Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Liesel Schwarz
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Villanova University
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.60 / 3.00 Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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)?:
No

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

Students elected to student government are given the opportunity to serve on the Board committees.


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:

10 student representatives from student government are represented on 5 of the 12 Board committees. Those committees include: Academic Affairs, Athletics, Investment, Physical Facilities, and Student Life. The students are elected through student government at the start of the academic year (September) and serve the academic year till May. The students representatives are given voting rights for their respective committee.


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

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

Through their committee involvement, students are able to vote on key issues regarding physical facilities, and new policies, programs or initiatives regarding academic affairs, athletics, investments and student life.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:
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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?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:
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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 No
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
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:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Only tenured faculty are eligible to serve on the Board Committees.


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:

14 Tenure faculty members are recommended by the Committee on Faculty to the University President for 7 out of 12 Board Committees. Those committees include: Academic Affairs, Athletics, Investment, Physical Facilities, Student Life, University Advancement, and University Communication. Faculty membership lasts a full calender year and are allowed to serve for more than one consecutive year. Faculty representatives are given voting rights for their respective committee.


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

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

Through their committee involvement, faculty are able to vote on key issues regarding physical facilities, and new policies, programs or initiatives regarding academic affairs, athletics, investments and student life, advancement and communication. The University Advancement committee involves making strategic and longer-term planning decisions for the University. Additionally, the University Communications committee makes decisions on communication processes and transparency for the University.


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Currently, staff are not represented on any of the 12 Board committees. These are 5 Board committees that are only open to Trustees, they include: Executive Committee, Executive Compensation, Audit & Risk, Finance, Trustee Committee.

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