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Stony Brook University
PA-3: Governance

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Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
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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:

Students can participate in governing bodies by applying for the position, being part of the organization affiliated with the governing party or being voted in.

The governing bodies that students can participate in are the following:
- SUNY Student Assembly (SUNYSA)
- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Commuter Student Association (CSA)
- The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board
-Stony Brook University Senate (Highest Governing Body)


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 Constitution of the University Senate guarantees both graduate and undergraduate representation. The Senate guarantees the inclusion of undergraduate students to a number equal to ten percent (10%) of the total number of voting faculty members. For graduate students, a number equal to eight percent (8%) of the total number of voting faculty member is used to calculate the number of representatives. These student representatives help to formulate the policies that govern all academic functions of the university.


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 Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices ---
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:

Students are elected to serve on all of the University Senate Committees and give input on the student perspective. One of these key areas is in regard to that committee's mission, vision and goals. The Student Senate aids in forming new policies, practices or initiatives differently within each committee. Students are involved in planning sessions to lay out the long term goals of each committee and how that committee will contribute to the success of the University. Students get to vote on the allocation of funding and implementation of certain fees that will be used to better the University. The Student Senate has the opportunity to communicate with administration in order to give a sense of what students feel need to be solved on campus.


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:

-The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board


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:

- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Commuter Student Association (CSA)
- The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board


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:

- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Commuter Student Association (CSA)
- The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board


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:

- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Commuter Student Association (CSA)
- The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board


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:

- Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Commuter Student Association (CSA)
- The Intercollegiate Athletics Board
- Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Faculty Student Association Board
- Administrative Hearing Board
- Stony Brook Review Board


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 ---
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices ---
Prioritization of programs and projects ---

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

Academic Planning and Resource Allocation (CAPRA)
This Committee shall review budgetary procedures and priorities for planning and resource allocation in the Presidential, Provostial, and Vice-Presidential areas. It shall be consulted by the University Administration on these matters and on proposals for new colleges, schools, and inter-collegiate programs, and it shall seek advice from other University Senate committees whenever appropriate.

Administrative Review
This Committee shall be the chief body of the Senate for reviewing and evaluating administrative performance and proposed reorganizations. It shall be consulted about and represented on all search committees at the level of Dean or above.
Educational Services
This Committee will review and evaluate the educational support services with the goal of enhancing the University's educational mission.
Among the areas of responsibility are:
(1) implementation of new educational pedagogies,
(2) development of new learning environments,
(3) application of new education technologies


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