Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.77
Liaison Franklin Lebo
Submission Date May 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Baldwin Wallace University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Franklin Lebo
Assistant Professor of Sustainability
Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff No

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

(1) BW's Board of Trustees consists of 46 diverse members who contribute their expertise to the strategic direction of the University. For brief profiles of the current board members, please visit: https://www.bw.edu/about/trustees/.

(2) The President's Cabinet is comprised of various university officers including:
Richard L. Fletcher
Senior Vice President
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Stephen D. Stahl
Provost
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Timeka Rashid
Ph.D., Ohio University

Patrick J. Dunlavy
Vice President for Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement
M.A., Columbia University

William M. Reniff
Vice President for Finance and Administration
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Scott Schulz
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Ph.D., The University of Arizona

Jaimy Dyer
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and Senate President
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Greg Flanik
Chief Information Officer
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

C.J. Harkness
Chief Diversity Officer
M.A., Ashland University

Dan Karp
Assistant Vice President for University Relations
B.F.A., Kent State University

(3) BW's Faculty Senate as Described in the 2016 Faculty Handbook (https://www.bw.edu/Assets/academics/faculty-handbook.pdf)
7.B The Faculty Senate
7.B.1 Function
The Senate is the principal instrument through which the faculty of the University
exercises its responsibilities in establishing all matters of educational policy at the
University, in advising the President of the University and Administration as to
faculty opinion in other matters, and in serving as liaison between faculty and officers
of the University and its Trustees.
7.B.2 Authority
Actions taken by the Senate are considered to be actions taken on behalf of and by the
faculty, except when (1) the Senate refers a matter to the faculty for its decision, or (2) a
Senate decision is overridden by the faculty. The Senate speaks for the faculty, unless the
faculty determines that it will speak for itself.
7.B.3 Initiatives
Proposals for Senate action may be initiated through Committee Chairs, or through action
by individual Senators. Individual members of the faculty may petition Senators for
Senate action, and requests may also be made by the President of the Faculty, the
President of the University, or other Officers of the University.
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7.B.4 Senate Composition
1. The Senate will be comprised of two senators from each School; one will serve and
represent the School on the Executive Committee (the “Executive Senator”), the other
represents the School. In addition, 7 at-large Senators will represent the faculty as a
whole. The total number of Senators will be 23.
2. Senators will each serve two-year terms that are staggered (a new Senator is elected
from each School annually). Senators may serve a second consecutive term, but must
then take a two-year break from Senate service.
3. A quorum for the approval of Faculty Senate action is defined as 2/3 of the total
number of Senators.
4. A Student Senate liaison will serve as an ex officio representative the Faculty Senate.
The student representative will not be a voting member, but will be permitted to speak at
Senate meetings.
5. One faculty senator will act as ex officio representative to the Student Senate and shall
attend Student Senate meetings by invitation.
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III. The BW Student Government is comprised of three branches: (1) Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. The three branches, associated committees, duties, and their functions are described in detail below. Likewise, the Student Government Code is also included as an attachment to this credit.

(1) EXECUTIVE BRANCH

The Executive Branch of the Baldwin Wallace University Student Government includes the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Student Body Treasurer and Assistant Student Body Treasurer.

The Student Body President and Vice President serve as liaisons between the student body and the university administration. Potential candidates run as a ticket, with elections being held the fifth week of the each spring semester (term of office is February-February) and the Inauguration Ceremony taking place the seventh week of spring semester. All full-time undergraduate students are eligible to vote.

To run for Student Body President, a candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student with at least junior status and be in good standing with the university. To run for Student Body Vice President, a candidate must be a full-time undergraduate student with at least sophomore status and be in good standing with the university.

Lizzy Cole Matt Perry
Student Body President Student Body Vice President
ecole18@bw.edu mperry20@bw.edu

The Student Body President (the following is not an all-inclusive list):
• Executes and upholds the Constitution of the Baldwin Wallace Student Body
• Executes all student laws as passed by the Senate
• Appoints student to all appropriate student/faculty committees
• Appoints Supreme Court Justices jointly with the President of the Senate
• Gives the Senate Information on the state of the campus and recommendations for its consideration on such measures deemed necessary and expedient

The Student Body Vice President (the following is not an all-inclusive list):
• Serves as acting Student Body President in the unavoidable absence of the Student Body President
• Creates (with the approval of the Student Body President) commissions, committees, and other functional bodies and appoints their membership as deemed necessary
• Chairs committees of student organizations as outlined in Student Government Code

(2) LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

110th Session of the Baldwin Wallace University Student Senate

Bryce Cooney Emily Sonby VACANT
Senate President Senate President Pro Tempore Senate Secretary
senpres@mail.bw.edu esonby18@bw.edu senate@bw.edu


The Legislative Branch of the Baldwin Wallace University Student Government is more commonly referred to as Student Senate, or just Senate, on campus. Senate meets every Tuesday, at 6:30pm in the Quarry Room of Strosacker Hall, to provide committee updates and vote on resolutions and bills. Their meetings are open to the general campus.

