Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Becky Haney
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Becky Haney
Associate Professor
Economics
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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:

A good example of shared governance bodies is the Energy and Environment Sustainability Council (EESC) which engages academic and non-academic staff, along with student workers and representatives of Student Senate to recommend policy and sustainable activity across campus. Academic staff, non-academic staff, and students all have voting representation on this council.

Though EESC is a good example of shared governance, it is not the only example.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
31

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

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

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:
11

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
35.48

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 Calvin/Neighbors Advisory Committee (CNAC) meets 2-3 times per year, and includes 2-3 representatives from the Breton Village Neighborhood Association and the Ridgewood Neighborhood Watch, along with approximately 2 students, the VP for Student Life, and the Director of Campus Safety. The purpose of CNAC is for the university to listen to neighbors on issues of importance and concern to them, to share any relevant news or plans that might affect them, and to give each other advice as needed.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information about CNAC provided by John Witte, the VP for Student Life.
Information about the highest governance body from Cindy Wolffis, assistant to the VP for People, Strategy and Technology Todd Hubers.

There are 10 academic faculty members who are not 'official' members of the BOT, but they do sit in on meetings and participate, though they don't have voting power. Similarly, there are 7 additional faculty advisors for the BOT who do not sit in on plenary sessions. Because they are not official members of the BOT, they are not included in the official count above.

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