Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 3.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

Student representative body:
-Student Association: a government created by the students and to serve the students. Firm that advocates for student rights, a body of knowledge of campus services, a torch-bearer to carry on traditions, and a helping hand, financially, to student organizations.

Student elected representative:
-There is an enrolled student as a voting member of the College Council.
-There are also students as members of the College Senate


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:

There are staff members in the College Senate, which is a representative body through which the faculty, staff and students participate in College affairs and shared governance. The College Senate shall provide a forum for the campus community to participate in the initiation, development, and implementation of the educational mission of the College.


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:

The College Senate is comprised primarily of faculty members.

Faculty are elected by peers to represent in the College Council, which is the highest governing body.


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?:
Yes

A copy of the written policies and procedures:
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The policies and procedures:

The Strategic Planning Council (SPC) has two members that are Community Members/Alumni.

The SPC is responsible for reporting and recommending to the President and in consultation with the campus community, develops, reviews and revises the strategic plan, solicits feedback from various individuals and constituencies throughout the planning process, reports progress and proposed changes to the strategic plan to the President’s Cabinet, College Senate and other campus groups, works closely with the Budget Advisory Committee to ensure that planning and budgeting are integrated processes.


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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