Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.58
Liaison Brooke Gilmour
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

St. Lawrence College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00
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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:

Each one of our campuses have a Student Government, this ensures the interests of our student are well represented.

Kingston Student Association:
The Student Association (SA) of St. Lawrence College is an independent not-for-profit corporation designed to help enhance your experience as a student here at SLC. The SA was founded in 1967 to represent the voice of the student and provide a variety of services to assist and engage the SLC student community. The SA strives to provide opportunities to help students grow socially and academically while at SLC.

Brockville Student Administrative Council:
The purpose of the Student Administrative Council, or SAC, is to provide a service of representation for the College student. The vision of SAC is to professionally and responsibly represent the interests of the students in the college and larger community. We strive to enhance the students' overall educational experience by providing and promoting programming that is responsive to the developmental needs of the student including social, cultural, physical, recreational, intellectual, and governance areas.

Cornwall Student Union:

The Student Union strives to make the student experience an unforgettable one!

Funded by student fees, we provide a roster of events to entertain and engage the student body. In the Shark Tank Lounge, you are always welcome to relax with a game of pool, foosball, or ping pong. For the gamers, we have all of the current consoles available. Bring your own game or use one of the available ones at the Student Union office. A dedicated gamer’s corner will allow you and your friends to play comfortably on the big screen.

We are your one-stop shop for anything student-related. If you have any question/problem you need help with, we have an open door policy. If we are unable to help you, we can direct you to someone who can.

Our mandate is clear: We want to offer you, the student, the best bang for your buck, and a college experience to boast about.
http://stlawrencecollege.ca/campuses-and-services/services-and-facilities/student-government/
In addition to the elected student councils, our board of directors holds election of Elected Governors:

(a) The Elected Governors of the Board may include one (1) Student, one (1) Academic
Staff Member, one (1) Administrative Staff Member and one (1) Support Staff
Member, each of whom, if elected, shall be voting members of the Board and shall
be duly elected in accordance with the procedures established by the Board after
consultation with the Students or the relevant staff group.
(b) Each Elected Governor shall be elected by the Students or by the relevant staff
group as provided for in a By-law established by the Board from time to time (the
“Election By-law”).


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:

Elected Board of Governors consist of:

(a) The Elected Governors of the Board may include one (1) Student, one (1) Academic
Staff Member, one (1) Administrative Staff Member and one (1) Support Staff
Member, each of whom, if elected, shall be voting members of the Board and shall
be duly elected in accordance with the procedures established by the Board after
consultation with the Students or the relevant staff group.
(b) Each Elected Governor shall be elected by the Students or by the relevant staff
group as provided for in a By-law established by the Board from time to time (the
“Election By-law”).
The entire St. Lawrence College Board of Governors consists of 12 members, together with the President and CEO of the College, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member. Effective October 1, 2010, one-third of its membership will be appointed through the Public Sector Appointment process and two-thirds will be appointed directly by the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors.

Vision:
Set the College vision, strategic directions, and overall goals and outcomes within the context of the appropriate laws, government policy, and local need.
Establish and implement the College’s purpose and mission.
Contribute to the development and evaluation of the College Strategic Plan, Annual Report and Business Plan.
Approve the College’s annual business plan and budget.
Governance:
Establish governance structures to enable the achievement of expected institutional outcomes with clear lines of communication and internal accountability.
Contribute to the development of Board Policies.
Participate on Board Committees and/or Task Forces and at a variety of College functions (e.g. Awards Banquets, Convocations), on a volunteer basis, as requested by the Board.
Community:
Provide a link between the College and the community, and confirm and expand the College’s identity within the community.
Advocate on behalf of the College in its efforts to secure resources.
CEO:
Hire the President and CEO, delegate to the President and CEO accountability for the performance and operation of the College, and evaluate the President and CEO’s performance.
Management:
Provide continuity for the governance and management of the College’s affairs.
Ensure that the College is effectively and efficiently managed.
Attend Board meetings.
Be informed on all Board matters, and be prepared to make decisions based on that information.
Set the rate of progress for the College to undertake to achieve its purpose and mission.
Ensure that appropriate corrective action is taken where expected outcomes or quality of performance is not being achieved.
Self-evaluation:
Collectively assess the effectiveness of the Board with respect to governance and the attainment of corporate goals and outcomes on a regular basis.
Specify how the Board conceives, carries out, monitors and measures its own tasks.
Evaluate the effectiveness of individual Governors at the time of their reappointment.

http://stlawrencecollege.ca/about/college-administration/board-of-governors/


Do the institution’s teaching and research faculty have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a faculty senate)?:
No

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:
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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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