Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.55
Liaison Jaclynn Maahs
Submission Date June 28, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Concordia College - Moorhead
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Brett Drevlow
STARS Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

Concordia has a student government association, which has a sustainability advocate position, which chairs the sustainability committee. There is a student sustainability representative on the student senate. The highest level of student government is the student executive team however, they executive team cannot make make decisions without action through the senate. The executive team holds an administrative role to the senate without holding vote over the senate. The stand sustainability representative resides at the highest level that holds voting rights within the student senate.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

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:
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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:

According to the Faculty Constitution: The Faculty-as-a-Whole shall vote for at-large members of the Faculty Senate and for faculty
members of standing committees. Elections shall be conducted as identified in the Bylaws.


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 Yes
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):

The Board of Regents consists of 30 voting members, at least 16 of whom are members of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. At least four of the elected members must be pastors of the ELCA, of whom at least one shall be a bishop of a synod within the Corporate Territory of the College. In addition, at least three elected members shall be alumni of the College.

Each of the voting members of the Board of Regents is elected by the Corporation Assembly for a term of four years and subsequently may be re-elected for two additional full consecutive terms.


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