Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.92
Liaison Gretchen Vanicor
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 3.00 Monica Rowand
Coordinator
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 University Council of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a representative body, composed of administrators and additional campus leaders, that considers the activities of the University. It assists the president of the University in formulating policies. It advises the president, the provost, and other administrators of the University with attention to the educational objectives of the University and matters that affect the common interests of faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.

Faculty Senate - As the only authorized, representative body of the faculty under the administration of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Faculty Senate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is constituted to promote and implement, consistent with the purposes of the University, maximum participation of the faculty in university governance.
In this capacity, the Faculty Senate assists the administration in matters of particular faculty concern such as academic standards, student affairs, faculty welfare, selection of university-wide administrators, and membership of specified university committees.
The Faculty Senate advises the administration in the formulation and execution of policy with respect to the broadly defined goals, priorities, and financial needs of the University. The Faculty Senate also communicates faculty interests to the public and public officials as deemed appropriate in furthering the purpose of the organization.

Student Government - The Student Government Association represents students in matters
pertaining to student welfare, student activities, student participation in university planning, and administration and student opinion.
The Student Government, in its representative capacity, shall initiate and integrate student activities, inform the student body of the aim, policies and ideas of the university which pertain to or affect enrollees or the university among students and alumni, and shall be considered and referred to as an advisory body to the university administration in all functions affecting the student body.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
16

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:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
37.50

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.:
3

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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University of Louisiana Board reported as of November 2020.

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