Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.31
Liaison Adam Strzemienski
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of North Georgia
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 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:

The Student Government Association is to "represent, lead, unify, and govern the student body to decide and act for the students upon any matter involving the students' interests and to promote common understanding between students, faculty, and administration while protecting the individual rights of students."

The Faculty Senate at the University of North Georgia is an essential part of shared governance at the university. They work with the President and the administration in recommending policy changes.

The University of North Georgia Staff Council acts in an advisory role to the university president. We also act on behalf of the staff, as a voice to the administration. The staff council is responsible for awarding Staff Member of the Month and Staff Member of the Year.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
19

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
26.32

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:

Aside from academic partnerships, UNG employs staff in community engagement, government relations, and economic development. These staff meet regularly with community leaders, development boards, chambers of commerce, municipal councils, and other organizations to form partnerships and to give them a voice.
https://ung.edu/government-relations-economic-development/community-engagement.php

The University's Foundation has a Board of Trustees comprised of University staff and community members. https://unggive.org/trustees

The University's Real Estate board is also comprised of University staff and community members. https://unggive.org/re-about


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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