Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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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 Yes

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

- The Faculty Senate of Black Hills State University is an elected body which expresses the faculty’s concerns for the welfare and improvement of the university through stimulating communications, formulating general university policy, and performing those duties and functions especially allocated to or assumed by the faculty.The Faculty Senate constitutes the proper forum for faculty participation in policy and procedural determination with regard to those academic matters in which the faculty have expertise and responsibility and in all other areas that affect the faculty.
- Staff Senate is an elected body to represent non-academic staff by providing a collective voice to provide input and make recommendations to the administration on matters concerning staff, provides professional development opportunities for staff, assists to orient and mentor new staff, provides support in any way designated by Staff Senate or requested by the University administration, and serves as the formal and recognized governmental structure for staff and BHSU, acting as an integral component in the operation and functioning of the university. Representation is elected by staff members in areas of campus defined by the administrative area of campus.
- The Black Hills State University Student Association is comprised of all the students of Black Hills State University. The Student Senate is charged with representing BHSU students before the President of the University, faculty and campus committees, and the SD Board of Regents in order to serve as a medium to further general cooperation and unity. We promote student activities and act on matters relating to student affairs in addition to sharing in the budgeting responsibilities of the general allocation fund.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
0

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:
0

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
0

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?:
No

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