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Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Clarkson University
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Powers
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Student elect representatives to the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) or Graduate Student Association (GSA)


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The CUSA President attends meetings and makes a presentation at Board of Trustees meetings


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students are provided a voice and opportunity to make recommendations on a wide range of decisions. This is accomplished through regular attendence of administrators at CUSA meetings to gather information and invitations to students to sit on committees who evaluate new projects. For example, through committee representation, students have had a critical role in the design and operation of the Student Center, library and campus apartment renovations. Students are formally included per the Operations Manual on several important University committees (Hearing committee of discipline and disorders, Standing Review, Campus Safety)


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years. All other staff are represented by their managers at the Administrative Council. Elected leaders of the Support Staff council regularly communicate with HR and campus leaders. Hourly staff in the Facilities and Services department are supported though their union.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

N/A


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals No
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning No
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Many campus decisions include open forums to enable input from anyone in the campus community. For example, visioning and design of our up-coming library renovations.


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Faculty have the opportunity to vote for representatives to the Faculty Senate.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

The Chair of the Faculty Senate is selected as a member of the senate through a vote of the faculty and then selected as president by a vote within the Faculty Senate. The Chair is a member of the Administrative Council, attends meetings of the President's Cabinet and the Board of Trustees.


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

The faculty role stems primarily through the Faculty Senate. The senate reviews and approves most of these policies and decisions prior to their review by the Administrative Council. Faculty are also included on all campus committees through a mix of appointment by the Faculty Senate or through a request from an upper level administrator. Faculty are currently represented on committees associated with library renovation, the implementation of a service excellence philosophy in everything we do, our CAP, and implementation of a merger of Clarkson with the Union Graduate College (including the academic calendar, changes in degree requirements and other major issues).


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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