Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Director
Campus Sustainability
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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:

Governance at the University of Winnipeg is conducted by the Senate, the Board of Regents, the Chancellor and the Indigenous Advisory Circle. Elected student representatives from the University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) sit on both the Senate and the Board of Regents and the Senate. Students are able to run for the UWSA Executive or Board of Directors every year in student-run elections.

Two elected student representatives from the Aboriginal Student's Centre sit on the Indigenous Advisory Circle.


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:

Representatives from the University of Winnipeg Students' Association are elected every year through elections. Representatives from the UWSA sit on both the UWinnipeg's Senate and Board of Regents.


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:

The Board of Regents determines overall policy for the University. This includes providing the administration with strategic direction and a broad framework of goals and objectives.

The Senate is responsible for the academic policy and practices of the University, faculty, staff and students. Examples of Senate responsibilities include curriculum development, setting academic standards. student appeals, and conferring of degrees.

-There is a spot reserved for a UWSA representative on the following Senate committees:
Academic Planning, Academic Standards and Misconduct, Budget Review Committee, The Executive Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee,
-There is a position reserved for a UWSA representative on the Board of Regents Finance Committee and Board Executive Committee.


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:

Staff can elect representation on the Board of Regents.


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:

Two spaces are assigned in the Board of Regents for support staff elected by staff.


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 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 staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

There is elected staff representation on the Board of Regents which determines overall policy for the University. This includes providing the administration with strategic direction and a broad framework of goals and objectives.
Additionally, all faculty and staff were welcome to include written submissions as part of the University's strategic review which wrapped up in January 2013.


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:

Reporting to the Senate, each faculty establishes a faculty council which is composed of the faculty Dean, Associate Dean and all members of the faculty. The council is required to meet at least once every academic year. Faculty councils must submit a report to Senate once a year.


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:

There are faculty members represented on both the Senate and Board of Regents


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 Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

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

There is elected faculty representation on the Board of Regents which determines overall policy for the University. This includes providing the administration with strategic direction and a broad framework of goals and objectives. Members of faculty also sit on Senate which is responsible for the academic policy and practices of the University, faculty, staff and students. Examples of Senate responsibilities include curriculum development, setting academic standards.
Additionally, all faculty and staff were welcome to include written submissions as part of the University's strategic review which wrapped up in January 2013.


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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