2.3 Student Involvement in Decision-Making

Board Policies
Chapter 2 -Students

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Part 1. Purpose
To promote appropriate levels of student involvement in system, college, and university decision-making and to assure that student perspectives are considered.

Part 2. Policy Statement
Students must be provided the opportunity for representation on system, college, and university committees involving or affecting student interests and have the opportunity to review or be consulted on issues that have significant impact on students.

Part 3. Student Involvement in System Committees, Conferences and Issue Forums

Subpart A. Student representation
Students must be given the opportunity for representation on college, university, and system committees, conferences and issue forums that are a part of the policy development and/or decision-making process.

Subpart B. Selection of student committee members or student representatives

  1. At the system level, the student member(s) must be selected by the statewide student association(s).
  2. At the state college or university level, student members must be selected by the recognized campus student association(s).

Part 4. Exceptions
This policy does not apply to the following:

  1. Committees established for the evaluation of personnel.
  2. Committees established under collective bargaining agreements.
  3. Management teams, presidential cabinets, and committees of the Board of Trustees.

Related Documents:

To view any of the following related statutes, go to the Revisor's Office website. You can conduct a search from this site by typing in the statute number.

  • Minn. Stat. § 135A.0434 Mandatory Student Activity Fees Referendum

Policy History:

Date of Adoption: 4/18/95
Date of Implementation: 4/18/95
Date of Last Review: 6/19/19

Date & Subject of Amendments:

06/19/19 – Reorganized the language in Parts 1 and 2, replaced the word “shall” with “must”, and added 15 policies and procedures to the Related Document section that reference student consultation or review.

Additional HISTORY