Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.07
Liaison Michelle Bennett
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Delaware
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Michelle Bennett
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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?:
No

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

There is a student government association and graduate student government association at UD. They are able to address the Board of Trustees through a formal process and provide feedback during public sessions.


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?:
No

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

n/a


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

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:

UD has a Faculty Senate with the ability to address or recall the University President and also to address the Board of Trustees.

The University of Delaware is committed to shared governance between the Board of Trustees, University administration, the faculty, and the student body. The University of Delaware Board of Trustees elects one faculty member to be a voting Trustee. Further at all Board of Trustees meeting, typically 2 faculty members and 4 students attend open meetings to provide feedback on administrative and legislative actions. Further, The University of Delaware Faculty Senate functions as the standing executive committee of the Faculty and exercises all the powers vested by the Board of Trustees and the University Charter to 1) supervise the care, control, and instruction of the students, 2) formulate and administer the curricular and educational policies of the University, 3) recommend and advise on policies governing academic appointments, standards of conduct, and promotion & tenure; and 4) establish, disestablish, and modify academic programs.


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:

UD is in the process of launching a Community Engagement Initiative with the City of Newark, which would include a mechanism for local resident, business and civil society engagement.


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):

UD is in the process of launching a Community Engagement Initiative with the City of Newark, which would include a mechanism for local resident, business and civil society engagement.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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