UAlbany to Announce Results of NCAA Certification Self Study at Public
Contact: Heidi Weber (518) 437-4993
The University at Albany will hold two public forums to report the
findings of its recently completed National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) Certification Self Study, a process designed to ensure the NCAA's
fundamental commitment to integrity in intercollegiate athletics. The
public forums will be held on Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 375 of
the Campus Center and on Dec. 3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly
Hall of the Campus Center.
UAlbany, which recently completed its third year as a Division I institution,
began the NCAA Certification Self Study at the beginning of 2001. The
NCAA's certification requires that UAlbany address questions of policy
and procedure in four areas: Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance,
Academic Integrity, Fiscal Integrity and Equity, Welfare and Sportsmanship.
For each of these areas, UAlbany's draft report contains responses to
specific questions, an evaluation of the University's current policies,
procedures and activities and specific plans for improvement.
The findings, which will be considered in draft form prior to the public
forums, is currently posted on the University's Web site at http://www.albany.edu/ncaa/self_study.
At the forums, the public will have the opportunity to provide input
regarding the draft findings, which will then be considered for inclusion
in the final report anticipated to be available in January.
According to UAlbany's Vice President for Student Affairs James Doellefeld,
"UAlbany has been very proactive about planning for the NCAA Certification
Self Study since we made the transition to Division I status. The University
at Albany intends that success in athletics will be achieved within
the values of the campus' academic culture. The NCAA Self Study provides
UAlbany with a chance to reflect on our successes while continuing to
make improvements. Athletics is an important factor in the equation
to advance the quality of life for UAlbany students. We look forward
to many years of success in competition."
For more University at Albany information, visit our World Wide Web
site at http://www.albany.edu.
November 26, 2001
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