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Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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Loyalist College
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Elaine Wilkinson
Executive Assistant to the President
President's Office
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Do all enrolled students, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which students have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

In accordance with Regulation 34/02, Loyalist College regularly holds elections for membership on the Board of Governors. One governor is elected to represent the student constituent group. Elections are run by the Board office in conjunction with the relevant LSG (Loyalist Student Government) and the process is fully managed through an electronic voting service.


Is there at least one student representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative student body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of student representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Students elected as representatives on the Loyalist Board of Governors must first be nominated by 6 members of the student constituency and once elected, can hold the position for 1 year.


Do students have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Policies, programs and initiatives that are considered macro in scope require approval by the Board of Governors. For instance, Board policies and bylaws were recently revised and Board members were given a month to review and provide input. With regard to planning, Loyalist’s Board of Governors is currently in the process of developing the College’s Strategic Plan. The elected Student representative is involved in its development and approval. Policy that governs the communications practices of the Board are approved by Board Members and therefore, the Student Representative has a say in how transparent the Board is in what and how it communicates. The Board, and therefore the Student representative, is also made aware of all major capital expenditures that could impact the College’s budget and have approval authority over the College’s budget as well as new academic programming. The Board does not have a formal role with regard to staffing decisions.


Do all staff, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all staff have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Elections are run by the Board office in conjunction with the relevant OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) Locals, and LCASA (Loyalist College Administrative Staff Association) representative and the process is fully managed through an electronic voting service.


Is there at least one non-supervisory staff representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative staff body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of non-supervisory staff representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Staff elected as representatives on the Loyalist Board of Governors must first be nominated by 6 members of their respective constituency and once elected, can hold the position for 3 years.


Do non-supervisory staff have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following? :
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Same as formal role of students. See response above.


Do all faculty, regardless of type or status, have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies (through direct participation or the election of representatives)?:
Yes

A brief description of the mechanisms through which all faculty (including adjunct faculty) have an avenue to participate in one or more governance bodies:

Same mechanism as staff. See response above.


Is there at least one teaching or research faculty representative on the institution’s governing body who was elected by peers or appointed by a representative faculty body or organization?:
Yes

A brief description of faculty representation on the governing body, including how the representatives are selected:

Representation and selection process the same as staff. See response above.


Do faculty have a formal role in decision-making in regard to the following?:
Yes or No
Establishing organizational mission, vision, and/or goals Yes
Establishing new policies, programs, or initiatives Yes
Strategic and long-term planning Yes
Existing or prospective physical resources Yes
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Same as formal role of students and staff. See response above.


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