Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
1.50 / 3.00 Margaret Bounds
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The purpose of the Student Government Association is to consider issues and to formulate policies in areas primarily or exclusively involving the student body. Such areas shall include, but not be limited to, matters of social, academic and co-curricular policies. The association also seeks to provide extended channels of communication, increased areas of cooperation and a greater acceptance of shared responsibility between faculty, administration and the student body in matters of general and academic interests. https://www.conncoll.edu/at-a-glance/honor-code-shared-governance/student-governance/

The Faculty Steering and Conference Committee (FSCC) provides leadership for the faculty as a whole on all matters of
College policy. In this capacity, the committee has a dual responsibility;
(1) to act as the voice of the faculty in various forums and
(2) to provide faculty leadership in matters concerning the entire College.

The FSCC represents the faculty in conference with the Board of Trustees, students and the administration. In all its functions, the committee represents the interests of the entire faculty. (see attached document)

The Connecticut College Staff Council's mission is to be recognized as a reliable voice between staff and the administration. The Council solicits and expresses opinions, represents staff concerns, and makes suggestions and recommendations to the administration on behalf of the entire staff. It strives to promote visibility of staff as valuable members of the community and facilitate a sense of belonging within the community. The Staff Council actively seeks to involve all segments of the College's diverse staff through the interaction with other active staff committees as well as all individual staff members. https://www.conncoll.edu/at-a-glance/honor-code-shared-governance/staff-council/


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
35

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

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:
14

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
40

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:
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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