Faculty & Staff Newsletter

February 24, 2020

Information Technology News

Mercy College is now using DocuSign to obtain electronic signatures on forms or policies that require signatures. The process automates the signature process and eliminates the need to scan documents after manually signing. More forms will be added to this new process as they become identified.

Please welcome Jeff Metzger to our Information Technology Team. Jeff is filling a key role on our team as a Lead Systems Analyst. Jeff’s main role will be to enhance our support for our current applications used at the college and provide guidance and assistance on automating functions moving forward. Jeff’s experience in web design and data base technologies will be a key value added function moving forward.

The 6th floor Learning Commons area will have new technology added to three new student collaboration rooms where the students can share projecting their personal phones, tablets or laptops to the digital monitor in each room. Up to four devices can share their screens wirelessly to the display for viewing by the group. Three additional monitors have been installed in the commons area which will project the digital slides that currently throughout the college. The new classrooms will have touch screen projectors (similar to the Science Labs) projecting on the white board which will allow for finger touch and dual pen drawing for the instructors. Plans are in place to have this ready this summer.

A new version of Google Chrome is scheduled to be pushed to all desktops on February 28 starting at 10 P.M. This version will bring the browser up to date and remove any warning messages being presented in Canvas.

Due to restrictions that email has on what type of files it allows to be sent and size limitations, a new process to the college is being set up which allows the transfer of files between locations with no limitations. This secured file transfer process can be used by anyone who runs into these types of issues when needing to send secure documents via email. The tool is call MoveIT and more information will be coming out soon. Our pilot group will be for sending and receiving files from BGSU and Tiffin University for our Dual Degree programs.

Remember to always scrutinize email that you receive and question clicking any links. Scammers are always trying to get verification of valid email addresses and once they have one verified, the door is open for attacks. If you do not know the sender or feel it might be a scam, forward the email directly to and they will do the checking and follow-up if needed.

Bon Secours Mercy Health is in the process of moving it’s large data center located in Florence, Ky. to a new location in Cincinnati close to the Home Office. During the next several months, we may experience issues like the recent Wi-Fi Issue on the MC-BYOD and Mercy Guest networks that occurred last week. If you have something out of the ordinary happening on your devices, please report it so it can be checked into.

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Ash Wednesday Services - February 26

Submitted by Annie Devine

Toledo: All Mercy College faculty, staff, and students on the Toledo campus are invited to an Ash Wednesday prayer service (Ash Wednesday 2020) on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:15 p.m. (St. Joseph Chapel, Madison, 1st floor). Deacon Michael Sarra will be leading the prayer service. Ashes will be available the rest of the day in Madison 5706.

Youngstown: For faculty, staff, and students at the Youngstown location, ashes will be distributed during the noon mass and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Hospital Chapel.

LAST WEEK of the Noel-Levitz Survey

Submitted by Mary Bergs

Thank you to all who have promoted the Priorities Survey for Online Learners and the Student Satisfaction Inventory for land program students.

Please continue your efforts this final week.

Sunday, March 1 is the final day for students to respond to the survey.

Please encourage ALL students to respond to the survey. Each student has a unique perspective of what is important to them and how satisfied they are with the various facets of Mercy College. All perspectives are important to consider for College planning.

If you want to track the response rate, you can find a document on the M: drive folder: \\mhsnrfs100107\shared$\MCLCMN\MCL_Academic\Institutional Research\Noel Levitz SSI results and focus groups

The document "1_Noel Levitz prgm" is updated between 4 and 6 p.m. each weekday.

Textbook Adoption System for Summer and Fall 2020 Semesters

Submitted by Beverly Miller

Dear Faculty,

Textbook adoption system, for summer and fall 2020 semesters, will be available beginning Monday, February 24 through Friday, March 13, 2020.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Textbook Provision compliance-monitoring deadline for Summer and Fall 2020 semesters is Friday, March 13, 2020.

A faculty textbook adoption form must be submitting for every course by this deadline. If you plan to forgo any textbooks for a course, you must complete the form and indicate that no textbook is required by clicking the “Submit with No Books Required” button.

The link to the adoption form is included below.

Username is: mercyoh
Password is: mercyoh

Please contact our Matthews Books representative, Ashley White at with any textbook questions and concerns and your division’s Administrative Specialist for assistance.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we comply with the HEOA.

Academic Affairs

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24 - March 1. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders and a high comorbidity rate with other mental health disorders. College students are a population that is particularly at risk. The Toledo campus has a Body Positivity Wall along the 3rd – 4th floor ramp between Jefferson and Madison, as well as information tables by the ramp and across from the Jefferson 2nd floor student lounge. If you have not yet stopped by, please visit the Body Positivity Wall and add your own statement of empowerment or message of encouragement!

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above

Ash Wednesday Services - see above

LAST WEEK of the Noel-Levitz Survey - see above

Eating Disorder Awareness Week - see above

Check Out the New Furniture Purchased by the Student Affairs Department

Furniture 1

Locations are on the 2nd floor Jefferson - student lounge and two spaces outside the RAD lab/classroom & Nursing Skills lab.

New Furniture - Image One
New Furniture - Image Two
New Furniture - Image Three


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