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Undergraduate Program Review Committee

Committee Membership

Seven-member Committee: one librarian, one faculty member elected by each of the five colleges/schools with undergraduate degrees, and one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members.

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    Members

    Members

    7 faculty representatives

    Shirley Escamilla, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2017) 

    Aloha VanCamp, Social Work, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2017)

    Erika Lindsay, Architecture, School of Architecture (term expires 3/2018)

    TBD, Libraries (term expires 3/2018)

    James Lynch, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering & Science (term expires 3/2018)
     
    Mark Schumack, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering & Science (term expires 3/2018) (MFA)

    Invited Participants

    The chairperson of a team and/or the administrator to whom the team reports may add guests in an “Invited Participant” category. Individuals are invited because of their expertise, potential contributions, or history with the team but have no voting rights.  The term of service for invited participants is not to exceed two years.  Invited participants are not eligible for reappointment in this category.  A team may not exceed three invited participants at any given time.

    • Theresa Wyatt, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2018)
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    2015-2016 Charge

    • Review all undergraduate academic programs on a five to seven year cycle; review accredited programs to coincide with the external accreditation cycle scheduled. (Note: cycles may be modified based on out-of-cycle review process set forth in Shared Governance Task Force proposal.) 
    • Keep the University community informed of committee activities by providing summary minutes of meetings and reports to be posted on the shared governance website. Information will be posted to the shared governance website.   The secretary of the committee is responsible for sending these documents to sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu.
    • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, determinations, advice, membership records and other actions.
    • Establish procedures for consultation with relevant administrators to insure mutual sharing of relevant information, data, and concerns.
    • Draft operational policies and procedures:
      • 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.

    Provide the Shared Governance Task Force with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1.

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    Initial Charges

    Initial Organizational Structure and Tasks

    • Determine Committee's organizational structure (officers/leadership e.g., chairperson, secretary, and/or other positions).
    • Draft operational policies and procedures (e.g., frequency of meetings, who calls meetings), notification time of meetings (e.g., ten days), time period for distribution of agenda (e.g., five days), timeline for preparation and approval of meeting minutes.
    • Establish procedures for keeping records of approved resolutions, determinations, advice, membership records and other actions.
    • Draft general assessment process and goals for first year (to be updated annually).
    • Include clear time limits for action on various issues as per paragraph 4 under "Further Details" of Shared Governance Task Force proposal as approved by the university community. See also language under section on MFA indicating "During the pilot period, stringent timelines will be established both for committee and MFA processes and actions."
    • With the AVP, develop the initial cycle of programs for review.
    • With the AVP, in consultation with the relevant Dean, decide if an outside accreditation process meets the necessary standard of stringency.
    • Establish committee criteria to be used in reviewing programs as well as internal processes for review.
    • Establish procedures for consultation with relevant administrators to insure mutual sharing of relevant information, data, and concerns.
    • Deliberate and act on pending issues identified by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
    • Provide the Shared Governance Task Force with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1.
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    Committee Archive

    Organizational Structure and Tasks

    • Draft general assessment process and goals for first year (to be updated annually). 
    • Include clear time limits for action on various issues as per paragraph 4 under "Further Details" of Shared Governance Task Force proposal as approved by the University community. See also language under section on MFA indicating "During the pilot period, stringent timelines will be established both for committee and MFA processes and actions." 
    • With the AVP, develop the initial cycle of programs for review. 
    • With the AVP, in consultation with the relevant Dean, decide if an outside accreditation process meets the necessary standard of stringency. 
    • Establish committee criteria to be used in reviewing programs as well as internal processes for review. 
    • Deliberate and act on pending issues identified by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
    • Establish procedures for consultation with relevant administrators to insure mutual sharing of relevant information, data, and concerns.

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