Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.80 / 3.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
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 are able to join the student government through undergraduate and graduate elections and selection to sit on a number of different committees. Students not in elected or appointed positions can speak directly with elected officials about ideas that they would like to implement.


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:

Students are represented by a body known collectively as the Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR). There is a 5 person executive cabinet, consisting of a president and 4 vice presidents with differing responsibilities. There are also a number of senators composing the legislative branch, each college having a set number, along with positions such as Marketing and Personnel Director with more specific roles. A number of appointed positions currently exist that are selected by directors or E-cab members and approved by a vote in the senate. In addition, there are a number of Justice positions that are appointed in 2 year terms by the President.


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:

The student Regent is a voting member of The Regents of the University of California, attending all meetings of the Board and its Committees and serving a one-year term commencing July 1. The Board of Regents meets six times a year, every other month, in two-day meetings.

The powers and authorities of The Regents are broadly established in the Constitution of the State of California and are reflected in Bylaw 5 of The Regents of the University of California.

The student Regent is reimbursed for expenses incurred for attendance at meetings of the Board and its Committees. All mandatory University fees and tuition are waived for the student Regent during the academic years in which he or she serves as a Regent-designate and as a member of the Board.

The current student Regent is Avi Oved, a student at the University of California, Los Angeles.


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:

UCR has a Staff Assembly, and UC has a Staff representative to the Board of Regents.


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

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

Staff serve on a number of advisory boards from the Design Review Board to executive searches. Staff input is provided on all major planning strategies through active engagement through workshops, charrettes and public forums.


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 Academic Senate is the voice of the faculty in the University of California. It represents the Faculty in the "shared governance" of UC. This responsibility is delegated by the Regents and shared with the University administration, both at the campus level and systemwide. The University of California Academic Senate is one of the most highly developed and influential faculty governments in any university. It is the one organization through which the faculty, as a whole or on any of the campuses, can express its views on an issue. The senate guides the university’s educational course and is responsible for:
Determining academic policy.
Setting conditions for admission and granting of degrees.
Authorizing and supervising curricula and courses.
Advising on faculty appointments, promotions and budgets.

The senate works in concert with the university administration, which is responsible for the finances and organization of the institution. These roles overlap and are frequently interdependent.


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:

Faculty serve on the Board of Regents and on all upper-level Chancellor committees.


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:

The Faculty Senate has representatives on all major planning, budgetary and design committees for UCR.


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

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