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Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Rebecca McCann
ASI Student Representative
ASI
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

During the spring semester each year, Students, who meet eligibility requirements, can run for available ASI student government positions. These positions include the ASI President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of University Affairs, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and representative positions for each college.


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The election process takes place online, making it very convenient for student voting. All students are encouraged to participate in voting in the student elections and ASI board meetings, which are open to the public.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals:
Associated Students California State University, Sacramento (ASCSUS)
SHALL WORK TO ENSURE:
ASCSUS will work to ensure that students at the University have the ability to contribute to the governance of the University.
ASCSUS will work to ensure that campus life enables all members of our diverse student body to have a strong sense of campus community, which will continue during their college years and beyond.
ASCSUS will work to ensure that quality programs and services are provided which respond to the changing needs of our dynamic student population.
ASCSUS will work to ensure that learning outside the classroom opportunities are available for students in order to foster personal and professional growth.
ASCSUS will work to ensure strong positive links between the campus community and the broader Sacramento community.
ASCSUS will seek out ways to encourage students to participate in programs and utilize services.
Establishing new policies:
The President acts as the representative of the membership in matters pertaining to
campus activities and policies. ASI resolved Board support to make Sac State a tobacco free campus. ASI Office of Governmental Affairs lobbied on behalf of the students and helped 5 bills get signed into law by the governor.
Strategic and long term planning: ASI applies for external grants for funding of future activities. Coordinated voting for a new event center which was approved.
Existing or prospective physical resources:Donated $10,000.00 for purchase of additional bike racks in two newly constructed compounds.
Budgeting, staffing, and financial planning: Donated $10,000.00 for purchase of additional bike racks in two newly constructed compounds. 423 grant applications were submitted for "Dollars fro Organizations and Clubs" funding. $143,061 in scholarships was awarded to students.
Communication processes and transparency practices:
Surveyed the student membership to obtain opinion for the need for a campus food pantry, community garden, and campus mobile application. Publish a biannual report summarizing ASI's projects.
Prioritization of programs and projects: ASI balanced projects for the Aquatic Center, Children's Center, Peak Adventures, and student life and services.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Board meetings are open to the public and the entire Sac State community, from students to faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

N/A


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals No
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives No
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

N/A


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Board meetings are open to the public and the entire Sac State community, from students to faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
No

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

N/A


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals No
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives No
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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