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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.

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Liaison Bryanna Butz
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Regina
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Reyda
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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:

All enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue through their participation on Council, Senate and Board Committees all of which in some way or another cover off making recommendations to the governing authority. (Some of the various bylaws for the governing bodies and the Act stipulate that the students must be 'full-time' which we define to be taking 9 credit hours or more).


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:

Council shall include a number of the students who are full-time students as attested by the registrar, to be determined by the council but in no case to exceed ten per cent of the council membership, and who shall be chosen for one-year terms by annual election by students under regulations established by the council with a view to obtaining equitable representation of students in the various faculties, and schools of the university.
The Board of Governors includes one student who shall be the President of the Students' Union, elected by students.
The membership of the Senate includes six students of the University, elected to Senate by the students registered in the University.


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:

Students have a formal role in the areas listed through their participation on Council, Senate and Board Committees all of which in some way or another cover off making recommendations to the governing authority in the following matters:
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals (Board of Governors)
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives (Board of Governors, Council)
Strategic and long-term planning (Board of Governors)
Existing or prospective physical resources (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)
Communications processes and transparency practices (Board of Governors)
Prioritization of programs and projects (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)

The University of Regina Student Union's President is part of the Board of Governors. The Student Union's President as a member of the Board is involved in establishing and approving the strategic direction of the institution, approving the University's budget and governance related policies.


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:

Staff do not participate in the decision making bodies of either Board, Council or Senate. Staff are a large part of the resources that serve the Board of Governors.


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:

All faculty members, regardless of type or status (as defined in the ACT through their membership on Council), have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives).


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 is at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body. There is a faculty rep on the Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors includes one member of the faculty, who is elected by members of Council.
Faculty members who hold a full-time academic appointment at the University as a lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor or professor are eligible to be nominated as faculty representatives for the Council. The University Secretary will set the date of the election and the corresponding deadline for nominations to be received allowing no less than seven business days for voting to take place which will be done electronically. If no election is required, the University Secretary will announce the result following the close of nominations.

A representative of the University of Regina Faculty Association who is also a faculty is part of the Board of Governors. The representative as a member of the Board is involved in establishing and approving the strategic direction of the institution; approving the University's budget and governance related policies.


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:

Faculty have a formal role in the areas listed through their participation on Council, and Board Committees, all of which in some way or another cover off making recommendations to the governing authority in the following matters:
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals (Board of Governors)
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives (Board of Governors, Council)
Strategic and long-term planning (Board of Governors)
Existing or prospective physical resources (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)
Communications processes and transparency practices (Board of Governors)
Prioritization of programs and projects (Board of Governors, Council Committee on Budget)


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

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