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Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
PA-3: Governance

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Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

UT Dallas has many diverse opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a variety of governance and leadership bodies. This includes the Student Government Association and open positions on university committees. In addition, student organizations provide the opportunity to gain leadership positions. There are nearly 300 registered student organizations in categories like academics, arts and music, club sports, cultural, educational, Greek, honor, political, recreation, religious, service learning, special interest and spirit.


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

To aid the Governor in his selections, the chancellor of each university system must recommend students based on applications submitted by each president on behalf of the institution’s student government organization. The student appointments serve a one-year term, from June 1st through May 31st of the following year. The UT System Student Regent has the same rights as regularly appointed board members, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official board business.

https://www.utsystem.edu/students/about-student-regent


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Student representation on campus governing bodies represent a critical component in the process of planning, management of resources, and formulating new policies, programs and initiatives. For example, the Student Fee Advisory Committee considers budget requests and makes recommendations for the allocation of various student fees.

http://www.utdallas.edu/studentaffairs/studentfee/
https://www.utdallas.edu/sg/


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

The Staff Council is an advisory body through which eligible staff members can convey information and make recommendations to the President regarding interests and concerns of the staff of the University.

The Academic Senate is the principal representative body in the faculty governance system of The University of Texas at Dallas. It consists of not less than ten percent of the general faculty, elected annually. It has primary responsibility in matters related to the curriculum and general academic policy, and it works closely with the administration in other areas of university life.

https://policy.utdallas.edu/utdpp1088


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Eligible Staff, represented by Staff Council, shall consist of all of UT Dallas' benefits-eligible Classified Staff and administrative and professional employees below the level of Vice President/Vice Provost not represented by the Academic Senate. In addition, eligible staff must have a minimum of six months of continuous employment at UTD at the start of the term of office in September.


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals No
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:
Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:
Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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