Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.96
Liaison Stephanie Corbett
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Case Western Reserve University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00
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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?:
Yes

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

Students can participate in University governance through a number of avenues:
Residence hall association - elected by peers
Undergrad student government - elected by peers
University Committees - are not elected but appointed by faculty or staff
The elected Executive positions within Undergrad Student Government have greater responsibilities. The President represents USG at all levels, including at Board of Trustee meetings within various committees. The Vice President serves on a number of committees, including the Faculty Senate Committee and Provosts Commission on the Undergraduate Experience.

Additionally, students are active in sustainability decision making through the Student Sustainability Council where sustainability polices and programs are formed, as well as the Initiative Council where decisions are made about initiatives on campus.


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:

The Staff Advisory Council (URL below) operates through its numerous committees, ranging from Communications, Benefits, Community Service, and others.

https://case.edu/sac/committees/


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? :
Yes

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:

The CWRU Faculty Senate (URL below) operates largely through its numerous committees. The Executive Committee (of which the President is a member) makes final approval of all major changes that are within its power. Certain powers were given to the Faculty Senate by the Board of Trustees, and the elected Chair of the Faculty Senate has a seat at the Board.

http://case.edu/facultysenate/about/


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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Student governance data received from Student Activities Director.

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