Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.78
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 3.00 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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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 No

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

Associated Students of Portland State University: We, Associated Students of Portland State University, aim to:

-Advocate for and represent the interest of students before internal and external bodies;
-Facilitate formal needs of communication and interaction between students,
-student organizations, faculty and University administration;
-Identify and develop services not offered by other divisions of the University;
-Provide a process for students to fully participate in the allocation of student incidental fees.

Faculty Senate: The Faculty shall have power, subject to legal limits, to take action to promote faculty welfare. The Faculty shall have power to act upon matters of educational policy, to enact such rules and regulations as it may deem desirable to promote or enforce such policies, and to decide upon curricula and new courses of study. This power shall include, but not be confined to, action upon the establishment, abolition, or major alteration of the structure or educational function of departments or of programs which include more than one department or instructional unit of the University.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
14

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:
2

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
4

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
28.57

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?:
No

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

The Board of Trustees has members from the following stakeholders:
-Private Sector: CEO of Azumano Travel, CEO Mentor Graphics, VP NW Natural, General Council NW Natural, private equity firm, Rogue Venture Partners, Chinus Asset Management, Columbia Investments, and Vernier Software & Technology
-Non-Profit Sector: CEO of Children's Institute and founder of Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

The Board of Trustees also provide an open comment period at each meeting. Speakers are allowed up to three minutes each for their comments with preference given to those who sign up in advance. The opportunity to sign up is available when meeting agendas and items are published on the Board website. The form will require you to provide your name, email address, phone number, the subject of your comments, and your relationship to the University.

Portland State University also has shared governance is several buildings:
-Fourth Avenue Building: City of Portland and Portland State University shared governance
-Academic and Student Recreation Center: City of Portland and Portland State University shared governance
-Collaborative Life Sciences Building: Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University shared governance
-Fourth and Montgomery: currently in design phase will be a shared governance with City of Portland, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland Community College, and Portland State University


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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