Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 3.00 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management Services
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

PCC has over 40 formal committees, which range from strategic planning to sustainability. A space for students is reserved on each one. In addition, there is a student council and a faculty senate.

Portland Community College Federation of Classified Employees (PCCFCE) represents all classified employees at the College. Federation members are PCC employees that negotiate the contract which covers the pay, benefits, working conditions, rights and responsibilities for all employees. The Executive Council is elected by federation members and the President participates in Board of Director meetings on behalf of PCCFCE.

Portland Community College Federation of Faculty and Academic Professionals (PCCFFAP) represents Faculty (both full time and part-time) and Academic Professionals at PCC to improve working conditions at the College. The Executive Council is elected by federation members and the President participates in Board of Director meetings on behalf of PCCFFAP.

Associated Students of PCC (ASPCC) is the college's student representative body. ASPCC includes a district student council as well as campus-based student governments. There is a student representative from ASPCC that sits on the College Board of Directors. All positions are one year terms.

A chairperson to serve as the student representative on the College Board of Directors is elected to represent the District Student Council through an application process. The District Student Council (made up entirely of PCC students) interviews applicants to serve as the District Student Council Chair for the following academic year.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
8

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
25

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

As part of the College's Bond program, community members are encouraged to participate in planning charrettes and open house forums that guide the capital investment, construction and public transit planning. More info on past efforts can be found here: http://www.pcc.edu/about/bond/.

There is a rotating student trustee on the Board that is elected annually by the District Student Council.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
3

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Students sit in on all cabinet meetings, although they are not voting members.

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