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1 Review of 2015 NCAA Convention Proposals Southeast Region Compliance Seminar November 2014

2 Publications Initial Publication of Proposed Legislation (IPOPL). Contains membership-sponsored proposals. No hard copy (available on NCAA website). Second Publication of Proposed Legislation. (SPOPL). Contains membership-sponsored proposals and President Council-sponsored proposals. No hard copy (available on NCAA website).

3 Publications Official Notice. Bound book (also available on NCAA website). White Pages – Contains membership-sponsored proposals and Presidents Council-sponsored proposals. Blue Pages – Contains all noncontroversial, modifications of wording and incorporations. Editorial revisions and administrative proposals are not published.

4 2015 Convention Proposals

5 Proposal No : Participation of Signed PSAs in Institutional Fundraisers or Promotional Activities Intent: To specify that a PSA may participate in institutional fundraisers prior to his or her initial collegiate enrollment, provided the PSA has graduated from high school and has signed a NLI or a written offer of admission and/or financial aid. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

6 Proposal No : Impact of Violations of Recruiting Contact and Evaluation Legislation Recommendation: To specify that violations of the recruiting contact and evaluation legislation shall be considered de minimis and will not impact a PSA’s eligibility. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee.

7 Proposal No : Permission to Contact and One-Time Transfer Exception – Hearing Requirements Recommendation: To specify that if a member institution denies a student-athlete’s written request to permit another institution to contact the student-athlete about transferring or denies a written request for a release in conjunction with the application of the one-time transfer exception, the institution shall provide the student- athlete the opportunity to actively participate (e.g., appear in person or via telephone) in the hearing.

8 Proposal No : Permission to Contact and One-Time Transfer Exception – Hearing Requirements, continued Recommendation: To specify that if the institution fails to respond to the student-athlete’s written request or fails to conduct the hearing or provide written results within the specified time period, permission to contact or the transfer release shall be granted by default and the institution shall provide the written permission or release to the student-athlete. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

9 Proposal No : Post-High School Tryouts Recommendation: To specify that the one tryout limitation applies separately to the period in which the PSA is in high school and to the period beginning September 1 after the PSA’s completion of high school. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

10 Proposal No : Participation in Foreign Tours Recommendation: To modify the foreign tour legislation, as follows: To specify that a student-athlete shall not participate in more than one foreign tour for a particular institution in a particular sport; To specify that in order to be eligible for a foreign tour that takes place between terms (e.g., winter break, summer), a student-athlete must be certified as academically and athletically eligible for the following academic term;

11 Proposal No : Participation in Foreign Tours, continued Recommendation: To specify that a student-athlete who has exhausted eligibility in a term immediately preceding the foreign tour may participate, provided the student-athlete would have been otherwise eligible for competition (e.g., would have met progress-toward-degree requirements), or has graduated; and To specify that an incoming student-athlete may represent the institution on a foreign tour in the summer prior to initial full-time enrollment provided the PSA has signed a NLI or written offer of admission and/or financial aid.

12 Proposal No : Participation in Foreign Tours, continued Recommendation: An incoming student-athlete in his or her first year of collegiate enrollment must have received a final academic and amateurism certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Incoming transfer student-athletes must have received an amateurism certification and be otherwise eligible. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

13 Proposal No : Establishment of National Collegiate Championship in Sand Volleyball Recommendation: In sand volleyball, to establish a National Collegiate Championship and to establish a six person sand volleyball committee. First championship would occur spring Effective Date: Establishment of Committee – Immediate. Championship – August 1, Sponsor: Committee on Women’s Athletics.

14 Proposal No : Full-Time Director of Athletics with No Coaching Duties Intent: To specify that an active member institution shall certify annually that it employs a full-time director of athletics with no coaching responsibilities. To specify that an individual who serves an active member institution as a full-time director of athletics and a coach may continue to serve the institution in those positions provided the individual held both positions at the institution on July 31, Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Membership Committee.

15 Proposal No : Full-Time Compliance Administrator with No Coaching Duties Intent: To specify that an active member institution shall certify annually that it employs a full-time compliance administrator with no coaching responsibilities. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Membership Committee.

16 Proposal No : Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representation on Management Council Intent: To specify that the composition of the NCAA Division II Management Council shall include two representatives of the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. To specify that the representatives from the Student- Athlete Advisory Committee shall have one vote on the Council. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

17 Proposal No : Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – Convention Vote Intent: To specify that the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee shall be entitled to one vote at the NCAA Division II Convention business session. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

18 Proposal No : Recruiting – Publicity After Commitment Recommendation: To eliminate the restrictions on publicity related to a PSA after he or she has signed a NLI or the institution’s written offer of admission and/or financial aid. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

19 Proposal No : Local Sports Club Expenses Recommendation: To specify that a coaching staff member may receive expenses from an institution for engaging in recruiting activities on behalf of the institution while serving in his or her capacity as a local sports club coach. To specify that a coaching staff member may recruit on behalf of the institution while receiving expenses from a local sports club. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

20 Proposal No : Meals Incidental to Participation Recommendation: To specify that an institution may provide meals and snacks to student-athletes as a benefit incidental to participation in intercollegiate athletics. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

21 Proposal No : Team Entertainment – In Conjunction with Practice or Competition Intent: To specify that an institution, conference or the NCAA may provide reasonable entertainment (but may not provide cash for such entertainment) to student- athletes in conjunction with practice or competition. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

22 Proposal No : Expenses for Participation in Practice, Competition and Noncompetitive Events Recommendation: To specify that an institution, conference or the NCAA may provide actual and necessary expenses to a student-athlete to represent the institution in practice and competition (including expenses for activities/travel that are incidental to practice or competition) and for a student-athlete to represent the institution in noncompetitive events (e.g., goodwill tours, media appearances, student-athlete advisory committee meetings). Effective Date: August 1, Sponsor: Legislation Committee.

23 Proposal No : Summer Conditioning Workouts – Fall Sports Intent: In fall championship sports (including golf and tennis, for those institutions that conduct the championship segment during the fall term), to specify that June 1 through the conclusion of an institution’s summer vacation period, strength and conditioning personnel may design and conduct workout programs for student-athletes, as specified. Effective Date: June 1, Sponsors: Great Lakes Valley Conference and Northern Sun Conference.

24 Proposal No : Team Activities Outside the Playing Season Intent: In sports other than football, to permit a student- athlete to participate in a maximum of two hours of team activities per week as part of the permissible eight hours of countable athletically related activities that may occur during the academic year outside the playing season. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsors: Great Lakes Valley Conference and Lone Star Conference.

25 Proposal No : Competition Start Date – Spring Sports Intent: In baseball, golf, lacrosse, rowing, sand volleyball, softball and tennis, to specify that in years when February 1 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, a member institution shall not engage in its first contest or date of competition with outside competition in the championship segment before the Friday preceding February 1. Effective Date: Immediate. Sponsors: Peach Belt Conference and South Atlantic Conference.

26 Proposal No : Conference Challenge Event – Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Women’s Volleyball Intent: In baseball, soccer, softball and women’s volleyball, to permit a maximum of two contests played as part of a conference challenge event to be exempted annually from the maximum number of contest limitations, as specified. Effective Date: August 1, Sponsors: Peach Belt Conference and Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

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