Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.64
Liaison Sustainability Office
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Shanna Eller
Sustainability Coordinator for Operations
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?:
Yes

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

All students have opportunities to participate in elections for student government. Their peers elect them. Students can also choose to be on governance committees or volunteer to be involved with these committees or with student government. The president of student government (elected) is a voting member of the University's Board of Trustees. see: https://chancellor.uncg.edu/bot/members/ for verification and proof.


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:

All staff have the opportunity to be elected to serve on the UNCG Staff Senate for a 2-year term. Staff are eligible to be nominated to serve by any UNCG employee. Elections are held within divisions (Business Affairs, Academic Affairs, etc.).


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:

Tenured, tenure-track, and non tenure track (full time) employees can participate in and be elected to the UNCG Faculty Senate. Adjunct faculty, teaching less than full time, cannot be elected representatives, but can certainly contribute ideas/concerns/comments to their department Faculty Senate representative or through General Faculty meetings.


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:

Chapter IV 100-Section 400, Membership
General Provisions.
(1) Each constituent institution shall have a board of trustees composed of 13
person chosen as follows:
..language deleted for clarity...
(c) the president of the student government of the institution, ex-officio. [See G.S. 116-31].

Regarding involvement of the community, the report referenced here specifically notes involvement of the Glenwood community in the decision-making process regarding use of land, investment, and construction of multi-use facilities. The university recently completed adding a grocery store to the university's mixed use village, specifically to alleviate the food desert in the community.
https://campusenterprises.uncg.edu/communitydevelopment/docs/HRA_UNCG_Retail_Final_Report_6.6.11.pdf
https://campusenterprises.uncg.edu/communitydevelopment/docs/PresentationforUNCGGlenwoodMixed-UseVillageMasterPlan-December2010.pdf


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):

Various colleges, schools, departments, and offices have a "board of visitors" who are community and business leaders who are directly involved, as stakeholders, in the governance, planning, and operation of the areas. To provide a specific example, the University's second-largest academic college has a Board of Visitors referenced here, with names and community titles:
https://www.uncg.edu/hhs/board-of-visitors.php


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These are non-governance bodies

HHS Board of Visitors https://www.uncg.edu/hhs/board-of-visitors.php
The mission of the HHS Board of Visitors is to serve the best interests of the school by advocating for the school in the community and state; heightening the visibility of the school; identifying and involving individuals, corporations, and foundations that might provide financial and other support for the school; and increasing the number of alumni and friends who support HHS.

Information provided by Jorge Quintal for part 2.

Alumni Association Board of Directors, University-wide Board of Visitors.
http://www.alumni.uncg.edu/s/1659/index.aspx?sid=1659&gid=2&pgid=550

The UNCG Alumni Association seeks to draw each and every graduate into a lifelong connection with UNCG and to inspire alumni to serve and advocate on behalf of their alma mater. We will do this by promoting continued cultural, educational, and relationship-building opportunities for alumni and sharing the UNCG story through regular and meaningful communication and advancing the interests of the university.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the UNCG Alumni Association and is governed by the following principles:
 Maintain a customer-focused outlook and provide outstanding service
 Advance the campus strategic plan
 Infuse learning and excitement into all that we do
 Nurture strategic partnerships and coalitions
 Embrace a culture of diversity and inclusiveness
 Utilize data in decision making
 Maximize human and financial resources
 Honor our history as a woman’s college and embrace our current position as a large, public, co-ed research university
 Acting through the executive committee and the standing committees, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and its many dedicated volunteers are hard at work serving UNCG alumni across the country and around the world.

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