Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.38 / 3.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

The CUNY Board of Trustees is the highest governing body of John Jay College. There is a faculty member and alternative, and a student member and an alternative on each of the 9 committees of the Board of Trustees.

John Jay is governed by a College Council. "The College Council shall be the primary governing body of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It shall have authority to establish College policy on all matters except those specifically reserved by the Education Law or by the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York to the President or to other officials of John Jay College or of The City University of New York, or to the CUNY Board of Trustees." The membership of the College Council includes officially designated seats for the various constituencies. Of the 69 members, 14 are students, 42 are faculty, and 5 are non-academic staff.

In addition to the CC, there are other bodies for governance, including a Student Council, a Faculty Senate, a Higher Education Officers Council, a Sustainability Council, and a Presidents Advisory Council.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
16

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
37.50

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

CUNY holds once a year a public hearing in each borough with the purpose of receiving testimony and statements from concerned individuals about university issues. John Jay College is involved in the Manhattan hearing and conducts outreach to advise local stakeholders of the opportunity. https://www.cuny.edu/about/trustees/borough-hearings/


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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