Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Geory Kurtzhals
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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:

1)The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) represents the undergraduate student body at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in all matters pertaining to student welfare, student activities and student life.The undergraduate student government is a recognized constituent body of the SIU Board of Trustees. USG in its representative capacity will communicate to the student body: the aims, policies and the mission of the university upper administration. http://usg.rso.siu.edu/

2)The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) solicits opinions from its constituency, discusses, and takes positions on such issues as graduate assistantships, fee increases, grievance procedures, campus safety and other matters of relevance to graduate students. The GPSC President and Executive Board communicate constituency concerns to the campus administration and the Board of Trustees. The Council also serves as a resource for graduate and professional students regarding various university services. https://gpsc.rso.siu.edu/

Brione Lockett was elected in March 2018 by the students of SIU Carbondale to serve on the SIU Board of Trustees. He was re-elected in 2019. His term ends June 30, 2020. http://siusystem.edu/board-of-trustees/meet-the-trustees.shtml


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:

The Administrative and Professional (A/P) Staff Council represents the administrative and professional staff constituency. The Council, as the official body representing the A/P staff, communicates and supports the views of the constituency on all matters of university governance to the chancellor, president, and Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University.

The Civil Service Council represents civil service employees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Council, as a recognized constituency, functions within the overall governance structure of the University and advises and consults with the Chancellor on a regular basis.


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 Faculty Senate is the body empowered to act as agent for the University faculty, with delegated power to formulate broad policies in regard to the educational functions of the University. The Senate plays an important role in the governance structure of the University and is committed to shared governance not only as a concept but as a fundamental precept.
The Faculty Senate is charged to initiate, promote, and ensure the enforcement of policies involving academic and intellectual freedom and concerns itself in all matters of faculty status and welfare. There are 36 Senators, 6 of whom represent the non-tenure track faculty.


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 Yes
Private sector organizations Yes
Civil society (e.g. NGOs, NPOs) Yes

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):

The following are members of the SIU Board of Trustees.
Educational organization:
Ed Hightower was appointed to the SIU Board of Trustees by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on March 22, 2019. In 2015, Dr. Hightower retired as superintendent of the Edwardsville School District 7. In the 19 years he led the district, it grew from 5,000 students to more than 7,000 students and became one of the top districts in the state, with remarkable accomplishments in academics, athletics and in the performing arts.
Private sector:
Roger B. Tedrick was appointed to the SIU Board of Trustees by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on March 22, 2019. He was originally appointed to the Board in 2004 and is a former member of both the SIU Alumni Association and SIU Foundation Boards.
He is president of the Tedrick Group Risk Management Solutions, a risk management and commercial insurance firm based in Mount Vernon.
Civil society/NGO:
Edgar Curtis has served as president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health System since January 2008. He provides leadership for the strategic direction of the health system which delivers comprehensive health services to the central Illinois region. Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research.


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