Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 15, 2020
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STARS v2.1

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Strategic Initiatives for Administrative Affairs
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The Governor appoints two student trustees from nominees proposed by the California State Student Association. These student trustees serve staggered two-year terms. One student trustee has full voting powers; the second, non-voting student trustee succeeds to the voting position upon the expiration of the term of the first.

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/Pages/about-the-bot.aspx
The ASI Student Government is the main representative body of students and consists of student leaders either elected by the student body or appointed by the ASI President to serve a specific function. The student government aims to assist students lobby with state legislators to advocating campus services and implementing student run events. The ASI students sit on various institutional committees (planning, transportation, etc) and there is a student member serving on the CSU Board of Trustees. The ASI members are elected through student body elections and the student Board of Trustee members are elected by the California State Student Association which is comprised of student leaders from the 23 campuses in the CSU system.


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:

The Cal Poly Pomona Staff Council has the unique distinction of having been one of the first organizations of its kind in the CSU to officially represent nonacademic employees. Staff Council continues and is comprising 25-30 staff members from all divisions of Cal Poly Pomona.


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 Senate is the official voice of the faculty and the primary consultative body regarding:
-educational and other university policies
-academic personnel policies
-selection of administrative officials of university and foundations
-university administrative regulations and practices, including preparation of University Manual
There is a faculty member serving on the CSU Board of Trustees as well as other institutional committees (transportation, climate, etc)


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:

The Campus Master Plan Advisory Committee members include local City planning and safety officials. The committee conducts workshops, open forums, walking and listening tours for the local community and collect their input and feedback. Meetings are also held with community partners, City, State, and Federal representatives during Campus Master Planning. While there is no explicit policy in place, community sessions are a common practice of land use that have any impact on the the local community.


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 Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

Governance at the CSU campuses include a Board of Trustees who include all stakeholder groups selected. CPP external stakeholders such as community members have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them through forums, council meetings, community panels. etc.


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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