Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Karen Talentino
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.13 / 3.00 Karen Talentino
Professor of Biology
Biology
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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:

The Board of Trustees bears full responsibility for the governance and operation of Saint Michael’s College and for ensuring that the College is operated in a manner consistent with and in furtherance of its mission. The Board has the power to manage the property and affairs of the College, establish and require compliance with College policies and has the power to carry out any other functions which are permitted by the appropriate statutes of the State of Vermont, the Articles of Incorporation, or the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees. The Learning Committee, a standing committee of the Board of Trustees, has as part of its regular meetings attendees representing the faculty and the student body. Faculty representatives are elected by their peers through the Faculty Assembly and the student body is represented by the Student Government Association president and their invited student guest, typically the vice president. The Student Government Association is the student governing board of Saint Michael's College. The SGA is completely run by students, and is charged with setting policy and allocating funds to student organizations on campus.  - The Faculty Assembly is the institution of governance of the faculty. It exists so that the faculty may govern its affairs and fulfill its roles in the overall governance of the College. All full-time members have the right to attend, speak and vote (including making motions and nominations) in the Faculty Assembly. Part-time faculty members and other members of the instructional staff have the right to attend and speak in the Faculty Assembly. The mission of the Staff Welfare Committee is to provide staff a focused and direct involvement in the governance of non-academic affairs and in the life of the Saint Michael's College community.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
27

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

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:
7

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
25.93

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:
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Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
2

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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A reference to the college's Board of Trustees can also be found on the college website for the President's Office: https://www.smcvt.edu/offices-and-services/presidents-office/

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