Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Marcela Marín Arias
Submission Date Sept. 17, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Marcela Marín Arias
Coordinadora Sistema de Gestión Ambiental
Ciencias Ambientales y de la Construcción
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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:

Students elect a representative and an official substitute for the Board of Directors. They have voice and a vote when decisions are made.


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?:
Yes

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

Members of the Board of Trustees:
1. General Vice-Chancellor
2. Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs
3. The Deans
4. Research Director
5. Extension Director


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? :
Yes

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:

Professors elect a representative and an official substitute who participate in the Board of Trustees with voice and vote.


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:
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The policies and procedures:

Resolution 004 of 2011, by which the statutes of the ITM were adopted, established that a representative of the productive sector should participate with voice and vote in the Board of Trustees of the ITM.


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) No

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 Board of Trustees, the highest authority, at the ITM includes:
-The Mayor of Medellín or his delegate
-The Minister of National Education or his delegate
- A member appointed by the President of the Republic who has experience in the university sector
- A representative of the Academic Directors.
- A representative of the professors
- A representative of the alumni
- A representative of the students
- A representative of the productive sector
- A former chancellor of an institution
- The Chancellor of ITM


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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