Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Jay Meldrum
Submission Date July 8, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
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)? :
No

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:

https://gsg.mtu.edu/

The Graduate Student Government, or GSG serves graduate students in several important ways. Acting as a liaison between the administration and graduate students at Michigan Tech, we advocate on students' behalf and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

GSG represents the interests of the graduate student population to the University's administration. With representatives from every graduate department on campus, GSG plays an important role in shaping the graduate experience at Michigan Tech. GSG also has representatives on most standing University committees ranging in scope from health care to campus diversity to entertainment. GSG works to enrich the intellectual, social and professional lives of graduate students.

https://usg.mtu.edu/usg/

The Undergraduate Student Government at Michigan Tech offers many services to the school’s 7,000+ students. Focused on allocating funds to 220 student organizations on campus, USG supports orgs of all sizes and themes. Within USG there are liaisons, advisors, and student representatives. These positions are meant to encompass all aspects of student life here at Tech.


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 Michigan Tech University Senate, established in 1958, serves as the representative body for academic and research faculty and professional staff and hence, as the principal means by which Senate constituents participate in the shared governance of Michigan Tech. Through its Constitution, which is Board of Trustees policy, the Senate is vested with the responsibility and authority to review and establish policy in a variety of areas, including matters of academic policy and procedures.

In addition, the Senate's Constitution vests the Senate with the responsibility and authority to review and make recommendations on an additional range of policies and procedures, including, for example, fringe benefits. Finally, the Senate also provides a forum for discussing matters of interest to the university community.


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 Michigan Tech University Senate, established in 1958, serves as the representative body for academic and research faculty and professional staff and hence, as the principal means by which Senate constituents participate in the shared governance of Michigan Tech. Through its Constitution, which is Board of Trustees policy, the Senate is vested with the responsibility and authority to review and establish policy in a variety of areas, including matters of academic policy and procedures.

In addition, the Senate's Constitution vests the Senate with the responsibility and authority to review and make recommendations on an additional range of policies and procedures, including, for example, fringe benefits. Finally, the Senate also provides a forum for discussing matters of interest to the university community.


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?:
No

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