ERIC Number: ED412843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of Athletics Certification for NCAA Division I Members. AGB Occasional Paper No. 16.
Devlin, Maureen E.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
This paper addresses the concept of certification for intercollegiate athletic departments with emphasis on the campus self-study component. It notes the goal of certification is to make the athlete as indistinguishable as possible from the rest of the student body. The Knight Commission has endorsed the certification concept if student athletes are compared, by sport, with the rest of the student body in terms of admission requirements and procedures, academic progress, and graduation rates. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions accepted a certification process which went into effect in 1993. The importance of campus wide self-study in the certification process is emphasized and reviewed. The major topics in the self-study are: (1) governance and commitment to rules compliance; (2) academic integrity; (3) financial integrity; and (4) commitment to equity. Completion of the self-study is followed by peer review and scheduling, and certification decisions; these two areas processes are described. A discussion of the certification process follows. The appendix presents the Knight Commission statement of principles for higher education institutions. (LEE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria, Athletics, Certification, College Athletics, Compliance (Legal), Educational Finance, Governance, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Peer Evaluation, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards
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