Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.49
Liaison Angela Oberg
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2023

STARS v2.2

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.62 / 3.00 Katie Parrish
Program Coordinator
Office of Climate Action
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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:
Rutgers University Senate
https://senate.rutgers.edu/
The Rutgers University Senate is a university-wide deliberative body consisting of representatives of Rutgers faculty, students, staff, administrators, and alumni. The Senate is the principal shared-governance advisory body to the President. It is the sole institution that represents the entire community of faculty, students, staff, administrators, and alumni to the President of Rutgers and to the Board of Governors. It exercises legislative authority on certain matters delegated to it by the

Board of Governors
Additional details- https://senate.rutgers.edu/about-the-senate/

Rutgers New Brunswick Faculty Council
https://nbfc.rutgers.edu/
The New Brunswick Faculty Council (NBFC) is a deliberative body consisting of faculty representatives elected by departments and other constituencies of Rutgers University - New Brunswick. It is the principal faculty body from which the Chancellor of Rutgers - New Brunswick seeks and receives advice on academic policy issues. The NBFC meets at least seven times during the academic year to consider and make recommendations on such matters as academic regulations and standards; admissions policies; budgetary priorities; instruction, curriculum, and advising; academic support programs; libraries and other academic infrastructure; and research policies and support.

Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)
http://involvement.rutgers.edu/student-government-and-funding/
The Rutgers University Student Assembly is the undergraduate student government of Rutgers University – New Brunswick/Piscataway. RUSA exists to not only serve Rutgers students, but to also empower the student body to be all that it can be. From mobilizing students to affect change on campus and in our communities, to working with university administration, faculty, and staff to help students with their daily lives. RUSA is committed to the student body and will work hard to live up to your expectations.

Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
15

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:
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:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
33.33

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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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