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UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS BOARD

[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2013-14 ]

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[ MEMBERSHIP AND DOCUMENTS 2010-11 ]
     
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The UAB serves to provide a structure for the dissemination of information about the athletics program to the Faculty Senate and the University community; it also works with the administration to oversee institutional control of athletics. As an academic committee, its areas of responsibility include academic progress of student-athletes and related elements that impact academic progress.
     
[ BY LAWS ]   

I. Membership

The University Athletics Board (UAB) shall be comprised of:

  • seven (7) elected (AAUP or SUOAF) faculty members, exclusive of members of the Department of Athletics;
  • two (2) student members;
  • the Director of Athletics (ex officio, voting);
  • the Faculty Representative to the NCAA (ex officio, voting);
  • the Vice President for Student Affairs (ex officio, non-voting);
  • the Director of the Academic Center for Student Athletes (ex officio, non-voting);
  • the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance (ex officio, non-voting);
  • the Chair of the Athletics Department (ex officio, non-voting).

II. Selection

AAUP/SUOAF faculty members are elected by the Faculty Senate for staggered two-year terms; at least four (4) must be instructional faculty. One (1) student member will be elected by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The other student member will be appointed by the Student Government Association.  The UAB annually elects its chairperson from the elected faculty/staff membership in September.

III. Functions and Responsibilities    

The UAB serves to provide a structure for the dissemination of information about the athletics program to the Faculty Senate and the University community; it also works with the administration to oversee institutional control of athletics. As an academic committee, its areas of responsibility include academic progress of student-athletes and related elements that impact academic progress. The committee also receives reports from the Athletic Director, the Compliance Coordinator, the Faculty Athletic Representative, and the Director of the Academic Center for Student Athletes. Specific duties of the UAB are to:

  1. Receive and evaluate reports each semester on the academic progress of student-athletes and on institutional athletic eligibility.
  2. Conduct waiver hearings in accordance with the academic eligibility requirements set forth by the University.
  3. Represent the concerns of faculty and students in regards to the scheduling of practices and competitive events.
  4. Remain informed about membership in national and regional athletic associations and conferences (e.g., NCAA, ECAC, NEC), and review reports required by these organizations.
  5. Remain informed about the annual athletics budget that is prepared by the Athletic Director, regarding admission to contests and gate receipts.
  6. Receive reports from the Athletic Director on athletic recruitment policy and admission procedure.
  7. Receive reports from the Athletic Director on the establishment and status of intercollegiate sports programs.
  8. Collaborate with the Athletic Director and the Faculty Athletic Representative on issues relating to institutional control of athletics.
  9.  Report to the Faculty Senate on issues or concerns that involve any of the above.

Approved by the Faculty Senate: April 11, 2011


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