ERIC Number: ED282481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Administration of University Athletic Programs: Internal Control and Excellence.
Gilley, J. Wade; And Others
The administration of athletic programs at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I-A universities was studied in 1985. The study consisted of three parts: a survey of 65 university presidents concerning leadership and athletics, a historical look at problems in intercollegiate athletics; and a comparison of four universities with problems in their athletic departments and four universities viewed by peers as national examples of how to do things the right way. Responses to the president's survey represented 55 public universities and 10 private universities. On the average, they have eight men's and seven women's sports program. The four universities that had major athletics problems were the University of Florida, Tulane University, Clemson University, and Southern Methodist University. Four universities that had exemplary programs were the University of Michigan, Notre Dame University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Virginia. A lack of internal control (including confused and fractured lines of responsibility) was found to be a critical factor contributing to problems in university athletic programs. Detailed findings, a list of surveyed schools, and the questionnaire are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Responsibility, Case Studies, College Athletics, College Presidents, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Leadership, Power Structure, Private Colleges, Problem Solving, Program Administration, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Surveys
George Mason University, (Dr. J. Wade Gilley), 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 ($5.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For Executive Summary, see ED 268 923.