Support for the Framework for Comprehensive Intercollegiate Athletics Reform by the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) (2003)

AS-2688-05/AA - March 10-11, 2005

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) endorse in principle the Framework for Comprehensive Intercollegiate Athletics Reform developed by the faculty-based Coalition on University Academic Senates; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge CSU campus senates to support the principles contained within the framework and its guidelines on academic integrity, athletic welfare, governance, finances, and over-commercialization; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage all senates to ensure faculty participation in the governance of intercollegiate athletics on their respective campuses.

RATIONALE: The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA), formed in 2002, is an alliance of faculty senates of Division 1A schools (http://www.math.umd.edu/~jmc/COIA/). Its goals are "to become a faculty voice in the national debate over the future of college sports". Its founding goals are stated in "A Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform," which is appended to this resolution. Also appended are summaries of two statements that supercede part of the Framework: "Campus Athletic Governance, the Faculty Role: Principles, Proposed Rules, and Guidelines," and "Academic Integrity in Intercollegiate Athletics: Principles, Rules and Best Practices, Executive Summary."

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - May 5-6, 2005


 
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