Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.77
Liaison Susan Kaspari
Submission Date July 16, 2022

STARS v2.2

Central Washington University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Kathleen Klaniecki
Sustainability Coordinator
Operations
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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:

CWU Faculty Senate: The Faculty Senate of CWU acts for and on behalf of the university’s faculty with respect to all academic matters and issues related to the intellectual life of the university. In a university community that declares in its mission that it “values teaching as the vehicle to inspire intellectual depth and breadth, to encourage lifelong learning, and to enhance the opportunities of its students,” the Faculty Senate is committed to enabling faculty to provide quality academic programs and other opportunities for students in support of the university’s core values, rooted first and foremost in “each student’s greatest good.”
https://www.cwu.edu/faculty-senate/

Exempt Employees Association:
The Exempt Employee Association (EEA) executive committee seeks to provide service, support, and acknowledgment to-and-for all exempt employees. We endeavor to provide a unified voice for CWU exempt employees in developing and offering recommendations to the president on staff welfare, personnel policy, and procedures.
https://www.cwu.edu/exempt-association/

ASCWU Student Government:
We, the Associated Students of Central Washington University, have the right and responsibility to
serve as a resource and advocate for all students. For this purpose, the governing bodies of the
Associated Students of Central Washington University shall, (1) represent student interests and
opinions to the University Administration, the Board of Trustees, academic governance structures,
and appropriate external government bodies, (2) support student success in their academic endeavors,
(3) foster students’ rights and responsibilities and inform students on the proceedings of the Associated Students and of the University, and (4) promote the general welfare of all students
https://www.cwu.edu/ascwu/sites/cts.cwu.edu.ascwu/files/ASCWU-Endorsed%20Proposed%20Constitution.pdf


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
8

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

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:
4

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
50

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?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

CWU currently does not have a regular forum for external stakeholders to give a voice in institution decisions.

CWU's Enterprise Facilities Committee is a shared governance body that is attended by local government personnel. The purpose of the committee is to establish and maintain an effective governance structure which links university facilities related decision making to the ongoing strategic planning process of CWU and to ensure that enterprise facilities decisions are appropriately considered, planned, and communicated to the campus community

The committee will translate the mission and values of CWU into goals, strategies, initiatives, and projects. This committee will make recommendations for both short and long-term decision-making by the cabinet and/or BOT, thus enabling the cabinet to make effective choices among competing demands for capital investment, infrastructure support, programmatic support, information systems, technology, and human resources.

Further information on the committee is available at: https://www.cwu.edu/resources-reports/cwup-2-60-university-standing-committees#Campus
The community representative is usually from the local government.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
3

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Changed Part 4 to 'no' based on feedback from STARS.

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