Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.00
Liaison Mindy Granley
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Minnesota, Duluth
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Mindy Granley
Sustainability Director
UMD Office of Sustainability
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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:

Shared Governance
The University of Minnesota Duluth adopts a model based on the principles of shared governance in order to form a collaborative community among faculty, students, staff, and administrators; establish channels of communication; ensure inclusion; provide for education, research, and creative activity; promote campus engagement and lifelong learning.

Constitution and Bylaws: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz93F3IvIhsNdVUwdUFMVUk4V28/view

Membership:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s7bBbcJWyw06mkcvVG-8kP1jwOdl6Q81kqcmMyYKOVA/edit

UMD Student Association (UMDSA)
The Student Association (UMDSA) is the official voice of the student body. It has the responsibility to advocate student concerns, needs, desires and opinions across campus through the media, administration, and committees involved in policy making. The UMD Student Association will advocate for the improvement of student life conditions; actively promote the goals of the University; organize and coordinate programs of co-curricular nature; promote better coordination of the rights and responsibilities of students to and between colleges, schools, departments, administrations, and the community; effectively reflect student opinion on all matters affecting students in their role as students; and cooperate effectively with faculty, administrators, and community in areas common to all as a university community.

UMDSA now has a dedicated student position of Sustainability Director as well as a sustainability committee to increase student voice on sustainability topics.
http://www.d.umn.edu/sa/

For UMN Systemwide governance: the highest governance at U of MN is the Board of Regents. Student Representatives to the Board of Regents present the student voice to the Board, bringing their perspective to the Board's deliberations. Student Representatives are non-voting members who participate on the Audit & Compliance, Finance & Operations, and Mission Fulfillment committees. They are invited to provide input to the full Board meetings, and present a report to the Board annually in March. As defined by Board of Regents Policy: Student Representatives to the Board of Regents, eight students are selected for a one-year term by their campus student association. One student represents each of the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester campuses. Four students represent the Twin Cities campus, with at least one student being a member of the Council of Graduate Students or the Professional Student Government and at least two students being members of the Minnesota Student Association.
https://regents.umn.edu/student-representatives-board-regents


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

Shared Governance
The University of Minnesota Duluth adopts a model based on the principles of shared governance in order to form a collaborative community among faculty, students, staff, and administrators; establish channels of communication; ensure inclusion; provide for education, research, and creative activity; promote campus engagement and lifelong learning.

Constitution and Bylaws: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz93F3IvIhsNdVUwdUFMVUk4V28/view

Membership:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s7bBbcJWyw06mkcvVG-8kP1jwOdl6Q81kqcmMyYKOVA/edit


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:

Shared Governance
The University of Minnesota Duluth adopts a model based on the principles of shared governance in order to form a collaborative community among faculty, students, staff, and administrators; establish channels of communication; ensure inclusion; provide for education, research, and creative activity; promote campus engagement and lifelong learning.

Constitution and Bylaws: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz93F3IvIhsNdVUwdUFMVUk4V28/view

Membership:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s7bBbcJWyw06mkcvVG-8kP1jwOdl6Q81kqcmMyYKOVA/edit


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):

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council is an external consultative committee that advises and assists the Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a wide range of issues that impact UMD. The Council will provide support to the Chancellor to best position UMD to move forward and achieve its strategic priorities.

http://www.d.umn.edu/chancellors-office/advisory-group


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Dec 2019 updates:
- Changed Staff/Faculty elected representation to highest board (Board of Regents) to NO.
- Clarified Part 1 on student representatives on the UMN Board of Regent's (highest Governing Board within the UMN system)
https://regents.umn.edu/student-representatives-board-regents

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