University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ATHLETICS
Advisory Committee on Athletics provides consultation and advice to the
President, the senior administrator responsible for athletics, and the
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on policies and other major decisions.
All policies formulated by the Advisory Committee on Athletics will be reported
to the Twin Cities members of the Senate Consultative Committee for action and
to the Twin Cities Delegation for information after the Twin Cities members of
the Senate Consultative Committee have acted. The Twin Cities Delegation has the
authority to reverse or modify a decision by the Twin Cities members of the
Senate Consultative Committee.
Advisory Committee on Athletics shall consist of the following voting members:
a Chair, who must be a tenured Twin Cities faculty member, who holds no
administrative appointment higher than department chair or head, appointed by
the President after consultation with the Faculty Committee on Committees, for a
term of one year;
five (5) Twin Cities members of the faculty or academic staff (at least three of
whom shall be members of the tenured faculty), appointed by the President after
consultation with the faculty members of the Faculty Committee on Committees,
for terms of three (3) years;
the Faculty Representatives to the NCAA;
the chair of the Faculty Academic Oversight Committee on Intercollegiate
Athletics, or a member designated by that committee;
four (4) Twin Cities students, two of whom will be appointed by the President
after consultation with the Student Committee on Committees, for terms of one
year, and two of whom will be selected by the representatives of students in the
intercollegiate athletic program for terms of one year;
two graduates of the University, appointed by the President after appropriate
consultation for terms of three (3) years;
one University Twin Cities civil service employee, appointed by the Civil
Service Committee for a term of three (3) years.
appointments are subject to approval by the Twin Cities Delegation. No one,
other than the faculty representatives, may serve more than six (6) consecutive
years on this committee.
Director of Athletics, the Director of Academic Counseling and the Director of
Compliance shall serve as non-voting ex officio members.
Advisory Committee on Athletics will advise and consult with the President, the
responsible senior administrators, and the Director of Athletics on policies
and major decisions relating to intercollegiate athletics at the University.
Regents policy delegates immediate administration of the athletics departments
to the President, the central administration, and the Director of Athletics;
this committee has no direct role in the day-to-day management of the
department. These by-laws delegate responsibility for academic and compliance
issues to the Faculty Oversight Committee; this committee has no involvement in
committee has the following responsibilities:
The committee will advise the Director of Athletics regarding policies and major
decisions relating to their programs and operations, except for matters within
the authority of the Faculty Academic Oversight Committee on Intercollegiate
When requested by the Faculty Academic Oversight Committee on Intercollegiate
Athletics, the committee will assist that committee in carrying out its
The committee will advise and consult on issues of equity and student
The committee will advise and consult regarding the finances of the athletics
The committee will advise and consult regarding the physical facilities and
services and their use.
The committee will advise and consult on personnel matters of the athletics
The committee (or its representative) will participate in searches for the
Director of Athletics and for major coaching appointments and for Directors of
Academic Counseling and Compliance and will participate in any periodic
comprehensive performance reviews of those positions.
The committee will advise the President and the faculty representatives
regarding the positions that should be taken on behalf of the University in the
NCAA and in other external bodies.
The committee will advise and consult regarding the activities of booster clubs
and other support organizations.
The committee will perform such other functions as the Twin Cities Delegation
committee reports to the Twin Cities members of the Faculty Consultative
Committee at least once each semester, this report may be in writing or
presented in person by the Chair and a suitable delegation.
least once a year, the voting members of the Committee will meet privately with
the President to give their candid evaluation of the management of the
departments. The voting members of the committee may also request a private
meeting with the President and/or with the Twin Cities members of the Faculty
Consultative Committee to discuss any matters of concern to them. The ex
officio members shall not attend such meetings, unless requested to do so by
vote of the committee.
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