Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.59
Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Valeria Ochoa
Faculty
Environmental Enginnering
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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:

The Student Government is elected yearly by the student population. The elected student president and vice-president are part of the University Council (Órgano Colegiado Académico Superior - OCAS).

The OCAS is by statute, a co-participatory institutional governing body, conformed by fourteen members, nine of whom are representatives of the different university levels: professors (5), student body (2), workers (1) and graduates (1). These posts are elected through an electoral process, the lastest carried out between November and December 2015, whose vote was universal, direct, secret and mandatory. These representatives concluded their work in December 2018, as foreseen in their appointments. On the other hand, the representatives of the student body, during 2018, were elected through an electoral process, with the same characteristics, in December of 2017 for the statutory period of one year.

The University Council meets permanently to discuss a variety of topics, such as: student matters, approval of institutional documents related to the self-assessment and accreditation process, regulations and manuals of the University, tuition fees, tariffs and rights, projects to create master's and careers programs, financial topics, to name a few. One of the most important topics, analyzed and resolved by the University Council during 2018, was the approval of a new Statute of the University that entails important changes for the future of the Institution and the validity of its philosophy, values ​​and academic vision, and the creation of a Board of Regents.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

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

The OCAS is by statute, a co-participatory institutional governing body, conformed by fourteen members, nine of whom are representatives of the different university levels: professors (5), student body (2), workers (1) and graduates (1). These posts are elected through an electoral process, the lastest carried out between November and December 2015, whose vote was universal, direct, secret and mandatory. These representatives concluded their work in December 2018, as foreseen in their appointments. On the other hand, the representatives of the student body, during 2018, were elected through an electoral process, with the same characteristics, in December of 2017 for the statutory period of one year.

The University Council meets permanently to discuss a variety of topics, such as: student matters, approval of institutional documents related to the self-assessment and accreditation process, regulations and manuals of the University, tuition fees, tariffs and rights, projects to create master's and careers programs, financial topics, to name a few. One of the most important topics, analyzed and resolved by the University Council during 2018, was the approval of a new Statute of the University that entails important changes for the future of the Institution and the validity of its philosophy, values ​​and academic vision, and the creation of a Board of Regents.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
No

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:

The OCAS is by statute, a co-participatory institutional governing body, conformed by fourteen members, nine of whom are representatives of the different university levels: professors (5), student body (2), workers (1) and graduates (1). These posts are elected through an electoral process, the lastest carried out between November and December 2015, whose vote was universal, direct, secret and mandatory. These representatives concluded their work in December 2018, as foreseen in their appointments. On the other hand, the representatives of the student body, during 2018, were elected through an electoral process, with the same characteristics, in December of 2017 for the statutory period of one year.

The University Council meets permanently to discuss a variety of topics, such as: student matters, approval of institutional documents related to the self-assessment and accreditation process, regulations and manuals of the University, tuition fees, tariffs and rights, projects to create master's and careers programs, financial topics, to name a few. One of the most important topics, analyzed and resolved by the University Council during 2018, was the approval of a new Statute of the University that entails important changes for the future of the Institution and the validity of its philosophy, values ​​and academic vision, and the creation of a Board of Regents.


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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The University Councils structure and statues cover the credit criteria for all Part 1 sections.

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