Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.84
Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Pratt Institute
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00 Carolyn Shafer
Director
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies
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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:

Student Government
The Student Government maintains primary responsibility for all student interests and involvement at Pratt. The Government has an Executive Committee and any undergraduate or graduate student can and is encouraged to become involved. The main function of the Government is to represent the student viewpoint. Various members of SGA also serve on the Board of Trustee committees. There is a Sustainability Officer as part of SGA.

Staff Committee Opportunities
There are a number of committees in which Pratt Staff are appointed and/or elected. Some examples are various Board of Trustee committees, Pratt’s Sustainability Committee and the Master Planning resource groups.

Faculty Governance
The Academic Senate is Pratt’s faculty/administration governance body, which represents faculty, chairs, and staff who teach at the Institute. The Senate acts as an advisory body to the Board of Trustees and the administration, making direct recommendations to the President and Provost without review by any intermediary.

Additionally, faculty are elected and/or appointed to serve on a number of other committees across the institute.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
36

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
4

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

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:
13

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
36.11

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:
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