ERIC Number: ED516186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Race and Gender Demographics: NCAA[R] Member Conferences' Personnel Report, 2007-08
Bracken, Nicole, Comp.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NJ1)
This study is designed to collect data on the racial and gender breakdown of personnel at NCAA member conference offices. The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) and the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) will use this data for comparison to similar data that were collected during the 1998-99 academic year. Data were collected for the following job titles: conference president, commissioner, associate commissioner, assistant commissioner, director, associate director, assistant director, supervisor/coordinator of officials, administrative assistant, conference secretary, intern, student assistant, and other. The tables in this report compare the percent of Blacks and females in each job category and illustrate the number and percent of NCAA conference staff members by job title, race and gender for 1998-99 and 2007-08 overall and by division with historically black conferences excluded for comparison. The race categories for the 2007-08 data collection include White, Black and have expanded the Other Minority category into Asian, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Two or More Races and Other. These eight ethnicity categories used in this report are the same categories that are used in the NCAA Membership Forms, NCAA Student-Athlete Ethnicity Report and Race and Gender Demographics of NCAA Member Institutions' Athletics Personnel Report. These categories were expanded from the 1998-99 data collection that included the race categories White, Black and Other Minority. Overall, from 1998-99 to 2007-08 there was a 1.2 percent increase (from 10.6 to 11.8) in the percent of black NCAA conference staff members. More specifically, in Division I there was a 1.2 percent increase (from 12.6 to 13.8), in Division II there was a 1.9 percent increase (from 11.8 to 13.7), and in Division III there was a three percent increase (from 2.3 to 5.3) in the percent of black NCAA conference staff members. While, the percent of black conference commissioners increased by 3.4 percent overall (from 6.4 to 9.8) from 1998-99 to 2007-08, this was not the case in all divisions. In particular, in Division I there was a one percent (from 8.6 to 9.6) increase, in Division II there was a 0.8 percent (from 9.5 to 8.7) decrease, and in Division III there was a 7.7 percent (from 2.6 to 10.3) increase in the percent of Black conference commissioners. Overall, from 1998-99 to 2007-08 there was a 2.7 percent (from 33.4 to 36.1) increase in the percent of female NCAA conference staff members. More specifically, in Division I there was a 1.2 percent (from 38.9 to 40.1) increase, in Division II there was a 8.7 percent (from 20.6 to 29.3) increase, and in Division III there was a 7.4 percent (from 23.7 to 31.1) increase in the percent of female NCAA conference staff members. In addition, the percent of female conference commissioners increased 10.6 percent (from 7.4 to 18.0) from 1998-99 to 2007-08. Looking divisionally at the percent of female conference commissioners from 1998-99 to 2007-08, there was an 11.6 percent (from 5.7 to 17.3) increase in Division I and a 10.9 percent (from 13.2 to 24.1) increase in Division III. In 1998-99 Division II did not have any female conference commissioners; however, the 2007-08 data show 4.3 percent of the Division II commissioners as female. (Contains 50 tables and 12 charts.
Descriptors: College Athletics, Race, Sex, Administrators, Employees, Black Colleges, Minority Groups, African Americans, Whites, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Americans, Multiracial Persons, Women Administrators
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association