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					“Good governance obtains
when those who are near
are made happy and
those who are far off are
attracted."
                 —    Confucius




                                   Weber State University Policies and Procedures Manual
                                                               (documents.weber.edu/ppm/)
                   Utah Code Ð Title 53B Ð State System of Higher Education Ð Chapter 01 Ð
                                             Governance, Powers, Rights & Responsibilities
                                            (www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE53B/53B01.htm)
                                                              State Board of Regents Policy
                 (www.utahsbr.edu/policy/r220check.htm, www.utahsbr.edu/policy/r223.htm)



Standard Six —                                     and our Board of Trustees, as well as other
                                                   university administrators.
Governance and
Administration                                     Board of Regents (6.B.)

                I. Purpose/Description             In accordance with the Utah Higher
                                                   Education Act of 1969, we are governed by a
                                                   Board of Regents consisting of 18 members Ð
Governing Systems (6.A, 6.B, 6.C,                  15 Utah resident citizens appointed by the
                                                   governor, one student member nominated by
6.D, 6.E)
                                                   the student body presidentÕs council and
The Utah System of Higher Education                selected by the governor, and two non-voting
includes the State Board of Regents and 10         members from the State Board of Education.
public colleges and universities (one applied      This board closely follows Utah Code Section
technology college, three community colleges,      53B-1-104
four comprehensive primarily undergraduate         (www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE53B/htm/53B
institutions, and two research universities). As   01006.htm), which provides guidance to the
provided in our Governing Documents and            board regarding membership, student appoint-
shown in the organization chart, Weber State       ments, officers, committees, bylaws, meetings,
University, a primarily undergraduate univer-      vacancies, and compensation. The
sity, is governed by the State Board of Regents    Commissioner of Higher Education serves as

Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                     303
                                                                                                     Standard 6: Figure I.
                     Board of                         Board of                     WSU Organization Chart for Governance
                     Regents                          Trustees




                                  President*
                                F. Ann Millner




                                                                                                               Assistant to the
                                     Assistant to           Director        Director          University
   President’s                                                                                                  President for
                                    the President        Internal Audit     AA/EEO            Counsel
    Council                                                                                                       Diversity




Professional Staff
                                                            VP for           Chief              VP for
    Advisory                                                                                                    Interim VP for
                                         Interim         Administrative   Information         University
   Committee                                                                                                        Student
                                       Provost*           Services*          Officer          Relations*
                                                                                                                   Affairs*
                                    Jeff Livingston         Norm             Don E.            Victoria
                                                                                                                 Toni Weight
                                                           Tarbox           Gardner            Gorrell

 Classified Staff
    Advisory
   Committee                          ¾
                                                                                                                        ¾
                            Academic School &
                                                                                                               Academic Support
                             Colleges (Applied                 ¾                                                     Services
                          Science & Technology,           Financial                                                     ¾
                             Arts & Humanities,            Services                                                 Bookstore
   Executive              Business & Economics,                ¾                                                        ¾
   Committee                 Education, Health            Budget &              ¾                             Campus Recreation
 Faculty Senate            Professions, Science,                                                 ¾                      ¾
                                                         Institutional    Administrative
                            Social & Behavioral                                                Alumni           Career Services
                                                          Research         Computing                                    ¾
                                  Sciences)                                                   Relations
                                                               ¾                ¾                              Housing Services
                                      ¾                                                          ¾
                                                           Facilities       Systems &                                   ¾
                           Continuing Education                                               Alumni/
                                                       Management            Network                             Judicial Affairs
    WSUSA                             ¾                                                     Development
                                                               ¾          Management                              Development
   Legislative              Enrollment Services                                               Services                  ¾
                                                      Human Resources           ¾
    Council              (Academic Advisement,                                                   ¾                Psychological
                                                          & Quality        Technology                              Counseling
                          Registrar, Admissions,                                             University
                          Bachelor of Integrated           Support           Services                                   ¾
                                                                                           Communications
                                                               ¾                ¾                                  Services for
                          Studies, Financial Aid,                                                ¾
   Assistant                                           Intercollegiate    Telecommuni-                            International,
                           First Year Experience)                                            University
                                                           Athletics          cations                        Multicultural, Veteran,
   Attorney                           ¾                                                     Development      and Women Students
   General                  Sponsored Projects                 ¾                ¾                ¾                      ¾
                                      ¾                Printing/Mail           Web
  Douglas C.                                                                                Administrative      Shepherd Student
                              Honors Programs              Services       Development         Support                 Union
   Richards                                                                     ¾
                                      ¾                        ¾                                                        ¾
                                   Library              Public Safety                                           Student Activities
                                      ¾                        ¾                                                        ¾
                           Teaching & Learning                                                                Student Government
                                                         Purchasing
                                                                                                                        ¾
                                    Forum                      ¾
                                                                                                             Student Health Center
                                      ¾                                                                       & Health Education
                                 WSU Davis

