Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.55
Liaison Cesar Nanni
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Universidad de Monterrey
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.70 / 3.00 César Alfredo Nanni
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Center for Sustainability
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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:

All students have the oportunity to be part of our student governance body, which is elected by all students by direct ballot

The Student Federation is our highest student representative body, they have a direct communication with the president´s office

The Student Senate is a body comprised of at least one representative from each academic program, responsible for identifying student concerns and for bringing forward improvement proposals.


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 president of the Student Federation is elected by direct ballot by the students. He/She shall hold office for a one-year and is not eligible for re-election

The person elected is part of the University Senate composed of 58 members (academics, administrators, and students) responsible for studying, reflecting upon, preparing and suggesting general recommendations and norms intended to promote and govern the Institution’s academic and formative quality and to encourage the faculty and associates' professional growth.


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

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

The person elected to be president of the Student Federation is part of the University Senate

Among the responsibilities of the University Senate are the following responsibilities:

Suggest general norms, regulations and educational policies to guide the actions of the academic and formative areas' members.

Recommend amendments or additions to the academic and formative activities' quality regulations.

Issue recommendations to the President's Office in order to have the corresponding proposals prepared and assessed.

Encourage the faculty's professional growth.

Appoint a commission to witness the university solemn ceremonies, among them, the University President's Annual Report and the graduation ceremonies.

Inform the university community of its actions.


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:

Staff members can be part of the University Senate. The University Senate was crated on the 10th of November, 1998, in order to assure the quality of educational interaction in the university (General Statute, Article 34). Among the responsibilities of the University Senate are the following responsibilities:

Suggest general norms, regulations and educational policies to guide the actions of the academic and formative areas' members.
Recommend amendments or additions to the academic and formative activities' quality regulations.
Issue recommendations to the President's Office in order to have the corresponding proposals prepared and assessed.
Encourage the faculty's professional growth.
Appoint a commission to witness the university solemn ceremonies, among them, the University President's Annual Report and the graduation ceremonies.
Inform the university community of its actions. (University Senate Regulations, Article 4)


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?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
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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 No
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects No

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

Suggest general norms, regulations and educational policies to guide the actions of the academic and formative areas' members.
Recommend amendments or additions to the academic and formative activities' quality regulations.
Issue recommendations to the President's Office in order to have the corresponding proposals prepared and assessed.
Encourage the faculty's professional growth.
Appoint a commission to witness the university solemn ceremonies, among them, the University President's Annual Report and the graduation ceremonies.
Inform the university community of its actions. (University Senate Regulations, Article 4)


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:

The University Senate is a collegiate body responsible for studying, reflecting upon, preparing and suggesting general recommendations and norms intended to promote and govern the Institution’s academic and formative quality and to encourage the faculty and associates' professional growth.


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:

Selected by voting


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

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

Encourage professional development of teachers


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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