Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.50
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Audreyanna O'Brion
Administrative Specialist
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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:

The governance system is charged with planning and policy development for the college and is made up of seven councils. Each councils has assigned seats for students, faculty, management and classified staff, each representative has voting rights. Six of the councils have responsibility for specific college functions.
The College Council is charged with overall responsibility for the operation and effectiveness of the system and with specific budget development activities.

The governance system recognizes specific stakeholder groups and administration members by giving them specific representational roles and by basing their participation on appointment by a stakeholder group or by the college president.

The Lane Community College Employees Federation, Lane Community College Education Association, Associated Students of Lane Community College, Management Senate, and Faculty Council all have rights to appoint their representatives to councils. The president appoints Executive Team members to councils.

Each council works within a charter and scope of work statement, and each acts in accordance with a decision matrix.


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:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
71.43

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:

Lane Community College highest governing body is the Board of Education (BOE). The BOE meets every month and these meetings are public. All community members are allowed to provide comment in the public comment section of the meetings and they can also submit comments in writing, including comments about institutional decisions that affect them.
This opportunity is open to all community members regardless to their affiliation to LCC. This allows typical community members with the opportunity to regularly express their voice on institutional decisions that affect them.

Another example is the Bond Oversight Committee which is responsible with reviewing progress on the projects detailed in LCC's Bond Measures, approved by the voters. The majority of the committee members is made up non-paid Lane County residents that are not employees of the College. This committee reviews the progress of the bond projects and monitors spending, schedules and that the projects are in line with what the voters approved. This committee meetings are also public and all community members have the opportunity to make public comments and listen in on the meetings.

Lane also has advisory committees for all professional - technical programs, these are formally organized committees of non-college employees and are selected from the community to provide expert advice and assistance to Lane Community College's professional-technical programs. The Advisory Committees meet three times per year or at least once a year. These Committees serve as an ongoing partnership between Lane and the local professional-technical community. It is designed to ensure that the knowledge and skills students receive are current with the needs of local employers.
Advisory committees are an important resource in helping LCC incorporate community voices in making wise decisions, that will affect the local community, resulting in better education programs for the residents of Lane County.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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