*New Individuals
Since 1994                                                  Administrative Standing Committees

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the chief executive officer of the board, and the      Dan James, Ogden, UT (2005)
board elects a member to serve as chair. The           Jewel Lee Kenley, Layton, UT (2007)
appointment of a new chair every two years             Barney Chapman, Pleasant View, UT
provides opportunities for the board to review         (2007)
its performance and make necessary revisions.          Catherine Ortega, Roy, UT (2005)
                                                       Kathy Peterson, Ogden UT (2007)
Board members (see Figure I on page 2) act as
a committee of the whole and through two sub-       Our chair of the Board of Trustees is the exec-
committees: Academic, Applied Technology and        utive officer and serves for two years. The
Student Success; Finance, Facilities and            beginning of a new chairÕs term is an opportu-
Accountability. Board membersÕ duties, respon-      nity for the board to evaluate its performance
sibilities, ethical conduct requirements, organi-   and make revisions as needed. Our Board of
zational structure, and operating procedures        Trustees advises the president and has the
are defined in Utah Code Section 53B-1-103          powers and limitations outlined in the Weber
(www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE53B/htm/53B0         State University Policies and Procedures
1005.htm). This section of Utah law also            Manual, PPM 1-02 and 1-03, and the State
defines specific responsibilities of the Board of   Board of Regents Policy (see Governing
Regents, including these:                           Documents earlier). Our trustees have the fol-
                                                    lowing statutory responsibilities:
 ¥ Institutional Presidents: Appoints presi-
   dents, evaluates performance of presidents,       ¥ Facilitate communication between the
   determines whether to retain a president            institution and the community
   (in consultation with institutionÕs Board of      ¥ Assist with fund-raising and development
   Trustees).                                          projects
                                                     ¥ Strengthen alumni and community identifi-
 ¥ System Planning: Directs planning                   cation with the institution
   involving institutional missions and roles,       ¥ Select recipients of honorary degrees and
   budget needs, new programs, program                 identify the commencement speakers
   reviews, distance and outreach education,
   statewide articulation of courses and pro-       Our trustees have the delegated authority to
   grams.                                           implement the approved institutional mission
                                                    and approve the following actions, pending
 ¥ Budget and Financial Issues: Submits             submission of annual summary reports to the
   system and institution budgets to the gov-       Board of Regents:
   ernor and legislature, approves tuition and
   fee schedules, advocates higher education         ¥ Institutional operating policies
   needs with legislature.                           ¥ Recommendations to design and construct
                                                       facilities, and buy and sell property within
                                                       parameters set by the regents
Board of Trustees (6.B.)                             ¥ Research and training grants
                                                     ¥ Institutional audits, academic program
Our Board of Trustees 2003-04 has 10 voting            reviews, and accreditation reports
members Ð eight appointed by the governor,           ¥ Academic program changes including new
the president of the WSU Alumni Association,           certificates, minors, and emphases within
and the president of WSUSA (our student gov-           existing programs; program deleted and
ernment). The membership of the Board of               program name changes
Trustees and end of term is as follows:              ¥ Financial reports, including lease agree-
                                                       ments, budget transfers, salary budgets,
    Kyle Poll, WSUSA (2004)                            auxiliary and service enterprises, develop-
    Jane Brewer, Ogden, UT (chair) (2005)              ment fund, and investments
    Mac Christensen, Bountiful, UT (2007)
    Tom Davidson, Ogden, UT (2007)                  Our Board of Trustees works as a committee of
    Chris Malan, North Salt Lake, UT                the whole, as well as with these subcommit-
    (2004)                                          tees:

Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                 305
 ¥ Audit Committee Ñ reviews and approves                  Leadership and Management (6.C.)
   all internal audits and internal control
   processes                                               Our president, hired by the State Board of
                                                           Regents in October of 2002, has a full-time
 ¥ Business Committee Ñ reviews capital                    appointment at WSU and is regularly evaluat-
   project proposals, bids, as well as financial,          ed by the regents to determine and facilitate
   internal audit, and athletic reports                    her effectiveness
                                                           (www.utahsbr.edu/policy/r208.htm,
 ¥ Personnel and Academic Policy Committee                 www.utahsbr.edu/policy/r209.htm). On an
   Ñ reviews personnel changes (appoint-                   annual basis, our president provides the
   ments, retirements, leaves), academic poli-             regents with her institutional goals; her per-
   cies, and academic program changes and                  formance is formally evaluated after the first
   reports                                                 three years of her tenure and at least once
                                                           every five years thereafter. This formal
 ¥ Community Relations Committee Ñ advis-                  appraisal involves confidential interviews con-
   es on external relations strategies, reviews            ducted by the regents with a wide variety of
   gift reports and WSU Foundation reports                 competent individuals who are knowledgeable
                                                           about our presidentÕs work, including all vice
 ¥ Honorary Degree and Commencement                        presidents, deans, and Board of Trustees mem-
   Speaker Committee Ñ reviews and recom-                  bers as well as with a representative sample of
   mends honorary degree recipients and com-               regents, academic and administrative depart-
   mencement speakers                                      ment heads, faculty, students, and community
                                                           and alumni leaders who are interested in and
                                                           knowledgeable about the institution.



