Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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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:

The student can participate in Student Government and Clubs , Residence Hall Assistant . Tree campus USA Committee as well as Faculty Senate by self nomination, nomination, elections and appointment.


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:

The student Government is through nomination and Election . The participation in the Faculty Senate is through nomination and appointment.


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 Yes
Communications processes and transparency practices Yes
Prioritization of programs and projects Yes

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

The president of Student Government sits on the Board of Trustees for making decisions for the college on mission, vision, goals, financial and strategic planning as well as other major college decisions.


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:

"All categories of employment have representatives on the Faculty Senate; faculties, professional staff , classified staff, Management Confidential staff, foundation staff as well as students.


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:

Professionals and classified staff all have representatives on the Faculty Senate. They are elected by peers.


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

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

Through representatives on the Faculty Senate
Through the union organization the vast majority of employees are unionized.
Facilities Master Plan Oversight committee
Labor Management Committee
EH&S committee
Middle states review


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:

Through representatives on the Faculty Senate; also the vast majority of employees are unionized.


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:

Representatives from each School are elected by & from the faculty in their schools. The voting members consist of: 17 academic faculty representatives; 5 professional staff representatives; 1 representative for part-time faculty and 1 representative for classified staff.


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

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

Faculty Senate
Middle states Review
Search committee for the VP of Finance and Management, Institutional Advancement .


The website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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