Athletics

The Role of the Faculty in the Governance of College Athletics

Statement addressing the general allocation of authority in the governance of athletics. It emphasizes the obligation of the faculty to ensure academic primacy in an institution’s athletic program.

Are We There Yet?

Thirty-seven years later, Title IX hasn't fixed it all.

Misplaced Priorities

USA Today finds that at many institutions, athletic programs continue to receive large subsidies--even while instructional budgets are being cut. 

Statement on Intercollegiate Athletics

Statement urging reform of intercollegiate athletics. All colleges and universities would benefit from the adoption of a national set of standards that would protect athletes from exploitation and would place expenditures on and administration of athletic programs under the regular governance procedures of the institution.

Why the Athletic Director Wept

He wept. He sobbed uncontrollably and unashamedly. The six-foot-ten twenty-two-year-old did so in front of hundreds of onlookers in the middle of the gymnasium floor.

He cried not because the weight of the sins of the world had been placed upon his shoulders. He hadn’t lost a loved one or suffered wounded pride or a season-ending injury. He did not have a broken heart.

Rutgers, Inc., or How Thorstein Veblen Explains Today’s Policies in Higher Education

On April 3, 2013, Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusing his players. The university’s president had discovered the abuse in November 2012. This delay is representative of the wider institutional culture in modern American universities.

Losing Focus: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2013-14

The March-April issue of Academe consists of the Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession (commonly known as the "salary survey.") The main report, assessing trends in full-time faculty compensation over the past year, is available to all readers. The report's appendices, containing information on compensation at specific institutions, is available only to AAUP members.

See this year's report, Losing Focus: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2013-14.

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