Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colorado College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Mary Frances Kerr
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office
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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:

Students at Colorado College have several avenues in which to participate in the College's governance bodies, with the Colorado College Student Government Association, the President's Council, and the student representative to the Board of Trustees being three of the most prominent.

Colorado College Student Government Association, CCSGA
The Colorado College Student Government Association is the official democratically elected student government at Colorado College. CCSGA is constitutionally chartered “as a source of support for student organizations and events, a forum for cooperative action and a voice calling for progress.” With a $268,000 budget, CCSGA manages student group recognition and funding. It also works to empower students through the student concerns committee.

President's Council
The President's Council is a representative body of students that serves in an advisory role to the President of Colorado College and as ambassadors for the college. The Council meets with the President and/or various college and community leaders at least once per block.

The student representative to the Board of Trustees is elected yearly. The student speaks on behalf of the student body and participates in voting, committees, and project teams.

In addition, students serve on a variety of other governing bodies including: the Athletics Board, the Budget Committee, the Children's Center Advisory Committee, the Committee on Instruction, the Curriculum Committee, the Dean's Advisory Committee, the First Year Experience Committee, the Information Technology and Library Board, and the Student Conduct Committee.


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:

Staff currently hold positions on the Curriculum Executive Committee, Staff Council, Academic Events Committee, Advancement Advisory Committee, Assessment Committee, Athletics Board, Budget Committee, Campus Design Review Board, Children's Center Advisory Committee, Committee on Instruction, Compensation Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board, First-Year Experience Committee, Information Technology and Library Board, Institutional Review Board, International Studies Committee, Summer Session Committee, and the ACM Minority Concerns Committee.


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:

Faculty currently hold posisitions on the Faculty Executive Committee, Curriculum Executive Committee, Humanities Executive Committee, Natural Sciences Executive Committee, Social Sciences Committee, Academic Events Committee, Admission and Financial Aid Advisory Committee, Advancement Advisory Committee, Assessment Committee, Athletics Board, Budget Committee, Campus Design Review Board, Children's Center Advisory Committee, Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, Committee on Instruction, Compensation Committee, Dean's Advisory Committee, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board, Faculty Representative to the Cutler Board, Faculty Representative to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees, Faculty Research and Development Board, Faculty Secretary, First-Year Experience Committee, Information Technology and Library Board, Institutional Review Board, International Studies Committee, Summer Session Committee, and ACM Minority Concerns Committee.


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 No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

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):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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