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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

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Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Anthony Neely (term expires 3/19)

Riverfront Campus
Amy Smith (term expires 3/19)

MFA Representative
Gnanada Joshi (term expires 3/20)

McNichols Campus Faculty
Donald DiPaolo (term expires 3/20)

Staff Representative
Barraka Baber (term expires 3/19)

Administrative Representatives
Pamela Zarkowski, Provost/VPAA (term not limited)
Arnold D'Ambrosio, VP for Advancement (term expires 3/19)
Kimberly Koelb, Office of the Controller (term expires 3/20)
Dave Vanderlinder, Director, Facility Operations and Construction Management, Construction Planning (term expires 3/19)
Robert Vowels, Athletic Director, Athletics Administration (term 3/19)

Invited Participants
Anita Klueg, Director, University Ministry (term expires 3/19)
Deborah Stieffel, Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs (term expires 3/19)
Will Wittig, Dean, School of Architecture (term expires 3/19)

Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Charges 2018-2019

2018-2019 Strategic Planning and Budget, Facilities, and Safety Team Charges

Please note:  Create subcommittees of the team to address Budget, Facilities and Safety Team charges when appropriate.

Strategic Planning

  1. Continue the process of developing and finalizing the 2019-2026 University Strategic Plan. Consult with the administrative leadership of the university, specifically regarding strategic planning necessary to address academic issues.

Budget

  1. Provide input into long-range planning processes and suggest ideas for how college/school or unit strategic plans could support or be consistent with the university plan.
  1. Serve in an advisory capacity when requested to:

-Provide advice to the President regarding budget priorities and concerns as they relate to core academic issues.

-Provide input regarding issues that include budgeting assumptions, capital spending plans, and tuition and fee increases.

-Advise 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 aesthetics, suggestions for improving campus safety and OSHA compliance, chemical safety, and monitoring and revising of the university’s emergency response plan.

Safety and Facilities

  1. Develop a description for a Standing Subcommittee for Health and Safety of the Strategic Planning, Budget and Facilities and Safety Team that includes the following:

-Recommended membership composed of both faculty and an administrator. Determine terms and number of members. With two other members of the Team to draft a description, create a schedule etc. The UDMPU requests that one member of the Committee be from the UDMPU.

-Create a schedule that includes an assessment of campus facilities to review ongoing health and safety concerns. Each walkthrough event will also include a subsequent meeting in which a report is drafted identifying significant concerns. Issues identified that are not significant will also be documented. A report will be shared with the UDMPU leadership, Strategic Planning, Budget and Facilities and Safety Team, and Facilities Department.

-Once a walkthrough schedule is created, it is suggested that a UDMPU rep from the relevant building being toured accompany the walk-through but not be a member of the committee.

-The subcommittee is expected to meet four times a year to include a walkthrough of McNichols.

  1. Address safety issues such as risk management, emergency plan, major disasters, chemical safety, signage, and other safety and well-being concerns as well as establish a process or other work groups to address its charge.