Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jessica Davis
Office of Sustainability
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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:

IUPUI Student Government - https://iustudentgovernment.indiana.edu/
There are three branches—the Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and Supreme Court. All three help to manage campuswide events, enact new campus legislation, and work with faculty and administrators to create positive change.

There is also a separate IUPUI Faculty Council of elected faculty representatives, chaired by the Chancellor: https://facultycouncil.iupui.edu/

IUPUI Staff Council - https://staffcouncil.iupui.edu/
Acts as a voice of the staff in collaborating with the entire campus community by fostering accountability and best practices in supporting and carrying out the vision, mission, and goals of the university. Increase the sense of identity, recognition, and value experience of each staff member in his/her relationship to the university and to identify concerns and to seek their solutions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?:

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

The IU Board of Trustees hosts open forums throughout the year where the public is invited to listen and comment on university decision-making. Public forum topics vary based on university need, as well as state requirements. Comments/questions may be offered in person, virtually, or via email.

Public forum topics for the 2020-2021 academic year include:
- Public tuition forum: Indiana University holds a public tuition forum to present proposed tuition and fee information and allow for comments by the public
- Candidate forum: Indiana University invites the public to meet and ask questions of candidates of the Board of Trustees during elections

Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

IU Leadership: https://president.iu.edu/index.html

The Board of Trustees of Indiana University:

IUPUI Leadership: https://www.iupui.edu/about/leadership.html
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 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 can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13HMdSbKIEHkuOCMsJDoLW5enVRENvC-E/view?usp=sharing

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