Standard 6: Table I. Utah Board of Regents 2003-04 Membership.


                             Name                                Term Ends*                   Address
 Jerry C. Atkin                                                    2005                   St. George, UT
 Linnea S. Barney, State Board of Education                      No set term                 Orem, UT
 Daryl C. Barrett                                                  2007                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Bonnie Jean Beesley                                               2009                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Kim R. Burningham, State Board of Education                     No set term               Bountiful, UT
 William Edwards                                                   2004                  Salt Lake City, UT
 David J. Grant                                                    2007                   Cedar City, UT
 James S. Jardine                                                  2005                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Michael R. Jensen                                                 2005                       Price, UT
 Charles E. Johnson                                                2003                  Salt Lake City, UT
 David J. Jordan                                                   2003                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Nolan E. Karras (Chair)                                           2007                        Roy, UT
 David L. Maher                                                    2009                  Salt Lake City, UT
 George Mantes (Vice Chair)                                        2005                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Jed H. Pitcher                                                    2003                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Sara V. Sinclair                                                  2007                      Logan, UT
 Marlon O. Snow                                                    2007                 West Valley City, UT
 Maria Sweeten                                                     2005                  Salt Lake City, UT
 Richard E. Kendell, Commissioner of Higher Education             Ex officio             Salt Lake City, UT

*June 30 of year indicated

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Our organizational structure of five divisions      groups. PresidentÕs Council meets weekly or
(Academic Affairs, Administrative Services,         bi-monthly (at a minimum) for timely decision
Information Technology, Student Affairs,            making.
University Relations) is typical of that found
in other comprehensive undergraduate univer-        PresidentÕs Council periodically reviews salary
sities. Our Davis campus does not have a gov-       and organizational data from our peer institu-
ernance structure separate from that of the         tions or other appropriate comparative groups
university; the director of the Davis campus        to help ensure that we are appropriately
reports to the provost. The Continuing              staffed. Funding comparisons yield positive
Education centers and WSU online report to          and negative findings. A positive finding is the
the Dean of Continuing Education who, in            comparison of 41 Carnegie Masters I institu-
turn, reports to the provost.                       tions that indicates we provide a more compre-
                                                    hensive benefit package to our employees. Our
President Millner appoints vice presidents          institution picks up the 95% of the cost of our
with the assistance of a screening committee        health and 100% of retirement benefits, and
and subject to approval by our Board of             those benefits comprise 28% of our gross pay-
Trustees (documents.weber.edu/ppm/1-                roll versus an average of 21% for other
05B.htm). Our hiring processes ensure that          Masters I institutions. Our retirement benefits
position qualifications are identified, including   alone average $16,000/person for WSU versus
the necessary educational and work experience       $10,000/person for other Masters I institu-
and ethical conduct to effectively fulfill the      tions. Our employees believe our benefit pack-
role. Job descriptions are posted on our human      age is a strong advantage of working at WSU.
resources web site
(departments.weber.edu/hr/). All hiring deci-       An area where we face significant challenges
sions are governed by our Affirmative               is in salaries for our administrators (profes-
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policy          sional/exempt and classified/nonexempt staff
and reviewed by our AA/EEO Office.                  salaries are described in Standard 1; faculty
                                                    salaries are discussed in Standard 4). Salaries
Our provost and vice presidents are evaluated       for administrators (vice presidents, deans, and
by the president at the end of their four-year      directors) are approximately 5% below median
term of service for reappointment or formative      and 8% below the 60th percentile of CUPA
purposes (documents.weber.edu/ppm/1-                market data. Increasing all of our employeesÕ
05C.htm, documents.weber.edu/ppm/3-62.htm).         salaries to make those salaries more competi-
Input for these evaluations is solicited from a     tive is a priority; however, statewide budget
variety of sources, including:                      cuts in FY02, FY03 and FY04 have made it
                                                    difficult to make progress on this priority.
 ¥   Vice presidents                                Since 1994, average annual administrator
 ¥   Deans                                          turnover has been approximately 6%; on aver-
 ¥   Faculty senate executive committee             age, our administrators have been in their cur-
 ¥   Board of Trustees                              rent positions approximately 7.5 years.
 ¥   Board of Regents
 ¥   Faculty and staff
 ¥   Community members                              Other Governing Entities (6.D.,
 ¥   Peers                                          6.E.)
(See Table II on pages 6 and 7 for resumes.)        Within WSU, we have multiple councils,
                                                    boards, and committees to represent important
These vice presidents, along with the Assistant     on- and off-campus constituents and assure
to the President for Diversity, serve on the        that these constituents effectively participate
PresidentÕs Council, an advisory body to the        in campus governance. For example, our pro-
president. The council provides two-way com-        fessional and classified staff members have
munication among all five divisions, as well as     advisory committees which meet monthly to
with other internal consultative or constituent     provide input to President Millner

Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                 307
Standard 6: Table II. Administrator Resumes.

