Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.33
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Johnson County Community College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for 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 Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

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

JCCC's Student Senate, Faculty Association, and Faculty Senate regularly report to the Board of Trustees. In response to Higher Learning Commission findings during the 2018 reporting cycle, JCCC created a Staff Council and College Council, both of which began work in Fall 2021. The Staff Council is made up of 19 elected staff representatives from across the campus, including part-time and full-time employees. 6 staff council members serve on the College Council. College Council representation includes: College president (chair); 2 Student Senators; 6 Staff Council; 1 Board of Trustees Member; 1 Cabinet Member; 4 Faculty, from Senate and Faculty Association.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
7

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:
3

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
42.86

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:

Because JCCC's board of trustees is publicly elected, meetings include an open comment period in which all members of the Johnson County community can voice their concerns or questions about institutional decisions.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
1

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Board of Trustees information reflective of 2020 election cycle.

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