Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.65
Liaison Michelle Gibbs
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Hope College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 3.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff No
Non-academic staff No

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Faculty, staff and students participate in various aspects of campus governance through service on boards and standing committees.
https://hope.edu/offices/provost/campus-governance.html

Boards and Standing Committees 2019–2020
https://hope.edu/offices/provost/internal/roster-2019-2020.pdf
An examples is our ACADEMIC AFFAIRS BOARD
1. Ex officio, Provost
2. Ex officio, Associate Provost
3. Arts:
4. Arts:
5. Humanities:
6. Humanities:
7. Natural Sciences:
8. Natural Sciences:
9. Social Sciences:
10. Social Sciences:
Four students:

Other committee/board examples include the following. Most of these have faculty/staff and student representation.
Curriculum Committee
International Education Committee
Cultural Affairs Committee
Library Committee
Teacher Education Council
Assessment Committee
CAMPUS LIFE BOARD
Co-Curricular Activities Committee
Religious Life Committee
Student Communications Media Committee
Residential Life Committee
JUDICIAL BOARD
GREEK JUDICIAL BOARD
ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS BOARD
Committee on Admissions & Financial Aid
Athletic Committee
Student Standing & Appeals Committee
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS COMMITTEE
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL RESOURCES
STATUS COMMITTEE
GLCA ACADEMIC COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ COMMITTEE ON HONORARY DEGREES AND CITATIONS
APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES PANEL
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOT STANDING COMMITTEES
OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
ANIMAL CARE & USE COMMITTEE
A. J. MUSTE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
GREAT PERFORMANCE SERIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE
HUMAN SUBJECTS REVIEW BOARD
HEALTH PROFESSIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Each semester Hope College's Administration also hosts separate in-person "town hall" meetings for both groups (staff and faculty). These are opportunities to share updates about projects/initiatives/etc... with the staff and faculty and are always well attended. Staff and faculty are able to anonymously submit questions prior to the meeting that they would like addressed during the meeting. Questions are also asked during the meetings themselves as well.

No students or staff members are "official members" of the in Hope College's Highest Governing Body - The Board Trustees, however, there are two faculty members who are Trustees with full voting privileges. They are nominated by the faculty body and and the Board of Trustees elects them to serve four-year terms.

It is important to note that the Board of Trustees currently has six standing committees and each committee has one student and one faculty liaison. They attend the meetings and have a seat at the table, but do not have voting privileges. Most of the committees also have staff serving on the committee.

Student Congress is a group of student leaders committed to making Hope College a better place, giving voice to the visions and concerns of the entire student body. https://hope.edu/offices/student-life/student-congress/index.html

Details about Academic Leadership can be found at: https://hope.edu/offices/provost/academic-leadership.html


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
27

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
10

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
37.04

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

There are two annual "City-College" meetings which include representatives from the City government (Mayor, City Manager, City Council members) and Hope administrators (President, CFO, Student Development, Phys Plant, and Public Affairs & Marketing).

Hope College and the City maintain an excellent town-gown relationship, "After 150 years together, Hope and Holland still have a place for everyone."
https://hope.edu/community/index.html

The president attends faculty meetings, some Student Congress meetings, and Staff Town Hall meetings where faculty, staff and students have a voice on topics concerning them. He also meets with community groups on an annual basis (Hope Academy of Senior Professionals (HASP), Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Village, etc) where community members have a voice. Hope College also hosts the Hope/Holland Picnic every year and this is a great community-building and friendship strengthening event.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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