Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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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?:
Yes

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

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 the Education Council.
Every student of Selkirk College is a member of the Canadian Federation of Students, the Student 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.


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?:
Yes

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

There is non-supervisory staff representation on the Board of Governors and Education Council. The Selkirk Board includes one elected support staff as prescribed by the College and Institute Act.

Staff also have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the college through their membership in the British Columbia Government Employees Union (BCGEU) or the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) unions.


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? :
Yes

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:

There is representation of teaching and research faculty on the Board of Governors and Education Council. The Selkirk Board includes one elected faculty member as prescribed by the College and Institute Act.
Staff also have the opportunity to participate in the governance of the college through their membership in the Selkirk College Faculty Association (SCFA) union.
All faculty also have the opportunity to volunteer with and be elected to serve on numerous college committees.


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):

Selkirk is engaged in its communities and maintains strong relationships. The eight governors on the Board, however, are appointed by the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO), which recruits and recommends candidates for appointment to all Crown corporations, agencies, boards, and commissions.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/central-government-agencies/crown-agencies-and-board-resourcing-office


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Selkirk Board is composed of at least eight governors appointed by the BC Government, two elected student representatives, one elected faculty member, one elected support staff, the president and the chair of the Education Council as prescribed by the College and Institute Act (http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96052_01#section14).

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