Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Brooks Moore
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs
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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:

The Student Government Association is to organize and coordinate activities of student interest, represent student views concerning University policy through shared governance, protect student rights, and educate individual students and organizations on their respective responsibilities. Membership in this organization shall consist of all enrolled students of the University, without respect to undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree seeking status. Anyone duly enrolled for the Fall semester of the same calendar year shall be considered a member of the SGA for the preceding summer term as of the point of registration.

The Board of Trustees of Indiana State University has a Student Trustee on the board. The student trustee serves an appointment of two years. The student must be an Indiana resident. Any resident student can apply for the trustee position and interviews with a committee. The committee makes a recommendation to the University president.


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:

ISU Staff Council facilitates and maintains communication between Staff and the University community. Serves as an advocate for Staff. Disseminates information to Staff. Promotes and encourages community engagement for Staff. Promotes a healthy, safe, and equitable working environment for Staff.


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:

Indiana State University has a long and proud history of strong faculty governance.
The faculty, collectively and through their elected representatives, have been empowered by the Faculty Constitution approved by the Board of Trustees for over thirty years. This Constitution is based on the principle of shared governance. It defines the areas of the faculty's primary and advisory authority, as well as the structures and operations of the governing bodies through which this authority is exercised - the Faculty Senate and its standing committees.Staff council has delegates from all academic/non-academic departments on campus. Membership is inclusive of exempt and non-exempt staff (salary and hourly employees). Staff council presents at Board of Trustees meeting, but does not have voting authority.


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 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):

Staff Council, Faculty Senate, & Student Conduct all conduct open meetings which includes guests having the opportunity to address the assembled.


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