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Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

The Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics advises the President of the University of Washington on all matters pertaining to (1) institutional control of the athletic program; (2) the academic and financial integrity of intercollegiate athletics; (3) the academic and personal well-being of student-athletes; and (4) the accountability of the athletic department to the values and mission of the University of Washington.

Membership

The committee consists of the following voting members: the Faculty Athletic Representative and nine additional faculty members, and two representatives from the University of Washington Student Athlete Advisory Council. The faculty members shall serve staggered three-year terms that are renewable.

The President shall appoint the faculty members. Half of the faculty members shall be appointed from nominees from the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Committee shall elect its own Chair who may serve renewable terms.

Ex-officio members (non-voting) of the Committee include: Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Vice President for Student Life, Director of Athletics, Chair of the Faculty Council on Student Affairs or his or her designee, a Presidential representative, the Director of Admissions, and senior athletic administrators as designated by the Committee.

2013-14 Membership Roster

Relationship to the Faculty Senate

The President appoints the Committee in collaboration with the Chair of the Faculty Senate. The Chair of the Committee is responsible for submitting an annual report to the Faculty via the Faculty Senate Chair. The Committee Chair is also responsible for apprising the Faculty Senate Chair in a timely manner of any Committee actions requiring Faculty Senate action. The Faculty Senate Chair will refer such matters to the appropriate Faculty Senate Council.

Data and Reports

Annual Report to the Faculty Senate, 2008-09.
Annual Report to the Faculty Senate, 2009-10

Charge of the Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics
This document defines ACIA’s responsibilities and its relationship to the Faculty Senate. It was authorized by President Emmert with the concurrence of Faculty Senate Chair David Lovell on August 19, 2008.

2012-2013 Academic Results: Fall 2012; Winter 2013; Spring 2013
These documents provide information about some of the academic accomplishments of UW student-athletes including teams/student-athletes above a 3.0 gpa, number of student-athletes on the Dean’s List & most improved teams.

NCAA Graduation Rates
For complete data showing all Division 1 schools graduation rates, please go to the NCAA Web site for Education and Research.

Summary of Results from 2013 Student Athlete Exit Survey.
This document summarizes the results from the 2013 Student Athlete Exit Survey.

Athletics Admission Policy
This document defines the criteria by which student athletes seeking admission to UW will be categorized (Routine, Priority, and Special Admissions categories), and sets limits on the number of Priority and Special Admits that can be accepted annually. This policy was recommended by ACIA and adopted by the Faculty Council on Academic Standards on October 24, 2008. Revised by the Faculty Council on Academic Standards on December 16, 2011.

Priority Admit Data Snapshot by Year, 2009-2013
This chart provides an overview of the academic careers of student athletes admitted in the “Priority” category between 2009 and 2013, as of autumn quarter 2013. ACIA reviews this data annually.

Special Admit Data Snapshot by Year, 2009-2013
This chart provides an overview of the academic careers of student athletes admitted in the “Special” category between 2009 and 2013, as of autumn quarter 2013. ACIA reviews this data annually.

Student-Athlete Academic Services Evaluation and Review, January 2009
The NCAA requires all member institutions to review the performance of its student-athlete academic services office every four years. ACIA is responsible for overseeing this review. This report was prepared by an independent committee of faculty, staff and students appointed by ACIA. The review committee was chaired by Paul LePore, Assistant Dean for Educational Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The report has been discussed by ACIA with representatives from SAAS and from Intercollegiate Athletics. The SAAS staff will report back to ACIA in autumn quarter 2009 to respond to the report’s specific recommendations.

Report on SAAS Reporting Structures, February 2009
This report follows up on one of the recommendations of the Student-Athlete Academic Services Evaluation and Review committee, whose report was received by ACIA in January 2009. It recommends that SAAS should report jointly to Intercollegiate Athletics and to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. ACIA has adopted this recommendation in principle, and is working on language to bring about this change in reporting structures.

Recommendation on Reporting Structure for Student Athlete Academic Services, July 2009
This is the text of a recommendation submitted by ACIA to Provost Phyllis Wise on July 3, 2009 and approved by her on July 7, 2009. It establishes a dual reporting structure for the Director of the Student Athlete Academic Services office. Henceforth, the Director will report jointly to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (or his/her designee) and to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs.