Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Babson College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Mary Rose
Vice President, Campus & Community Affairs
President's Office
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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:

The Babson College Student Government Association is an officially recognized student organization that identifies and represents student interests, promotes undergraduate student participation in the overall policy and decision-making processes of the College, enhances the quality and scope of education, and promotes the general welfare of the undergraduate student body.

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the eyes, ears, and voice of the graduate student body. The council comprises of MBA students across all programs and acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and the administration.


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:

Babson Advisory Committee on College Priorities (ACCP)is made up of 6 faculty members (including two department chairs), one graduate student and one undergraduate student. They are all appointed by their representative governments, two staff members who are not members of the President’s Cabinet, two alumni members (one undergraduate school and one graduate school), the Provost, Executive Vice President and Executive Dean, Vice President for Finance, and the Budget Director ex officio.

Members are selected, not elected, so this credit was not claimed.

The ACCP advises the Babson administration on issues such as the campus master planning process, employee health care benefits, and other college-wide issues.


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? :
No

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 have a Faculty Senate for their governance.

Faculty are appointed to serve on several Board of Trustees sub-committees.


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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