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Athletics Committee

Committee on Athletics

See Document Archives for committee minutes.

Committee Members

    Darin White, Business
    Jennifer Rahn, Arts and Sciences, Chair
    Piotr Malysz, Divinity
    David Little, Education
    Howard Walthall, Law
    Ed Craig, Library
    Nina McLain, Nursing
    Kristin Kenning, The Arts
    Robb Hensarling, Kinesiology
    Rachel Thomas, Pharmacy
    Student:  Caison Moore

Ex-Officio Members

    Emily Hynds
    Harold Goss
    Michelle Durbin
    Martin Newton
    Jesse Keppley
    Jacob Horton
    Jacob Apelt

Charges

This committee shall review policies and make recommendations related to intercollegiate athletics to the Athletic program and the Samford University Administration.  This committee is an intermediary and communicating body between the Athletic Program and Samford staff, faculty, and student bodies.  This committee is involved with the following:

1. The development and emphases of the Athletic Program in the 
    spirit of the overall University mission
2. The development of sportsmanship and fair play among student
    athletes, coaches, and staff of the Athletic Program
3. Academic compliance and achievement by all athletes in varsity
    sports

The committee shall assist, as needed, the Athletic Director in maintaining the integrity of the Athletic Program for the benefit of the individuals involved with the University.

More specifically, each year the committee ordinarily:

1. Reviews each year the admission profile of student athletes in
    each Freshman class as data becomes available from the Student
    Records office
2. Reviews each semester schedules of individual sports for the
    upcoming semester in order to identify class attendance
    problems
3. Reviews each fall data provided by the Athletic Program of
    the midterm grade performance of student athletes
4. Surveys student athletes each semester as to the efficacy of the 
    Athletic Program's academic support programs, maintaining the
    data across time to identify problems and successes
5. Reviews each spring summary data on values violations by
    student athletes as compared with those by the student body
    generally
6. Reviews each spring graduation rates and retention data provided
    by the Office of Institutional Research
7. Conducts exit interviews with graduating student athletes prior to
    commencement each semester
8. Surveys student athletes each semester as to the efficacy of the
    Athletic Program's academic support programs, maintaining the
    data across time to identify problems and successes
9. Reviews each spring summary data on values violations by
    student athletes as compared with those by the student body
    generally
10.Reviews each spring graduation rates and retention data
    provided by the Office of Institutional Research
11.Conducts exit interviews with graduating student athletes prior
    to commencement each semester.
12.Participates, on the occasion of vacancies, in head coach
    searches through the inclusion and participation of at least one
    member of the committee in the search process.

Composition (Faculty):Arts and Sciences (1)       Education (1)        Performing Arts (1)
Business (1)                    Law (1)                Nursing (1)
Divinity (1)                      Library (1)            Pharmacy (1)

Ex-Officio (non-voting):
Athletic Director; University NCAA Representative; Representative from the Faculty Senate; Student
Total: 9 voting; 4 non-voting

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