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Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Oregon State University
PA-3: Governance

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Complete Expired Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability 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:

There are multiple paths for students to become engaged in a governance body. Opportunities within academic departments are too many to number but core opportunities include:
-Associated Students of Oregon State University
-Student and Incidental Fees Committee
-Student fees budgeting boards (10)
-Coalition of Graduate Employees


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:

There is OSU student representation on the OSU Board of Trustees and the University Cabinet. The Cabinet position was elected in the annual student general election. The Board position was appointed by the Governor after being recommended by OSU.


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:

The University Cabinet oversees all aspects of the categories mentioned above. For more information: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/cabinet

Similarly, the Board of Trustees governs budgeting, strategic direction and programmatic emphasis at the highest levels: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees


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:

The Service Employees International Union also provides mechanisms for represented employees to be part of collective bargaining and other governance mechanisms. Staff also have the opportunity to serve on university committees, task forces and work groups.


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:

The Board of Trustees includes one non-supervisory, union represented, staff member: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/mark-baldwin
This Board position was appointed by the Governor after being recommended by OSU.


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:

The Board of Trustees includes one non-supervisory, union represented, staff member: The Board of Trustees governs budgeting, strategic direction and programmatic emphasis at the highest levels: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees


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:

The Faculty Senate provides governance opportunities for instructional, research and professional faculty: http://senate.oregonstate.edu/


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:

The Board of Trustees includes a faculty member: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees/brenda-mccomb
This Board position was appointed by the Governor after being recommended by OSU.


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:

OSU has a well established Faculty Senate with multiple committees addressing all of these areas. More info at: http://senate.oregonstate.edu/

Additionally, the Board of Trustees governs budgeting, strategic direction and programmatic emphasis at the highest levels: http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/trustees


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:

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