Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Eric Boles
Director
Office 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:

Students participate in governance at the University of Arkansas through the Associated Student Government.


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 voting membership of the Campus Council (highest governing body) consists of the chair of the Faculty Senate, the vice chair of the Faculty Senate, the Associated Student Government president, the president pro tempre of the Student Senate, the chair of the Staff Senate, vice chair of the Staff Senate, 16 additional faculty representatives who are voting members of the Faculty Senate, 16 additional student representatives who are voting members of the Student Senate, 16 additional staff representatives who are voting members of the Staff Senate and administration representatives including the dean of students, the dean of each college or school, and the dean/director of the University of Arkansas libraries.


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

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

Additional information can be found at the ASG website: http://asg.uark.edu


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 participate in governance at the University of Arkansas through the Staff Senate.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The voting membership of the Campus Council (highest governing body) consists of the chair of the Faculty Senate, the vice chair of the Faculty Senate, the Associated Student Government president, the president pro tempre of the Student Senate, the chair of the Staff Senate, vice chair of the Staff Senate, 16 additional faculty representatives who are voting members of the Faculty Senate, 16 additional student representatives who are voting members of the Student Senate, 16 additional staff representatives who are voting members of the Staff Senate and administration representatives including the dean of students, the dean of each college or school, and the dean/director of the University of Arkansas libraries.


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 Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

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

Additional information can be found at the Staff Senate website: http://staffsenate.uark.edu


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:

Faculty participate in governance at the University of Arkansas through the Faculty Senate.


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:

The voting membership of the Campus Council (highest governing body) consists of the chair of the Faculty Senate, the vice chair of the Faculty Senate, the Associated Student Government president, the president pro tempre of the Student Senate, the chair of the Staff Senate, vice chair of the Staff Senate, 16 additional faculty representatives who are voting members of the Faculty Senate, 16 additional student representatives who are voting members of the Student Senate, 16 additional staff representatives who are voting members of the Staff Senate and administration representatives including the dean of students, the dean of each college or school, and the dean/director of the University of Arkansas libraries.


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

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

Additional information can be found at the Faculty Senate website: http://facultysenate.uark.edu


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

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