NCAA Certification Process
Eastern Michigan University is in the process of a year-long effort to conduct a comprehensive study of its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The certification happens once every decade. Specific areas that will be studied include:
- Governance and commitment to rules compliance
- Academic integrity
- Gender equity
- Student-athlete well-being
The self-study document was completed and submitted to the NCAA in May 2011. Division I NCAA certification was again received in February 2013. This website details the process and related information.
The Process and Background
The self-study was required to take place outside the athletics department, so it was conducted by the campus community. There were five subcommittees, which began meeting in 2010 and completed initial draft reports of the five areas in early January 2011. Each subcommittee comprised a cross-section of campus and included faculty, staff and students. The chair for the overall certification process was Walter Kraft, Vice President for Communications.
- The athletics department again receives Division I NCAA certification in February 2013.
- The final self-study report was posted to this website in May 2011.
- An update was presented to the Board of Regents (PDF) at its April meeting.
- Report drafts were completed and posted to this website in early April 2011.
- An update to the process was presented to the Board of Regents (PDF) in February 2010.
- A presentation made to the Board of Regents in September 2010 is available as a PDF document here.
- Further information and background on the certification process is found in this article.
The process began in 2010. The University's self-study report was completed in May 2011. The process will be completed with the NCAA certification announcement in February 2012. Complete details are here.
Open Q&A Session
While all of the NCAA certification subcommittees represented a broad cross-section of the campus community, we were interested in even more public participation in the process. An open questions and answers session regarding the draft reports was held at the Student Center on April 18.
Questions about the NCAA Certification Process should be referred to Walter Kraft, Vice President for Communications, at 734.487.6895 or email@example.com.