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ERIC Number: ED503212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 98
Abstractor: ERIC
2005-06 NCAA[R] Gender-Equity Report
DeHass, Denise
National Collegiate Athletic Association
This report provides summary information concerning personnel, revenues, expenses and other comparative variables of men's and women's intercollegiate athletics programs at NCAA member institutions for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. The summary information may be used to help track gender-equity issues at the collegiate level. This report is the result of a survey conducted during the fall of 2006. It indicates few gains in the proportion of resources allocated to women's collegiate sports and shows a reversal of the small gains in the total expenses spent on women's collegiate athletics made in previous reports. Spending increased in nearly all areas for both women and men, but in most measured categories women's athletics did not make any gains on their male counterparts. When comparing the student-athlete participation data from 2003-04 to 2005-06, the numbers were nearly identical. No division saw an increase in female participation by more than one percent and there was no change in Division II or Division III. In Division I-No FB (no football) the proportion of men to women is identical. Women made up 41 percent or more of the student-athletes in all other divisions. In Division I, women accounted for 45 percent of all student-athletes. In past reports, total dollar amount spent on scholarships is one area where the increase in spending for women's teams generally outpaced the spending for men's teams. However, in 2003-04 and again in 2005-06 the proportion of dollars spent on scholarships for women was identical to the proportion spent in the previous report in all divisions. Money spent on head coaches' salaries is often cited as a major contributor to increases in athletics spending. That trend continued as the dollar amount spent on men's teams head coaches' salaries outpaced that spent on women's teams head coaches' salaries for divisions except Division III. In Division I-FBS (Football Championship Subdivision) the proportion of dollars spent on head coaches' salaries for women's teams was the lowest reported since 19991-92. Division II women's teams head coaches again received the highest proportion of the salary budget. The proportion of dollars spent on women's teams assistant coaches' salaries continues to lag behind that of their male counterparts. In Division I-No FB where there are no football coaches, women's teams assistant coaches received 47 percent of the salary budget, a one percent increase from 2003-04. In all other divisions, women's teams assistant coaches received no more than 31 percent of the salary budget. Actual assistant coach salary expenses decreased for men's teams in Division II, the only decrease in expenses measured in this report. The proportion of women's sports recruiting expenditures decreased from 2003-04 throughout Division I. Women's recruiting expenditure proportions decreased one percent in Divisions I remained steady in Division II and increased one percent in Divisions III. A glossary is included. (Contains 36 figures and 62 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association
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