Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.82
Liaison Rebecca Collins
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Temple University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Rebecca Collins
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Temple holds annual elections for student government positions. The executive body and the parliament are elected. The Temple Student Government is guided by the TSG constitution. (http://templestudentgovernment.org/assets/files/Constitution_040219.pdf).

The elected student body president serves as a non voting member of the Temple Board of Trustees.


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:

All administrative staff can serve on the Administrative 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? :
Yes

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:

All full time faculty and librarians are members of the Faculty Senate, a governing body that has the responsibility of advising the administration and the Board of Trustees on: (1) on all matters of University policy,
(2) on all matters affecting the relations of the faculty of the university, and
(3) on all other matters of policy and administrative decision-making in which the faculty claims a reasonable advisement either through consultation or review and either at the initiation of the administration or at its own recognizance. The Faculty Senate, through the process of recommendation, may initiate advice to the administration and
Board of Trustees on any matter of policy, decision and program.

While each faculty member is a member of the Faculty Senate, the representative bodies of committees and officers are elected in accordance with the Faculty Senate's bylaws and constitution (http://www.temple.edu/Senate/rules.html).

The President of the Faculty Senate serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees.


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?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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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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