Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.84
Liaison Kalyna Procyk
Submission Date June 6, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Muhlenberg College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
0.75 / 3.00 Kathleen Harring
Dean of Institutional Assessment and Academic Planning
Psychology
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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?:
Yes

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

“The College offers its undergraduate students many opportunities to participate in governance organizations, college-wide advisory groups, committees, and other leadership roles. The Student Government Association (SGA) represents undergraduates by voicing their concerns, promoting student interests, and advocating for student life and academic concerns (Student Government Association Bylaws). The student body elects the Student Body President every November along with 22 at-large representative seats in the SGA.” From the Chapter on Governance in the Muhlenberg College Middle States Self-Study 2016 supplied by Dr. Kathleen Harring, Provost. Yes, The SGA President is invited as one of the College constituents to attend the Board of Trustee meeting with voice but no vote.


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

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:
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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:

Yes. All faculty can attend monthly faculty meetings. Full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty have voice and vote. Visiting faculty have voice but no vote.
“In accordance with the Working Resolutions, the Board may invite various Constituent Representatives to attend regular Board meetings and/or meetings of Board committees. These include two representatives from the faculty, elected by the faculty” (Muhlenberg College Middle States Self-Study 2016 provided by Dr. Kathy Harring)
No. Two faculty members are elected by the faculty to serve as representatives to the Board of Trustees. They have voice but no vote.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information reported is accurate to the best of the knowledge of:
Kent Dyer, Cheif Business Officer & Treasurer, kentdyer@muhlenberg.edu(Participatory Governance)
Kathy Harring, Provost, kathyharring@muhlenberg.edu
Anne Speck, Vice President of Human Resources, annespeck@muhlenberg.edu

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