Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.25
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Meredith Moore
Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
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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 Academic Senate of the Urbana-Champaign Campus is a legislative body composed of about 200 faculty, 50 students, and ten academic professional members. The duties of Senate committees are specified in the Senate Bylaws.

The Statutes, Article II, Section 1, provide for a senate to be constituted at each campus of the University, to exercise legislative functions in matters of educational policy such as:

The Academic Calendar
Requirements for admission to colleges and schools
Requirements for degrees and certificates
Each senate shall also recommend candidates for honorary degrees, and may propose amendments to the Statutes through the University Senates Conference to the President and the Board of Trustees.
Members of the campus community are welcome to attend meetings of the Senate and Senate committees. The procedures for requesting the opportunity to speak during public comment or requesting floor privileges on an item of business on the agenda can be found in Standing Rule 16.

The Illinois Student Government is the officially recognized system of student governance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Our mission is to "advance the collective interest and safeguarding the rights of the students; maintain the quality of life, education, employment, research, and services at the institution; and provide for the awareness and general welfare of the campus and community."

The Illinois Student Government is made up of graduate and undergraduate students elected to represent students at the University. Student Government sponsors initiatives that address pressing issues on campus, from the sexual assault policy to racial tensions on campus. Student Government seeks to play a role in all aspects of University life, from housing and diversity to funding and dining.

The Staff Advisory Council works in an advisory capacity with Illinois Human Resources (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) to identify and resolve problems and to present ideas and information important to all Staff employees.

The Council provides a medium for passing ideas and information among employees, employee groups, the Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources, the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Human Resources at the Urbana-Champaign campus. As a Staff employee of the Urbana campus, your questions, comments, and ideas are welcome.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
12

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
7

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
41.67

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Under "Strategic Planning at Illinois" (https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7831/601858) exists an opportunity for any campus or community to provide feedback on the goals and progress of the institution. Public Engagement is at the heart of the mission of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In order to ensure Illinois is continuing to serve the public and its interests, campus is working to develop a new framework for how to best serve our community, state, country and world. We offer a public, online opportunity to provide feedback (i.e. virtual public input board). In an effort to be collaborative and transparent, we have set up this public page to gather comments about our strategic planning process. All submitted comments should be relevant to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community, are reviewed and are public. Comments can be denied or removed for any of the following reasons, at any time, if they: use obscene, threatening or harassing language; disclose information that is confidential by law or regulation; promote or advocate illegal activity; violate copyrights or trademarks; are commercial advertising, unsolicited self-promotion, SPAM, or solicitations; or endorse or oppose anyone campaigning for election to a political office. All users, including page administrators, are subject to the terms of service. Comments posted to the stategic planning website do not necessarily represent the opinions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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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