Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Rochester
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 3.00 Karen Berger
Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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?:
No

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

Election through student government
Standing and ad-hoc projects with various offices that affect student life, including Dining, University Health Services, Parking and Transportation, Public Safety, Facilities, Libraries, etc.

Appointment to standing committees that affect student life
Event Registration Committee
Standing Committee on Alcohol Policy and Education
Fraternity and Sorority Management Committee

Appointment to standing committees that affect academic policy
College Administrative Committee
Faculty Council
Academic Honesty Committee

Appointment to standing committees that affect the greater University community
River Campus Libraries Advisory Board
University of Rochester Student Health Advisory Committee
Alumni and Advancement Center Advisory Board

Participation in search committees for hires relevant to student life

Attendance at semesterly town hall meetings sponsored by the Office of the President


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

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:
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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:

The Faculty Senate is an institution-wide body that serves the following functions:
1. To consider the state of the University and to make recommendations for its academic development to the appropriate persons or bodies within the University;
2. To inquire into any matter of an educational or administrative nature that has implications for the academic function and welfare of the University, and to make recommendations concerning such matters to the appropriate persons or bodies within the University;
3. To be a channel of communication between and among the various faculties of the University and between the collective faculties and the President and the Provost of the University.
Additionally, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Eastman School of Music and the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering each have a Faculty Council that reviews proposals on behalf of the faculty in any matter over which the faculty has jurisdiction.


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:
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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 No
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):

There are advisory boards for subsets, but nothing institution-wide.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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