The Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC) advises the President of the University of Oregon on policies and practices of the Athletic Department and academic units as they affect academics on campus.
Charge and Responsibilities
The committee is charged with advising the President on all policies and practices related to the academic performance and welfare of student-athletes. The Committee may, at the President’s direction, engage broader issues regarding the relation of the athletics program to the overall mission of the university and NCAA or PAC-12 policies. Additionally, the IAAC is charged with bringing issues related to the academics of student-athletes to the Senate with recommendations for action as needed.
|committee member||department||SCHOOL/COLLEGE/ADMIN UNIT||position||term||committee position|
|Christoper Minson||Human Physiology||College of Arts and Sciences||Professor||'22-'23||Teaching Faculty, Appointed, Chair|
|Tom Lininger||School of Law||Professor||'22-'23||Teaching Faculty, Appointed|
|Troy Elias||School of Journalism and Communications||Associate Professor||'22-'23||Teaching Faculty, Appointed|
|Peter Warnek||Biology||College of Arts and Sciences||Associate Professor||'22-'23, '23-'24||Teaching Faculty, Elected|
|Vacant||Teaching Faculty, Elected|
|Paul Swangard||School of Journalism and Communications||Professor||'22-'23||Teaching Faculty, Elected|
|Anita Weiss||International Studies||College of Arts and Sciences||Professor||'21-'22, '22-'23||Teaching Faculty, Elected|
|Joshua Gordon||Lundquist College of Business||Senior Instructor||
|Faculty Athletics Representative|
|Stephanie Prentiss||Business Affairs Office||Student Billing Collector||'22-'23||Classified Staff, Elected|
|Lilly Mould||Women's Tennis||'22-'23||Student, Appointed by President|
|Finn O'Donnell||'22-'23||Student, Appointed by ASUO|
|Elise Ferreira||Volleyball||'22-'23||Student, Appointed by SAAC|
|Roger Thompson||Student Services and Enrollment Management||Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management||NA||Ex-Officio, Vice President for Enrollment Management|
|Kimberly Johnson||Undergraduate Education and Student Success||Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success||NA||Ex-Officio, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success|
|Steve Stolp||Services for Student-Athletes||Executive Director and Building Administration||NA||Ex-Officio, Director of Services for Student-Athletes|
|Da'Mon Merkerson||Athletics||Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging||NA||Ex-Officio, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging|
|Rob Mullens||Athletics||Director, Intercollegiate Athletics||NA||Ex-Officio, Intercollegiate Athletic Director|
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Chief Compliance Officer
|NA||Ex-Officio, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Chief Compliance|
There are eleven voting members – seven teaching faculty, broadly drawn from various academic units of the university, three students, and one classified staff member.
Faculty: Three of the faculty members shall be appointed by the President, three shall be elected, and one shall be the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR).
Students: One of the student members shall be appointed by the President, one shall be appointed by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO), and one shall be a varsity student-athlete selected by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Classified Staff: The classified staff member shall be elected.
Non-Voting Members: There are five ex officio, non-voting members – Vice President for Enrollment Management, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Director of Services for Student Athletes, Intercollegiate Athletic Director, and Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator.
a) Chair: Appointed by the University President from among the faculty members of the IAAC
b) Convener: chair
c) Staff: none
Length of Term
a) Non-Students (faculty, OA’s, OR’s, Classified): Two years, staggered
b) Students: One year
c) Ex Officio: Indefinite
a) For the Chair: none
b) For Committee Members: none
c) Ex officio: none
Frequency of Meetings
At least two times each academic term. Additional meetings to discuss specific items may be scheduled at the request of the President, the University Senate, the Chair, or a majority of the Committee.
The chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee is responsible for submitting an annual written report to the Senate President and the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than June 1. At a minimum, this report should contain a summary of the academic performance and welfare of student-athletes over the past academic year. The chair is also responsible for apprising the University Senate in a timely manner of any Committee actions requiring University Senate action.
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