                F. Ann Millner, President                                 Jeff Livingston, Interim Provost
Appointed: October 2002                                      Appointed: July 2004

Education:                                                    Education:
 ¥ BS 1974          Education, University of Tennessee          ¥ BS 1968 Business Administration, Brigham Young
 ¥ MT 1976          Medical Technology, Vanderbilt University                    University
 ¥ MS 1981          Allied Health Education and                 ¥ MBA 1969 Business Administration, University of Utah
                    Management, Southwest Texas State           ¥ PhD 1974 Business Administration Quantitative
                    University                                                   Systems, Arizona State University
  ¥ EdD 1986 Educational Administration,
                    Brigham Young University                  Professional Experience:
                                                                ¥ 2004 – Interim Provost, Weber State University
Professional Experience:
                                                                ¥ 2001-04 – Professor of Business Administration, Weber
  ¥ 2002 - President, Weber State University
                                                                  State University
  ¥ 1993-2002 - Vice President of University Relations,
                                                                ¥ 1999-01 – Dean of Continuing Education, Weber State
    Weber State University
                                                                  University
  ¥ 1985-1993 – Associate Dean, Continuing Education;
                                                                ¥ 1996-99 – Chief Executive Officer, Western Governors
    Assistant Vice President, Community Partnerships,
                                                                  University
    Weber State University
                                                                ¥ 1993-96 – Associate Commissioner of Higher
  ¥ 1982- 1985– Director, Outreach Education, Weber
                                                                  Education (Academic Affairs), Utah System of Higher
    State University
                                                                  Education
  ¥ 1981-1982 – Associate Director, Continuing Education,
                                                                ¥ 1985-93 – Associate Vice President for Academic
    Gwynedd Mercy College
                                                                  Affairs, Weber State University
  ¥ 1980-1981 – Lecturer, Health Professions, Southwest
                                                                ¥ 1982-85 – Department Chair of Management, Weber
    Texas State University
                                                                  State University
  ¥ 1978-1980 – Instructional Developer, Medical
                                                                ¥ 1980-82 – Associate Professor/Professor, Weber State
    Technology, Thomas Jefferson University
                                                                  University
  ¥ 1976-1978 – Education Coordinator, Medical
                                                                ¥ 1971-80 – Associate Professor of Management,
    Technology, Vanderbilt University
                                                                  University of Montana
                Antoinette (Toni) Weight
       Interim Vice President for Student Affairs                    Don Gardner, Chief Information Officer

Appointed: March 13, 2004
                                                             Appointed: July 1994
Education:
 ¥ BA      English, Utah State University, Logan, Utah       Education:
 ¥ MA Student Personnel, Austin College, Austin, Texas        ¥ BA      1968 Music Education, Utah State University
                                                              ¥ EdD 1974 Higher Education Administration,
Professional Experience:                                                     Indiana University
  ¥ 2004 – Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, Weber
    State University, Ogden, UT                                Professional Experience:
  ¥ 2002 – Associate Vice President of Student Affairs,          ¥ 1994 – Chief Information Officer, Weber State
    Weber State University, Ogden, UT                              University
  ¥ 1997 – Dean of Resource Management, Weber State              ¥ 1993-1994 – Associate Vice President for Information
    University, Ogden, UT                                          Management and Instructional Technology, Winthrop
  ¥ 1989 – Dean of Student Development, Weber State                University
    University, Ogden, UT                                        ¥ 1990-1993 – Associate Professor and Executive
  ¥ 1981 – Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Weber State          Director for Information Management, Winthrop
    University, Ogden, UT                                          University
  ¥ 1970 – Chief Advisor to Student Affairs; Coordinator of      ¥ 1988-1990 – Associate Vice President, Information
    Student Affairs and Student personnel Services; Instructor     Resource Management, Florida Atlantic University
    in Education, Austin College, Austin, TX

308                                                                      Standard Six — Governance and Administration
Standard 6: Table II. Administrator Resumes.

