Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Molly Johnson
Submission Date Aug. 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The New School
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Molly Craft Johnson
Sustainability Associate
Tishman Environment & Design Center
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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:

https://www.newschool.edu/about/university-leadership/student-senate/

The Student Senate is made up of students who embody the creative and intellectual energy of The New School. Drawn from all of our schools, these students play an active role in all elements of campus life, representing the voice of students on important topics and key initiatives with faculty and administration.


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:

https://www.newschool.edu/about/university-leadership/staff-senate/

The Staff Senate helps foster open communication on the behalf of all staff to administration, faculty, and students. These staff leaders are a part of the ongoing dialog about the future of The New School, giving advice and input on initiatives that affect the university.


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:

https://www.newschool.edu/about/university-leadership/faculty-senate/

The academic leaders who make up the Faculty Senate are drawn from across our university. They meet regularly to explore and examine how the university can continue to grow and fulfill its mission as a creative, innovative, and socially engaged institution.


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 Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

Board of trustees: The New School is governed by a board of trustees drawn from the ranks of leaders in civil society, business, education, philanthropy, government, media, and other fields. The board meets regularly throughout the year and participates actively in the rich array of public programs, performances, and university ceremonies that characterize The New School.


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