Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.15
Liaison Jessica Bilecki
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of the Pacific
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Jessica Bilecki
Sustainability Director
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:

Faculty Governance & Academic Council: Faculty participate in the governance process and recommend policies for consideration through the University committee structure and Academic Council. The University of the Pacific Academic Council recommends policy concerning curricular, faculty and other academic issues. Faculty representatives are elected by the faculty in each school or college for three-year terms. All three campuses are represented on the Council. The number of faculty representatives from each unit is determined by the number of tenured or tenure-track faculty in the unit.

Staff Advisory Council: The S.A.C. serves as an advisory body representing staff in university matters to university administration. S.A.C. is a resource for staff to address concerns and issues, represent staff on various university committees, promote and encourage staff development, and support activities to build community and increase employee morale.

ASuop: The Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASuop) is the governing student body that is responsible for advocating and working on behalf of student concerns. To benefit students, ASuop Government maintains close working relationships with the Division of Student Life and partnerships around the Stockton community.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
24

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:
10

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
41.67

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 Beyond Our Gates Initiative has two governing bodies:

Beyond Our Gates Community Council: The group consists of educators, non-profit leaders, the business community, faith community, arts community and assorted others. Council meets four times per year on campus (pre-COVID) for programs with content centered around early childhood literacy and education. About 90 people are involved in the Community Council, and about 40-45 attendees regularly attend each meeting.

Beyond Our Gates Executive Committee: The “strategic arm” of Beyond Our Gates. There are about 13-15 members. Members represent educational institutions, non-profits, the business community, faith community, and assorted others with four members representing the university. Committee members chart the course for BOG projects and initiatives. The committee meets four times per year on campus.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
7

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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Two students, two academic staff and two non-academic staff serve as liaison representatives to the Board of Regents.

University governance structure is described in detail in the faculty handbook. Additional information is at https://pacificedu.sharepoint.com/sites/FacultyGov and
https://www.pulse.pacific.edu/about-pacific/administration-offices/office-of-the-provost/shared-governance.html

Webpages are no longer publicly available. University of the Pacific updated the public-facing website in Fall 2020, eliminating multiple pages including the ones linked in this credit. Pages are still available to Pacific staff.

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