        Don Gardner, Chief Information Officer
                                                              ¥ 1985-1986 - Graduate Administrative Assistant, The
              (continued from page 6)
                                                                Ohio State University
                                                              ¥ 1978-1985 - English teacher, Pace Middle School, FL
  ¥ 1984-1988 – Assistant Vice President for Finance,         ¥ 1977-1978 - Assistant Editor, Santa Rosa Free Press, FL
    Institutional Support Services, U of Wyoming
                                                              ¥ 1975-1977 - Assistant Editor, Ceramics Monthly
                                                                Magazine, OH
  ¥ 1980-1984 – Director of Institutional Research, and
    Part-time Professor of Business Administration, Portland
    State University                                                             Norm Tarbox,
  ¥ 1977-1980 – Assistant Director, Institutional Studies and
                                                                   Vice President for Administrative Services
    Planning, and Part-time Associate Professor of
    Education, Arizona State University
  ¥ 1974-1977 – Coordinator of Information Systems,           Appointed: May 2002
    Arizona State University
  ¥ 1973-1974 – Director, Office of Information and           Education:
    Evaluation Services, Indiana University School of          ¥ BA      1987 Communications, Brigham Young
    Education                                                                  University
                                                               ¥ MBA 1989 Brigham Young University
                                                               ¥ EdD 2000 Educational Leadership & Policy,
 Vicki Gorrell, Vice President for University Relations                        University of Utah

                                                             Professional Experience:
  Appointed: April 2003
                                                               ¥ 2002- Vice President for Administrative Services, Weber
                                                                 State University
  Education:
                                                               ¥ 2000-2002 – Associate Commissioner for Finance and
  ¥ BA 1975 English, Allegheny College, PA
                                                                 Facilities, Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)
  ¥ MA 1986 Journalism, The Ohio State University
                                                               ¥ 1997-2000 – Assistant Commissioner for Finance and
                                                                 Facilities, USHE
  Professional Experience:
                                                               ¥ 1996-1997 – Assistant Commissioner for Student
  ¥ 2003 - Vice President, University Relations, Weber State
                                                                 Financial Aid, USHE
     University
                                                               ¥ 1996 – Interim Deputy Director, Utah Department of
  ¥ 2002-2003 - Acting Vice President, University Relations,
                                                                 Workforce Services
     Weber State University
                                                               ¥ 1993-1996 – Analyst, Governor’s Budget and Planning
  ¥ 1997-2002 - Associate Vice President, Alumni &
                                                                 Office, State of Utah
     Development, Weber State University
                                                               ¥ 1992-1993 – Manager of Research and
  ¥ 1993-1997 - Director of Development, Randolph-
                                                                 Administration, Utah Higher Education Assistant
     Macon Woman’s College, VA
                                                                 Authority
  ¥ 1990-1993 - Director of Regional Programs, Office of
                                                               ¥ 1991-1992 – Business Affairs Officer, USHE
     Development, The Ohio State University
                                                               ¥ 1989-1991 – Budget Analyst, USHE
  ¥ 1987-1990 - Associate to the Vice President, University
     Communications & Development, The Ohio State
     University
  ¥ 1987 - Publications Specialist, Ohio Credit Union
     League




Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                                    309
(Professional Staff Advisory Committee Ð             The presiding officer for the Faculty Senate is
PSAC, and Classified Staff Advisory                  the chair; this person is elected by voting
Committee - CSAC). Likewise, the Alumni              members of the Senate each year. The chair of
Association and WSU Foundation have boards           the Faculty Senate is also an ex-officio mem-
of directors who serve in advisory capacities to     ber of many governance boards, including
our president.                                       DeansÕ Council and the Alumni Board.

                                                     The Faculty Senate is empowered, after study
Division Councils                                    and discussion, to advise President Millner on
                                                     educational policy and other university affairs
Within each division, there are management           (documents.weber.edu/ppm/1-13.htm).
councils that are advisory to the respective         Specifically, our Faculty Senate formulates
vice president. These councils are chaired by        policy concerning the following:
their vice president and typically include sen-
ior administrators within those divisions             ¥ Standards for admission and retention of
(deans, directors). The councils meet on a reg-         students
ular basis, at least once or twice a month, to        ¥ Requirements for all degrees, certificates,
discuss issues of importance to the division, to        titles
solicit input from important constituents with-       ¥ Curriculum
in and across divisions, and to ensure that           ¥ Appointment, promotion, tenure, and dis-
decision-making is timely.                              missal of faculty
                                                      ¥ Standards for student activities and gener-
Administrators below the level of vice presi-           al student conduct
dents are evaluated regularly for formative           ¥ Academic freedom for faculty concerning
purposes and for reappointment recommenda-              grievances which may arise
tions. The evaluation of academic deans is            ¥ Bylaws governing all nominations and elec-
guided by policy and requires that input be             tions provided for in the Faculty Senate
solicited from a variety of constituents, includ-       constitution
ing vice presidents, deans, faculty, staff, and       ¥ Other procedures and processes as require
community members.                                      detailed clarification
(documents.weber.edu/ppm/1-17.htm).
                                                     Our Faculty Senate is authorized to recom-
                                                     mend policy on the following matters:
Faculty Involvement
                                                      ¥ Expenditure of funds allocated for instruc-
Our faculty have a long and successful history          tion, research, and travel
of involvement with WSU governance primari-           ¥ Faculty salaries, annuities, insurance pro-
ly through our Faculty Senate (Standard 4               grams, and leaves of absence
includes additional information on faculty            ¥ Selection and retention of academic admin-
involvement in institutional governance). The           istrators
Faculty Senate consists of 39 elected members         ¥ Teaching load of faculty personnel
of the general faculty who serve three-year
terms and a maximum of two consecutive               Much of the work of our Faculty Senate occurs
terms. Any professor, associate professor, assis-    within the following standing committees:
tant professor, instructor, or instructor special-
ist of the general faculty may be elected a           ¥ Academic Resources and Computing Ð
member of the Faculty Senate. One-year terms            distribute funds for acquisition and use of
are held by each of four voting, student mem-           computers and academic resource material
bers of the senate who are appointed by the
Executive Cabinet of the WSU Student                  ¥ Admissions, Standards and Student
Association. Finally, non-voting Senate mem-            Affairs Ð recommend policies on admis-
bership includes the president, provost, and 11         sion, retention, and graduation standards
other administrators.


