ERIC Number: ED240692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
NCAA Rule No. 48: A National Study of the Academic Implications for U.S. Secondary Schools.
Jenkins, Gene; And Others
A review of literature and a survey of approximately 40 percent of 4,688 public, private, and parochial school principals and 60 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions provide information on the effects of NCAA Rule No. 48, which mandates new academic criteria for the athletic eligibility of college entry level students. Limitations include guaranteed anonymity of respondents and variable location, size, and structure of responding institutions. The survey instruments are designed to collect demographic data about schools and respondents and to focus on such questions about the rule as the degree of awareness, approval/disapproval, and methods to disseminate information. The report concludes by summarizing major conclusions and recommending such measures as increased dissemination of information about the rule and analysis of student records to determine how students will be affected. Eleven tables include data on geographic distribution, school size, team sport distribution, tenure of respondents, race/sex of respondents, number of grants-in-aid recipients, and recipients not meeting 2.0 grade point average requirements. Four appendixes present responses to the secondary school survey, comments from secondary school respondents, responses to Division I Institution I and Division I Institution II surveys, and the investigative staff. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: National Collegiate Athletic Association Rule 48