Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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Loyola Marymount University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Do the institution’s students have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a student council)? :
Yes

Do the institution’s students have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

ASLMU (undergraduate student body government): A student body President and Vice President are elected by their peers to serve one school-year term. Along with the President and Vice President the senate is comprised of 21 elected student senators representing each class.

GSLMU (graduate student body government): An executive board is made up of a peer elected President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. GSLMU also has a senate of 12 senators, 2 from each graduate college on campus.

students are involved in as the elected students from ASLMU (student government) sit and work with Board of Trustees as part of their duties. These elected representatives attend board of trustee meetings to represent the student perspective. The Board of Trustees is the highest elected legal governing body that is responsible for the educational, physical, and financial well-being of the university.
President of Student Gov (ASLMU and GSLMU)
Serve as the Chief Executive Officer of ASLMU AND primary student representative to the
University administration, University committees, and most importantly on the
Board of Trustees. This position is elected by student peers.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s non-supervisory staff members have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which staff are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The Staff Senate exists to promote the professional and personal development of staff members, to serve in an advisory capacity to the University leadership in the development, review and dissemination of University Policies, and to provide a forum for open communication and ongoing dialogue among the entire University community. Staff senate are elected from employees that have been employed at the university for at least one year and hold their positions for three-year terms.

Staff senate members a represented at highest level on board of trustees governing body.


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
Yes

Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have an elected representative on the institution’s highest governing body? :
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which teaching and research faculty are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

The Faculty Senate represents the voice of the faculty and its recommendations to the Provost, the President, and the University community. The Faculty Senate shall be the representative body of the faculty and the professional librarians. Criteria and procedures for the appointment and retention of faculty, and definitions of the categories of tenure-line, term, and part-time faculty, are detailed in the Faculty Handbook. For the purposes of University governance, the Senate distinguishes between two types of faculty:

Faculty are also involved in The Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees
is LMU's elected legal governing body that is responsible for the educational, physical, and financial well-being of the university. The Board of Trustees is comprised of the President of the University, members of our Jesuit Community, and lay persons. Members are elected by a representative body and hold positions for 3 years. For example, last June the most recent faculty member was appointed to the Board of Trustees. D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J. is an assistant professor of Spanish and director


Does the institution have written policies and procedures to identify and engage external stakeholders (i.e. local residents) in land use planning, capital investment projects, and other institutional decisions that affect the community?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

3.1.3.1. Neighborhood Advisory Committee. Property Owner shall form the LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) and assign a member of the Department of Communication and Government Relations as a community liaison. The Committee shall be comprised of a representative from the LMU Department of Public Safety, a representative from the LMU Student Affairs division, the university’s community liaison, two LMU Students, four community representatives appointed by the applicable Council Office (which shall take into consideration the community members’ proximity to LMU), two representatives appointed by the Westchester-Playa del Rey Neighborhood Council, one representative of the applicable Council Office, and one representative of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Committee shall meet at least four times per year, beginning the first year after the Effective Date, in regard to matters of public safety and student behavior in the community, and other community concerns. Meetings shall be scheduled in advance and open to the public. Notice for each meeting shall be: 1) advertised in advance in a local newspaper; 2) posted on the Loyola Marymount University website; and 3) distributed by e-mail to people who have requested such distribution as well as all Committee members and recent meeting attendees. The Council District Office that represents Loyola Marymount University and the immediately surrounding neighborhood shall also be notified in advance of all meetings. The community liaison shall also attend special meetings on reasonable notice called by a majority of the Committee. The Committee and LMU shall work together in good faith to reach a reasonable, practical resolution of matters, which addresses community concerns and legal requirements and operating and programmatic requirements of the university. LMU also shall submit the landscape plan for 80th Street, required by Section 7.1.C.1(g) of the Specific Plan, to the Council Office and the Committee for discussion at one of the Committee’s public meetings prior to submittal to the Department of City Planning.


Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which community members representing the interests of the following stakeholder groups can regularly participate in institutional governance?:
Yes or No
Local government and/or educational organizations No
Private sector organizations No
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which external stakeholders are engaged in institutional governance (including information about each stakeholder group selected above):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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