Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.00
Liaison Kevin Moran
Submission Date May 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Drake University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00
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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:

Yes, Student Senate President serves a one-year term on the Board of Trustee meetings. The "highest governing body" is considered the Drake University Board of Trustees. Drake Student Senate: The Drake University Student Senate is an elected representative body committed to upholding the interests of its constituents, the student body, as its highest priority by bringing students' opinions to the forefront and providing solutions to the needs of the University through legislation and open communication to ensure the present and future success of Drake University. Serves as the representative organization of the Drake University student body and to formulate and express the opinions, recommendations, and suggestions of the student body. Strives to develop a more desirable relationship among students and encourage quality student involvement in academic and extracurricular activities. Establishes policies concerning student life consistent with Drake University rules. Recommends special actions to the President and Board of Trustees. Makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate or to the appropriate administrative officials regarding educational policies or other student concerns. Acts as an ombudsman on behalf of the student body. Recognizes student organizations in accordance with the procedures outlined in the student handbook. Establishes standing and ad hoc committees.
http://drakesenate.com/about/
https://www.drake.edu/catalog/undergrad/14-15/geninfo/boardoftrustees/


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:

It is the primary mission of the Drake University All Staff Council (ASC) to promote a positive and collaborative campus work environment. The Board exists to strengthen communication among and between various University constituencies; to provide a forum for discussing and defining the role of staff in the University; to provide a vehicle for communication of interests, concerns and issues that impact staff; to garner a broad base of input into the strategic goals initiatives of the University; to contribute to a culture of inclusion and recognition.
https://www.drake.edu/asc/


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? :
Yes

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:

The Faculty Senate President serves a one-year term on the Board of Trustees, which is the "highest governing body" at Drake. Faculty Senate President also sits on President's Council, which is a consultative group. Establishes educational policy affecting the University as a whole. Enact academic regulations of uniform application. Recommends special actions to the President and to the Board of Trustees. Establishes policies concerning extracurricular activities supported by the University, in full consultation with the Student Senate. Establishes standing and ad hoc committees.
https://facultysenate.drake.edu/
https://www.drake.edu/catalog/undergrad/14-15/geninfo/boardoftrustees/


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:

No, but we have standard operating procedures that include the Drake Neighborhood Association in decisions of land development.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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