Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of 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?:
Yes

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

Student Government at IUPUI has three branches:
1) Undergraduate Student Government (USG): They advocate for and empower others to stand up and take action on the IUPUI campus. They also work with campus administrators, faculty members, and staff members to build coalitions for positive change. USG connects directly with IUPUI administrators and the IU Board of Trustees.
2) Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) represents all graduate and professional students on the IUPUI campus. They work to promote the educational experiences, interests, and needs of these students.
3) Supreme Court provides accountability and oversight of elections and government officers. They work with the Office of Student Conduct as justices on the University Hearing Commission and include both undergraduate and graduate students.

All three help to manage campus wide events, enact new campus legislation, and work with faculty and administrators to create positive change. Members are either elected by the student body or chosen as representatives from student organizations. More information: https://studentaffairs.iupui.edu/get-involved/government/index.html

All University Student Association (AUSU):
The All University Student Association (AUSA) was founded to facilitate discussion of university-wide student issues, communication between students and university administration, and exchange of information among student groups on IU campuses. AUSA is composed of student government leaders from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and the other regional IU campuses. The organization serves as the liaison between the student governments of all campuses.
As an advisory committee to the IU Board of Trustees, AUSA’s primary duty consists of making recommendations to the trustees on issues relevant to students. More information: https://trustees.iu.edu/student-trustee/ausa/index.html

The Board of Trustees of Indiana University – Student Trustee
The IU student trustee is a fully vested member of the board, with the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges accorded to all IU trustees. The student trustee participates in at least six board meetings each year, serves on board committees, takes part in various university functions and ceremonies, and completes assigned projects. The student trustee also works with the All University Student Association. Student trustees serve two years, while the other trustees serve three years.

How the selection process works for student trustee:
1) Interested students submit applications during the semester prior to an open term.
2) The Student Trustee Search and Screen Committee selects applicants to interview.The committee consists of (1) representative of the governor; and
at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.
3)Selected student trustee candidates are invited for interviews with the committee, which take place in the spring before the term begins. Interviews are mandatory for consideration. A candidate who misses their interview will not have another opportunity to meet with the search committee.
4) After the interviews, in accordance with state law, the search committee forwards 10 candidate names to the governor of Indiana.
5) The governor of Indiana appoints the student trustee.

IC 21-20-3-14.

(a) To aid the governor in the selection of the student member, a search and screen committee is created consisting of:
one (1) representative of the governor; and
at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.
(b) The search and screen committee shall establish the mode and criteria to be used in the selection of student nominees to serve on the board of trustees.
(c) The search and screen committee shall submit a list of at least ten (10) names to the governor for consideration.
(d) The governor shall select one (1) of these names for appointment as a trustee of the university in accordance with this chapter.

As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.
https://alumni.iu.edu/events/trustee-election/state-laws.html
More information: https://trustees.iu.edu/student-trustee/index.html


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

IUPUI Staff Council (staffcouncil.iupui.edu)
The purpose of the Staff Council at IUPUI shall be to represent the staff in the communication processes and the decision making of the university and to:
• increase the sense of identity, recognition, and worth of each staff member in his/her relationship to the university,
• identify concerns relating to staff and to seek their solutions,
• provide a channel of communication for staff with administration and faculty,
• promote staff development and to recommend policies which aid in retaining highly-qualified personnel,
• integrate the staff into campus governance and existing university affairs,
• establish and promote university-wide activities, publications, workshops, and seminars,
• serve as a resource for other schools or units in the development of the school of unit Staff Councils.

COMMITTEES: [Ad hoc] Academic Affairs; Bylaws;Communications;Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;Faculty Relations;Membership;Rewards and Recognition;Special Events;Staff Affairs;[Ad hoc] Staff Development;[Ad hoc] Sustainability

ByLaws Article III. Membership and Election of Unit Representatives: The Staff Council shall establish the voting units for the following year to represent the many facets of the University's operations and the wide range of staff classifications. The number of representatives will be determined annually to represent the total staff.

Section C. Unit Representatives The Staff Council Office shall provide a list in January of all eligible staff indicating unit affiliation. From this list, the Membership Committee of the Staff Council [see Article V,
Section B.5] shall determine the number of representatives to the Council for each unit.

