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ERIC Number: ED127285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 8
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Merging Men's and Women's Intramural Sports Programs.
Maas, Gerry
One reaction to Title IX's basic requirement for equal opportunity for physical activity and sports, regardless of sex, was the widespread reevaluation of separate programs in physical education, intramurals, and athletics. To insure that all individuals would have equal opportunity in a given physical activity program, many administrators ordered that the separate programs for men and women initiate merger plans. The Iowa State University Physical Education Departments were merged in fall 1974 and the intramural programs in fall 1975. The merging of the two programs did not create a problem. Both programs had similar operating policies and eligibility rules, and administration of co-rec sports was handled and facilitated by both programs before the merger took place. The merger has had a positive effect and has led to an improved program in the following areas: centralized intramural office; better utilization of staff; expansion of sports offerings; one large group of participants rather than two smaller groups; equipment needs combined thereby avoiding duplication; coordination of space needs with other programs; combining of intramural meet activities to make more economical use of officials and other personnel; consistency in program policies and eligibility rules; and consolidated publicity efforts. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972