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ERIC Number: ED256241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Putting Intercollegiate Athletics and the College Athlete in Perspective.
Shriberg, Arthur
The development of goals and objectives for intercollegiate athletic programs and for athletes is discussed by Xavier University's vice-president for student development. Usually there is a combination of institutional goals such as using athletics to produce revenue or to recruit students, or achieving growth in participation in intercollegiate athletics. Once goals are established, additional issues to be considered might include: how honest, competitive, or commercial the athletic program is to be. Another step is to decide who will be in charge of the program. If the goal is primarily fund raising, athletics should be under the development office, while if athletics is seen as an extension of academics, the academic vice president might supervise the program. Additional concerns include: career development for the student athlete; review of the disciplinary system and the treatment of athletes; decision-making about whether the athlete's health permits playing in a game; the question of whether student athletes have the same opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities as nonathletes; methods for distributing financial aid to athletes; academic and personal advising for athletes; and review of the athletic department's practices. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A