Section D. Election and Term of Unit Representatives Election of representatives shall be held annually before the first Monday of May and names of those elected shall be sent to the Membership Committee of the Staff Council immediately thereafter. Term of office is defined as a maximum of two years or a minimum of one year and one day. Representatives may serve no more than three consecutive terms.


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:

IUPUI Faculty Council (facultycouncil.iupui.edu)

"We, the faculty members of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), in recognition of our common goal to better human conditions through the process of education, and in recognition and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities bestowed upon us by the State of Indiana through the Indiana University and the Purdue University Boards of Trustees for the accomplishment of this goal, do establish this Constitution for the purpose of creating a system which will aid in the identification, definition, and accomplishments of major specific objectives of this faculty."
-- Preamble of the Constitution of the IUPUI Faculty

Membership is composed of faculty (tenure track and non-tenure-track). Elected members are unit representatives and at-large representatives. Ex officio voting members include the chancellor of IUPUI, two members from the Chancellor's Cabinet who hold faculty appointments, and any elected member of the Executive Committee who is not otherwise a member of the council. Ex officio non-voting members include the head of each academic unit located in Indianapolis, school faculty governance leaders, a parliamentarian, the president of the IUPUI Student Assembly, the president of the IUPUI Staff Council (or a representative), members of the University Faculty Council (from IUPUI), and a representative from the IUPUI Senior Academy.

Term limits are two years; however, members can serve two consecutive two-year terms. Term limits are expressed by (Month/Year).

COMMITTEES
Committees are integral to the work of the council. Members come from the council membership as well as from the faculty campus wide. Members may serve three two-year terms. You do not need to be a member of the council to join a committee.

2018-2019 Membership Committees:
Academic Affairs, Board of Review Pool, Budgetary Affairs, Campus Planning, Constitution and Bylaws, Distance Education, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Executive, Faculty Affairs, Faculty Grievance Advisory Panel, Faculty Guide, Fringe Benefits, Library Affairs, Nominating, Research Affairs, Staff Relations, Student Affairs, Technology

Governance by the Faculty Council provides oversight of:
IUPUI Faculty Guide
Policies/Resolutions
Constitution and Bylaws
School/Unit Constitutions
Faculty Grievance Process


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?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
The policies and procedures:

The IUPUI administration includes the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the IUPUI deans, and the IUPUI Board of Advisors. These groups work with the Chancellor to fulfill IUPUI’s mission of advancing Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

IUPUI Board of Advisors
The IUPUI Board of Advisors is composed of 23 government, business, and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area. The Chancellor recommends prominent community leaders for appointment to the President of Indiana University with approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Nominations for replacements will be accepted by the Chancellor from the Board of Advisors.

The boards contributions include:
• Providing input on IUPUI’s role and activities in the economic development of the region, relating campus priorities to community needs, specifically to business, industry, healthcare providers, schools, and nonprofits.
• Advocating for IUPUI and helping to strengthen relationships among the campus and its many constituencies, including, but not limited to, other area educational institutions, healthcare providers, key community businesses and nonprofit organizations, and state and local government.
• Supporting IUPUI philanthropically, enhancing external funding support for IUPUI and serving as advocates and volunteers to actively assist IUPUI in its fundraising initiatives.

The Board’s expectations and commitments include:
• Provide input on strategic and long-range planning and program priorities, vision and mission statements, and goals and objectives consistent with university and community needs.
• Advocate for IUPUI in the community, which may involve contacting legislators, talking with current and prospective students, meeting with alumni and community leaders, and/or attending or helping host campus-related events.
• Help identify area business, industry, and community education and health needs.

A full list of IUPUI Board of Advisor Roles/Responsibilities is attached or can be found at: https://iu.box.com/s/c6vhm51ru83oyjw6wq7v6il3wtuutd7v


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 IUPUI administration includes the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the IUPUI deans, and the IUPUI Board of Advisors. These groups work with the chancellor to fulfill IUPUI’s mission of advancing Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

IUPUI Board of Advisors (chancellor.iupui.edu/campus-leadership/advisors/index.html)
The IUPUI Board of Advisors is composed of 23 government, business, and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area. The Chancellor recommends prominent community leaders for appointment to the President of Indiana University with approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Nominations for replacements will be accepted by the Chancellor from the Board of Advisors.

