Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.70
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Colorado Boulder
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Dave Newport
Director
Environmental Center
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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:

They can participate in Residence Hall Association if they live in the residence halls, or they can join the CU Student Government (CUSG)


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?:
No

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
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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 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:

CUSG has a budget of over $24 million and directly oversees the UMC (Student Center) and the Recreation Center. They also have an agreement with the university to operate these units and have control over their expenditures independently. CUSG also oversees several resource centers and advocacy programs

http://cusg.colorado.edu/projects-initiatives/

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4Oc5BEDw9Q9SGRPb1NKTFFWa0k/edit


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 Council is a way for the staff to be represented and member of this council are assigned to various committees on campus to represent all staff's interest.


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:

Staff Council is a way for the staff to be represented and member of this council are assigned to various committees on campus to represent all staff's interest.


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 Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
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:

Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Allocation of 5% of job description of each HDS staff toward “sustainability”. Creating teams within Student Affairs to promote ideas for conservation and “green offices”.

Existing or prospective physical resources pilot programs for “composting”, expansion of recycling program for batteries, card board and metal.

Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Allocation of funds for “Environmental initiatives”, creating position for “sustainability coordinator” establishing goals for Energy consumptions and recycling.

Communications processes and transparency practices “EcoStar” program for better communication process with students and staff. Published data on actual utilities usage and recycling, on monthly basis.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

N/A


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?:
No

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

N/A


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 No
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 faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

N/A


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