Three university-wide standing committees are sponsored by OME and provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to develop leadership abilities that strengthen Barry’s mission, core commitments, Catholic identity, and Dominican heritage.
BEST (Barry’s Ecological Sustainability Team)
Embedded within one of Barry's Core Commitments is an expectation that all members of the Barry community "recognize the sacredness of Earth." This commitment has invigorated the development of ecological sustainability efforts throughout the University at the president's request. The purpose of Barry's Ecological Sustainability Team (BEST) is to address environmental education on campus and to increase sustainability efforts through various programming and recycling efforts.
MEC (Mission Effectiveness Council)
The Mission Effectiveness Committee is a standing committee of the Barry Law School faculty. Its purpose is to further mission identity and organize events, programs, and opportunities for service and spiritual growth for the Law School community. Members are appointed by the dean and include representatives of selected student organizations. The Coordinator of the Law School’s Office of Mission Engagement serves as an ex-officio co-chair of the MEC.
MIC (Mission Effectiveness Council)
Mission Integration Council (MIC) was constituted by the president to offer a forum for a more integrated and purposeful campus-wide effort toward understanding the University’s mission and our Catholic, Dominican heritage, and identity. This Council, made up of students, faculty, and staff, ensures that mission-related activities permeate the life of the university and foster individual and communal transformation in the communities we serve.
The QIP Committee advocates for an organizational culture that promotes positive change, and a student centered service culture which integrates Barry’s mission into the everyday experience of our students, faculty, and staff. The QIP Committee encourages innovative ideas, sustains accountability through standards of excellence, and provides opportunities and venues for productive communication. The QIP committee focuses on Barry’s commitment to service excellence. By working collaboratively with university departments to seek continuous improvement and develop learning opportunities and programs, the Barry CARES initiative and its Principles of Service are furthered.