Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.85
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whitman College
PA-3: Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 3.00 Brandon Bishop
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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?:
No

A brief description of the bodies and mechanisms through which students are engaged in governance, including information to support each affirmative response above:

There are active student members on all Board of Trustee committees. While students are appointed by the student government to serve on institutional committees they are selected from elected students to the student government. The bylaws of the student government regulate how the students select representatives from their elected peer group. This allows students to influence the decisions of the Board. Additionally students are able to pass resolutions and send them to the trustees. Student representatives on institutional and board committees are selected by the Associated Students of Whitman College. These students are appointment by elected student members through a formal procedure. This procedure can be found at: http://goaswc.org/legislation/


Do the institution’s staff members have a representative body through which they can participate in governance (e.g. a staff council)?:
No

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 active staff liaisons on Board of Trustee committees.


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? :
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:

Faculty are elected to various governing committees by their peers. These elected members serve on a wide variety of institutional and faculty committees. From this body there are representatives appointed to a number of institutional governance bodies. These actions are done through the faculty council. The following links have been provided for specifics:

https://www.whitman.edu/provost/faculty-governance/committees
https://www.whitman.edu/provost/faculty-governance/faculty-code


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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