Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
PA-3: Participatory Governance

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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 Associated Students (AS) is an independent student non-profit corporation owned and governed by the students under the leadership of an elected board of directors. In addition to being the student government of the campus, the AS operates the campus Bookstore and Dining Services, as well as operating a nationally accredited child development center. Although student government operates somewhat independently, it is expected to establish channels for student participation in the governance of the University. The AS provides services, facilities, and amenities, and implements a broad spectrum of educational, social, and cultural programs to enrich campus life.

CSU Board of Trustees:

​​In adopting the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960, the State Legislature established the Board of Trustees of The California State Colleges (designated "The California State University" on Jan. 1, 1982) to "succeed to the powers, duties and functions with respect to the management, administration and control of the state colleges." Prior to this, the State Board of Education had jurisdiction over the separate colleges. The Donahoe Act also restructured the individual campuses into the nation's largest system of senior higher education. The Board of Trustees governs this diverse and complex 23-campus system. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University. The board adopts rules, regulations, and policies governing the California State University. The board has authority over curricular development, use of property, development of facilities, and fiscal and human resources management.

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


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:

California State University Employee Union - Staff members can participate in workers unions across the university system. For every union on campus, there is an elected union representative who works with staff employees on issues they bring forward.


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 representative legislative body of the university and speaks on behalf of the university community on matters within its purview. The purpose of the Senate is to recommend policy on curriculum, academic standards, criteria and standards for the selection, retention and tenure of faculty members and other matters that affect faculty and students.

"The legislature recognizes that joint decision-making and consultation between administration and faculty or academic employees is the long-accepted manner of governing institutions of higher learning and is essential to the performance of the educational missions of such institutions and declares that it is the purpose of this act to both preserve and encourage that process..." - The California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), Section 3561(B)

CSU Board of Trustees:

​​In adopting the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960, the State Legislature established the Board of Trustees of The California State Colleges (designated "The California State University" on Jan. 1, 1982) to "succeed to the powers, duties and functions with respect to the management, administration and control of the state colleges." Prior to this, the State Board of Education had jurisdiction over the separate colleges. The Donahoe Act also restructured the individual campuses into the nation's largest system of senior higher education. The Board of Trustees governs this diverse and complex 23-campus system. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University. The board adopts rules, regulations, and policies governing the California State University. The board has authority over curricular development, use of property, development of facilities, and fiscal and human resources management.

The Governor 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?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
The policies and procedures:

The CEQA procedure is used by all of the California State University campuses.

The CSUF campus is currently revising its Master Plan. Campus Open House #1 was held on May 3, 2018 and included community members, faculty, staff and students. The purpose of this open house was to gather initial thoughts and information gathering from the 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 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):

One of the bodies through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance is the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors. The mission of this CSUF Board of Governors is to serve Cal State Fullerton by building and strengthening relationships with the communities we serve to encourage advocacy, investment, and support of the University, its mission, goals, and programs by remaining focused on student success and advancing the philanthropic endeavor.

The Vision of the Board of Governors is through a commitment to student success and philanthropic support, the Cal State Philanthropic Foundation Board of Governors is committed to elevating the campus to become the model comprehensive public university in the nation.

The Values that the Board of Governors hold are:

*Student Centered:

In alignment with the values of the University, we are committed to student success and the transformational role education plays in their lives and communities.

Excellence:

We believe in demonstrating excellence in everything we do, respecting the diversity of the communities we serve while ensuring inclusivity of all Board members in reaching our common goals.

Partnership:

We believe in being an authentic partner, committed to collaborating to advance the academic endeavor and ensuring student success.

Integrity:

As stewards of the public trust, we adhere to moral and ethical principles to meet our fiduciary responsibility and approach our work with accountability and transparency.

Innovation:

We empower ourselves to reach beyond current paradigms and find innovative ways to fulfill our mission.

Board Members in Local Govt/Educational Organizations *****************************************************
Vanessa Acuna--Chino Valley Unified School District--Assistant Principal
Rachelle Cracchiolio--Teacher Created Materials--Chief Executive Officer-
Tam Nguyen--Advanced Beauty College--President

Sample List of Board Members in Private Organizations *****************************************************
Kerri Ruppert Schiller--Chair--CHOC Children's Hospital-Sr. Vice President & CFO
Joseph Hensley-Chair-Elect--Orange County US Bank--President
Jeffrey S. Van Harte--Vice Chair--Jackson Square Partners--Chairman and CIO
Gina Fales--Vice Chair--Janus Capital Group--Managing Director
David Doran--Vice Chair--White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP--Managing Partner
Gary Green--Vice Chair--California Bank & Trust--Exec. Vice President & Manager
Ingrid Otero-Smart--Casanova Pendrill--President/CEO
Martha Daniels--IMRI Technology & Engineering Solutions--Founder/President/CEO
Victoria Vasques--Tribal Tech, LLC--President and CEO

There are a total of 26 members from the private sector.

Board Members in NGO/NPOs
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Maya Patel--Tarsadia Family Foundation--President


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The highest governing board on the CSUF campus is the President's Advisory Board. It is comprised of the President's Cabinet and other campus leaders. These leaders include the Chair of the Academic Senate (elected by the faculty) and the ASI Student President, elected by the student body.

https://masterplan.fullerton.edu/meetings/

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