Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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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 Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

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

IUS Student Government Association
https://bulletins.iu.edu/ius/2021-2023/life/student-government-association.shtml
The Student Government Association (SGA) includes an elected student body president, vice president, student senate of 24 members (18 elected in the spring and 6 reserved for the freshman class), and a five-seat judiciary branch headed by a chief justice and appointed by the president with confirmation from the senate. In addition, all students can be active in SGA by attending meetings and serving on committees.
The president of the student body serves as a nonvoting member of the IU Southeast Faculty Senate, a member of the IU University Students Association (AUSA), and on various other committees. The president is also responsible for maintaining communication between the faculty and administration and the Student Senate, as well as campus organizations and the student body in general.

IUS Faculty Senate
https://www.ius.edu/faculty-senate/
The IU Southeast Faculty Senate consists of a body of faculty members, elected by their peers, whose purpose is to exercise faculty authority for the Southeast campus.

University Faculty Council
https://ufc.iu.edu/
A representative body of elected members from the seven campuses of Indiana University, responsible for exercising faculty authority at the University.

IUS Staff Council
https://www.ius.edu/staff-council/
The purpose of the Staff Council at Indiana University Southeast at New Albany shall be to represent non-academic staff in the communication processes and the decision-making of the University and:
• To increase the sense of identity, recognition and worth of each staff member in his / her relationship to the University.
• To identify concerns relating to staff and to seek their solutions.
• To provide a channel of communication for staff with administration and faculty.
• To promote the development and adoption of policies which will aid in retaining highly-qualified personnel.
• To integrate the staff into existing University affairs.
• To establish and promote University-wide activities, publications, workshops and seminars.
• To create a stronger bond within the support staff.
Chancellor's Advisory Council and Committees
https://www.ius.edu/administrative-affairs/policies/a-campus-organization/a9-chancellors-advisory-council-and-committees.php
• Chancellor’s Cabinet is comprised of the chancellor; the vice chancellors for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Administration and Finance, and Alumni and Community Relations. The Cabinet meets twice monthly or as needed and also holds off-campus retreats several times each year. It serves as the senior planning and decision-making authority for the campus.
• Campus Budgetary Advisory Group (CBAG)
Provides recommendations to the chancellor and the Chancellor’s Cabinet on budgetary and other fiscal matters as part of the annual campus budget construction process for the following fiscal year and also at other times when requested.
• Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity
The Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity is comprised of faculty, staff, and students appointed annually by the chancellor.
• Board of Advisors
Indiana University Southeast Board of Advisors is to be an active conduit for the sharing of IU Southeast information to the Southern Indiana community and from the community back to the administration at IU Southeast.
Student Life Committee
https://www.ius.edu/administrative-affairs/policies/a-campus-organization/a9-chancellors-advisory-council-and-committees.php
o Informs SGA of committee’s recommendation and solicit student input via SGA members.
o Discusses SGA input and makes decision on recommendations to the chancellor.

The highest governing body for IUS is the IU Board of Trustees, on which there is a student represented. Eligible students may apply for a two-year tenure. The Student Trustee Search and Screen Committee selects applicants to interview. Selected student trustee candidates are invited for interviews with the committee, which take place in the spring before the term begins. After the interviews, in accordance with state law, the search committee forwards 10 candidate names to the governor of Indiana.

The governor of Indiana appoints the student trustee.
This process is detailed at
https://trustees.iu.edu/student-trustee/how-to-apply/index.html

The IU Board of Trustees is described at https://trustees.iu.edu/


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
8

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:
0

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:
4

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
50

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?:
No

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

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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
0

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data for this credit was found from the following links:

Student Government Association
https://bulletins.iu.edu/ius/2021-2023/life/student-government-association.shtml

Faculty Senate
https://www.ius.edu/faculty-senate/

University Council
https://ufc.iu.edu/

Staff Council
https://www.ius.edu/staff-council/

Advisory Council and Committees
https://www.ius.edu/administrative-affairs/policies/a-campus-organization/a9-chancellors-advisory-council-and-committees.php

Student Life Committee
https://www.ius.edu/administrative-affairs/policies/a-campus-organization/a9-chancellors-advisory-council-and-committees.php

Board of Trustees
https://trustees.iu.edu/

Extensive List of Board of Trustees
https://www.iu.edu/about/leadership/index.html

IUS Board of Advisors
https://www.ius.edu/chancellor/office-information/advisors.php

Question and answer reasonings:
Question
The number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body?

Answer
0

Logic
The seat is vacant right now.

Question
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?

Answer
No.

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

Answer
IUS Board of Advisors
https://www.ius.edu/chancellor/office-information/advisors.php
To help the IUS campus to provide programs and services that support academic success for the region’s diverse student population. As representatives of the Southern Indiana community, we will accomplish this by actively participating and collaborating with the leadership at IU Southeast to develop strategies that mutually benefit the community and the campus.

The logic behind the above questions:
We wanted to acknowledge that we do have a campus community council. This council does not make institutional decisions but does host campus representatives. IUS services both Southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. So, having community voices on a council allows IUS and community representatives to develop programs and discuss community matters that assist with community development.

Additional Context
SGA
The Student Senate provides communication between the student body and the administration and faculty. By resolution, it requests changes and makes recommendations to the administration and faculty concerning campus policies and procedures. Additionally, the Student Senate approves funding for events from the Student Government Association funds that provide the campus community with increased social, cultural, and educational opportunities.

2021-2022 Faculty Senate
Voting members from the following departments
Schools Senators
Arts & Letters 6
Business 5
Education 3
Library Services 1
Natural Sciences 6
Nursing 2
Social Sciences 4
Part-time Faculty 2

Non-Voting Members
A representative from the following administration:
Acting Chancellor
Executive VC Academic Affairs
Interim VC Advancement
VC Administrative Affairs
VC Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Ex-Officio Faculty
Dean from each school:
Arts & Letters
Business
Education
Library
Natural Science
Nursing
Social Sciences

Other Non-Voting Members
Staff Council President
Academic Advising-1
SGA President
University Faculty Council-2

Chancellor's Advisory Council and Committees
The Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity is charged to:
o Advise the chancellor and the chancellor’s cabinet regarding diversity plans and priorities.
o Work with and advise campus community partners on the implementation of campus diversity plans.
o Serve as a high-level think tank to make recommendations to cabinet-level leadership.
o Provide a mechanism for information sharing and programmatic coordination of diversity efforts across the campus.

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