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Changing from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II Brown-Bag Seminar McKendree University September 8, 2010 Student Population Segments on Lebanon Campus Percentage of Undergraduate Students 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Athletes Female Education Business Arts & Sciences 2 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Basic Comparison of Undergraduates Lebanon Campus 2009-2010 Non-Athletes Athletes Information Number of students 787 580 % Female 56.7 33.2 Median ACT Score 23 23 3 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 GPA Comparison of Athletes and Non- Athletes Term Non-Athletes Athletes 2007 Fall 2.84 2.87 2007 Spring 2.94 2.97 2008 Fall 2.87 2.88 2008 Spring 2.91 2.93 2009 Fall 2.88 2.89 2009 Spring 3.01 2.93 4 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Retention Rate Comparison of Athletes and Non-Athletes Cohort Year Fall to Fall Retention Rate (%) All Students Athletes 2007 70 67 2008 78 78 5 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Graduation Rate Comparison of Athletes and Non-Athletes Graduation Cohort Six Year Graduation Rates Year Year All Students Athletes 2008 2002 70 79 2009 2003 59 62 6 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Reasons for McKendree to join the NCAA Division II Our university continues to grow in every way. It is time to take the next growth step with our athletics program. The NCAA is a very recognizable and will help us in our recruiting efforts for both students and student-athletes. Based on this recognizability, NCAA membership will enhance the credibility and also the quality across the board of McKendree’s athletic programs as well as sport-related majors: Physical Education, Athletic Training, and Sport Management (under development). NCAA membership will further promote the identity of McKendree University in Southern Illinois. 7 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Reasons for McKendree to join the NCAA Division II continued Membership in the NCAA will open up opportunities for potential sponsors and advertisers. We feel confident that membership in the NCAA will help grow our university endowment fund and further encourage alumni and others to participate in our annual and capital fund-raising campaigns. On the athletic field of competition, NCAA membership will pit McKendree against high quality, regional and more universally recognized institutions. 8 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Why NCAA Division II? What About the Other NCAA Divisions? The Following are the Requirements or Norms for the various NCAA Divisions: Comparison Division I Division II Division III Athletic Budgets Large Moderate Moderate to Small Athletic Facilities Large Moderate Moderate to Small Scholarships Major Support Some Support No Support Min. No. of Sports 16 10 8 Local Example: Univ. Missouri Maryville Univ. Washington Univ. This information indicates that Division II is the Best Fit for McKendree University. 9 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Information about the Change from NAIA to NCAA Division II Time course of change. Increased emphasis on compliance. Administrative and Oversight changes. Differences between NAIA and NCAA. 10 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Time Frame for the Change to NCAA Division II NAIA NCAA School Eligibility for Post-Season Membership Membership Year Honors or Championships Member Candidate I 2010-2011 Yes Terminating Member Candidate II 2011-2012 No*+ Unaffiliated Provisional 2012-2013 No+ Unaffiliated Member 2013-2014 Yes *The NAIA ban on post-season honors and championships is being appealed. +Arrangements for post-season tournaments and games are being explored. There is a Waiver Process in the NCAA enabling limited championship opportunities. 11 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 NCAA Compliance A key difference of the NCAA from the NAIA is the compliance required by the NCAA for their rules and regulations. For example, the following are carefully controlled: Practice times, Squad size, Number of Scholarships, Number and gender of sports, Use of banned drugs and stimulants, Grades and eligibility, and Recruiting practices. NCAA has procedures in place to ensure compliance using self- reporting and onsite testing and inspections. 12 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Administrative Changes We are incorporating NCAA regulations and administrative structures as soon as possible. Athletic Administration (NCAA): Dr. Todd Reynolds—Director of Athletics Kim Smallheer—Director of Compliance Melissa Ringhausen—Senior Women’s Administrator Dr. Peter Will—Faculty Athletic Representative 13 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 NCAA-Mandated Committees Compliance Committee Athletic Program Oversight Committee Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 14 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Compliance Committee The role of this committee is to evaluate and help assure compliance with NCAA Division II procedures, rules, and regulations. The following are the current members of this committee: Kim Smallheer—Compliance Officer and Chair Deborah Larson—Registrar Beth Juehne—Financial Aid Dr. Peter Will—Faculty Athletic Representative Josie Blasdel—Admissions Scott Billhartz—Development Paul Zinck—Business Office 15 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Athletics Program Oversight Committee The role of the Athletics Program Oversight Committee is to provide an independent internal review of the Athletics Program. Members of this committee are: Dr. Tami Eggleston—Associate Dean and College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Jean Sampson—School of Business Dr. Ann Collins—College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Darryn Diuguid—School of Education Dr. Deanne Riess—School of Nursing and Health Professions Mr. Jeff Campbell—Director of Alumni Relations 16 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee The role of this committee is to represent student-athletes in the governance and oversight of the athletics program. The committee has a representative from each intercollegiate sports teams (men’s and women’s teams are represented). 