Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 81.87
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
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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:

Student Association
Through hard work and dedication, the ACG Student Association aims to empower the voice of students and actively promote a vibrant campus community at The American College of Greece. Acting as liaison between the undergraduate student body and the administration, faculty and staff of The American College of Greece, we strive to provide responsible leadership and fair, democratic representation of the students in an official capacity while promoting equality and unity among the student body.
Council of Representatives
The Council of Representatives shall be composed of twenty one total representatives; 18 representatives corresponding to 21 majors and 3 appointed representatives corresponding to the class of incoming first year students. Each major will have one Representative elected within their major, by their peers. In addition, there will be three first year representatives appointed by the Vice President and approved by a two-thirds vote of the Council of Representatives every year in the month of September. These students will represent both first year students and students who are undecided at the beginning of the academic year. -
See more at: http://www.acg.edu/current-students/student-services/student-affairs/student-life/student-organizations/deree-student-association#sthash.qa4I8r1L.dpuf
Five Standing Committees have been composed in order to facilitate and ensure that all issues in each division/department are addressed by the appropriate committee:
Standing Committee for Community Involvement
Standing Committee for Public Relations
Standing Committee for Athletics
Standing Committee for Internal Affairs
Standing Committee for Social Affairs

Faculty Responsibilities and Shared Governance
The Faculty has the primary responsibility for the academic standards and the
academic programs of Deree. The Faculty also has responsibility for
recommending action on the following areas related to the Faculty’s area of
service to the College: curriculum and instruction; standards of scholarship;
Faculty hiring, evaluation and promotion; and professional and ethical
standards. Such policies must be approved by a majority of those members of
the Faculty voting before being recommended to the Chief Academic Officer
and the President.
Specifically, the Faculty has responsibility over:
1. College-wide academic standards and policies, including but not
limited to:
a. Academic standards for admission
b. Standards of scholarship
c. Professional and ethical standards
2. Faculty Affairs, including, but not limited to:
a. Hiring
b. Evaluation
c. Promotion
3. Academic Programs including, but not limited to:
a. Curriculum and instruction
b. All courses of study bearing academic credits, or alternative ways
of earning academic credits, applicable towards any academic
c. College-wide academic degree requirements
d. Specific degree program requirements imposed in addition to
College-wide degree requirements
e. All candidates for degrees, whether or not certified by the College
Registrar as having completed all degree requirements, prior to the
conferring of the appropriate degree

President's Cabinet
Senior Management Team (or Senior Administration)
Beyond the president, other senior administrators provide leadership to the academic programs and are responsible for the daily academic management of the College, ensuring the quality of the undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs on all campuses. The senior administrative officers—Provost- Professor Communication, VP of Marketing & Communication, VP of Public Affairs, VP of Administration & Human Resources, Chief Financial Officer/ VP of Finance & US Operations, Controller, Executive Dean of ALBA Graduate Business School- Professor of International Business and Strategy, the VP of Advancement, V.P., Strategic Initiatives/ Exec. Director, Institute for Hellenic Culture & Liberal Arts Integration, the Dean of Students, Regisrtrar- Dean of Academic Administration, Executive Director, Information Resources Management, Dean, School of Greaduate and Professional Education, Dean, North American Enrollment and Study Abroad, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean, Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts, Dean, School of Business and Economics—compose the President’s Cabinet. Its function is advisory to the President, who serves as the presiding officer.

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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?:

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