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1 Coalition On Intercollegiate Athletics January 20-22, 2012 The University of Tulsa January 21-22, 2012

2 COIA 1.An alliance of faculty senates from NCAA FBS schools since Mission - provide a national faculty voice on intercollegiate sports issues of 115 schools are members, 8 of 12 Pac12 4. Has developed a series of policy papers related to best management practices for athletics on campus. 2

3 2012 Annual Meeting 1. Presentations NCAA, NACUBO, The Drake Group, etc 2. Panel discussions Knight, FARA, NCAA, National media 3. Breakout sessions 3

4 Panel discussions 1.Future of the Collegiate Model 2.Lessons learned from Penn State 3. Academic Misconduct 4

5 Future of the Collegiate Model 1. Greater Transparency 2. Reward making academic values a priority (Revenue distribution) 3. Treat athletes as students first 5

6 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS): Athletics spending growing faster than academic spending 6

7 Athletics spending per athlete greater than academic spending per student 7

8 Top 10 athletics budgets exceed $250 million in 2020

9 The Impact of Academic Reform Increased graduation rates. o Overall rate is five percentage points higher for 2003 cohort than for the 1995 cohort. Overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is above 80%. o African-American male graduation rates increased 8%, while females increased 5%. o SA in all subgroups continue to graduate at higher rates than their non- athlete counterparts. Changes in the intercollegiate athletics culture. Greater focus on SA graduation through academic support initiatives, more rigorous academic standards, summer school attendance, etc. 9

10 Break-out Sessions 1.Support any form of “pay-for-play”? 2. Advocate for changes in post-season FB? 3. Congressional antitrust exemption for intercollegiate athletics 10

11 Break-out Session Support any form of “pay-for-play”? No, Additional funds available through Pell Grants. Reinstitute multi-year scholarships Freshman ineligibility? Link freshman ineligibility to Academic success 11

12 Increased initial-eligibility standards. 8/1/15 Increased two-year college transfer standards 8/1/12 Changes to the Academic Performance Program (APP), including eligibility for postseason competition. APR – 930 in and fully implemented in NCAA Academic Reforms 12

13 New Initial-Eligibility Standards Three Possible Outcomes 1.Full qualifier = competition, athletics aid, practice in first year. 2.Academic redshirt = athletics aid in first year, practice in first regular term. 3.Nonqualifier = no athletics aid, practice or competition in first year. 13

14 New Initial-Eligibility Standard Sliding Scale Elevated to ~0.5 SD Below National Mean; 2.30 Floor Academic Redshirt % Current SAs Ineligible for Practice/ Aid 0.4% % Current SAs Ineligible for Competition Only 15.5 Note: All SAs in yellow area would be ineligible for competition only. New sliding scale for competition requires HSCGPA ~ 0.50 units higher for given test score compared to current rule. 14

15 Access to Postseason Competition Established 930 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) as a minimum academic standard to participate in postseason competition. Transition to this benchmark to occur over next three years. Postseason includes all postseason events conducted after last regular season contest or end of conference tournament (e.g., includes bowl games, NIT, WNIT, etc.). 15

16 COIA Steering Committee 2012 Policy Recommendations Five policy recommendations Steering committee needs a sense of the will of the membership Policy position from COIA rep or Senate leadership 16

17 COIA 2012 Policy Recommendations 1. Constructive responses to the growing risks that market-driven models of sports entertainment pose to higher education. Questions: Focus was better alignment of athletics / academics, what has changed to shift the focus? Risks to COIA in moving to this direction? 17

18 COIA 2012 Policy Recommendations 2. Support the collegiate model and reverse the growth of commercialism in college sports Questions: Pros /cons of “pay for play”? Concept of amateurism outdated? Multi-year scholarships, help reduce pressure? Proposed $2000 stipend? 18

19 COIA 2012 Policy Recommendations 3.Focused exploration of an antitrust exemption of college sports Questions: Unintended consequences? Specific provisions to advocate? Presidential support? 19

20 COIA 2012 Policy Recommendations 4. Policy of cooperation with NCAA and support its regulatory mission. Criticize policies that prioritize sports programs over academics. Questions: Likelihood of a new regulatory structure? Retain autonomy and critical distance? Recent changes in eligibility / APR sufficient? 20

21 COIA 2012 Policy Recommendations 5. Maintain membership of current FBS conferences within the NCAA Questions: Academic/Financial implication of dissolution? Can faculty senates inject academic values into these discussions? Can academic core values shape decisions? - economics driving decisions? Can Coalition faculty reach a unified position? 21

22 COIA Steering Committee 2012 Policy Recommendations Five policy recommendations Steering committee needs a sense of the will of the membership Policy position from COIA rep or Senate leadership 22


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