Graduate Program Review Committee

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Committee Membership

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

Members

7 faculty representatives

Karl Ericson, Reference Department, McNichols Campus Library (term expires 3/2017)

Tadd Heidgerken, School of Architecture (term expires 3/2017)

Mostafa Mehrabi, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering & Science (term expires 3/2017)

Tom Mawhinney, Business Administration, College of Business Administration (term expires 3/2018)

Rosanne Burson, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2018)

Carol Wesifeld, Chairperson, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2018)

Greg Bozimowski, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (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.

Joslen Letscher, Education, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2017)
   

2016-2017 Charge

  • Review all graduate 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(at)udmercy.edu for posting on shared governance website.
  • 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 at governancetaskforce(at)udmercy.edu with draft operational policies and procedures by December 1, and also forward a copy to the MFA President Heather Hill-Vasquez at hillvahe(at)udmercy.edu.

Initial Organizational Structure and Tasks

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