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  1. 1. NCAA Certification Self-Study Kansas State University 2010-2011
  2. 2. What is the NCAA? <ul><li>National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Primary purpose – to advance intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the NCAA? <ul><li>Activities of the NCAA membership include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulating rules of play for NCAA sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducting national championships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopting and enforcing standards of eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying all phases of intercollegiate athletics </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is NCAA Certification? <ul><li>NCAA Division I institutions approved athletics certification at the 1993 NCAA Convention </li></ul><ul><li>Currently in the third cycle of regularly scheduled institutional self-studies; review cycle is now once every 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification determines the certification status of each Division I institution </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is NCAA Certification? <ul><li>NCAA standards for the operation of Division I athletics programs cover three basic areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance and commitment to rules compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender/Diversity and Student-athlete well-being </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Operating Principles, Measurable Standards & Self-Study Items <ul><li>7 Operating Principles </li></ul><ul><li>82 Measurable Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22: Governance & Commitment to Rules Compliance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27: Academic Integrity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8: Gender Issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12: Diversity Issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>13: Student-Athlete Well-Being </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>118 Self-Study Items </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>32: Governance & Commitment to Rules Compliance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>35: Academic Integrity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12: Gender Issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>17: Diversity Issues </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22: Student-Athlete Well-Being </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is NCAA Certification? <ul><li>Each Division I institution is evaluated on the same standards </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study helps ensure the integrity of the institution’s athletics operation </li></ul><ul><li>K-State’s first self-study was in 1995-1996, with the second in 2001-2002 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2002, K-State received certification without any conditions, the highest level of certification awarded </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why is Certification Important? <ul><li>Benefits to the institution: </li></ul><ul><li>Self Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to educate individuals across campus about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletics program’s goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges facing athletics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways in which athletics supports the institution’s mission </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Why is Certification Important? <ul><li>Affirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Self-study process should: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a positive experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reveal many aspects of athletics program worthy of praise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ascertain progress toward our vision of being a model intercollegiate athletics program </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Why is Certification Important? <ul><li>Opportunities to Improve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas for improvement are routinely identified as part of any institution’s self-study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process offers a forum for suggestions from individuals with a wide range of experience </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Why is Certification Important? <ul><li>Provides opportunity for critical self-analysis, leading to improvement in quality </li></ul><ul><li>Opens institution to outside examination by evaluators familiar with NCAA standards </li></ul><ul><li>Provides assurance to public — in particular to students — that the institution meets the NCAA’s clearly stated standards </li></ul>
  12. 12. K-State Athletics Vision and Goals <ul><li>Model intercollegiate athletic program </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure sustainable program structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with overall university goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holistic in approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not personality dependent </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Self-Study Process <ul><li>Ensure broad-based participation </li></ul><ul><li>Gather input and data from campus that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the degree to which the university has met the measurable standards of the operating principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify any issues that need to be incorporated into the university's plan for improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respond to each self-study item and develop the final report </li></ul>
  14. 14. Self-Study Process <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steering Committee – 22 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Subcommittees – 12-14 members each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Integrity – Mary DeLuccie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governance/Commitment to Rules Compliance – Joe Aistrup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity – Doris Carroll </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender – Gayle Spencer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Athlete Well-Being – Scott Jones </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Self- Study Process <ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 months for self-study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation videoconference – Aug. 16, 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open campus meetings – September 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gather data and prepare responses to self-study items </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draft report and obtain campus feedback </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submit final report by April 29, 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer review site visit in Fall 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA announces certification decision in April 2012 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. Contact Information <ul><li>Ruth Dyer, Senior Vice Provost, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jill Shields, Associate Athletic Director, </li></ul><ul><li>Cody Catlin, Graduate Assistant, [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>K-State NCAA Website: </li></ul>