Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Carleton College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and Sustainability
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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:

All enrolled students are eligible to run for student council and for a number of positions on different committees. Each term a list of positions are submitted to the student body, and elections are held to fill those positions.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

Staff are present on campus committees which are part of the governance process, and many serve in an advisory/support role to the Board of Trustees. Staff is broken into two categories: Exempt and Non-Exempt in which they each have their own governance or Forum and Staff at Carleton (SAC), respectively. Many staff and faculty are on committees like the Budget Committee that operate year-round and influence the decisions of the College.


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:

Faculty are present on campus committees including those related to campus design, budget, classrooms, technology, sustainability and more. Faculty have a senate of their own for governance.


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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