Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 32.70
Liaison Carl Powell
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ringling College of Art and Design
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Tracy Wagner
VP of Finance & Administration
Business Affairs
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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?:
No

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

Student Government Association (SGA) exists to enables all college students to take part in making a positive contribution to the college and local communities. The SGA claims its existence in the formulation of ideas, student leadership, cooperation, and equal representation.


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:

Internal Governance is by administrative action and Institutional Committees. Appointed by the President, staff, faculty, and students engage on various Institutional Committees which are organized into three types and listed below:
1. Standing Presidential Committees
o President's Cabinet/Senior Officers
o Human Rights Committee
o Environmental Health & Safety Committee
o Strategic Planning Committee
o Institutional Technology Council

2. Standing Operational Committees
o Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee
o Administrative Systems Operations Committee
o Bookstore Advisory Committee
o Staff Handbook Advisory Committee
o Institutional Research Board
o Accreditation Leadership Team
o Artwork Committee
o CCTV Oversight Committee

3. Ad Hoc Presidential Committees
o Retention Committee


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 voice of the faculty is critical in shaping educational policy and direction, faculty affairs, and improving the operations of the degree program. Faculty inclusion in decision-making is intentionally organized on several levels to ensure thorough discussion and deliberation by the:

o Academic Departments and Programs
o Faculty Committees
o Faculty-at-Large
o Institutional Committees

The Committees are organized into Faculty Committees and Institutional Committees and may be standing or ad hoc.

Faculty Committees are organized into four types:
1. Educational Policy Committees
o Academic Affairs Committee
o Departmental Affairs Committee

2. Faculty Affairs Committees
o Faculty Welfare & Handbook Committee
o Faculty Grievance Review Committee
o Faculty Professional Development Committee

3. Operational Committees
o Academic Standards Committee
o Career Center Advisory Committee
o Figure Model Advisory Committee
o Library Advisory Committee
o QEP Committee

4. Ad Hoc Faculty Committees

Institutional Committees are organized into three types:
1. Standing Presidential Committees
o President's Cabinet/Senior Officers
o Human Rights Committee
o Environmental Health & Safety Committee
o Strategic Planning Committee
o Institutional Technology Council

2. Standing Operational Committees
o Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee
o Administrative Systems Operations Committee
o Bookstore Advisory Committee
o Staff Handbook Advisory Committee
o Institutional Research Board
o Accreditation Leadership Team
o Artwork Committee
o CCTV Oversight Committee

3. Ad Hoc Presidential Committees
o Retention Committee


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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