Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Suchi Urs Daniels, RA, LEED AP BD + C,
Quality Assurance Program Manager/Project Manager
Facilities Planning
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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:

The Board of Trustees acts as an instrumentality or agency of the state for purposes of sovereign immunity pursuant to Section 768.28(2), Florida Statutes.

B. Members
The Board of Trustees shall be composed of thirteen persons, six members appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida and five members appointed by the Board of Governors. The other two members shall be (1) the elected representative of the University of South Florida System Student Advisory Council and (2) the President of the University of South Florida System Faculty Council.

As noted above the Student and Faculty Representative on the Board of Trustees are elected by their peers:
http://www.usf.edu/system/documents/board/general/20160826-bot-operating-procedures.pdf


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:

Safety Committee. The AFSCME local union president appoints one employee to serve on the University-wide safety committee.

Health Insurance Committee. The UFF-USF-GAU President appoints one (1) employee to serve on the University's Student Health Insurance Committee.

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/collective-bargaining/index.asp


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? :
Yes

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 President of the University of South Florida System Faculty Council is an elected position of faculty, selected by member faculty and also acting as a member of the Board of Trustees:
http://www.usf.edu/system/documents/board/general/20160826-bot-operating-procedures.pdf


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