Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Dalhousie University
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Grace Okpala
Sustainability Project Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

There are representatives of students that sit on the Board of Governors and Dalhousie Senate.

http://www.dal.ca/dept/university_secretariat/board_of_governors/board-members-biographies.html


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Executives of the Dalhousie Student Union sits on the Board of Governors. These executives are elected by Dalhousie students..

http://www.dal.ca/dept/university_secretariat/board_of_governors/board-members-biographies.html


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students are represented in the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors bears the ultimate responsibility for the operation and future of Dalhousie University. The fundamental responsibilities of the Board of Governors are to: Provide trusteeship for the achievement of the University’s core mission, its assets and its public reputation. This involves sharing information about the University’s activities, requiring accountability for results, and ensuring appropriate responses to organizational and operational shortcomings from appropriate staff. Trusteeship also involves advocacy of the University’s interests to governments and the community.

http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/university_secretariat/Board-of-Governors/Roles%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:
Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

The Board of Governors bears the ultimate responsibility for the operation and future of Dalhousie University. The fundamental responsibilities of the Board of Governors are to: Provide trusteeship for the achievement of the University’s core mission, its assets and its public reputation. This involves sharing information about the University’s activities, requiring accountability for results, and ensuring appropriate responses to organizational and operational shortcomings from appropriate staff. Trusteeship also involves advocacy of the University’s interests to governments and the community.

http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/university_secretariat/Board-of-Governors/Roles%20and%20Responsibilities.pdf


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Faculty members are represented on the Board of Governors and Dalhousie Senate.

http://www.dal.ca/dept/university_secretariat/board_of_governors/board-members-biographies.html


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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