310                                                          Standard Six — Governance and Administration
 ¥ Promotion, Academic Freedom &                               ¥ Research, Scholarship & Professional
   Tenure Ð recommend policies on promotion                      Growth Ð distribute funds to support fac-
   and tenure, due process, merit                                ulty research, scholarship, and develop-
                                                                 ment
 ¥ Constitutional Review, Apportionment
   & Organization Ð update the Faculty                         ¥ Salary, Benefits, Budget & Fiscal
   Senate Constitution and Bylaws and appor-                     Planning Ð make recommendations on fac-
   tion membership                                               ulty salary and benefits

 ¥ Curriculum & General Education Ð                            ¥ Teaching, Learning & Assessment Ð
   review and approve academic courses and                       carry out activities of the Teaching and
   programs                                                      Learning Forum

 ¥ Executive Committee of Faculty                             In addition to Faculty Senate committees,
   Senate Ð establish agendas, committees,                    there are administrative standing committees
   and charges                                                which provide opportunities for our faculty
                                                              and staff to participate in institutional gover-
 ¥ Faculty Board of Review Ð hear                             nance (see Table IV on page 9 which identifies
   academic due process cases related to                      how each administrative committee is advisory
   tenure, promotion, salary, and other work                  to one of our university administrators).
   conditions

 ¥ Honorary Degree Ð select honorary                          Student Involvement
   degree recipients and commencement
   speakers (in conjunction with the Board of                 Student involvement with institutional gover-
   Trustees)                                                  nance occurs through multiple channels. Many
                                                              students, including the three executive officers


Standard 6: Table III. Advisory Committees. 2003-04.


    President            Academic          Administrative     Information          Student            University
                          Affairs            Services         Technology           Affairs            Relations

 Affirmative Action      Admissions,        Athletic Board    Administrative    Campus Event        Honorary Degree
                          Credits &                            Technology      Master Calendar      & Commencement
  Classified Staff       Graduation            Parking                                                  Speaker
                       Animal Care &                                           Environmental Task
     Diversity             Use               Risk Control                             Force

Personnel Relations Course Fee Review      University Space                    Staff Development
                         Enrollment            Planning
 Professional Staff     Management                                             Student Board of
                                                                                   Appeals
                       IRB for Human
                          Subjects

                         Scholarship

                          University
                         Assessment

                      University Council
                         for Teacher
                          Education


Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                                 311
(president, academic vice president, and execu-    needs in developing materials that support
tive vice president) and 19 senators within the    student recruitment activities and that help
Weber State University Student Association         market the colleges' priorities in ways that are
(WSUSA) serve on the Board of Trustees,            both integrated and consistent with the uni-
DeansÕ Council, Faculty Senate, Alumni Board,      versity's mission. In 2002-03, University
as well as on Faculty Senate and                   Communications consulted with and developed
Administrative Standing Committees. The            materials for the Dumke College of Health
WSUSA Legislative Council, made up of the          Professions, the College of Applied Science &
three executive officers, serves in an advisory    Technology, the College of Arts & Humanities,
capacity to President Millner. Our students        and the College of Social & Behavioral
make recommendations to PresidentÕs Council        Sciences.
on the allocation of student fees through the
Student Fee Recommendation Committee.              Vista, the universityÕs bi-annual magazine,
Committee members include the three execu-         reaches more than 75,000 alumni and friends
tive officers and two senators of WSUSA,           and reflects WSUÕs teaching and learning mis-
along with five at-large students and represen-    sion. Issues in fall 2002 and spring 2003
tatives from the administration, faculty, and      included articles about WSUÕs new president
staff. In FY03, this committee made recom-         and her philosophy on putting education first,
mendations on the allocation of approximately      service learning, university programs, alumni,
$6 million in student fees.                        and student activities. For the first time, we
                                                   included our annual donor listing in Vista in
                                                   spring 2003, both to increase recognition for
Institutional Advancement                          these individuals who have such an impact on
Activities (6.C.4.)                                student learning and to save resources. (A sec-
                                                   ond publication, Legacy, which was mailed to
Alumni Relations, Alumni/Development               approximately 5,000 donors and volunteers,
Services, University Communications, and           was discontinued. Its content is now included
University Development comprise the Division       in Vista.)
of University Relations. University
Development is organized by a constituency-        Alumni Relations focused in 2002-03 on creat-
based fund-raising model, with a development       ing closer connections between WSU Alumni
officer assigned to work with each of the aca-     Association board members and the campus,
demic colleges, the Stewart Library, the           and increasing the number of alumni volun-
Student Affairs division, and the athletics        teers involved in campus life. The ÒTake a
department. By working directly with the           Wildcat to LunchÓ program matched more
administrators, faculty, and staff in each of      than 160 alumni mentors with students (up
these areas, fund raisers are knowledgeable        from 80 in 2001-02); Classes without Quizzes,
about and can articulate institutional and pro-    featuring our faculty and alumni as expert
gram priorities. Additionally, the annual giving   speakers, drew more than 250 alumni and
program each year focuses on institutional or      community members to campus in sessions
college priorities as determined by our presi-     ranging from 30 to 50 people; and we
dent and Vice President for University             increased our emphasis on building future
Relations.                                         alumni loyalty through the Student Alumni
                                                   Council.
Fund-raising priorities for the 1998-03 capital
campaign, "Changing Minds Together," were          As part of our external relations activities, the
developed in collaboration with the university     university president invites alumni and
administration and college deans. We also          friends to serve on the National Advisory
placed strong emphasis on encouraging alumni       Council to provide the following: guidance on
to give to help build a base of support to posi-   strategic issues; an independent sounding
tion the university for the future.                board; feedback from the community; expert-
                                                   ise, as needed, on projects or programs; assis-
University Communications has liaisons to          tance in identifying opportunities for the uni-
each of the academic colleges to better serve      versity in key communities; and advocacy for

312                                                        Standard Six — Governance and Administration
the university in the communities where mem-                 ly by the affirmative action standing commit-
bers live and work.                                          tee (most recently in spring of 2003).

Other volunteer groups that support the uni-                 This policy helps us develop selection and pro-
versity's mission and goals include the WSU                  motion standards based on nondiscriminatory
Alumni Association, the Capital Campaign                     criteria. Our hiring process is standardized
Executive Committee, and the WSU                             and each hiring decision is reviewed critically
Foundation. There are numerous college and                   and independently by our Affirmative Action/
department advisory committees as well that                  Equal Employment Opportunity Office prior to
provide guidance and opportunities for input                 being approved.
from alumni and friends.
                                                             In addition to a policy on affirmative action
                                                             and nondiscrimination, we have two important
Institutional Research (6.C.7.)                              campus initiatives that focus on inclusivity:
                                                             the WSU Diversity Center and the WSU
Our Institutional Research (IR) Office reports               Diversity Administrative Standing Committee.
to the Vice President for Administrative                     The Diversity Center, located in our student
Services and is responsible for a broad array of             union building, has as its mission to affirm the
educational, administrative, and support func-               culture, heritage, and faiths of all students
tions within the university. This office                     and staff; to develop a neutral ground (on cam-
embraces data collection and analytical strate-              pus) for all students and staff to learn about
gies in support of decision-making. Specifically,            diversity through a series of informative, edu-
our IR office produces institutional profile                 cational, entertaining programs that all can
data, IPEDS and state reports, college guide                 enjoy; to enhance and promote student and
publications, and administers campus surveys                 staff participation in various Diversity Center
of our students, alumni, and employees that                  activities and committees; to promote human
help us assess our mission-related outcomes                  similarities and differences through Diversity
(see Standards 1 and 2 for more information                  Center programming; and to create an atmos-
on the role of our IR office in outcomes assess-             phere of inclusion through an anti-hate cam-
ment). The results of these reports and sur-                 paign.
veys are posted on the IR office web page
(departments.weber.edu/ir/) and are shared                   The diversity administrative standing commit-
regularly with a variety of groups, including                tee, chaired by the Assistant to the President
PresidentÕs Council, academic deans, the                     for Diversity, is focused on creating a diversity-
Teaching and Learning Forum, and student                     committed educational community which rec-
support offices.                                             ognizes that human diversity should be under-
                                                             stood in its broadest sense to include everyone
                                                             on the basis of the infinite ways in which
Affirmative Action and                                       humans vary and which contribute to each
                                                             individualÕs uniqueness. Members of the
Nondiscrimination (6.1)                                      Diversity Committee also serve on one of five
(documents.weber.edu/ppm/3-05.htm)                           diversity action teams housed within each of
                                                             the five divisions: Academic Affairs,
Our policy on affirmative action and nondis-                 Administrative Services, Information
crimination, shown below, is reviewed regular-


Weber State University Policy on Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination

Weber State University is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the university to make recruitment,
employment and other employment-related decisions without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sexual ori-
entation, national origin, veteran or other protected status. The affirmative action commitment of the University
also requires an effort to identify and correct under-utilization of protected groups including women, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                                              313
Technology, Student Affairs, and University              II. Significant Changes Since
Relations. Faculty and staff from all divisions
serve on the diversity standing committee and                                    1994
five diversity action teams.

