Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Florida International University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Lissette Hernandez
Director
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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?:
Yes

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

The Student Government Association at Florida International University is a cohesive student body that aims to establish a student government providing a form of representational government through which the individual student can affirmatively participate. Made up of five senate committees and an executive board, the SGA is lead by the SGA President. The SGA President is elected by the student body annually and also has seat on the Board of Trustees. This sit is granted, not elected, by regulation as part of the BOT regulations.

Currently, of the Student Government Association for Florida International University is Krista S. Schmidt. She is also a current member of the Board of Trustees.

http://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/student-government-association/
https://bot.fiu.edu/trustees/


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 mission of the Faculty Senate at Florida International University is to provide a process for faculty to play an active and responsible role in academic governance. The Senate is the democratic collegial governance body that the faculty, as an academic community, has chosen to govern itself. As the representative of the faculty, it serves as the source of academic authority and as the guardian of policies that govern the academic community.


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 Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

The Florida International University Board of Trustees is composed of 13 members: five appointed by the state Board of Governors; six appointed by Florida’s governor; and student and faculty representation by the University’s Faculty Senate chair and student government president. The BOT members represent a number of private sector businesses. The Board is responsible for developing cost-effective policies, implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the University’s mission, conducting performance evaluations, and assuring that the University meets state policy, budgeting, and education standards.

The University has various advisory boards for the colleges and schools of which community members from local government, NGOs, and NPOs reside on.

https://bot.fiu.edu/trustees/


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