2013 COIA Best Practices Report
The 2013 National COIA Meeting was devoted to preparing a constructive set of best practices, or a “tool-kit,” specifically designed to increase faculty engagement in the governance of intercollegiate athletics in the context of the new NCAA reform initiatives. As the only national organization representing elected faculty governance bodies, COIA is uniquely positioned to both develop such a tool kit and then help roll it out at our universities for implementation. The NCAA leadership has actively participated in this project. Please click here to read the full draft statement.
New COIA Members: Nevada-Las Vegas and U Mass-Amherst
COIA is pleased to announce that, by votes of their respective faculty governance bodies, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have become the 60th and 61st members of our coalition. A special thanks to Nancy Lough (Professor of Educational Psychology & Higher Education at UNLV and new COIA rep) and Ernest May (Professor of Music and Secretary of the U Mass-Amherst Faculty Senate) for their leadership in making this happen. COIA welcomes its newest members.
COIA/John Curley Center for Sports Journalism articles published in Journal of Intercollegiate Sport
Most universities with big-time sports programs have not used all the tools at their disposal to protect academic integrity and improve transparency and accountability of intercollegiate athletics on their campuses, according to a national survey conducted by the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) and researchers at Penn State. Read more about the COIA/Curley Center survey and case studies of six high-scoring institutions…
Or download the full articles in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport at the links below:
Integration of Athletics and Academics: Survey of Practices at FBS Schools
Case Studies in Athletic-Academic Integration: A Closer Look at Schools that Implement COIA’s Best Practices
The full issue of Journal of Intercollegiate Sport is available here