Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Teddy Lhoutellier
Submission Date March 13, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Miami
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Teddy Lhoutellier
Sustainability Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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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?:
Yes

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

The Board of Trustees have one student full voting board member.
The student is picked among three candidates from the Student Government body, elected by their peers and presented to the VP of Student Affairs for final approval.

Student Government is divided into three branches: Executive, Legislative (Senate) and Judicial. There are also three agencies that operate as part of Student Government. Category 5 (Cat 5) works with UM Athletics and is the spirit programming board of Student Government. Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) builds an environmentally friendly campus through student-led initiatives. The Elections Commission is responsible for coordinating and officiating free and fair Student Government elections.

Student Government plans and implements campus-wide initiatives that affect academics, campus life, dining, and so much more.

https://sg.miami.edu/


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:
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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? :
Yes

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:

The chair of the Faculty Senate elected by his/her peers attends Board of Trustees meetings.

The Faculty Senate is the vehicle by which the Faculty can participate in the planning and governance of the university. Through its committees and as a deliberative and legislative body, the Senate plays an important role in dealing with academic policies, new program and degree approvals, compensation and the annual budgets, reviews of chairs and deans, and countless other matters of collegiate concern and interest.

https://fs.miami.edu/


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:
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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):
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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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