The powers of Senate include (this is not an all-inclusive list):
• Appropriate funds obtained through the general fee or other income through the process outlined in the Student Government Code
• Advise and consent to all nominations made by the Student Body President and Vice President
• Pass legislation on all matters it deems necessary and proper so long as the legislation is consistent with the purpose of this Student Government
• Grant approval, in collaboration with the Office of Student Activities, to new student organizations
The Senate is made up of Student Senators who serve as the voice of the student body and represent the undergraduate student population at Baldwin Wallace at a ratio of one Senator for every 85 students.

Student Senators must be full-time undergraduate students at the University, carry at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average, and be in good judicial standing with the University. Elections for Student Senators take place during the sixth week of fall semester and the fifth week of spring semester. If vacancies occur between elections the Senate may appoint a student to the vacant seat. The appointee must then run in the next election.

In addition to weekly Senate meetings, Student Senators also serve on at least one Senate Committee:

ACADEMICS COMMITTEE
The Senate Academics Committee is responsible for investigating and reporting on legislation dealing with curricular, educational, and cultural activities of the university.

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
The Senate Diversity Committee is responsible with acting as the main representative for Multicultural Student Services (MSS) and student multicultural organizations. The Diversity Committee shall work with these organizations to promote an all-inclusive and representative environment on campus for all students.

FACILITIES & SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
The Senate Facilities & Sustainability Committee is responsible for acting on concerns regarding campus facilicities and/or sustainability initiatives and for reporting on legislation dealing with campus housing/Residence Life, the Lou Higgins Recreation Center, Parking Services, Dining Services, Buildings and Grounds, Safety and Security, Strosacker Hall (Union), Information Technology, and any other affairs dealing with university facilities, sustainability and services.

FINANCE & POLICY COMMITTEE
The Senate Finance & Policy Committee is responsible for investigating and reporting on legislation dealing with all constitutional amendments; student organization constitutions; judiciary matters; and matters pertaining to defending the Senate amidst legal action.

The Finance & Policy Committee is also responsible for investigating and reporting on all legislation dealing with Senate appropriations and expenditures of Student Government funds. The Finance & Policy Committee, in accordance with Senate financial policies, shall also see to the preparation of the Senate budget and any other matter regarding Senate finances not specifically given to another governmental entity.

SENATE RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The Senate Relations Committee is responsible for maintaining the public relations and the public profile of the Student Senate. The Senate Relations Committee shall act as the main liaison providing communication from the Senate to the student body at large.

(3) JUDICIAL BRANCH

The Judicial Branch of Student Government is more commonly referred to as the Supreme Court of Students, or just Supreme Court, at Baldwin Wallace University.

The power of the Supreme Court shall extend to all issues of student law, including, but not limited to disputes between or within student organizations, disputes between members of Student Government, impeachment of student officials, and disputes and grievances among the students of Baldwin Wallace University that fall under the jurisdiction of Student Government. The Supreme Court also works with the University's Student Conduct Office and participates on panel conduct hearings.

The Supreme Court of Students at Baldwin Wallace University is made up of five Justices, which includes a Chief Justice. At least one second year, one third year and one fourth year student serve as Justices. The remaining two Justice positions are not relegated to a specific class year.

In order to serve on the Supreme Court at Baldwin Wallace, a student must be jointly nominated by the President of the Student Body and the President of the Student Senate, and must then be confirmed by a majority of the Student Senate. A candidate for Supreme Court Justice must be a full-time undergraduate student, maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, and must be at least a second year student.

A candidate for Chief Justice must be in at least their fourth consecutive semester of collegiate academic work, must have served at least one year as a Justice on the Supreme Court at Baldwin Wallace, and must be jointly selected by the President of the Student Body and the President of the Student Senate and then confirmed by a majority of the Student Senate.

The Justices of the Supreme Court of Students can be reached at sgcourt@bw.edu.

2021-22 Justices of the Supreme Court of Students

Alexis Gilan Cole Lopez Brooke Stimetz
Associate Justice Associate Justice Associate Justice
Senior Senior Senior


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
41

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
7

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
17.07

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Our Brain Center for Community Engagement maintains a Community Partner Advisory Council. Please see the supporting documentation.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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