Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.21
Liaison Jennifer McMillin
Submission Date July 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Cleveland State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jennifer McMillin
Director of Sustainability
Facilities l Architect l Safety l Technology
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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:

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization of elected students who represent the Cleveland State University student body. SGA shall serve as the student body liaison with University administration to ensure that the welfare and educational interests of students are incorporated into the goals and policies of Cleveland State University.
https://www.csuohio.edu/studentlife/student-government-association

Management and Administrative Staff Advisory Council
The Management and Administrative Staff Advisory Council is the primary body for providing advice and counsel to the University President on matters relevant to Management and Administrative Staff (MAS) - i.e. staff members not represented by a bargaining unit at Cleveland State. This Advisory Council was convened in 1998 and its membership is comprised of 15 non-bargaining staff members. MAS Advisory Council's mission is to maintain an active and participatory line of communication with the University community on behalf of non-bargaining professional and classified staff at Cleveland State University.
https://www.csuohio.edu/masa/masa

Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate shall have the duties and responsibilities to:
Initiate educational and academic policies of the University.
Adopt rules to effectuate the educational and academic policies of the University.
Bring up for consideration proposals on matters pertaining to the general welfare of the University.
Make recommendations to the Administration relative to buildings, budget priorities, and new proposals and developments.
Act upon all matters of routine faculty business in pursuance of already established University policies.
Elect members to the Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel.
https://www.csuohio.edu/facultysenate/facultysenate


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
18

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

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:
8

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
44.44

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:

Cleveland State University's Board of Trustees includes five community board members.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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