Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.12 / 3.00 Dave Finney
President
President's Office
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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:

Students: Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an advocate for the Champlain College community and acts as a liaison for students to the Administration, Staff, and Faculty. The SGA strives to effect change on behalf of the students, thereby creating a more enjoyable environment and a promising future. The SGA offers opportunities for leadership development, involvement, and personal growth within Champlain College. https://sga.champlain.edu/

Faculty: Faculty Senate
From the Faculty Handbook, 3.3.3. ROLE OF FACULTY IN GOVERNANCE: The faculty recognizes and accepts that the ultimate responsibility for governance of the College rests in the Board of Trustees, as delegated to the President. While the Board retains responsibility and authority for governance, it functions with consultation and advice of the President who, in turn consults with the Provost in addition to other vice presidents, academic deans, the faculty and other constituents.
The faculty respects and supports the role of the President in articulating the vision of the College, providing strategic direction, and rendering final decisions on all policy, fiscal, resource allocation, and personnel matters.
All actions of the faculty are understood to be direct recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer and/or to the College President. The faculty offer recommendations and have primary responsibility for policy on curriculum, subject matter, methods of instruction, faculty status, student learning experiences, requirements for admission and graduation, teaching quality, academic freedom, rights and responsibilities, and criteria for positions accorded academic rank. Faculty participate in policy proposals regarding College mission, vision, and values; fiscal matters; physical and classroom environment; faculty appointment, leaves, and termination; quality of work life; faculty compensation; selection of College administrators; establishment, dissolution, and changes in degree programs; and other matters determined appropriate by faculty. They collaborate with Academic Deans and the Provost to develop approaches for assessing student learning and teaching. While recommendations from the faculty are advisory in nature and not binding upon the administration, in appreciation of the principles of participatory governance and in the interest of the general well-being of the College, the faculty assumes that the Board and President will accept faculty recommendations in matters where the faculty has primary responsibility and expertise but acknowledges that ultimate authority lies with the President and the Board. For example, the faculty possess the primary responsibility for shaping the curriculum, and all curricular change should be initiated through and approved by the faculty.
https://catalog.champlain.edu/content.php?catoid=50&navoid=1345

Staff: Staff Council
Staff Council's purpose is to cultivate a thriving College community; support the strategic mission and vision of the College; advocate for the best interests of staff; and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/staff-council


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:
12

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
38.71

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:
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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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