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Intercollegiate athletics

Faculty councils serve as deliberative and advisory bodies for all matters of University policy, and are primary forums for faculty-administrative interaction in determining that policy. Faculty Code, Sec 42-33.

FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules, intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare. Faculty Code, Sec 42-38.

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Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

The chair of FCSA serves on the Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics (ACIA) which advises the president of the University of Washington on all matters pertaining to:

  • Institutional control of athletic programs.
  • Academic and financial integrity of intercollegiate athletics.
  • Academic and personal well-being of student-athletes.
  • Accountability of the athletic department to the values and mission of the University of Washington.

In the event that ACIA activities require action by the Faculty Senate the committee will coordinate with senate leadership to determine next steps.

Membership consists of the faculty athletic representative (FAR), nine additional faculty members, and two representatives from the University of Washington Student Athlete Advisory Council. Ex-officio members (non-voting) include the vice provost and dean of undergraduate academic affairs, vice president for student life, director of athletics, chair of the Faculty Council on Student Affairs, a presidential representative, the director of admissions, and senior athletic administrators as designated by ACIA.

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