Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Kat Davis
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus 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 Yes

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

The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) is a student-led organization that facilitates educational, intellectual, social and cultural engagement and advocates on behalf of the interests of students at the university.

Boise State University administration is not involved with the selection of ASBSU student representatives or the operation of the student government. Representatives are elected by the student body to a one-year term annually in spring.

The Faculty Senate is a representative body that is responsible for faculty participation in University planning and governance.

The Professional Staff Association purpose isL
To promote and develop activities, policies, and procedures that enhance Boise State University in pursuit of its mission;
To promote an active role for the professional staff in University governance structures;
To achieve formal representation in the process of establishing University educational and operating procedures and policies; and
To represent the professional staff in policy matters pertaining to personal and professional welfare.

The purpose of the Association of Classified Employees is:
Impact our work-life conditions
Actively participate on governing, policy, and decision-making university committees and boards
Impact personnel decisions
Take advantage of personal development and wellness programs
Assist with events and fundraising efforts
Support classified employees at Boise State University
Classified employees are automatically members
No dues or fees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?:

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

Updated because the STARS review mentioned that we included topic-focused groups for community engagement, whereas this credit requires opportunities for community members to engage with the intuitional planning more generally.

At Boise State, there are a variety of community-campus councils that offer advice and input on campus planning specific to different disciplines and programs.

Boise State, Jannus, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) share common interests and a commitment to 1) assisting refugees rebuild their lives and become contributors to the greater community, 2) educating our students and our community toward these efforts, and 3) making the resources of Boise State fully accessible to refugees in Idaho.

COBE Advisory Council - The College of Business and Economics (COBE) is helping create the future for our students and the Treasure Valley through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and collaboration. Collaboration with leaders from our vibrant business community is central to our ability to achieve our mission and strategic goals. The COBE Advisory Council (COBEAC) is made up of business leaders who not only care about the direction of our valley but strongly believe that COBE can be a key driver in creating economic value and improving our community’s high quality of life.

Computer Science Industry Advisory Board - The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Boise State Department of Computer Science consists of leaders from the industrial and government sectors who advise the department on business trends, provides feedback on the preparedness of its graduates for fulfilling current business needs and ensures the department’s efforts and curricula are in line with those current and future trends and needs.

Boise State Alumni Board of Directors - The Boise State Alumni Board of Directors is comprised of up to 30 Voting members and seven officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President, and two Ad Hoc members.

The president is elected for a two-year term and the other officers are elected for one-year terms. Up to 20 directors are elected for staggered three-year terms. Five presidential nominees are appointed for one-year terms. Honorary Directors (non-voting) – BAA representative, Foundation representative, Emeriti members, ASBSU president, and chapter representatives.

Osher Institute Advisory Board
The Osher Institute Advisory Board is drawn from the membership and provides assistance to the Institute director. Board members lead and serve on various committees and serve three (3) year terms.

The Advisory Board supports the Osher Institute by acting as advisers and advocates of its mission, by promoting a vibrant learning community, and by furthering the educational and public engagement goals of the Institute and Boise State University.

Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Idaho State Board of Education is the highest governing body of the university and oversees all K-12 as well as higher education public entities in Idaho.

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