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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 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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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?:
No

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

UNB's Student Union is a collection of students elected by their peers to impact university policy. The President of the Student Union sits on the institution's Board of Governors to help facilitate student concerns having effect on the university's operations.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
Yes

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

Two members of the Senate are elected by and for part-time instructors and librarians. There are also academic administrative staff members who serve as ex-officio members of Senates, such as the Registrar and the Assistant Vice-President (Student Services). There also are several staff members with specific technical expertise who provide advice and support to committees of the Board. Subject to the bylaws and procedures put in place by the relevant selection body, it may be possible for a staff member to be appointed by other means, such as through the Associated Alumni/ae or as a member appointed by the lieutenant-governor in council.


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:

There are 6 faculty members elected to the Board by their peers. Each of our academic Senates includes representatives elected by and from their Faculties and faculty members elected at large. In addition, the faculty members elected to serve on the Board also serve on the Senate for their home campus (Fredericton or Saint John). The total number of positions for elected faculty members on our academic Senates must equal the number of all other positions, except for the position of the Chair which held by the President.


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?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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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 No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

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):
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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.