UNC administrators are making an effort to include student-athletes in the policies around the academic-athletic scandal.
This past spring, the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group, which spent two years updating academic policies for student athletes, closed out its work and implemented the Student-Athlete Academic Process Review Group. This new group will monitor and evaluate policies and processes for student athletes every semester.
“The group will be separate from, but have a liaison with, the Faculty Athletics Committee,” said professor Andrew Perrin, special assistant to the provost and dean for accreditation and curricular innovation. “FAC is an elected body of faculty, independent of administration, that handles policy and monitoring academic issues with respect to student-athletes.”
A goal of the new review group is to encourage student-athletes to take an active role in the dialogue surrounding the policies that affect them. Their involvement is key to the group’s success, said Deborah Clarke, special consultant to the provost.