Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.50
Liaison Katy Everett
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eureka College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Katy Everett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Science and Mathematics
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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:

Students have the ability to participate in Student Senate through elections held annually (or as needed during the academic year), which is an avenue to participate in the governance of the College. The purpose of the Student Senate is:
"The Student Senate shall be the governing body of the Student Government. It will research and take action on issues, which shall be necessary and proper to see to the execution of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Resolutions of the Student Senate and in the interests of the Student Body.
The Student Senate has a duty to:
(1) further the academic and social education of students by ensuring a campus environment consistent with the mission and values of Eureka College;
(2) protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms of the Eureka College Student Body;
(3) work with faculty, staff, and administration in recommending changes to better the campus social and academic environment;
(4) serve the Eureka College Student Body to the best of its ability.
The Student Senate shall serve as a representative body of the Student Body and serve as a liaison between the Student Body and the administration, faculty, and staff of Eureka College.
The Student Senate shall approve all new campus organizations and ensure oversight of all campus organizations by providing the Eureka College Student Body with a governing body of peers."

Appointed members of Student Senate executive board (who were voted in to senate by their peers) represent the student body of the College at trustee meetings and in special trustee committee meetings with faculty and staff to speak on behalf of the students.


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:

Our Director of Alumni Relations and CFO are part of the President's Council. These positions as well as appointed faculty and staff positions reside on campus committees (such as Education Policy Committee or Facilities Committee) with our Board of Trustees as well.


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:

The Faculty Cabinet consists of a President, VP, Immediate Past President, and Secretary. Faculty meets with their cabinet once a month. There are also voted membership positions on Curriculum Committee, Academic Standards and Policies, Teacher Ed, Faculty Status and Development, Grievance, Assessment, and Sustainability.

The President of the College sits on the Board of Trustees as a representative for the faculty/staff.


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):

Our Board of Trustees oversees the general policies of the Eureka College. They provide guidance and support to ensure the continued long-term strength of our institution. They also establish the goals and develop both the short and long-range plans requisite to accomplishing such goals. Members of our Board of Trustees are local business owners and leaders in the private sector (ie, Mangold Ford in Eureka, IL) and public/civil society (but not in our community of Eureka, IL at this time - within IL and US).


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