Faculty & Staff Newsletter

September 16, 2019

Academic Affairs Updates - September 2019

1. Active searches are in process for an Assoc. Registrar, Library Services Assistant, Physician Assistant Program Faculty and Staff, a Psychology faculty member, and a Religion faculty member.
2. Rebecca "Becki" Daniels began as the new Director of Library Services on September 6, 2019.

1. HLC - Writing of the Assurance Argument is progressing well, the full argument will be submitted on October 21. All faculty and staff will have access to read and review the full argument.
2. Thank you to faculty and staff for supporting the student education campaign and encouraging students to complete the HLC Student Opinion Survey
3. Dave Burgin is working with the IE committee to automate the process of collecting, assessing, and reporting on the DIG and CAR reports
4. The Ohio Department of Higher Education granted the College authorization to move forward with the following new programs beginning fall 2019:
- - a. Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education
- - b. Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education
- - c. Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership
- - d. The MHA program submitted a required annual report to the ODHE, no follow-up expected
5. The HIT program and Paramedic certificate program faculty and leadership are working with accreditors on follow-up items post site visits in 2018-2019
6. The Division of Nursing submitted a substantive change to the Ohio Board of Nursing to add the ABSN
7. CCNE granted full continuing accreditation to the BSN-P, BSN-C, and MSN programs with no citations

1. Dr. Lakshmi Dalwalla is the 2019-2020 Faculty Assembly Chairperson
2. All faculty committees have named officers and have developed meeting schedules
3. Dr. Bates has requested Faculty Assembly Leadership and Academic Council Members to:
- - a. begin the implementation of Faculty Handbook review process
- - b. collaboratively define Autonomy, Accessibility, and Accountability for Faculty
- - c. outline Shared Governance in terms of Past, Present, and Future

1. VPs, Deans, and Directors assigned to review the catalog are making final edit recommendations to Dr. Bates to ensure the Catalog will be released soon
2. Final review of the 2019-2020 handbook is underway with the final draft expected later this month

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBERS are collaborating with College constituents on the following projects:
1. Study Abroad Opportunities Investigation
2. Course Cross Listing and Scheduling Improvement Processes
3. Comprehensive Hiring and Onboarding Guide
4. Center of Teaching and Learning Excellence Investigation
5. Mercy Experience Graduation Requirement Investigation
6. Integrated Software to connect College documents (Catalog, Handbooks, etc.) and Website Investigation
7. Improving Clinical Affiliation Agreement Development and Maintenance Processes
8. Improving Academic Affiliation Agreement Development and Maintenance Processes

Please contact me with any question regarding the items in this update or any other academic affairs related items.

Blessings and Thanks,
Dr. Bates

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Suicide Prevention Month Activities

Submitted by Suzanne Hall

September is suicide prevention month. Counseling and Wellness Services is offering education and awareness activities this month at both the Toledo and Youngstown campuses.

Toledo will be offering a resource table and suicide prevention pledges in Jefferson 3rd floor lobby by the elevators, Monday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 19, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Youngstown will be offering a Lunch and Learn in the 4th-floor classroom, Wednesday, September 18 at Noon, as well as participating in the Youngstown Out of the Darkness Walk on September 21 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information about these events, contact Suzanne Hall at 419-251-1454 or (Toledo) or Ann Bair at 330-480-2874 or (Youngstown).

Mercy Heritage Week Events

Submitted by Annie Devine

Please join us in celebrating Mercy Heritage Week, September 22-28. Several events are taking place next week to honor and connect with our Mercy heritage:

Tent City Collection: September 23 to October 15 - Drop Off donations to Annie Devine (M5706)

Heritage Tea: Tuesday, September 24, 2:00-3:30 p.m., M3302
Join us for a “good cup of tea” and refreshments during the afternoon. A brief presentation on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy will take place at 2:15 p.m. Heritage Tea 2019 Flyer

Join us for a “good cup of tea” and refreshments during the afternoon. A brief presentation on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy will take place at 2:15 PM.

Missioning Prayer: Wednesday, September 25, 11:00 a.m. (over the PA system)

Mercy Day Mass: Thursday, September 26, 11:00 a.m., St. Joseph Chapel – Madison, 1st floor - All are welcome! Fr. James Auth will be our presider. Mercy Day Mass Flyer

Mercy Day Cookies: Thursday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Café

Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College

Mercy Café Menu - see above
Suicide Prevention Month Activities - see above
Mercy Heritage Week Activities - see above


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