Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.45
Liaison Kristina Hughes
Submission Date May 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Nebraska at Omaha
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Patrick Wheeler
Environmental Advocate/Sustainability Champion
EHS
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Students elect student government representatives and student body president & regent.


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Student President/Regent. These are elected by students and participate in all Board of Regents meetings on behalf of UNO.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives No
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects ---

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students are active participants in our Strategic Planning Forums each hear, which give them an active voice in the areas depicted above. See strategic planning outcomes in previous sections for examples.

http://www.unomaha.edu/plan/forums.php

Student Government must also vote on any increases in student fees and are typically consulted before undertaking any new programs or commitment of resources.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

We elect Staff Advisory Council representatives from across our campus.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Composition of the Staff Advisory Council is required to include Office/Service staff.


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives No
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

As with students, staff are invited to participate (and actively do so) in our Strategic Planning Forums. This provides them an active voice in the areas depicted above.

http://www.unomaha.edu/plan/forums.php


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Faculty elect representatives to the Faculty Senate.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The Faculty Senate President serves on the Chancellor's Council and advises on all matters related to the faculty.


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Faculty are active participants in our Strategic Planning Forums each year, addressing the areas stated above and further participate through an advisory role to the Chancellor's Council and Cabinet.

http://www.unomaha.edu/plan/forums.php


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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