View in portable document format.

2791


DOCUM ENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FACULTY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE FRAMEWORK FOR COMPREHENSIVE ATHLETICS REFORM FROM THE COALITION ON INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (COIA)

The Executive Committee of the Faculty Council has submitted the following resolution endorsing the Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform (D 2755-2760). The secretary has classified this resolution as general legislation. The Faculty Council will take action on the resolution at its meeting on December 8, 2003.

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

 

FACULTY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE FRAMEWORK FOR COMPREHENSIVE ATHLETICS REFORM FROM THE COALITION ON INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (COIA)

The Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform recommended by the COIA Steering Committee in October 2003 addresses issues such as academic integrity, athlete welfare, governance, finances, and over-commercialization. The goal of reform is to bring out the positive aspects of intercollegiate athletics, which contribute to the personal development of athletes and enhance college life on campus and off. Support from the Faculty Council will strengthen the ability of the COIA to engage other stakeholder groups.

Following are two motions before the Council in support of the Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform:

Motion 1: The Faculty Council endorses the spirit of the Framework for Athletic Reform of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA).1

Motion 2: The Faculty Council authorizes the Faculty Council Executive Committee to appoint, with the approval of the Faculty Council,2 a representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) and urges the University administration to reimburse the representative for the costs of attending COIA meetings.3


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 2, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


1Amended by the Faculty Council on December 8, 2003, by adding the word “the spirit of.”
2Amended by the Faculty Council on December 8, 2003 by adding the phrase “with the approval of the Faculty Council.”
3The Faculty Council voted to accept former chair Michael Granof as UT Austin’s representative on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics for the current academic year.