Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.63
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date May 19, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Beloit College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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:

All students may participate in the Beloit College Student Government better known as Beloit Student Congress (BSC). BSC has three main governerning assemblies: General Assembly, Residential Life Assembly, and Club Oversight Committee in Student Government. All students are welcome to attend any meetings and may submit a platform to run for positions with more responsibility associated with the positions.


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:

The Academic Strategic Planning Committee (ASP) is the faculty committee that focuses on comprehensive planning for the strategic needs of the academic program of Beloit College. It is comprised of five tenured faculty members, who are elected at large by a vote of all faculty for staggered two-year terms. Included in its charge, among other responsibilities, is interaction with the board of trustees, which is Beloit College's highest governing body. Specifically, as outlined by our institution's Administrative Policy Manual, one or more representatives from ASP are "[t]o attend meetings of the board of trustees, including meetings of appropriate board committees, on a non-voting basis and subject to invitations of the board on each occasion.

A member of ASP also sits on Senior Staff meetings, which is a group comprised of all staff who directly report to the president of the college. This group is most directly responsible for all day-to-day operations of the college.


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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