Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a duly elected body of student representatives through which the student body can influence and change policies, which all students can participate in.
http://www.uh.edu/sga/
The UH System Student Regent is a student body representative nominated by the Student Government Association that has the same powers and duties as the members of the Board of Regents of the system, including the right to attend and participate in meetings of the Board of Regents, except that the student regent: (1) may not vote on any matter before the board or make or second any motion before the board; and (2) is not counted in determining whether a quorum exists for a meeting of the board or in determining the outcome of any vote of the board.

https://www.uh.edu/studentregent/

The University of Houston Staff Council is an advisory body to the President of the University and the University administration. Staff Council consists of elected staff members from each division who represent the entire staff body; only benefits eligible staff can run for office and vote in elections. Council representatives participate on a variety of standing university advisory committees including the Sustainability Committee.

More information at: uh.edu/sc

The Faculty Senate is the governing body for UH faculty. A statement from the Faculty Senate Constitution: "Shared governance is the collective commitment of the faculty and administration at the University of Houston to work cooperatively, together with other University constituencies, to achieve a common vision of excellence for the University.

Faculty Senate sends weekly informational mailings to all faculty. It operates its own website which provides contact information for all the Senate officers and committees. Faculty Senate meetings are open to all and notice of meetings is sent to all faculty.

More information at: fs.uh.edu


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
10

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

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:
2

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
10

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:
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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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