PULLMAN, Wash. — Drafts from Washington State University’s self review of its own intercollegiate athletic programs should be completed by subcommittees May 15, said Rom Markin, chair of the committee working on the university’s certification study.
Since September about 70 university students, faculty and staff and community members have been working on four subcommittees: Equity, Welfare and Sportsmanship, chaired by Milton Lang, special assistant to the president; Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance, chaired by Eric Spangenberg, marketing faculty member; Fiscal Integrity, chaired by Deborah Carlson, associate (capital) budget director-CAP; and Academic Integrity, chaired by Doug Baker, vice provost for academic affairs.
Markin said the study is required on a periodic basis by the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I Committee on Athletics Certification.
“Each subcommittee’s work involves research and evaluation of WSU Intercollegiate Athletics practices within each of the areas,” Markin said. NCAA sets procedures and protocols that must be adhered to and reported in the final report for each of the four areas.
He expects final reports by Aug. 15. During the fall semester, the reports will be circulated within the WSU community. Evaluation and feedback will be collected, and the final report presented to WSU President V. Lane Rawlins in mid-October.
The report then is submitted to the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification. Later a site visitation from the NCAA certification committee will be set for three days in February. During the visit, the NCAA group will meet self-study committee members, athletic personnel, players, athletic administrators and others. Shortly after the visit, the university will be informed regarding the disposition of the self-study review, Markin said.
The self-study committee is interested in input and suggestions from the campus community and public. A Web site, NCAA Certification Self-Study , has been developed to explain the nature and progress of the committee’s work and to provide the opportunity to submit comments and suggestions.