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Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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Selkirk College
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Angus Graeme
CEO and President
Administration
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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:

All students have the opportunity to be elected to sit on the Board of Governors. There are two student representatives on the Board of Governors. There are four elected students on Education Council.
Every student of Selkirk College is a member of the Canadian Federation of Students, the students’ union. Selkirk College students make up Local 4. The Local is our part of a cross-Canada student movement that fights to make education better while providing cost saving services.


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 are two students currently represented on the Board of Governors; students are elected annually by the student body. Policy G30 states that two elected student representatives are generally on the Selkirk College Board of Governors. According to the College and Institute Act 9.0 (1) (c) A board is composed of .... 2 students elected by the students.
There are four students serving on the Education Council.


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 No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students had a high level of involvement in the College's renewed strategic plan Students provided their thoughts, ideas, and recommendations on how the college can build on successes and pursue what can be further imagined. This project renewed the College's mission, vision and goals. http://www.selkirk.ca/strategic-plan

Students have provided specific feedback and input into Selkirk College's Rural Pre-Med Program. http://selkirk.ca/program/rural-pre-medicine


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:

There is staff representation on the Board of Governors and Education Counsel. Staff also have the opportunity to participate in governance of the college through their membership in the various unions, the Selkirk College Faculty Association (SCFA), the British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU) and the Pulp and Paper Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC).


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:

One SCFA on the Board of Governors. As prescribed by the College and Institute Act, the Board is composed of at least eight governors appointed by Government, two elected student representatives, one elected faculty member, one elected support staff, the president and the chair of the Education Council

Two representatives on Ed Council - As prescribed by the College and Institute Act, Composition of an Education council
15 (1) On first being established, an education council must have 20 voting members as follows: (a) 10 must be faculty members elected by the faculty members;
(b) 4 must be students elected by the students;
(c) 4 must be educational administrators appointed by the president;
(d) 2 must be support staff elected by the support staff.
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96052_01#section14


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 No
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning No
Communications processes and transparency practices No
Prioritization of programs and projects No

A brief description of the formal staff role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Establishing organizational mission, vision and goals was conducted through the strategic planning process and was lead by several members of the SCFA
Curriculum committee, and Education council make decision about programs and initiative.
All employees have the opportunity to comment on College Policies. As well there is a Policy committee consisting of members of all unions and admin.


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:

All faculty have the opportunity to volunteer with and be elected to serve on numerous college committees.


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:

There is a faculty member representing on the Board of Governors. The board has a committee that develops director selection criteria and identifies and evaluates potential candidates.
The board has a competency matrix that is updated annually and when vacancies arise. The competency matrix is used to identify competency “gaps” on the board and direct the search for new candidates.
The board has a board succession plan to recommend to government the orderly turnover of directors.
The board publishes the name, appointment term and a comprehensive biography for each director.
- See more at: http://selkirk.ca/about-us/leadership/governance-policies/board-governors/disclosure-guidelines#sthash.e6AX6rBa.dpuf


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 ---
Budgeting, staffing and financial planning ---
Communications processes and transparency practices ---
Prioritization of programs and projects ---

A brief description of the formal faculty role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

One SCFA on the Board of Governors. As prescribed by the College and Institute Act, the Board is composed of at least eight governors appointed by Government, two elected student representatives, one elected faculty member, one elected support staff, the president and the chair of the Education Council
Ed Council - As prescribed by the College and Institute Act, Composition of an Education council
15 (1) On first being established, an education council must have 20 voting members as follows: (a) 10 must be faculty members elected by the faculty members;
(b) 4 must be students elected by the students;
(c) 4 must be educational administrators appointed by the president;
(d) 2 must be support staff elected by the support staff.
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96052_01#section14


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