Faculty & Staff Newsletter

February 15, 2022

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Kevin Gannon: The Tattooed Professor

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the following zoom events featuring Kevin Gannon. Presentations will focus on bringing inclusivity and kindness to the classroom. Mercy College of Ohio is co-sponsoring the event with the University of Toledo.

Cultivating Communities of Hope in Higher Education
A pedagogy of Hope, based in practice instead of empty slogans, offers a compelling way forward for those of us committed to higher education as we know it can be at its best.

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 9:30 -11:00 a.m.

“Transparency as the Foundation of Inclusive Pedagogy”
This session explores the ways in which we can make the learning environments we create more transparent, and thus more equitable and successful as well.

Friday, February 25, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register Here

About Kevin
Kevin Gannon is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, published in April, 2020, as part of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series from West Virginia University Press. He is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his work has also appeared in outlets such as Vox, CNN, and The Washington Post. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. You can find Kevin online at his blog,, and on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf.

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Empower Menu Standardization

Submitted by Jeff Metzger

In an effort to improve the consistency and utility of the Empower Me! website, the student-facing menus will be reorganized and standardized on February 17. No menu items will be removed, but they may be relocated and some new items will be added. The top-level menu headings will also undergo minor changes for naming consistency and the menu structure will be flattened to reduce the number of clicks required to traverse the submenus. For example, in the current menu structure, the "Change Password" option is under the "Settings and Tools" menu for prospective students but is under "Student Records" for enrolled students. In the new structure, an "Account Settings" menu will contain the "Change Password" function. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Remind Students to Complete the Student Satisfaction Inventory

Submitted by Elizabeth Resetar

Faculty and Staff,

Students received emails on February 7, 2022, to complete the Student Satisfaction Inventory. To get as high a response rate as possible, we need all faculty and staff to remind students to complete this survey. As an incentive, students who complete the survey by February 28 will receive a $5 gift card - just for their opinion. Please encourage your students often.

We appreciate everyone's assistance with reminding students weekly to complete this survey.

Thank you for all you do for Mercy College of Ohio students!


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