Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Katie Wall
Program Coordinator
Outdoor Recreation Management
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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:

Student Government Association (SGA):
The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body on campus. Student Government hosts campus forums, meetings, and advocates for positive change on campus.

Faculty Senate:
The Faculty Senate acts as the primary deliberative and decision-making body of the College faculty. All administrative proposals that require faculty approval come before this body for discussion and formal vote. Proposals, concerns and initiatives from academic division, Dean's Council, and individual faculty are brought before this body for consideration.

Membership is comprised of all personnel under contract as faculty members, including professional library staff and faculty with administrative responsibility. Adjunct faculty, staff members, administrators, and others who may occasionally conduct courses do not hold membership in the Senate.

Staff Association:
The purpose of the Staff Association is to support and enhance the campus community through the following endeavors:

Provide an avenue for collaboration among staff members.
Provide opportunities for professional development and the fostering of staff unity.
Advocate for the needs of the Lees-McRae College staff and campus community by expressing interests and concerns to the President and President’s Cabinet.
Support staff members by celebrating accomplishments and providing assistance in times of need.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
6

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:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
5

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
16.67

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.:
7

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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