Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Calvin University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Becky Haney
Associate Professor
Economics
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Students elect representatives to Student Senate. Student Senate assigns students to each staff/faculty governance committee and to observe Faculty Senate sessions.


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? :
No

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:

Campus-wide nominations and elections are held to elect faculty members to faculty senate positions.

There are no faculty members on the highest governing body (Board Of Trustees, "BOT"); however, there are faculty members appointed to each BOT sub-committee, who are appointed by the College President and the vice-chair of Faculty Senate.
(12.04.18 JW)


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?:
No

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for Participatory Governance comes from the Provost Office.
Rest of data was gathered through interviewing Dr. Gail Heffner. Students, staff, and faculty do not have representation on the board of trustees.
(1.25.2019 JW)

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