UAlbany to Announce Results of NCAA Certification Self Study at Public Forums

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 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."

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November 26, 2001


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