Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and 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?:
Yes

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

There is a student governor on the Board, who is elected every year. The information package is available to anyone running for the position. The information about the Board should be found on the Fanshawe website https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-information/board-governors .

Fanshawe Student Union (FSU): Student Administrative Council (SAC) - is made up of student representatives from each academic division as well as our surrounding area campuses. SAC representatives report all meeting proceedings to their class representatives and bring forth student concerns at meetings. Divisional councils consist of one student from each class. Nominations open in the Fall; Executive Council - is responsible for representing the students on a variety of college wide committees. They also oversee the operations of the FSU. There are six positions available: President, VP Internal Affairs, VP External & Academic Affairs, VP Finance, VP Entertainment and VP Athletics & Residence Life. Nominations open at the every year in January, with the elections taking place in March.

Students have 6 representatives on College Council; Students have representatives on the Board of Governors as well.


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?:
Yes

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

The Fanshawe Board of Governors has a Staff and an Administration Representative; Three staff members are elected to the College Council.


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 Fanshawe Board of Governors has a Faculty Representative; Each teaching departments has one faculty member on College Council; faculty participate in Program Advisory Committees
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Announcements
BODY
​ACADEMIC STAFF REP TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am pleased to announce that Paul Meahan has been elected for a second three-year term as the Academic Staff Repto the Board of Governors.

Wm. Paul Meahan has been involved in post-secondary education at the college an duniversity level for the past 15 years. Since joining the Fanshawe College faculty in 2007, Paul has taught writing/communications and breadth courses to a diverse group of students. Paul formerly coordinated the General Education and Professional Communications curriculum in the School of Language and Liberal Studies. Since May 2016, Paul has been working on program reviews and new program development in the Centre for Academic Excellence.

Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario.

Paul joined the Fanshawe College Board of Governors on September 1, 2014.

Please join me in congratulating Paul!

SUPPORT STAFF REP TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am pleased to announce that Lauren Monteith has been elected for a first three-year term as the Support Staff Rep to the Board of Governors.

Lauren Monteith is an established financial professional and leader, who has contributed to the advancement of Fanshawe College’s mission, vision, and values for more than a decade. Lauren’s work and study background centres on the values of excellence, caring for clients, and rigorous and responsible financial management. As a graduate from Fanshawe’s prestigious Concierge Services, Guest Relations Program, she honed the skill of remembering every detail, and striving to make every experience positive for those around her. She took this training into the Hotel industry, where she worked with and served people from all over the world at the Arden Park Hotel, and the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, among others.

Lauren’s leadership accomplishments and potential have been recognized by Fanshawe College, where she has been supported in the Emerging Leaders Program. This program selects a small group of employees each year and invests in the development of their leadership competencies. Between workshops, discussions, self-reflection, and a challenging capstone project and presentation, this program develops the skills of critical and strategic thinking, collaboration, and business acumen.

Business acumen is one of Lauren’s strengths. Trusted by the College to manage the accounts for Saffron’s Restaurant and Olive Oyle’s Deli, her meticulous attention to detail ensures that both internal and external events are financially sound. Fiscal responsibility is a cornerstone of Lauren’s personal and professional values; she is also a graduate of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, in Accounting.

Lauren is familiar with both sides of the classroom environment at Fanshawe. She worked for five years as Professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality, and Continuing Education, where she shared her knowledge of Cost Control, Front Desk Practical, and Organizational Learning and Development. Having been as a student, professor, and member of the support staff, Lauren brings a mature, balanced, and sophisticated perspective to the Board of Governors.

Please join me in congratulating Lauren!


FANSHAWE COLLEGE
BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ ELECTION –
STUDENT GOVERNOR REPRESENTATIVE

Student Representative to the Board of Governors Acclaimed

I am pleased to announce that Carlie Forsythe has been elected as the Student Representative on the Board for the two year term ending August 31, 2019 as a result of the recent Board of Governors’ Election process. Carlie is currently the FSU Presient and will be returning to her studies at Fanshawe in September 2017.

Congratulations Carlie!


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:
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 Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

External Advisors may be invited to the Research Advisory Committee, the Board of Governors has a representative from the London Police Services and Western University

Positions on the Board of Governors include external stakeholders in local businesses, such as the VP and Senior Strategist at Lashbrook Marketing.

Positions on the Board of Governors include external stakeholders in local Non-profits. Currently, the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a member.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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