Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.50
Liaison Wendy Olmstead
Submission Date May 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.38 / 3.00 Wendy Olmstead
Sustainability Coordinator
Capital Planning & Facilities Management
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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:

The ASI Board of Directors serves as the official voice of the students. This group is comprised of 14 elected student representatives, a faculty member and the Dean of Students. They provide oversight of ASI programs and services, in addition to advocating for students.

The Academic Senate is the official representative body of the General Faculty, composed of the members of the Executive Committee of the Senate, the General faculty's representatives to the Statewide Academic Senate, an elected faculty representative from each academic department, the library, counseling unit, and one representative from the Emeritus and Retired Professors' Association, one lecturer representative, one coach representative, one staff representative, two students, the Provost/VPAA and the VP of Student Affairs. It is constituted to formulate and evaluate policy and procedures on academic, personnel and fiscal matters and make recommendations to the President. There are eight standing committees of the Academic Senate, four subcommittees and a varying number of ad hoc committees. The function of these committees is to consider all aspects of any matters referred by the Senate Executive Committee or Academic Senate and recommend action for the Academic Senate.

The Staff Council is a permanent organization constituted to provide for staff participation and shared governance in the University's affairs, and to permit consultation among administration and the various segments of the University on matters that affect the general welfare of the staff and University and are not within the scope of union representation as defined by California Government Code Section 3562.


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:
8

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
32

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:

The President’s Community Ambassador Council (PCAC) facilitates open lines of communication between the University and the community, while identifying opportunities to establish and build business and community partnerships. PCAC members serve as ambassadors for the University in our surrounding region. In addition, members promote and/or recruit prospective students.

Members of the President’s Community Ambassador Council are appointed by the President of California State University, Stanislaus. Criteria for nomination includes distinguished community and/or educational leadership; recognized and respected professional expertise in areas such as business, industry, healthcare, arts, or community based organizations; interest in higher education; recognized high integrity and ethics; demonstrated good judgment and respect for confidentiality. The council convenes three-to-four times each year.

For more information, please visit: https://www.csustan.edu/president/presidents-community-ambassador-council-pcac


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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