17 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 2010-2011 Member Sport Ashley Agee Women’s Basketball Danielle Belobraydick Women’s Bowling Emily Cimarolli Women’s Tennis Blake DeLong Men’s Cross Country & Track and Field Kayla Fowler Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field Byron Gettis Football Stephanie Harris Women’s Golf Eric Hobbie Men’s Basketball Douglas Mennerick Men’s Tennis Lindsey Ponder Women’s Soccer Joshua Rathmann Baseball Chris Ray Men’s Bowling Tom Ward Men’s Soccer 18 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Comparison of NAIA Core Values and NCAA Division II Attributes NAIA Core Values NCAA Division II Champions of Character Attributes Respect Learning Integrity Resourcefulness Responsibility Balance Servant Leadership Service Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Passion 19 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Comparison of McKendree University and Typical NCAA Division II Institutions Feature McKendree University NCAA Division II (2009-2010) Average* (2007-2008) Total Undergraduates 2,312 4,522 Male Athletes 389 234 Female Athletes 191 136 Total Athletes** 580 370 Number of Sports** 19 14.5 *Includes some institutions without football. **Includes Ice Hockey and Bowling. 20 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Changing to NCAA Division II will Impact Various Practices Involving Students Conferences—new conferences will have a scheduling impact over the next three years (fewer home games) and will necessitate developing new rivalries. Teams and Scholarships—our Junior Varsity and Club teams may be changed by NCAA scholarship and student-aid regulations. Academic Eligibility Requirements—first year students and transfer student regulations will change. 21 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Athletic Conference Changes School AMC MSFA GLVC NCAA Other Affiliations Year NAIA NAIA NCAA Regional 2010-2011 Yes Yes No No Bowling & Ice Hockey 2011-2012 Yes? Yes? No No Bowling & Ice Hockey 2012-2013 No No Yes? Wrestling? Bowling & Ice Hockey? 2013-2014 No No Yes Wrestling? Bowling & Ice Hockey? 22 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Potential New Conference Great Lakes Valley Conference Member Schools* Bellarmine University (KY) University of Missouri St. Louis Drury University (MO) Northern Kentucky University University of Illinois-Springfield Quincy University (IL) University of Indianapolis (IN) Rockhurst University (MO) Kentucky Wesleyan University St. Joseph’s College (IN) Lewis University (IL) University of Southern Indiana Maryville University (MO) University of Wisconsin Parkside Missouri Science and Technology William Jewell College (MO) *Few institutions have football, wrestling, ice hockey and bowling. 23 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Athletic Teams and Scholarships Comparison Men Women NCAA Division II* Teams: 6.9 7.6 Scholarships: 36.9 27.4 McKendree University** Teams: 10 9 Scholarships: 69.7 36.0 *Includes institutions without football. **Includes Ice Hockey and Bowling. 24 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 NAIA Academic Eligibility for First-Year Students Graduate from an accredited high school. Comply with two of the following: Earn a 2.000 GPA overall. Graduate in the upper half of their high school class. Score an 18 or greater in the Enhanced ACT. 25 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 NCAA DII Academic Eligibility for First-Year Students For students enrolling in a Division II college between now and July 31, 2013, and who want to participate in athletics or receive an athletics scholarship during their first year, they must: Graduate from high school; Complete these 14 core courses: i. 3 years of English ii. 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) iii. 2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by their high school) iv. 2 additional years of English, math, or natural or physical science v. 2 years of social science vi. 3 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, non-doctrinal religion or philosophy); Earn a 2.000 grade-point average or better in the core courses; and Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68. 26 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 GPA Eligibility Comparison for Academic Progress Classification: Sophomores Juniors Seniors NAIA attempted Up to 27.9 Credits 28 to 59.9 Credits 60 or more Credits NAIA GPA 1.750 1.900 2.000 NCAA DII earned Up to 24 Credits 24 to 48 Credits 72 or more Credits NCAA DII GPA 1.800 1.900 2.000 27 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010 Information Available NAIA manuals are available online at http://naia.cstv.com/. NCAA manual is available on reserve in Holman Library and is also online at http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal. Student-Athlete Handbook is on reserve in Holman Library, and is available from Division or School Chairs and from faculty secretaries. 28 Brown Bag Seminar 9/8/2010
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