Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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University of Missouri
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 3.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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?:
No

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

Missouri Students Association (MSA): the recognized undergraduate student government

Graduate Professional Council (GPC): the official student government for all graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate students

Chancellor's Standing Committees: These committees work on a variety of issues around campus and make recommendations to the Chancellor. Students can serve as representatives on these committees.
-Campus Facilities Planning Committee
-Campus Mediation Service Committee
-Campus Parking and Transportation Committee
-Campus Recreation Committee
-Campus Safety Committee
-Campus Space Utilization Committee
-Capital Review Committee
-Family Friendly Campus Committee
-Committee on Committees
-Concerts Committee
-Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee
-Honorary Degrees Committee
-Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
-Lectures Committee
-Library Committee
-Minority Affairs Committee
-Missouri Unions Committee
-MU Information Technology Committee
-Persons with Disabilities Committee
-Residence for Tuition Purposes Committee
-Residential Life Committee
-Retiree, Health and other Benefits Advisory Committee
-Revision of Student Records Committee
-Status of Women Committee
-Student Conduct Committee
-Student Fee Capital Improvements Committee
-Student Financial Aid Committee
-Student Organizations Committee
-Student Publications Committee
-Traffic Appeals Committee

Board of Curators: The Board of Curators, the institution's governing body, has one student representative who is appointed by Missouri’s Governor and is confirmed by the Senate. This student offers input to help the Board of Curators understand how their decisions may affect students across the University of Missouri System.


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:

Staff Advisory Council (SAC): The SAC mission is to advise the Chancellor on matters of mutual interest to MU staff, provide an appropriate and effective channel for bringing staff concerns and interests to campus administration, and act as a liaison for staff and administration.

Chancellor's Standing Committees: These committees work on a variety of issues around campus and make recommendations to the Chancellor. Staff can serve as representatives on these committees.
-Campus Facilities Planning Committee
-Campus Mediation Service Committee
-Campus Parking and Transportation Committee
-Campus Recreation Committee
-Campus Safety Committee
-Campus Space Utilization Committee
-Capital Review Committee
-Family Friendly Campus Committee
-Committee on Committees
-Concerts Committee
-Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee
-Honorary Degrees Committee
-Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
-Lectures Committee
-Library Committee
-Minority Affairs Committee
-Missouri Unions Committee
-MU Information Technology Committee
-Persons with Disabilities Committee
-Residence for Tuition Purposes Committee
-Residential Life Committee
-Retiree, Health and other Benefits Advisory Committee
-Revision of Student Records Committee
-Status of Women Committee
-Student Conduct Committee
-Student Fee Capital Improvements Committee
-Student Financial Aid Committee
-Student Organizations Committee
-Student Publications Committee
-Traffic Appeals Committee


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:

Observer to the Board of Curators - The Board Observer is a member of the Faculty Council Executive Committee and represents the Faculty Council at meetings of the Board of Curators. The Board Observer reports to the Council on items of interest from meetings of the Board of Curators.

https://facultycouncil.missouri.edu/about/index.html

Faculty Council: the elected representative organization of the MU Faculty to the University Administration and to the public at large. It organizes those efforts of the faculty that transcend department, school and college, and helps to make the faculty more than a collection of units that share a catalog and a local geography.

Chancellor's Standing Committees: These committees work on a variety of issues around campus and make recommendations to the Chancellor. Faculty can serve as representatives on these committees.
-Campus Facilities Planning Committee
-Campus Mediation Service Committee
-Campus Parking and Transportation Committee
-Campus Recreation Committee
-Campus Safety Committee
-Campus Space Utilization Committee
-Capital Review Committee
-Family Friendly Campus Committee
-Committee on Committees
-Concerts Committee
-Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee
-Honorary Degrees Committee
-Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
-Lectures Committee
-Library Committee
-Minority Affairs Committee
-Missouri Unions Committee
-MU Information Technology Committee
-Persons with Disabilities Committee
-Residence for Tuition Purposes Committee
-Residential Life Committee
-Retiree, Health and other Benefits Advisory Committee
-Revision of Student Records Committee
-Status of Women Committee
-Student Conduct Committee
-Student Fee Capital Improvements Committee
-Student Financial Aid Committee
-Student Organizations Committee
-Student Publications Committee
-Traffic Appeals Committee


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:

MU protocol is to regularly engage with the City of Columbia regarding the development of the campus as it pertains to planning, transportation, and on-going capital projects. Updates to the Campus Master Plan and these entities have participated and been provided the opportunity to provide feedback. The planning update includes long-range planning goals in regards to campus development and land use planning

In 2003, MU, Boone County and the city of Columbia applied for a joint permit for stormwater management under this new regulation. Through this collaborative effort, EHS, Boone County and the city optimize the use of resources on approaches such as public education projects.

In January 2016, EHS and City of Columbia hired the latest Assistant Fire Marshall for MU, Joel Pauley. While technically an employee of the City of Columbia, his salary is split by both entities and Pauley spends 50% of his time to provide services to campus. At U, part of Pauley’s duties include making sure the university is in compliance with fire code. MU has co-funded an assistant fire marshal since January 2001


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 Yes
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):

Hinkson Creek, which runs through the heart of Columbia, did not meet the standards for a warm water aquatic community, based on the numbers and diversity of invertebrates. Because no single pollutant was discovered for creating the problem, the concept of collaborative adaptive management (CAM) was adopted by the joint stakeholders of the
University of Missouri, City of Columbia and Boone County.

CAM is a science-driven, stakeholder-based process for decision-making that allows for a wide range of actions to be investigated, including reducing peak stormwater run-off and reducing the pollution in the run-off, which can contribute to better decisionmaking
over time, thus improving the water quality and biological community.

http://www.helpthehinkson.org/documents/2012-03-28HinksonCreekCAMfactsheet.pdf
http://www.helpthehinkson.org/CollaborativeAdaptiveManagement.htm
http://www.helpthehinkson.org/CAMStakeholders.htm
https://www.cf.missouri.edu/masterplan/sites/masterplan/files/pdf/2015StormWater_HighRes.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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