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New Meetings added to Schedule

  • February 26, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Administration 102
  • March 8, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Administration 102 (if necessary)

Charge to Steering Committee

An important step in the process of USC Upstate’s certification for NCAA’s Division I is a comprehensive self-study. The self-study is intended to benefit the institution by providing an opportunity to increase awareness campus-wide, to affirm the positive aspects of intercollegiate athletics, and to prepare a plan to resolve any problems of the athletics program that are identified. The completed self-study report will be evaluated by a team of your peers from other NCAA colleges, universities, and conference offices.

The Athletics Self-Study Steering Committee is representative of key campus constituent groups and has the authority and responsibility to conduct a thorough self-study in accordance with the guidelines of the NCAA and to speak on behalf of the institution to the peer-review team and the NCAA Committee on Athletics Certification. The self-study is a high priority of the University and necessary support and resources will be provided. The Steering Committee has the authority to look critically at the institution's shortcomings, to recommend plans for improvement, and to speak on behalf of the institution to the peer-review team and to the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, which ultimately will make the decision regarding the institution's certification status.

The Steering Committee is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • To conduct a thorough self-study and generate a self-study report which adheres to all NCAA self-study requirements as set forth in the Certification Handbook and the Self-Study Instrument.
  • To facilitate the collection and organization of pertinent data.
  • To coordinate the activities of the subcommittees and monitor the progress of the self-study.
  • To maintain a written record.
  • To communicate the work of the Steering Committee to the campus community and the media.
  • To provide the University community with the opportunity to provide input into the report.
  • To collect, organize, and evaluate data provided by the subcommittees and compile a final report.
  • To adhere to the NCAA timeline for the athletics certification process and to submit the self-study report to the NCAA no later than April 30, 2010.
  • To determine the necessity of a response to the CAC (NCAA Committee) report and, if necessary, prepare a response.
  • To prepare for and participate in the Peer Review Team (PRT) visit.
  • To prepare a response to Peer Review Team report.

For questions and comments contact Dr. Diane M. Daane, Chair of the Steering Committee.