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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
PA-3: Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christine Thompson
Assistant Director
Associated Students Inc.
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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:

All full-time enrolled students who pay a Student Body Association fee may participate in the ASI election process. All students who meet eligibility requirements may run as a candidate in the election. The following positions are available each year: Student Government President, Student Government Vice President, Student Government Senator (7), ASI Board of Director- one year term, ASI Board of Director- two year term.


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:

All students can participate in voting in student elected positions. All students may attend Student Government and ASI Board of Director meetings and have a chance to participate in the Open Forum discussion section of the agenda. ASI Board has seven students who sit on the Board of Directors: five students are elected by popular student vote, others are selected by virtue of title they hold in the ASI Entities (President and Editors in Chief of Student Government [elected], Student Programming Board, Nautical yearbook, and CI View newspaper). One other student is recommended by Student Government.


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 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 student role in regard to each area indicated, including examples from the previous three years:

Students have a role as Board of Directors they make final decision by vote on the ASI and Student Union Statement. Board voted to ammend ASI Statement of Purpose in 2013 to include additional language regarding the Student Union facility oversight. All governing policies and procedures of ASI and the Student Union go to the Board for a vote of approval before implementation. Elected students in Student Government create new programs and program planning such as their Sustainability Program, Discussions with Administrators Series, etc. ASI Board of Directors students also have approval and ammending authority when determining ASI strategic plan and business continuity. The ASI Board of Directors have hiring, termination and authority to fix compensation of all employees of ASI. The Board also votes annually on budget allocations of the Student Body Center fee and the Student Body Association fee.


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:

There are three administrators who sit on the ASI Board of Directors and who have voting rights.


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:

There are three administrators who sit on the ASI Board of Directors and who have voting rights. They are each selected by the President of the University.


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:

Non-supervisory staff have a role as Board of Directors. Board voted to ammend ASI Statement of Purpose in 2013 to include additional language regarding the Student Union facility oversight. All governing policies and procedures of ASI and the Student Union go to the Board for a vote of approval before implementation. ASI Board of Directors also have approval and ammending authority when determining ASI strategic plan and business continuity. The ASI Board of Directors have hiring, termination and authority to fix compensation of all employees of ASI. The Board also votes annually on budget allocations of the Student Body Center fee and the Student Body Association fee.


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:

There is one faculty member on the ASI Board of Directors.


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:

There is one faculty member on the ASI Board of Directors. This person is selected by the President of the University.


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 Yes

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

The Faculty represenative on the Board of Directors makes final decision by vote on the ASI and Student Union Statement. Board voted to ammend ASI Statement of Purpose in 2013 to include additional language regarding the Student Union facility oversight. All governing policies and procedures of ASI and the Student Union go to the Board for a vote of approval before implementation. ASI Board of Directors also have approval and ammending authority when determining ASI strategic plan and business continuity. The ASI Board of Directors have hiring, termination and authority to fix compensation of all employees of ASI. The Board also votes annually on budget allocations of the Student Body Center fee and the Student Body Association fee.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.