ERIC Number: ED215709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Athletics in Community and Junior Colleges.
Raepple, Roger R.; Peery, Donn
The history, structure, and activities of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) are described in this report. Following introductory comments on the unique nature of the two-year college, the history and development of the NJCAA are summarized from its charter in 1938 to the present, and the purposes and functions of the organization are noted. These include the conduct of national championships in various sports and the adoption of rules for NJCAA activities. Next, the organization of the NJCAA into 22 geographic regions with a men's and women's division is examined, and the affiliated governing structures of boards and associations are described. NJCAA finances are considered next, followed by a section emphasizing the variety of NJCAA regions and the flexibility accorded to them. As an example, the Florida model is then highlighted. The next section provides an overview of athletics on two-year college campuses, including a look at typical funding sources for athletic programs. After the characteristics of two-year college students are discussed with respect to their effect on athletic programs, areas of institutional control over athletics are enumerated. Next, the advantages and disadvantages of the hierarchical governance structure of athletics for two-year colleges are explored, and, finally, developing issues in the areas of staffing, women's programs, and academic integrity are summarized. (KL)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Athletics, Community Colleges, Eligibility, Financial Support, Governance, Intercollegiate Cooperation, National Organizations, National Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Leisure Press, P. O. Box 3, West Point, NY 10966.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Junior College Athletic Association
Note: Originally appeared in "The Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics," edited by James Frey and published by Leisure Press.