Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Dasha Ostrova
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California College of the Arts
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Jennifer Juras
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Planning
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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:

Undergraduate Student Council: https://www.cca.edu/students/leadership/chimera-council
Chimera Council
The Council’s mission is to bridge communities through events and initiatives, advocate on behalf of the student community, and mentor students to be successful artist-citizens.

The Council gathers feedback from the student community through one-on-one conversations, town hall meetings, and strategic surveys.

The information in turn helps the Council share the student perspective in key committee meetings such as the Orientation Planning Committee, the President’s Diversity Steering Group (PDSG), the President’s Sustainability Steering Group (PSSG), the Chief Information Officer Advisory Group, and the CCA Board of Trustees.

GRADUATE STUDENT ALLIANCE
Advocates for students on issues from greater diversity in the curriculum to greater accessibility of campus facilities


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

Staff Advisory Council consists of staff from departments across CCA. They work on Staff Wellness, Staff Recognition, Staff Policies, and Staff Professional Development.


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:

https://www.cca.edu/about/administration/academic-affairs/governance

The President of Faculty Senate has a seat on the Senior Cabinet, which meets weekly and is comprised of CCA's President and Vice Presidents/Senior Vice Presidents of each department.

Three standing committees comprise faculty governance:
Executive Committee (EC)
Curriculum Committee (CC)
Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (APT)

Each committee has a membership of nine faculty members. The term of service is generally three academic years, and terms are staggered so that there are three new faculty appointed to each committee, effective with the commencement of each academic year.

The Faculty Senate is composed of all ranked and unranked faculty. Lecturers and emeritus faculty may attend meetings and contribute their views, but may not vote.

The Faculty Senate meets at least once a semester at the behest of the Senate president. Additional meetings may be called by majority vote of the Senate Executive Committee, or by petition of 20 percent of the Faculty Senate membership, or by the Provost.

The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is composed of the faculty senate President, vice president, and nine members of the faculty senate, each serving a three-year appointment. The EC meets on a monthly basis, on alternating campuses, or at the initiative of the Senate President, or both.


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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