Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics

[ Sessions and audio with faculty on athletics issues; faculty governance; academic integrity; and strategies ]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics hosted the Faculty Summit on Intercollegiate Athletics at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2007. The summit included a presentation of findings from the Faculty Perceptions of Intercollegiate Athletics Survey. The survey presentation served as the context for panelists and interactive sessions relating to the role of faculty engagement in athletics issues, faculty governance, academic integrity, case studies of athletics crises, and strategies for faculty to consider.

Georgetown President and Knight Commission Member Jack DeGioia presented a keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association on November 9, 2007. Click here to read the remarks (in MS Word).

Multimedia files.

Presentation/Highlight of Survey Findings.
General Session: In 2007, what do faculty members really think about college sports, and why are – or aren’t – they engaged with issues affecting academics and athletics.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Faculty Governance roles.
(Audio: mp3).
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Faculty, Academic Integrity, and Athletics.
(Audio: mp3).
BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Case Study of Crises Spurring Faculty Involvement.
(Audio: mp3).

What actions can faculty members take on their own campuses to ensure integrity in athletics, as well as to enhance the value of athletics in campus life.