Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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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:

Students have a Student Government Association: http://www2.cortland.edu/student-life/clubs-and-organizations/club_detail.dot?id=69234.

There are three elected student senators that serve on the SUNY Cortland Faculty Senate. https://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-senate/roster.dot

There is a student represented that serves on the College Council. The student representative is the SGA President who is elected by the student body. Currently that position is held by Sophie Umansky. http://www2.cortland.edu/offices/presidents/leadership/college-council/members.dot


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:

Professional staff, classified staff, and, part-time staff have elected representatives that serve as senators on Faculty senate. https://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-senate/roster.dot


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:

Faculty have elected representatives that serve as senators on Faculty senate. https://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-senate/roster.dot

In addition, faculty have representation in all faculty senate committees: https://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-senate/committees.dot

There is an elected faculty member that serves on the College Council: https://www2.cortland.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-senate/committees.dot


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):

Members from all three sectors above have representatives on the College Council - http://www2.cortland.edu/offices/presidents/leadership/college-council/index.dot


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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