Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Jackie King
Assistant Secretary
Office of the Secretary
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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 University of Rochester’s Students’ Association Government is the undergraduate student governing body. They advocate on behalf of students to school administrators, work on campus life and academic improvements to make students’ lives at the University better, and manage clubs and organizations on campus.

The University of Rochester Faculty Senate 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.

The mission of the Genesee Staff Council is to facilitate active and direct communication between University staff and senior administration and to provide a forum for input and discussion of issues important to the staff and the University. The Council is composed of a group of diverse staff from across various University offices and academic departments.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
41

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:
15

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
36.59

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?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) was created in 2006 to represent the community and to guide and support the University of Rochester Medical Center's missions of Education, Research and Patient Care. The CAC has representation from health and social services agencies, the faith community, local government, the city school district, and media. In addition, key leaders within the Medical Center serve on the Community Advisory Council. The functions of the CAC are to:
- Act as a resource to URMC to strengthen community partnerships with an aim to reduce disparities and improve access to health care and services
- Contribute to the assessment and identification of community health-related priorities
- Promote constituent engagement in community health improvement initiatives
- Review community-engaged projects and research, as requested


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
10

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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