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Liaison Harlan Blauser
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Pembroke
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Harlan Blauser
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

There are many different committees on campus, but we will discuss the Sustainability Council, which is the recommending body to the Chancellor and Cabinet on all matters relating to sustainability.

1. Student Government Association (SGA) President serves on the campus' Sustainability Council
2. Student President of the Greener Coalition (student club) serves on the Sustainability Council
Both of these are elected campus positions.


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:

1. Student Government Association (SGA) President serves on the campus' Sustainability Council
2. Student President of the Greener Coalition (student club) serves on the Sustainability Council
Both of these are elected campus positions.


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 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 student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Student roles include: President of the Greener Coalition and President of SGA.

Since establishment of the Sustainability Council in 2014, the following has been accomplished by this Council who includes the Sustainability Office and Energy Management Office and several others (all campus populations are represented which includes students, faculty and staff):
-Signed ACUPCC
-Established Food Recovery Network Chapter
-Participating in the NC 10% Campaign
-Made LEED Silver, Two Green Globes or equivalent the minimum standard for all new construction and major renovations
-Updating campus' purchasing policy now to require ENERGY STAR and EPEAT appliances and electronics and other sustainable BMPs
-Created and hired Sustainability Coordinator to assist Sustainability Director
-Supported students with creation of a Sustainability Green Fee
-Applied for Tree Campus USA status (which included creation of the campus' Tree Care Plan; Recommended Plant and Tree List)
-Become a Partner with USDOE's Workplace Charging Challenge
-Kicked off the campus; Strategic Sustainability Planning process, to complete in 2016
-Submitted the campus' first interdisciplinary Minor is Sustainability to Academic Affairs for approval
-Completed the campus' first baseline greenhouse gas inventory (2013) and 2014; 2015 is in progress now
-Completed second energy savings performance contract
-Installed 4kW's of solar PV
-Installed 4 PEV charging stations
-Installed one off-grid solar smart table
-Become a pickup/drop-off site for CSA
And so on....


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:

1. Staff Council Chair, serves on the Sustainability Council and this is an elected campus position.
2. Several other staff positions serve on the Sustainability Council such as the Sustainability Director, Sustainability Coordinator, University Architect, etc.


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:

1. Staff Council Chair, serves on the Sustainability Council and this is an elected campus position.


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 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 staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Since establishment of the Sustainability Council in 2014, the following has been accomplished by this Council who includes the Sustainability Office and Energy Management Office and several others (all campus populations are represented which includes students, faculty and staff):
-Signed ACUPCC
-Established Food Recovery Network Chapter
-Participating in the NC 10% Campaign
-Made LEED Silver, Two Green Globes or equivalent the minimum standard for all new construction and major renovations
-Updating campus' purchasing policy now to require ENERGY STAR and EPEAT appliances and electronics and other sustainable BMPs
-Created and hired Sustainability Coordinator to assist Sustainability Director
-Supported students with creation of a Sustainability Green Fee
-Applied for Tree Campus USA status (which included creation of the campus' Tree Care Plan; Recommended Plant and Tree List)
-Become a Partner with USDOE's Workplace Charging Challenge
-Kicked off the campus; Strategic Sustainability Planning process, to complete in 2016
-Submitted the campus' first interdisciplinary Minor is Sustainability to Academic Affairs for approval
-Completed the campus' first baseline greenhouse gas inventory (2013) and 2014; 2015 is in progress now
-Completed second energy savings performance contract
-Installed 4kW's of solar PV
-Installed 4 PEV charging stations
-Installed one off-grid solar smart table
-Become a pickup/drop-off site for CSA
And so on....


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:

1. Co-Chair of the Sustainability Council is reserved for a faculty member. This position is filled by recommendation from the Provost and the Academic Affairs Department.
2. Faculty Senate Chair is a position on the Sustainability Council and it is an elected campus position.
3. Several other faculty positions are represented on the Sustainability Council such as Faculty Advisor for the Greener Coalition, Dean of Graduate Studies, etc.


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:

1. Co-Chair of the Sustainability Council is reserved for a faculty member. This position is filled by recommendation from the Provost and the Academic Affairs Department; this could be filled by a faculty member in a teaching or research position.
2. Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is a dedicated position on the campus' Sustainability Council.


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:

Since establishment of the Sustainability Council in 2014, the following has been accomplished by this Council who includes the Sustainability Office and Energy Management Office and several others (all campus populations are represented which includes students, faculty and staff):
-Signed ACUPCC
-Established Food Recovery Network Chapter
-Participating in the NC 10% Campaign
-Made LEED Silver, Two Green Globes or equivalent the minimum standard for all new construction and major renovations
-Updating campus' purchasing policy now to require ENERGY STAR and EPEAT appliances and electronics and other sustainable BMPs
-Created and hired Sustainability Coordinator to assist Sustainability Director
-Supported students with creation of a Sustainability Green Fee
-Applied for Tree Campus USA status (which included creation of the campus' Tree Care Plan; Recommended Plant and Tree List)
-Become a Partner with USDOE's Workplace Charging Challenge
-Kicked off the campus; Strategic Sustainability Planning process, to complete in 2016
-Submitted the campus' first interdisciplinary Minor is Sustainability to Academic Affairs for approval
-Completed the campus' first baseline greenhouse gas inventory (2013) and 2014; 2015 is in progress now
-Completed second energy savings performance contract
-Installed 4kW's of solar PV
-Installed 4 PEV charging stations
-Installed one off-grid solar smart table
-Become a pickup/drop-off site for CSA
And so on....


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

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