Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.67
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Matthew K Lynch
Director, Sustainability Initaitives
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi - Hawaiʻi Community College (Students): “The Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i - Hawai'i Community College (ASUH-Hawai'i CC) is a chartered student organization (CSO) established to carry out functions or operations on behalf of the University for the purpose of serving the entire Student Body of Hawai'i CC. The ASUH-Hawai'i CC pledges to build a community which is student oriented and establishes a democratic system of government committed to fellowship and service. Membership consists of students whose home campus is Hawai'i CC and who are enrolled in at least three (3) credits offered by Hawai'i CC.”
Responsible Party: Wailani Walker

Academic Senate (Faculty): The Hawai‘i Community College Academic Senate promotes communication and mutual understanding among the faculty, staff, students, administration, academic system-wide committees, the Board of Regents, and the community. As a formal organization that is the voice of the Faculty, the Senate develops, maintains, and strengthens academic policies and programs of study. The Senate advises the administration with the aim of determining and promoting high-quality education at Hawai‘i Community College.
Responsible Party: Sam Giordanengo

College Council (Staff, Faculty) “The College Council is a college-wide organization with representatives from all major campus constituencies. The College Council serves as the kauhale’s forum to facilitate dialogue on college-wide issues that are not exclusively governed by another body, such as the Academic Senate, ASUH-HawCC, etc.”
Responsible Party: Reshela DuPuis


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
11

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
18.18

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

Hawaiʻi Community College Alumni and ʻOhana: The purpose of this organization is to foster fellowship/engagement and build pride in the institution by supporting the college through the interaction of the alumni, college 'ohana (including retirees), and community. Through the work we do, we hope to inspire increased levels of support through time, talent and treasure, both philanthropically and emotionally, to advance our campus and the impact our students and graduates have on our island and our state. Membership shall include all graduates, former students, Hawai'i CC personnel (including retirees), and those persons having an interest in supporting the goals of Hawai'i Community College.
Responsible Party: Colby Koreyasu


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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