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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.23
Liaison Ryan Kmetz
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Students are able to run for student government as well as serve on tripartite committees. Additionally, student government has an elected student liaison to the Board of Trustees (the University's highest governing body).


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:
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Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Faculty serve on all tripartite committees that address these issues and also report to the trustees. Additionally, Faculty Senate has an elected representative who serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees (the University's highest governing body).


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

The entire facilities master planning process will be a collaborative process that solicits input, stimulates discussion and creates a sense of ownership of the master plan by St. Lawrence University, the community and region. This will require input from the St. Lawrence administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni; Village of Canton, Town of Canton, and St. Lawrence County stakeholders, and others on a regular basis and in a variety of formats (e.g., public information meetings, input sessions, workshops, and interactive internet websites).
The consultant will be expected to manage information gathering from, and facilitate numerous highly interactive forums with, a variety of stakeholders including:

Students
Faculty, Academic Staff
Administration
Alumni
Village of Canton
St. Lawrence County
Commercial and Residential Neighbors

http://www.stlawu.edu/facilities-master-plan/scope-services


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):

Designated members of the University work closely with the Village of Canton, Town of Canton, and St. Lawrence County stakeholders, and others on a regular basis and in a variety of formats (e.g., public information meetings, input sessions, workshops, and interactive internet websites).


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.