University Athletics Advisory Committee

The University Athletics Advisory Committee serves as an advisory and recommending body for intercollegiate athletics on policiesand procedures that relate specifically to student-athlete welfare and academic progress.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To nurture and foster academic integrity through an oversight of academics matters related to University Athletics.
  2. To supervise the relationship of the university to the athletic conference in which it holds membership and the National Collegiate Athletic Association and to ensure that university policies and procedures are being followed in order to maintain the integrity of the university with NCAA rules and regulations.
  3. To review the academic advisement, retention, and admissions of athletes.
  4. To recommend to the Faculty Senate policies to ensure the academic integrity of the athletic programs.
  5. To serve as an advisory and recommending body for intercollegiate athletics on policies and procedures that relate specifically to student-athlete welfare and academic progress.

Committee References

Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure

Membership

The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit (selected by the Committee on Committees in consultation with the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs or designee), three students (the president of the Student Government Association, a senator, and a student at large), the NCAA faculty representative, and one staff member (nominated by the USPS Staff Council). The NCAA faculty representative will identify other ex officio members and will make every effort to ensure that areas relating to University Athletics are represented. Terms of service shall be three years, staggered, with the exception of the student members, who shall serve for one year. The committee chair shall be designated annually by the president. The vice chair shall be elected annually by its membership at the first meeting of the committee after the new Faculty Senate is elected, normally in the early fall term.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, an interim or permanent replacement will be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.


University Athletics Advisory

TBD, Chair and NCAA Faculty Representative


Email:  

Note: If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, contact the Faculty Senate Office for an interim or permanent replacement to be appointed for the remaining term. A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

The meeting schedule is planned by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.

Meeting Materials

Because of the confidential nature of the committee, the Constitution exempts this committee from submitting an annual report or committee minutes.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
Watch Live:
Video Archives

More Senate Meeting Dates

STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Watch Live:
See Agenda and Materials - posted one-week prior