Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

CLC has an active Student Governance Association. SGA is the official representative body of the CLC student population, elected each spring by the student body. Executive officers and the Student Senate actively address and represent students’ needs, concerns and interests through acts of leadership and service. Student officers and senators sit on each of the commissions and councils as student representatives throughout the college governance system. Students also elect a student trustee for a one year term. The Student Trustee serves with the other elected members of the Board of Trustees.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

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:

Faculty and Specialist and Classified staff members are delegated to represent their senates on each of the councils and commissions across the college governance system. Senates, councils, commissions, and committees each elect their own leadership and delegate members to represent their interests at various other governance bodies. Faculty and some staff members have unions which represent their interests with the college administration. There is no staff or faculty member of the Board of Trustees. The Faculty, Specialist, and Classified Senates each have designated members who attend all board of trustee meetings and report back to their membership.


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:

Teaching faculty elect members to the Faculty Senate, who delegate representatives in the Governance Coordinating Council and other councils and commissions. These representatives help facilitate flow of information back and forth between the different entities. Faculty also have a union which represents them with the college administration. However, faculty do not have a member on the Board of Trustees, the highest governing body.


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:
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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 Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

CLC's former president Jerry Weber was a board member of the Lake County Partners, the nonprofit economic development agency, and also for the Lake County United Way. CLC engages local employers to develop curriculum that addresses needs within the local economy. Community members volunteer through 1,000 Degrees, a nonprofit coordinating mentoring relationships with students. Local government, business, education, non-profit leaders convene with the Community Partners for Sustainability.


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