2004 NCAA Certification
Complete 2004 NCAA Certification Self Study in PDF Format
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In 1993 the NCAA membership approved a process for institutions to review their athletics programs relative to the principles of the NCAA and implemented the process we now know as Certification. The original plan called for all Division I institutions to be certified once every five years; subsequently, after every institution was certified, the timetable was changed to once every 10 years beginning with the 2nd cycle of evaluations.
LMU was certified in 1997 and scheduled for the 2nd cycle in 2004. Fr. Lawton appointed a Steering Committee chaired by Fr. Al Koppes, O. Carm., Acting Academic Vice President. In addition, three subcommittees were appointed to study each of three major operating principles; (1) Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance, (2) Academic Integrity and (3) Equity, Welfare and Sportsmanship.
The purpose of Certifications is to ensure the NCAA's fundamental commitment to integrity in the operations of each institution's athletics department. The process of Certification includes:
Self study and written report by a broad based committee of institutional staff which is appointed by the President of LMU and charged with review and identification of deficiency and take steps to correct and deficiencies
Review of the report and campus visit by an external committee of peers, Peer Review Team (PRT) whose purpose is to verify accuracy, confirm broad based participation in the review, and confirm conformity to the Operating Principles.
Each Operating Principle was studied throughout 2003-04 and the report was submitted to the PRT in July. The Certification Report is placed on our website for the general public and anyone else interested to review. The Athletics Department believes this ability to review it offers a unique opportunity to educate and inform across the campus and various Athletics constituencies the athletics programs' goals and purposes, the many challenges facing athletics, and the ways in which athletics supports the institutional mission.
The Athletics Department welcomes comments and feedback. All comments should be forwarded to Fr. Al Koppes, O. Carm. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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