The board's contributions include:
• Providing input on IUPUI’s role and activities in the economic development of the region, relating campus priorities to community needs, specifically to business, industry, healthcare providers, schools, and nonprofits.
• Advocating for IUPUI and helping to strengthen relationships among the campus and its many constituencies, including, but not limited to, other area educational institutions, healthcare providers, key community businesses and nonprofit organizations, and state and local government.
• Supporting IUPUI philanthropically, enhancing external funding support for IUPUI and serving as advocates and volunteers to actively assist IUPUI in its fundraising initiatives.

The Board’s expectations and commitments include:
• Provide input on strategic and long-range planning and program priorities, vision and mission statements, and goals and objectives consistent with university and community needs.
• Advocate for IUPUI in the community, which may involve contacting legislators, talking with current and prospective students, meeting with alumni and community leaders, and/or attending or helping host campus-related events.
• Help identify area business, industry, and community education and health needs.

A full list of IUPUI Board of Advisor Roles/Responsibilities is attached or can be found at: https://iu.box.com/s/c6vhm51ru83oyjw6wq7v6il3wtuutd7v


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Board of Trustees of Indiana University – Student Trustee https://trustees.iu.edu/student-trustee/index.html

https://alumni.iu.edu/events/trustee-election/state-laws.html

IUPUI Board of Advisors https://chancellor.iupui.edu/campus-leadership/advisors/index.html

A full list of IUPUI Board of Advisor Roles/Responsibilities is attached or can be found at: https://iu.box.com/s/c6vhm51ru83oyjw6wq7v6il3wtuutd7v

Additional Review Revisions Made and included above:
Part 1: Student Trustee Selection:
How the selection process works:
1) Interested students submit applications during the semester prior to an open term.
2) The Student Trustee Search and Screen Committee selects applicants to interview.The committee consists of (1) representative of the governor; and
at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.
3) Selected student trustee candidates are invited for interviews with the committee, which take place in the spring before the term begins. Interviews are mandatory for consideration. A candidate who misses their interview will not have another opportunity to meet with the search committee.
4) After the interviews, in accordance with state law, the search committee forwards 10 candidate names to the governor of Indiana.
5) The governor of Indiana appoints the student trustee.

IC 21-20-3-14.
(a) To aid the governor in the selection of the student member, a search and screen committee is created consisting of:
one (1) representative of the governor; and
at least four (4) students chosen by the elected student government representatives of the student body, including at least one (1) student from each campus of the university, main and regional.
(b) The search and screen committee shall establish the mode and criteria to be used in the selection of student nominees to serve on the board of trustees.
(c) The search and screen committee shall submit a list of at least ten (10) names to the governor for consideration.
(d) The governor shall select one (1) of these names for appointment as a trustee of the university in accordance with this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2007, SEC.261.
https://alumni.iu.edu/events/trustee-election/state-laws.html

Part 2: Engaging External Stakeholders:
The IUPUI administration includes the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the IUPUI deans, and the IUPUI Board of Advisors. These groups work with the chancellor to fulfill IUPUI’s mission of advancing Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

IUPUI Board of Advisors https://chancellor.iupui.edu/campus-leadership/advisors/index.html
The IUPUI Board of Advisors is composed of government, business, and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area who are appointed by the IU Board of Trustees.

The boards contributions include:

• Providing input on IUPUI’s role and activities in the economic development of the region, relating campus priorities to community needs, specifically to business, industry, healthcare providers, schools, and nonprofits.

• Advocating for IUPUI and helping to strengthen relationships among the campus and its many constituencies, including, but not limited to, other area educational institutions, healthcare providers, key community businesses and nonprofit organizations, and state and local government.

• Supporting IUPUI philanthropically, enhancing external funding support for IUPUI and serving as advocates and volunteers to actively assist IUPUI in its fundraising initiatives.
The Board’s expectations and commitments include:

• Provide input on strategic and long-range planning and program priorities, vision and mission statements, and goals and objectives consistent with university and community needs.

• Advocate for IUPUI in the community, which may involve contacting legislators, talking with current and prospective students, meeting with alumni and community leaders, and/or attending or helping host campus-related events.

• Help identify area business, industry, and community education and health needs.

A full list of IUPUI Board of Advisor Roles/Responsibilities is attached or can be found at: https://iu.box.com/s/c6vhm51ru83oyjw6wq7v6il3wtuutd7v

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