NAAC Announces Third Round of Reasonable Standards
Oct. 17, 2012
CLEVELAND – The National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) has released its third round of NCAA Division I industry compliance standards within three areas of current NCAA legislation. The “Reasonable Standards” are intended to establish a model for all institutions to follow as it relates to monitoring their compliance with specific NCAA rules and providing education on those rules.
The three Reasonable Standards released by the Association are in the areas of
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For the first time, the Reasonable Standards Committee is also releasing supplemental saterials. These materials, while not required to comply with the Reasonable Standards, provide guidance to institutions seeking to implement the standards on their campuses. These supplemental materials will be an ongoing effort and will include sample forms and guidance for those seeking to implement the standards and offer optional activities an institution may implement if the monitoring, education or documentation activities outlined in the standard raise an issue that merits further review.
Here are a few sample forms:
“We are pleased to be releasing standards on three issues within NCAA rules that we feel will benefit NAAC members as they seek to manage these issues on their campuses. The Reasonable Standards Committee would like to thank our membership for the feedback they provided as well as the NCAA staff who partnered with us during the feedback process, particularly the NCAA Enforcement staff which gave our committee invaluable feedback as we developed these standards,” said NAAC Executive Committee Member and Reasonable Standards Committee Chair Elizabeth Heinrich, associate athletics director for compliance at Michigan. “We are also very excited about the work done by our Supplemental Resources group to provide our membership with practical tools with which to implement the Reasonable Standards. The Reasonable Standards Committee is looking forward to continuing to expand the resources we are providing to NAAC members.”
The NAAC Reasonable Standards are a model that will assist institutions in understanding the expected industry standard for monitoring and education. NAAC is continuing its work on future reasonable standards within other areas of NCAA legislation for future release. To learn more on the Reasonable Standards listed below, click here.
Round 1 (Sept. 2010): Countable Athletically Related Activities, Complimentary Admissions and Recruiting Contacts and Evaluations.
Round 2 (June 2011): Financial Support from Outside Sources for Student-Athletes’ Education Expenses, Playing and Practice Season Declarations and Recruiting Correspondence with Prospective Student-Athletes.
NAAC is a member driven organization comprised of athletics professionals whose mission is to improve the overall understanding and effectiveness of the athletics compliance profession, while upholding the ideals of higher education. Mark your calendars for Wednesday-Thursday, June 12-13 for the 2013 NAAC Convention, which will take place at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
About NAAC: NAAC is in its 15th year and serves as the professional and educational association of senior compliance administrators. For more information on NAAC, please visit www.naaccompliance.com. Since 1998, NAAC has been administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 12 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.