Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.50
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 17, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Central Washington University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Susan Kaspari
Associate Professor
Geological Sciences
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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:

The Associated Students of Central Washington University is a student government group with the goal to promote and support the interests, needs, and values of the students of Central Washington University.
http://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/

A student representative sits on the Board of Trustees: https://www.cwu.edu/trustees/alex-harrington-student-trustee Students are nominated and then appointed. They are not elected by the student body.


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:
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:

CWU has a faculty senate, and a faculty union:
https://www.cwu.edu/faculty-senate/
https://www.cwu.edu/hr/ufc


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:

CWU has interactions with the community, but no set policies and procedures.


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 Yes
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):

The Enterprise Facilities Committee is a shared governance body that is attended by local government personnel. Further information on the committee is available at: https://www.cwu.edu/resources-reports/cwup-2-60-university-standing-committees#Campus
Note- the makeup of the community does not designate that the community representative is from local government, but the current community representative is Derek Mayo, the City Engineering Services Manager for the City of Ellensburg. mayod@ci.ellensburg.wa.us


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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