Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date May 6, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 3.00 Rose Armour
Head of Sustainability
AUS Sustainability
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Our Student Union is dedicated to the continuous development and welfare of the AUS community.

Consisting of 14 executive officers elected through campus-wide elections and three appointed committee members, the Student Council is the executive authority of the Student Union. Its mission is to represent the students and give them the opportunity to communicate their views. It provides resources for the various student organizations and clubs, offering guidance and support, in an attempt to build a generation that is established on the notions of teamwork, dedication and responsibility.
The Student Council consists of the following posts:

Executive Board

President
Vice President
Executive Assistant and Office Director
Vice President for Public Relations
Treasurer
Community Outreach Committee

Events and Activities Coordinator
Athletics and Sports Coordinator
Media Coordinator
Student Organizations and Campus Services Coordinator
Board of Colleges, Schools and Academic Programs

College of Architecture, Art and Design Representative
College of Arts and Sciences Representative
College of Engineering Representative
School of Business Administration Representative
Achievement Academy Bridge Program Representative


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:
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Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The AUS Faculty Assembly is comprised of all full-time research and teaching faculty at AUS and has the authority to provide the administration with recommendations for policies regarding all aspects of academic life at AUS. Any changes to the AUS Faculty Handbook, which is the primary governing document for all faculty contracts at AUS, must be voted on by the Faculty Assembly. The Faculty Senate is an elected body of full-time teaching and research faculty from all four colleges that has the power to act on behalf of the faculty in all matters related to the educational policy and the effective administration of AUS.


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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