Athletic Council

Co-Chairs: [to be elected]
                Patricia Vittum (pvittum@umass.edu)

Membership

Minutes

Reports

The Athletic Council will meet on the following dates during the 2019-2020 academic year:

Fall Semester
September 27
October 18
November 22
December 13

Spring Semester
January 
February 
March 
April 

All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Recreation Center Conference Room 117.

Charge:
The Athletic Council shall implement the “Statement of Athletic Policy” adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 14, 1957, and any related resolution which the Board may adopt thereafter.  Consistent with present policies on admissions and academic standards, the Intercollegiate Athletic Program shall be developed to a point where it is representative of the best efforts of the University, with aims and ideals of achievement comparable to those expected of the academic departments.  This development shall proceed in accord with policies and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and all athletic conferences in which the University maintains membership.  The Intramural Athletic Program shall be staffed and equipped to meet the needs of all students who desire to participate, and the University shall encourage participation through a varied program including sports with carry-over value for life after graduation.  All athletic accounts shall be open to review by the President of the Student Government Association or a designee.  This Council shall submit an annual report both to the Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association, which shall include a detailed breakdown of all athletic program budgets.

Membership:
Its membership shall be:
(a) Eleven Members of the Faculty and Professional Staff, three of whom shall be alumni selected by the Alumni Association for three-year terms.  The other eight shall be Faculty Members or Librarians selected at large, nominated by the Committee on Committees, and approved by the Faculty Senate, for three-year terms;
(b) One at-large position for an alumnus/alumna, not necessarily a current member of the faculty or staff, to be appointed by the Alumni Association for a three-year term;
(c) The Director of Athletics, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(d) The Director of Campus Recreation, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(e) The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement or a designee, serving ex officio;
(f) The Director of the Alumni Association, serving ex officio;
(g) A Faculty Member appointed by the Chancellor as the University Faculty NCAA Representative;
(h) A Faculty Member appointed by the Faculty Senate's Rules Committee as the Faculty Senate's Representative on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA);
(i) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee, serving ex officio, non-voting;
(j) The President of the Graduate Student Senate or a designee, serving ex officio;
(k) The President of the Student Government Association or a designee, serving ex officio; and
(l) Six undergraduate students to be chosen for two-year terms.  No team shall be represented by more than one participant.

From Chapter 5 Section 4 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws.