Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.53
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date July 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Dominguez Hills
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

There is an Associated Students Inc. (ASI) at CSUDH which is a student governance body. There are elected and appointed positions within ASI Student Government at CSUDH and the student body at large automatically become members of the association when they pay their mandatory student fees at the time of registration. ASI student representatives sit on all of the major committees and governing bodies at the university. The mission of the Associated Students, Inc. is to provide leadership opportunities for students that ensure responsible and effective participation in the government of the campus. ASI advocates for the student rights, render an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed and provide educational, social and cultural activities which enhance student life at California State University, Dominguez Hills. http://www.asicsudh.com/

The California State University system's highest governing body is the California State University Board of Trustees. The Governor appoints two student trustees to this body 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. The student trustees serve alongside Governor of California, the Lieutenant Governor of California, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the CSU Chancellor, sixteen Governor Appointees confirmed by two-thirds of the State Senate, one alumni association representative appointed by the Governor, and one faculty member appoint by the Governor. http://www.csustudents.org/who-we-are/student-trustees/


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 Senate is the highest governing body for faculty at the university. The membership of the General Faculty consists of all persons on full-time or part-time appointment in the university who are defined as faculty in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the President of the university is also by default President of the General Faculty. Faculty are also elected to positions within the Academic Senate, and all members of the General Faculty are eligible to vote and to be elected as representative. https://www.csudh.edu/academic-senate/

Additionally, on a system-wide level, the CSU Board of Trustees is the CSU's highest governing body. The Governor of California appoints a Faculty Trustee from nominees proposed by the Statewide Academic Senate. The Alumni and Faculty Trustees serve for two years. https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/Pages/about-the-bot.aspx


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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