Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.57
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 3.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

For Students: Our shared governance body is Associated Students Incorporated (ASI). ASI's mission is To serve, engage and empower students. There are 16 elected positions within ASI, including a President, Diversity and Inclusion Representative and a Sustainability Representative. In addition to the elected positions any student may participate in ASI by attending and/or speaking at their open meetings and/or engaging through events and activities. ASI serves as the formal student governance body. www.csusm.edu/asi

Academic Staff: Academic Senate is our formal participatory and shared governance body for faculty. The Academic Senate shall formulate, evaluate, and recommend to the President of the University policies and procedures pertaining to the development, maintenance, and improvement of the University program, and shall serve as a forum for expressing the opinions of Faculty members on matters affecting the operations of the University. The Academic Senate will act as the representative body of the Faculty in order to discharge these duties.
Academic Senate has elected officials and committees that faculty are able be a part of. www.csusm.edu/senate

Non-Academic Staff- We have three different unions that represent our staff on campus. Our unions have elected staff positions in roles of president, stewards or similar. All staff are welcome to be a part of their shared governance body depending on their classification they belong to one of the three different unions.
https://apc1002.org/
https://www.calfac.org/csu-san-marcos
https://www.csusm.edu/csueu/


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
25

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
10

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
40

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

University Advisory Council
The Cal State San Marcos University Council is a citizen advisory board consisting of community leaders interested in the development and welfare of the University. The Council advises the President on a number of matters, particularly those affecting University and community relations, and meeting the needs of the service area of the University.

Native Advisory Council
The Native Advisory Council advises the President on University relations with Native American communities, articulates the educational needs of the local California reservations and surrounding Indian communities to the University, fosters collaboration between the University and the Native American community to achieve mutual goals, and promotes and supports academic and professional access and success of Native American students and employees at Cal State San Marcos.

https://www.csusm.edu/president/advisorycouncil/index.html


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The CSU Board of Trustees is a 25-member governance board that adopts regulations and policies governing the entire CSU system. This group governs the CSU system as a whole and is the highest governing board for the system, but may not routinely have representative members from CSUSM specifically. Board committees have authority over educational policy, finance, campus planning, and facilities, among other areas.

Membership of the board of trustees is composed of five (5) ex-officio Trustees (including the governor of CA, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the assembly, the state superintendent of public instruction, and the CSU chancellor), and nineteen (19) trustees who are generally appointed by the Governor.

Of the nineteen (19) governor-appointed trustees, two (2) are students, one (1) is an alumni from the CSU Statewide Alumni Council, one (1) is faculty from the Statewide Academic Senate, and the others represent diverse stakeholder groups from across the state.

For more information on the CSU Board of Trustees, please visit: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/Pages/default.aspx

For more information about current membership of the Board of Trustees, please visit: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees/meet-the-board-of-trustees

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