Resolution on Faculty Athletic Representative

Whereas the operation of the University benefits from consultation between the administration and faculty governance for appointments of faculty to key oversight positions and

Whereas such a practice is followed, among others, in the appointment of faculty to decanal evaluation committees with the presentation from shared governance bodies of a list from which the administration chooses the faculty members and

Whereas the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA), an alliance of 57 university faculty senates representing member senates at universities participating in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly Division 1A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), has published best practices in their white paper Framing the Future: Reforming Intercollegiate Athletics (2007) and

Whereas such practices include the recommendation that "The Faculty Athletic Representative... should be appointed by the University President based on recommendation by the campus faculty governance body (COIA, 2007, p. 11)." and

Whereas a survey published in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport found that the majority of Faculty Athletic Representatives were appointed by the university president after consultation with and approval of the campus faculty governance body

Therefore be it resolved that the NBFC asks the President to appoint the faculty representative for a definite term only after consultation with the Council about both the criteria and the individual to be appointed.