This is to announce the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) Tenth Anniversary National Meeting, at the University of South Florida, Tampa. February 1-3, 2013.
We have titled the meeting: “Expanding the Role of Faculty in the Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics at Both the National and Campus Levels”.
Representatives of COIA member institutions and others concerned about the future of intercollegiate athletics are invited to attend. Click http://blogs.comm.psu.
edu/thecoia/?page_id=255 for details and registration information.
Please note: The focus of the meeting will be a series of work sessions in which attendees will help to draft recommendations to the NCAA regarding what can be done to expand faculty participation in the governance of intercollegiate athletics at the national level and to develop a “tool kit” that universities can use to improve oversight of athletics – especially on academic matters – at the campus level. The NCAA is collaborating in the project, and Kevin Lennon (NCAA Vice President of Academic and Membership Affairs), Diane Dickman (Managing Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) and Jenn Fraser (Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) are confirmed participants, and others are expected to be announced soon. Representatives of partner organizations, such as Faculty Athletics Representatives Association, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Drake Group, are also expected to participate.
Given the nature of what we will do at the meeting, it is important that a representative(s) from each of our member, and other interested, institutions be there to provide input and perspective.
Other topics, speakers, and highlights of the meeting:
· COIA at Ten Years: Looking Back and Forward
· Legal issues in intercollegiate athletics
· Wally Renfro (NCAA Vice President and Chief Policy Advisor)
· Update on NCAA presidential reforms
· Judy Genshaft (USF President and immediate past chair of NCAA D1 Board)
· Data sharing and collaborative research with the NCAA
· Presentations by major media figures and partner organizations
A detailed agenda will be posted on the COIA website, http://blogs.comm.
psu.edu/thecoia/?page_id=255, as soon as it is available.
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Both hotels are very nice, feature complimentary warm breakfasts, and have on-call/regular shuttle service to the USF Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center where we will meet. The Embassy Suites is located on the USF campus (although a bit of a walk to the meeting place), while the Holiday Inn & Suites is just off campus, but has an easy (3-5 minute) shuttle trip to the meeting place.
When making reservations, please let the hotel know that you are attending the COIA Meeting.
The COIA meeting will be held at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center on the campus of the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Driving directions from I-75: Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head west. Turn right on Bull Run Drive (MOSI will be on your left). Bull Run Drive will intersect with Elm and the Athletic Training Center is straight ahead to the left.
Driving directions from I-275: Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head east. The University is about three miles from 275. Go past the main entrance to campus and then make a left at the next light (Bull Run Drive). Bull Run Drive will intersect with Elm and the Athletic Training Center is straight ahead to the left.
We hope to see you there.