Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.80
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Saint John
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00
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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:

UNB Governance:

The University of New Brunswick Act sets out the structure and powers of the University's governing bodies. Its bicameral governance system includes the Fredericton and Saint John Senates, which have principal responsibility for academic matters, and the Board of Governors, which receives recommendations on academic matters from the Senates and has responsibility for financial issues, property and facilities, and other matters necessary to the governance of the University. The Board of Governors is comprised of 42 members including three students seven non-academic staff and six academic staff.

See membership breakdown here: https://www.unb.ca/secretariat/governors/compositionandmembership.html

The Board has 11 standing committees, which play a fundamental role in helping the Board and its Governors fulfill their mandate.
Standing committees:
• Advancement Committee
• Audit Committee
• Executive Committee
• Executive Compensation Committee
• Finance & Properties Committee
• Human Resources Committee
• Investments Committee
• Nominating & Review Committee
• Committee to Recommend Appointments to the Board Nominating & Review Committee
• Nominations to Office of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board Committee
• Saint Thomas University (STU) Liaison Committee

Faculty:

The University of New Brunswick Act sets out the structure and powers of the University's governing bodies. Its bicameral governance system includes the Fredericton and Saint John Senates, which have principal responsibility for academic matters. In accordance with the University of New Brunswick Act, the Saint John Senate is chaired by the President of UNB and draws its members from faculty, students, alumni, senior administration, and members from the Board of Governors, with 38 members overall. The Saint John Senate meets 7 times during the academic year. The regular work of the Senate includes awarding degrees and scholarships; approving programs, curriculum, and admission standards for the University; and determines the academic regulation and policy of the University.

Students:

The University of New Brunswick Saint John Student Representative Council (UNBSJ SRC) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that represents undergraduate and professional students at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. The UNBSJ SRC has an executive team comprised of the President, VP Finance and Operations, VP External, and a VP Student Life, these positions are voted on by students, as are other student council representatives’ positions. The President of the UNBSJ SRC also sits on the BOG.
Source: https://www.unbsrc.ca/executives

Staff:

The University of New Brunswick negotiates collective agreements with four unions – AUNBT, Unifor, CUPE, and PSAC – that represent employees in seven separate bargaining units. As an employer, the University is committed to achieving agreements that are fair, reasonable and that will strengthen our university for the benefit of students.

Employees (staff and faculty) at UNB may be a member of one of the five Bargaining Units or a member of the non-bargaining employee group.

• Association of University Teachers- Full-time (AUNBT)
• Association of University Teachers- Part-time (CAE)
• General Labour and trades and Allied Services and Audio Visual Groups (GLTA)
• Secretaries, Accountants, Library Assistants and Clerks (SALAC)
• Canadian Union of Public Workers (Local 3339 Saint John Campus) - (CUPE)
• Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff (APT)
• Union of Graduate Student Workers (Local 60550) USGW

Source: https://www.unb.ca/hr/labourrelations/


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
42

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
7

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
19

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
45.24

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.:
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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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