Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.75
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date March 16, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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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:

Taken from CSU Board of Trustees website:
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

On campus students participate through the election process set up for such organizations as Associated Students, Inter-Club Council (ICC), Sports Club Council (SCC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), RHA (Residence Hall Councils) wherein they can elect representatives to serve within these organizations or where they can also run for office.

Associated Students is the highest student governing body and all positions are elected, by their peers.

Students are also invited to attend the general meetings of these groups to provide input or share concerns with different governing bodies during the Public Forum section of their meetings which is protected under the Gloria Romero Act.

Annual elections are conducted by all of these groups open to their constituencies/peers to vote on their new officers who serve on their governing boards or councils.

One example is that the Associated Students announce the dates for Election at the end of the Fall semester; provide applications for a two month period (up through the end of February); orientation meetings are conducted with all new candidates which is then followed by a campaign period that precedes the annual AS Elections.

All students are notified on these matters through campus-wide announcements made through the Dean of Students Office/COMMUNITY and Otter Be Involved (weekly event announcement system at CSUMB) over the course of three months.

AS Elections occur over a three—day period (24/7) where students can vote on-line or by going to the polls (posted on certain days and time).
With open positions in Associated Students (non-elected positions), students are welcome to apply and be interviewed by the Internal Affairs Board who would then recommend their top candidates to Senate for their review and approval.


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 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

All faculty can attend and participate in the CSUMB Academic Senate, with specific representatives being selected to serve. The process is done through volunteer and election.

The nomination process for elections of officers of the Academic Assembly shall be conducted by the Academic Senate Executive Committee. Nominations may be put forward by any voting member of the Academic Assembly either by petition, by nomination from the floor at an Assembly meeting or by write-in. Completion of nominations and elections for officers of the Academic Assembly shall occur on or before February 28 of the academic year preceding the term of office.

Additional information can be found at: https://csumb.edu/senate


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:
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The policies and procedures:

Land Use planning is coordinated through the Fort Ord Reuse Authority - which engages all neighboring jurisdictions and community members.

In addition, campus planning and development staff are engaged at various levels of regional government. Recently the Master Plan update provided over 10 opportunities for stakeholder groups to engage with campus land use planning.


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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