August 19, 2008


ATTENDING:James Antes, Judy DeMers, Brian Faison, Greg Gagnon, Gail Ingwailson, Daniella Irle, Sue Jeno, Susan Nelson, Bruce Smith, Paul Todhunter


Guest:Jeff Blake, Athletic Business Manager

Recorder:Bev Hopman


Sue Jeno called the meeting to order at 4:06 p.m. in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union.†† Those in attendance introduced themselves.


Minutes:Judy DeMers moved the minutes from the May 14, 2008, meeting be approved as submitted.Jim Antes seconded.Motion carried.


FAR Update:Sue Jeno reported that student-athlete orientation for football, volleyball and soccer has been completed.The rest of the student-athletes will meet on August 25.The teams have been divided among the IAC faculty members and each faculty member is encouraged to attend the August 25th sessions to get introduced to their respective teams.IAC faculty team assignments are as follows:


Football Offense


Jon Jackson

Football Defense


Gail Ingwalson

M & W Basketball, Volleyball


Greg Gagnon

M & W Hockey


Judy DeMers

Softball & Baseball


Bruce Smith

M & W Swimming and Diving


Susan Nelson

WCC & Track, M & W Golf


Jim Antes

MCC & Track, Tennis


Paul Todhunter



Glenn Olsen


Judy DeMers asked what the expectations were of the IAC members with respect to their assigned teams.Sue Jeno said they were to serve as each teamís contact to the IAC, be available to help with issues as they arise in each sport, serve as an additional faculty contact, assist or serve on coach search committees and other ways as requested by the compliance director.Input from the IAC will help demonstrate institutional control to the NCAA.


Skate for the Cure has been cancelled for now, due to conflicts with the team jersey contracts.


Committee Chair:Sue Jeno nominated Susan Nelson to serve as chair of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee.Bruce Smith seconded.The vote was unanimous in favor of electing Susan Nelson committee chair.


Athletic Department Updates:



Daniella Irle said Kara Helmig, the new assistant athletic director, has DI experience.The two of them will work together to educate coaches, staff and boosters on the new DI environment.For boosters, the guideline to follow when dealing with student-athletes is to ask before you act.Head coaches and assistant coaches will attend monthly meetings to be educated on the DI rules and regulations.


New Business:


Policy and Procedures Manual:The updates for the Athletic Department Policy and Procedures manual were passed out to the committee.Bev Hopman will get manuals to the two new committee members.


Old Business:


Missed Class Policy:This issue will be discussed after the new assistant athletic director/compliance has had the opportunity to review the policy that was proposed at the May meeting.


The meetings for fall semester were set for the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.The dates will be Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.


The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.