Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.30
Liaison Nicholas Liu-Sontag
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

New York University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Nicholas Liu-Sontag
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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?:
No

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

The NYU Student Government Assembly (SGA) is the overarching student government body within NYU's governance structure. The SGA includes the members of the Student Senators Council (SSC), Global Student Council, and President's Council, and its meetings are open to the student body.

The SSC is the branch of student government that represents the interests of students in the larger University Senate, which is the deliberative body for the discussion of University-wide policies and proposed changes in University practices and structure. The SSC designates representatives to serve on the seven standing committees of the University Senate: Sustainability, Executive, Academic Affairs, Community Standards, Financial Affairs, Public Affairs, and Organization and Governance.

Thirty-eight of the 138 voting members of the University Senate are representatives of the SSC.


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:

The Administrative Management Council (AMC) is NYU's representative body for NYU staff to participate in governance. The AMC is comprised of NYU administrators—management and professional personnel—elected from within each school or division. The AMC initiates, deliberates, and responds to the issues and concerns of its constituents and the University community. The AMC promotes the professional growth and development of NYU administrators and is deeply committed to community service.

The AMC elects seven of its members to represent administrators in the larger University Senate. The AMC accomplishes work through its own committees and also designates representatives to serve on the six standing committees of the Senate: Executive, Academic Affairs, Community Standards, Financial Affairs, Public Affairs, and Organization and Governance.

Seven of the 138 voting members of the University Senate are representatives of the AMC.


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:

NYU has two bodies for teaching and research faculty to participate in governance: the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council (C-FSC) and the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council (T-FSC).

The C-FSC and T-FSC consider matters of educational and administrative policy. Faculty Senators represent the concerns and interests of faculty and report regularly on the activities of their Council and the University Senate to their school faculty. The C-FSC and T-FSC accomplish work through their own committees and also designate representatives to serve on the standing committees of the University Senate: Sustainability, Executive, Academic Affairs, Community Standards, Financial Affairs, Public Affairs, and Organization and Governance.

Sixty-seven of the 138 voting members of the University Senate represent these two faculty bodies.


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:

NYU follows New York City's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for land use and growth planning. This process includes notifying the public, holding public hearings, Borough Board hearings, and a recommendation from the Borough President. The final step of the process includes a public hearing held by the City Planning Commission.


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):

There are numerous institutional bodies through which external stakeholders are engaged. All three of the above community member types are represented in the following groups. The below is a non-exhaustive list of some of these bodies:

College of Global Public Health Advisory Board
https://publichealth.nyu.edu/about/advisory-board

NYU School of Law Advisory Board
https://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/labor/advisoryboard

Center for Sustainable Business Advisory Board
https://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/departments-centers-initiatives/centers-of-research/center-sustainable-business/about/advisory-bodies


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