, VP for FInance and Administration (term expires 8/22)
Gilbert Sunghera, SJ, SOA (term expires 8/22)

*Served two two-year terms. Ineligible for a third term.

 

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Charges

2021-2022 Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Charges

1. Review the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan to ensure the plan:
         Coincides with current University facilities operations and initiatives.
         Reflects current budget planning and decisions.
2. Develop a system to ensure that strategic planning, budget, and facilities and safety decisions are coordinated and communicated effectively.
3. Develop a timeline and process to review all current university strategic plans from major academic and non-academic units to ensure alignment with the University’s strategic plan.
4. Invite key university personnel to meetings from across the university to increase collaboration, communication, and efficiency.

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.