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Overall Score 52.10
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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Eastern Connecticut State University
PA-3: Governance

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Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Laura Miller
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

The Student Government Association at Eastern is a governing body to which students are elected. SGA works to meet the social, economic, and curricular needs of all Eastern students and works with Eastern faculty and administrations in deliberations. All students regardless of status are able to attend. The SGA is constituency based and officers are elected annually by the SGA membership. The student officers act as advisory bodies in the management of SGA. Each student senator serves on one internal committee and one external committee.
For more information please visit: http://www1.easternct.edu/studentactivities/sga/
Students also serve on other governance bodies and committees at Eastern (see below).


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Eastern's governing body falls under the CT Board of Regents (BOR). The Board of Regents members has 15 voting members: 9 appointed by the Governor, 4 appointed by legislative leadership, and 2 students chosen by their peers. The student members are chair and vice-chair of the Student Advisory Committee. The current student members of the BOR are from other state university campuses (Southern CT State Univ and Manchester Community College). http://www.ct.edu/regents
Most committees within Eastern CT State University include students as valuable members.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning ---
Communications processes and transparency practices ---
Prioritization of programs and projects ---

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students are appointed as members of most governing committees on campus (e.g., Strategic Plan Committee, Master Plan Committee, Campus Activity Board, Green Campus Committee, University Senate, etc). Students serve on committees and participate and vote like other committee members.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Staff are able to participate in one or more governing bodies. Staff are appointed to and serve on many governing committees, such as Strategic Plan Committee, Master Plan Committee, Green Campus Committee, etc.) In addition, administrative staff and faculty are members of employee professional organizations and/or bargaining units, determined by their job function. Employee organizations provide numerous opportunities for participation. A list of Eastern's employee organizations can be found at http://www1.easternct.edu/administration/employee-organizations/
Faculty are also represented by and participate in The University Senate, which shares joint responsibility with the University Administration for the development of University policies in such areas as curriculum, degree requirements, scholastic standards, admission policies, academic freedom, promotion, tenure and continuing appointments, and University organizational structure, in the selection of the President, Vice Presidents, and Deans, in budget and planning, and in other matters affecting the educational quality and mission of the University. For more information on the University Senate please use the following link: http://www1.easternct.edu/senate/


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
No

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

There is no guaranteed representation for non-supervisory staff on the CT Board of Regents. However, non-supervisory staff are actively included and participate on Eastern campus committees.


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Staff are appointed to or elected to committees which participate in decision making in the areas listed above.


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

All faculty are party of a governing organization/union known as AAUP. The information for this union can be found using the following link: http://www.ecsuaaup.org/
All faculty are also invited to participate in the University Senate (see description above). For more information on the University Senate please use the following link: http://www1.easternct.edu/senate/


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
No

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

There is no guaranteed representation for faculty on the CT Board of Regents. However, faculty are actively included and participate on Eastern campus committees.


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Faculty are appointed, elected, or volunteer to serve on committees that make decisions in the areas listed above.


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

This information was input my ISE staff member Laura Miller. Data was collected using information from employee collective bargaining agreements, University Senate information, Board of Regents, and student activities information.

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