Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.71
Liaison Kristina Bryan
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Saint Louis University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Amy Hargis
Project Analyst
Sustainability & Benchmarking
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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:

By election or appointment to the appropriate role in Student Government Association, Student Bar Association, Graduate Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Commuter Student Association and others. Academic departments may host their own advisory groups. The Board of Trustees has a number of standing committees that include faculty, staff and student representatives


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:

Staff who are not part of a collective bargaining unit are eligible to join the Staff Advisory Committee, SAC, electronically via our website (slu.edu/sac). Members are encouraged to participate in committees and attend monthly meetings in person or via webinar. Anyone interested may complete a membership application at any time during the year. Elections are held annually in the spring for the executive committee of SAC. Members of SAC have representatives on 20 University and 5 Board of Trustee Committees including the University Leadership Council, President's Coordinating Council, President's Advisory Council, and the President's Diversity Council.


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:

Members of the Faculty may participate in the Faculty Senate, which consist of representatives of the full-time Faculty as defined in the current edition of the Faculty Manual. The representatives shall be elected by the respective faculties of the individual schools and colleges, and the university libraries, in accordance with the Bylaws of the Faculty and Faculty Senate. Faculty may also serve on University committees. In addition, the academic units of the university have faculty assemblies, through which faculty can participate in matters of concern to the particular units. The Board of Trustees has a number of standing committees that include faculty representatives. Faculty members do have "representatives" on the various Board Committees. Those individuals are appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. They are "representatives" of the Senate and are not official Board members and are not official Committee members. They are there to provide faculty input into the Committees' decision-making process but do not have voting authority in Committee decisions.


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:

St. Louis Midtown 353 Redevelopment Plan, pg. 5

The St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corporation (the “Developer”) is a Missouri redevelopment corporation formed pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 353 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri (2004), as amended, and jointly governed by Saint Louis University and SSM Health. The Board of Directors of the Developer will initially include a representative of the officers of Saint Louis University; a senior facilities administrator of Saint Louis University; a representative of the faculty of Saint Louis University; a senior executive of SSM Health St. Louis; and an independent planner. It is contemplated that a Planning Committee and a Citizens Advisory Committee will be formed, each initially consisting of 5-9 members, to furnish advice and consultation to the Board of Directors.


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 No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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