Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.89
Liaison Claire Jackson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Alabama in Huntsville
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.12 / 3.00 Claire Jackson
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
F&O
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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:
https://www.uah.edu/sga
https://www.uah.edu/staff-senate
https://www.uah.edu/faculty-senate

Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
16

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
37.50

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
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?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:
The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System
https://uasystem.edu/board
The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the effective leadership, management, and control over the activities of the three doctoral research universities in The University of Alabama System. This structure provides for a definitive, orderly form of governance, and secures and continues responsive, progressive, and superior institutions of higher education. The Board of Trustees created the present multi-campus structure in 1969, and each of the component institutions has a unique mission that is consistent with the broader mission of the System.

The University of Alabama System includes The University of Alabama (located in Tuscaloosa), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The System is governed by a self-nominating Board of 15 elected and one ex-officio member.

The Constitution of the State of Alabama provides that the Board is composed of three members from the Congressional district in which the Tuscaloosa campus is located and two members from each of the other six Congressional districts. The Governor is an ex-officio member of the Board. Those members who are not ex-officio are elected by the Board, subject to confirmation by the State Senate and may serve up to three consecutive, full six-year terms.

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to ensure the effective leadership, management, and control over the activities of the three doctoral research universities in The University of Alabama System. This structure provides for a definitive, orderly form of governance, and secures and continues responsive, progressive, and superior institutions of higher education.

The primary functions of the Board are to determine the major policies of the System. These include reviewing existing policies; defining the mission, role, and scope of each campus; and assuming ultimate responsibility to the public and political bodies of Alabama. Rules, policies, and procedures are promulgated to ensure that, through The University of Alabama System Office, the necessary flow of information for such accountability takes place.

Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
3

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The board is made up of 15 members one from each district in which the systems universities reside. The 16th member is always the governor of the state. In the case of this report it is Governor Kay Ivy.

The board is made up of 15 members one from each district in which the systems universities reside. The 16th member is always the governor of the state. In the case of this report it is Governor Kay Ivy.

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