Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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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:

Students, faculty, and staff across the university have various avenues for getting involved in the university’s decision making. The avenues for each group detailed below.
Students: Founded and funded by students, the NC State University Student Government encourages students to express their concerns and ideas, promotes an environment of open discourse and academic excellence, and proactively represents the student voice to the University administration and Board of Trustees through ethical and accountable public service.
Staff: The Senate is an advisory body to Chancellor Woodson. In fulfilling this role, the Senate: Initiates the review of policies and/or procedures and make recommendations regarding interest/concerns that affect staff members; Receives proposed policies or policy changes from the chancellor for review and recommendations; Assists in the communication of issues and activities affecting staff members; promotes and facilitates staff participation in the university community; Encourages a sense of community among all university employees.
Faculty: The North Carolina State University Faculty Senate provides advice to the Chancellor and, through the Chancellor, to the Board of Trustees. In this role, the Faculty Senate discusses with or provides information to any administrator with authority and responsibility for a decision, recommends policies to any administrator who is authorized to make a decision, and makes policy recommendations to the Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellors.The Faculty Senate is a body of representatives from each college, school and other constituency of the University. Each faculty senator serves as a liaison between the governing body of the faculty and the faculty of the constituency that the senator represents. Senators report regularly to their constituencies on the deliberations of the Senate, meet as a delegation with the dean or other appropriate administrator of their constituency, bring issues of concern from their constituencies to the Senate for consideration, and act as facilitators of faculty participation in the governance of the University.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
13

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
7.69

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?:
No

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