Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.70 / 3.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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:

Students can attend Student Senate meetings and make a public comment, they can volunteer at Student Senate events, they can sit on a University Standing Committee, and they can run for election to be a Student Senator


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:

As the sole student governing body at Grand Valley, Student Senate is in charge of appointing Student Representatives to seats reserved for students on University Committees. Representatives need to go through an application process.


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 Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

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

Student representatives sit on various University committees, including Academic Policies and Standards, Faculty Facilities Planning, Faculty Salary and Budget, General Education, Graduate Council, Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, University Assessment, University Curriculum, and Online Education. Student representatives also sit on various University governance committees, including Campus Life, International Education, Outstanding Service Award, Undergraduate Research, University Libraries, and Writing Skills. Student representatives also sit on two University administrative committees, including Newspaper Advisory and University Judiciary. Students also comprise two University senate seats within the University Academic Senate and the Executive Committee of the Senate.


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:

Each employee group has a formal committee or association of elected representatives who meet with management on a regular basis


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:

by law our governing body is appointed by the Governor of Michigan


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 No
Existing or prospective physical resources No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

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

Staff are included in the university strategic planning process, through which the university mission, vision and planning take place


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)?:
No

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:
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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:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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