The diversity action teams work on issues of       Utah Board of Regents
recruitment, retention, campus and communi-
ty relations, teaching and learning, and out-        ¥ In 1999, the Board of Regents instituted a
comes assessment for WSU. Specifically, the            system of approving new degree programs.
diversity committee and five diversity action          It instituted a system of matrices and ini-
teams have as goals to:                                tial notification to alert board members
                                                       well in advance of proposals for approval
 ¥ Promote campus unity by emphasizing                 and allow them an opportunity to evaluate
   shared experiences and principles, respect          new degree programs in detail before com-
   for human qualities that differentiate all          ing to the board for a vote.
   individuals, and achievement of institution-
   al goals.                                         ¥ In 2001, the Board of Regents created a
                                                       tenth Utah State Higher Education
 ¥ Enhance the development of leadership               (USHE) member. The nine applied technol-
   capabilities within the student, faculty, and       ogy centers throughout Utah became, col-
   staff populations.                                  lectively, the Utah College of Applied

 ¥ Facilitate development
   of curricula that merge
   varied perspectives.
                               "Educated men are as much superior to
 ¥ Support recruitment of      uneducated men as the living are to the
   students, faculty, and      dead."
   staff reflective of
   AmericaÕs broad spec-
                                                          ¾ Aristotle
   trum of perspectives,
   cultures, heritages, and
   backgrounds.
                                                       Technology (UCAT). Before 2001, the Board
 ¥ Promote values and ideas of all perspec-            of Education governed these centers and
   tives, cultures, heritages, and backgrounds         provided legislative funding through public
   within the campus community.                        education channels. Changing these cen-
                                                       ters, by statute, to different campuses of
 ¥ Promote the development of support pro-             one college required changes in the way
   grams for faculty, staff, and students who          UCAT was governed. UCAT now reports to
   are products of all perspectives, cultures,         the Board of Regents rather than to the
   heritages, and backgrounds.                         Board of Education. Unlike the other nine
                                                       USHE institutions, UCATÕs funding comes
 ¥ Encourage networking of interest groups             directly from the legislature rather than
   for the benefit of all.                             through the Board of Regents.

We are in compliance with the NWCCU                  ¥ In 2003, the Board of Regents implemented
Policy 6.1 on Affirmative Action and                   a moratorium on new academic programs
Nondiscrimination.                                     to address state funding constraints and to
                                                       design and implement more stringent
                                                       approval requirements for new programs.
Collective Bargaining (6.2)

We are not a collective bargaining institution.

314                                                        Standard Six — Governance and Administration
 WSU Board of Trustees                              campuses, as well as the centers, into a
                                                    single, multi-campus university
 ¥ In 1998, the Board of Regents clarified the
   delegated responsibilities and authority of
   the Board of Trustees with a revision of the         IV. Next Steps/ Action Items
   State Board of Regents Policy (R220).

 ¥ In 2003, the Utah Board of Regents revised     ¥ Develop approach to communicating more
   policy R565 on audit committees to require       effectively with legislators about Weber
   institutions to create a separate Board of       State University
   Trustee Audit Review Committee.
                                                  ¥ Increase involvement of individual mem-
                                                    bers of the Board of Regents with Weber
 WSU Administration                                 State University

 ¥ In 1994, we created a fifth division by hir-   ¥ Conduct public opinion research with both
   ing a vice president-level position, that of     internal and external constituents to deter-
   chief information officer, and assigning the     mine attitudes, perceptions, and awareness
   areas of Academic and Administrative             of Weber State as a multi-campus universi-
   Computing to this division. This change in       ty; develop and implement strategies to
   our governance reflects the growing impor-       address findings
   tance of our information technology infra-
   structure.

 ¥ In 2003, we opened a new campus in Davis
   County. This facility, managed by a director
   who reports to the provost, provides us
   with a larger presence in Davis County
   than we have had in the past. There is sig-
   nificant potential for growth on this cam-
   pus.


     III. Strengths and Challenges

Strengths include:

 ¥ High levels of involvement for a variety of
   individuals at the state and local level
   through governance by both a Board of
   Trustees and Board of Regents

 ¥ Good relationship and extensive interaction
   between administration and Faculty
   Senate, WSUSA, PSAC, and CSAC

Challenges include:

 ¥ Statewide lack of agreement on planning
   processes for higher education

 ¥ Integrate our Ogden, Davis, and virtual

Standard Six — Governance and Administration                                            315

				
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