Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.42
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 3.00 Nicole Godbout
Student Assistant
Undergraduate
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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:

A broad list of ongoing, formal committees that address institution-wide governance, policy, and operations is here: https://www.lclark.edu/administration/committees/

Staff unions participate in negotiating wages, institution-wide policies, among other issues: https://www.lclark.edu/offices/human_resources/employee_resources/unions/

College of Arts and Sciences student representatives serve as voting members on most administrative searches and routinely sit on search committees for faculty positions. Two student members are voting members of the Committee on the Curriculum and others serve with the Curriculum subcommittees on Course Proposals and International Studies. One student participates on the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid and one on the Committee on
the Library and Educational Technology. Nomination and/or appointment of student representatives to committees is overseen by the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark College (ASLC) and forwarded to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for final approval.

Graduate School of Education and Counseling Students in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling routinely serve on faculty search committees. Nomination of the representatives to search committees is overseen by the respective departments. All nominations are forwarded to the associate dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling for final approval.

Law School: Two student representatives participate in and vote at meetings of the faculty except as provided in Article II, Sec. 4 of the Law School by laws pertaining to executive sessions of meetings of the law faculty and except for promotion and tenure decisions as set forth in Article
II, Sec. 7 of the bylaws and other Law School documents. Except for the Sabbatical and Leave Committee, two students serve as student representatives on the standing committees of the Law School.

Faculty Senates:
The undergrad College has several governance committees that include both faculty and staff, and some that also include students - for example the committee on enrollment. https://college.lclark.edu/faculty/governance/

Graduate School of Education and Counseling: Educational Consortium
The Educational Consortium serves as an advisory board to the education and education-related programs in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. The consortium is made up of eight voting members representing Graduate School department chairs, students, school administrators, and teachers.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
30

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
6

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
4

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:
10

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
33.33

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:

The institution has a member on the local community council. This representative works with the local residents to address issues related to campus activities, events, policies, programs, etc.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

A list of faculty and students who are official members of the Board of Trustees, is attached.

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