|Topic:||Adopt minimum standards to be embraced by the faculty senates/councils of each constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system with an intercollegiate athletics program.|
|Proposed by:||Athletics Task Force|
Resolution on athletics
Whereas the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has declared that faculty have a critical role to play in the reform of athletics; and
Whereas in a recent speech, Myles Brand, President of the NCAA, stated that faculty must take a leadership role on academic reform issues, and that faculty members are especially important in the effort to integrate intercollegiate athletics with the academic mission of universities; and
Whereas the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics advocates that a campus athletics board should exist on every campus, bringing faculty (including the Faculty Athletics Representative), administrators, and students together to oversee intercollegiate athletics; and
Whereas the Association of Governing Boards has stated that governing boards should recognize and support the voice and views of faculty on academics, student welfare, and institutional reputation and should encourage faculty to engage collaboratively on these issues;
Now, therefore be it resolved that minimum standards set forth below be embraced by the faculty senates/councils of each constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system with an intercollegiate athletics program.
Unanimously adopted by the UNC Faculty Assembly, October, 2004.