Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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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:

The university by law set up various meetings and committees for major stakeholders to participate to discuss and make decisions on public affairs for university governance. For example,
1. Students elected through NTHU Student Association as representatives to participate in major university meetings, such as the University Affairs Meeting, which is the highest governance committee, for discussing and passing major regulations which affect stakeholders in the university. These regulations include (1) university development plan and budget, (2) university organizational rules and various important rules, (3) the establishment, modification and suspension of colleges, departments, research institutes, degree programs, divisions, offices, centers, groups, other units and affiliated institutions, (4) academic affairs, student affairs, general affairs, research and development and other important matters, (5) evaluation methods for teachers' teaching, research, mentoring, and service effectiveness, (6) resolutions of the committee or ad hoc group established by this committee, and (7) meeting agenda proposed by meeting members or by the meeting chairman, the President. Student representatives also attend other major meetings, such as Academic Affairs Meeting, Students Affairs Meeting, General Affairs Meeting, Library Committee Meeting, Curriculum Development Meeting, General Education Meeting, Physical Education Meeting, etc.
2. Academic staff including faculty and full time researchers, who are also included in major committees, such as University Affairs Meeting, Academic Affairs Meeting, Students Affairs Meeting, General Affairs Meeting, Library Committee Meeting, Curriculum Development Meeting, General Education Meeting, Physical Education Meeting, etc. They are elected or assigned by different colleges and research centers. They have the equal rights to raise motions and vote for the decisions.
3. Non-academic staff who elect representatives to attend the major meetings to speak out their needs and concerns. They have equal rights with other members of meetings in decision making. The major meetings include University Affairs Meeting, Academic Affairs Meeting, Students Affairs Meeting, General Affairs Meeting, Library Committee Meeting, Curriculum Development Meeting, General Education Meeting, Physical Education Meeting, etc.

The university council is built to deliberate and make decisions regarding significant university matters. The university council shall comprise the university president, vice president(s), teacher representatives, heads of academic affairs units and administrative units, representatives of research personnel, representatives of non-teaching staff, student representatives, and representatives of other personnel.
Every member or Stakeholder can provide their opinions or proposals through the above representatives by official documents or below meetings.
1)Discussed or approved by the standing committee or ad hoc group of this meeting. (Regular meetings)
2) Discussed or approved by the teacher review committees (3 to 4 meetings in a semester)
3) Proposals from members of this meeting.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
118

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
12

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
81

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
25

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
22

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
18.64

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?:
Yes

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 university set up the Division of Public Affairs to serve as a contact point between the University and the general public. Besides being an information center to assist new agencies and media, it interacts with the public to bring the voice of outside stakeholders into the university, which may lead to the change of university decisions that affect them. In the internet era, many interactions via social media have been established as the bridges for bi-directioinal communications. (https://www.facebook.com/nthu.tw/)


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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NTHU is a national university in Taiwan, and its highest authority is different from the board of directors of American universities.

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