Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.38 / 3.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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 Faculty Senate is the elected body representing all full-time faculty at UTA. The Senate voices the faculty position to the University administration, UT-System administration, the Board of Regents, and other groups. The Faculty Senate reviews and writes policy and deliberates on all matters relevant to the professional concerns, duties, standards, ethics, responsibilities, and privileges of the faculty.
https://www.uta.edu/administration/faculty-senate

Student Government has been a part of the University since 1922 and gives voice to the student body. It is the primary way for students to participate in the policy-making that directly affects their educational and campus experience at the University. The group does this by putting on events, writing resolutions, and advocating on behalf of students to administration
https://www.uta.edu/student-affairs/student-governance/programs/student-government

Staff Advisory Council (SAC) serves as a representative body for staff that strives to: (1) improve University operations, (2) develop a sense of community, and (3) enhance the work environment. The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is an elected group of staff members across UTA who serve as representatives of the staff to the University administration. The SAC is an integral part of the policy-making arm of the University with elected members of the Council representing the needs and desires of each constituency. Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Student Congress Chambers, located in the upper level of the University Center. Participation as an elected Representative or an Alternate in the Council is very important; however, all employees are encouraged to attend the meetings. Working together, we can make a difference in the life of the UTA Community.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
10

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

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:
3

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
30

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:
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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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