November 25, 2019
News from Student Affairs
-The College Name Change Task Force concluded their work and presented to the college board of trustees on November 12th. Three (3)
options were provided to the board for consideration (Complete name change, partial name change, and identifier). The board, instead, chose
to look at a rebranding campaign, focusing on who we are and what we do.
-Pathways for Success – collaborating with Mercy Foundation to identify donor(s) or grant-funding to increase award amount and students
-Maxient - confidential record-keeping/sharing software – implementation scheduled for January 2020. Some of the departments to use the
software will be Student Conduct, CARE Team, Retention, Accessibility Services, Title IX and Compliance, and Academic Integrity.
-Smarthinking - 24/7 on-line tutoring software, available for all Mercy College undergraduate and graduate students.
-The Co-Curricular Assessment Committee (CAC) had their inaugural meeting in October. The committee expanded the definition of “co-
curricular” to include Distance Education, Enrollment, & Financial Aid. The committee will meet monthly during the spring 2020 semester.
-The Mercy College Food Pantry had its Grand Opening in October. Please access the link to see how you can contribute to serving our
students in need (https://mercycollege.edu/student-affairs/mercy-college-food-pantry).
-There will be two (2) Student Forums this semester. Monday December 9th from 12:30-1:30PM and Wednesday December 11th from 4-5PM.
These are designed for students to meet with the President, Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Assistant Dean of Student Life to
provide feedback on their experience at Mercy College.
-Staff Council will be providing a Holiday Breakfast on Friday, December 13th from 9-11AM, in M2630
-RAVE Awareness week will be December 2nd – 6th. Faculty, staff, and students will be provided instructions, and encouraged, to access their
RAVE account and check settings for accuracy.
-The next fall SOAR session will be on Wednesday, December 4th, 2-7PM, on the 3rd floor Jefferson.
-A College Mascot Task Force will commence during the spring 2020 semester to address the implementation of the “Blue Healer” mascot for
the college. The focus will be three-fold. First, to identify multiple mark-ups to be used for marketing and advertising. Second, once mark-ups
have been identified SGA will coordinate a “name the mascot” contest. Last, SGA has voted to purchase a new mascot costume that better
reflects a “Blue Healer.”
-The college will no longer require student parking tags and will not be distributing them any longer, effective immediately.
If you have questions or comments regarding the information presented, or the Division of Student Affairs, please do not hesitate to contact Marc Adkins, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Thank you!
Marc Adkins , MEd, BS : Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students
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