Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

St. John's University, New York
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joanna Shields
STARS Research Analyst
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Student Government Statement:
"Membership consists of an Executive Board, elected Representatives, and appointed Committee Chairs. The Executive Board, which is elected by the entire student body, is made up of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Senator, Junior Senator, and Sophomore Senator. There are forty two (42) elected representatives - two full time undergraduate students from each class within each college. These representatives are responsible for communicating the concerns and needs of students from the class that they represent. Lastly the committees provide the students of St. John’s University with programs and services. There are ten (10) standing committees, all with a chair and two co-chairs.Student Government Inc.’s meetings are open to all interested parties where many topics vital to the future of student activities and organizations at St. John’s are discussed in an open forum and voted on by the floor of Student Government."

site: http://www.stjohns.edu/student-life/queens-campus-life/get-involved/student-government-inc


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The Student Government Executive Board and Representatives are elected.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Student Government Statement:
"Student Government, Incorporated, is an organization that strives to accommodate the needs of the students. It is the organization that oversees, and helps all the clubs and groups under its umbrella. Student Government also acts as a liaison between students and administration. If students have concerns, Student Government is always willing to help provide a strong voice for them, no matter the issue at hand. To encourage social interaction among the student body, Student Government plans, facilitates, and organizes staple events such as the Opening Year BBQ, which greets the new incoming freshmen with St. John’s wonderful atmosphere and welcomes back returning students, and Faculty Spotlight Dinners; which recognizes a faculty member who actively engages and interacts with students. These are only a select few of the events that Student Government works hard to provide for the students. As the governing body of the student organizations, Student Government also provides funding to organizations so that groups can operate and even plan their own events."

More information about these events can be found via http://www.stjohns.edu/student-life/queens-campus-life/campus-activities.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

University Faculty and Staff can be an active part of multiple on campus comittees including the University Assessment Committee which represents each school/college within the university and provides advice, recommendations, and strategies to university administration regarding all activities associated with the assessment of student learning.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

All members of the University Assessment Committee can be found via http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/university-assessment-committee-uac.


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

The Committee has created Assessment Materials for faculty and staff use. Information about the two highlighted areas worked on can be found at:
http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/unpacking-assessment
and
http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/assessment-tools


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

University Faculty and Staff can be an active part of multiple on campus comittees including the University Assessment Committee which represents each school/college within the university and provides advice, recommendations, and strategies to university administration regarding all activities associated with the assessment of student learning.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

All members of the University Assessment Committee can be found via http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/university-assessment-committee-uac.


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

The Committee has created Assessment Materials for faculty and staff use. Information about the two highlighted areas worked on can be found at:
http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/unpacking-assessment
and
http://www.stjohns.edu/about/administrative-offices/provost/assessment-tools


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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*The University Assessment Committee is one of the largest examples on campus which include both faculty and staff representatives. Other small committees are on campus as required or requested (Ex: Fair Trade Steering Commitee).

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