Yesterday the Senate voted down an amendment which would have kept the IAC as the Senate watchdog over athletics, and voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the IAC immediately, and replace it with a Presidential Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee.
Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee
The Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC) advises the President of the University of Oregon on policies and practices of the Athletic Department and academic units as they affect academics on campus. Specifically, the committee is charged with advising the President on all issues policies and practices related to the academic performance and welfare of student-athletes and the student life of athletes. The Committee may at the President’s direction, engage broader issues regarding the relation of the athletics program to the overall mission of the university and NCAA or PAC12 policies. Additionally, the IAAC is charged with bringing issues related to the academics of student-athletes to the Senate with recommendations for action as needed.
Voting Members There are eleven voting members – eight seven teaching faculty, broadly drawn from various academic units, of the university, and three students and one classified staff member. Faculty: Three of the faculty members shall be appointed by the President, four three shall be elected and one shall be the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR). Faculty members shall serve staggered renewable two-year terms. Students: One of the student members shall be appointed by the President, one shall be appointed by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) and one shall be a varsity student-athlete selected by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). Student members shall serve for one year. Classified Staff: The classified staff member shall be elected and shall server for a two-year term.
Non-Voting Members There are five Ex-Officio, non-voting members. Vice President for Enrollment Management Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Director of Services for Student Athletes Intercollegiate Athletic Director Senior Associate Athletic Director / Senior Women’s Administrator
The chair shall be appointed by the President from one of the faculty committee members. The chair for the following year shall be appointed no later than the final regularly scheduled meeting in the preceding spring term. The chair shall meet with the President over the summer to discuss the agenda for the academic year. Subsequent meetings during the academic year may be necessary to revise and add to the agenda. The Committee is ultimately responsible for accepting the agenda and it may add issues to the agenda by a majority vote of the Committee. This chair is responsible for submitting an annual written report to the Senate President and Senate Executive Coordinator, no later than June 1.
At a minimum, this report should contain a summary of the academic performance of and welfare of studentathletes and the student life of athletes over the past academic year. The chair is also responsible for apprising the University Senate in a timely manner of any Committee actions requiring University Senate action. The Committee shall meet at least two times each academic term, with the President in attendance for at least one meeting per term. Additional meetings to discuss specific items may be scheduled at the request of the President, the University Senate, the Chair, or a majority of the Committee.
Date of Notice: 09/21/2016
Current Status: Approved 11/30/2016
Sponsor: Andy Karduna, Human Physiology
1.1 WHEREAS, in recent years, the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC) has generally been ineffective in either an advisory or oversight capacity with respect to intercollegiate athletics; and
1.2 WHEREAS in the spring of 2014, upon the recommendation of the chair of the IAC, President Gottfredson formed and appointed members to a President’s Advisory Group on Intercollegiate Athletics (PAGIA) and directed athletics to interacted with this committee, rather than with the IAC; and
1.3 WHEREAS the PAGIA has not met since President Schill arrived at the University of Oregon; and
1.4 WHEREAS President Schill wants an effective advisory committee and the Senate has an interest in working with the president on forming this committee; and
1.5 WHEREAS the chair of the 2015-2016 IAC, in collaboration with the rest of the IAC and President Shill, drafted a charge for a new advisory committee – the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC); and
1.6 WHEREAS the 2015-2016 IAC voted to approve the drafted charge for an IAAC and this charge was then reviewed by the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Committee on Committees.
2.1 BE IT THEREFORE MOVED that the Senate approves a replacement of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (IAC) by the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee IAAC, effective immediately; and
2.2 BE IT FURTHER MOVED that current members of the IAC elect 4 current faculty members of the IAC to serve as the elected faculty members on the IAAC for the 2016-2017 academic year and that these member serve until their membership on the IAC would have expired; and
2.3 BE IT FURTHER MOVED that the University Senate encourages the President to select 3 appointed faculty members and 1 student member from existing IAC membership to serve as the appointed faculty and student members on the IAAC for the 2016-2017 academic year, and that these member serve until their membership on the IAC would have expired.