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Lederman, Douglas – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Lead news stories on intercollegiate athletics in newspapers and on television are increasingly common. If the media are to report accurately on college sports, campus leaders must be willing and prepared to share information on the related educational and fiscal issues, including graduation rates, admissions information, and program financial…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Athletics, Disclosure, Financial Support
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Bennion, Steven D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The level and caliber of athletics in some 2-year colleges equal or exceed that of 4-year colleges 30 years ago. Because of the nature of the two-year college, participation for its own sake should be fostered. Monitoring and reporting academic progress by athletes is important to program success. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Administrator Role, Athletes
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Moore, John W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
Ensuring the integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program is a fundamental responsibility of the college president. The institutional research professional should lead in designing, coordinating, and maintaining an athletics information support system, and support staff should conduct analyses and prepare special reports as needed to shape…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, College Athletics, College Presidents
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Knapp, Charles B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The college president of a Division I university must have accurate and timely information on intercollegiate athletics to be able to represent it to the institution's constituencies. Information needed includes the admissions process for recruits, classroom performance of student athletes, and personal conduct of team members and coaches.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Athletes, Athletic Coaches
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Cooper, Arthur W. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
The faculty athletics representative plays an important role in the athletic-academic relationship. This responsibility includes certifying student-athlete eligibility, reporting academic data as required, evaluating athlete-applicant qualifications and abilities, regular evaluation of athlete performance, and participation in evaluation of…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Higher Education
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Winstead, Philip C. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
As scrutiny of intercollegiate athletics programs increases, a likely means for evaluating athletics programs is self-study. This method can be valuable in enhancing internal decision making, help assure the institution and others of the integrity of the evaluation process, focus on key issues before they become problems, and improve campus…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Decision Making, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Howard, Richard D. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1992
A college or university's intercollegiate athletics program is a visible and sensitive component of a campus about which pressures for data and information can become intense quickly. The campus institutional research professional and other campus administrators must be prepared to face this challenge knowledgeably and responsibly. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Athletics, Higher Education, Institutional Research