ERIC Number: ED331339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Keeping Faith with the Student-Athlete: A New Model for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Knight Foundation, Charlotte, NC. Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
This report addresses the main issues of reform for intercollegiate athletics and suggests solutions. The first chapter introduces the core of the report's interest: the place of athletics on the nation's campuses and the imperative to place the well-being of the student-athlete at the forefront of the concerns. The second chapter presents recommendations and outlines a new structure of intercollegiate athletics characterized by the "one-plus-three" model: presidential control directed toward academic integrity, financial integrity, and independent certification. The third chapter calls for a nationwide effort, growing from the campuses outward, to put the "one-plus-three" model into effect and suggests appropriate roles for each of the major groups on campus. Among the recommendations proposed in the report are the following: (1) trustees will delegate to the president the administrative authority to govern the athletics program; (2) the policy role of presidents will be enhanced throughout the decision-making structures of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; (3) an athlete's eligibility each year, and each academic term, will be based on continuous progress toward graduation within 5 years of enrollment; and (4) contracts for athletics-related outside income of coaches and administrators, including shoe and equipment contracts, will be negotiated through the university. Contains an appendix. (GLR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Policy, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Change Strategies, College Athletics, Higher Education, Integrity, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Power Structure
Knight Foundation, Commission On Intercollegiate Athletics, 301 South Brevard St., Charlotte, NC 28202.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Knight Foundation, Charlotte, NC. Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Identifiers: Knight Report on Intercollegiate Athletics; Student Athletes