ATTENDING:Jim Antes, William Berhmann, Charlie
Bridgeford, Judy DeMers, Ray Diez, Jon Jackson, Sue Jeno, Amanda Kaler, Susan
Nelson, Glenn Olsen, Donna Pearson, Betty Ralston, Lowell Schweigert, Bruce Smith, Paul Todhunter
Guest:Alice Brekke, Budget Director and Assistant
to the President
Ray Diez called the meeting
to order at in the Memorial Room of
the Memorial Union.
Minutes:Judy DeMers moved the minutes from the September 18, 2007, meeting be approved as
submitted.Sue Jeno seconded.Motion carried.
DI Proforma:Alice Brekke, Budget Director and Assistant
to the President, distributed copies of the Proforma which showed budget
predictions through 2012-13.Ms. Brekke
explained that the Proforma is a dynamic document and will be continually
changed and updated as new information becomes available.Regular reports will be made to all of the stakeholders
as these decisions are made.Either
Alice Brekke or Cory Hilliard will give quarterly updates to the IAC.Glenn Olsen questioned whether the revenue
projections were realistic.Alice Brekke
stated that inflationary figures were built into the report, but that it would
be reviewed regularly and changes made as deemed appropriate.Charlie Bridgeford asked what the ratio of
institutional provided money to athletic provided money would be under this
plan.Alice Brekke replied that in 2007,
UND athletics received 22% of its funding from the institution and 78% from its
own sources.The DI average is 65%
institutional and 35% athletics.The
projected goal in the Proforma for 2012 is 43% institutional and 57% athletics.
Jeno reported that the DI Transition Advisory Committee met on October
16.It was determined that the committee
would concentrate on developing a strategic plan to submit to the NCAA by
the June 1, 2008
Jeno will be serving on the executive committee for the WCHA.A major topic of discussion is that WayneState will be dropping DI
hockey.This will impact BemidjiState and other schools in the
faculty member of the IAC has been asked to work with about 50
student-athletes and their coaches to address academic and student life
issues.At the last IAC meeting,
the members present chose which sport or sports they wanted to work
with.The balance of the sports
were assigned as follows: Susan Nelson – men’s and women’s swimming; Jon
Jackson – football offense; Donna Pearson – football defense; Bruce Smith
– baseball and softball.One of their
tasks will be to assist with exit interviews which will be a requirement
as UND transitions to DI.Sue Jeno
will get more information out to IAC members soon.
Athletic Department Updates:
Ralston reported that Janet Judge from Sports Law Associates has been on
campus conducting a gender equity study.A report with recommendations is expected by the end of December.
Paul Todhunter asked how often gender equity studies are conducted.Betty Ralston said this is the first
outside study conducted by UND but that they should be done every 5
years.As part of the DI move, a
self-study will be due to the NCAA by May 1, 2011.The NCAA will be making the decision to certify UND as DI in
February of 2012.If UND does not
follow the gender equity recommendations, it could put certification in
positions are currently open in Athletics.Interviews were completed on October 16 for the Director of
Athletic Academic Services. Judy DeMers and Amanda Kaler served on the
committee.Kyle Brennan was offered
the job as Director of Compliance.He initially accepted the position and then withdrew.The position is being reopened with the
possibility of an Assistant AD title to attract more quality candidates.Athletics is also seeking an Associate
AD/CFO.Alice Brekke is chairing
the committee.Applications closed
October 12. Susan Nelson asked if
the marketing position was being filled.Betty Ralston said that position would be addressed when the
Athletic Director was back in the office.
Betty Ralston passed out copies of the
preliminary Academic Progress Rate (APR) Institutional Report.The report is critical to DI teams since
scholarships can be lost if teams do not meet NCAA guidelines.At this time, only men’s and women’s
hockey are DI and neither team is having any problems.
Track and field will no longer have an early
signing deadline.Recruits can now
be signed from February – August.
Betty Ralston will represent Athletics at the
Enrollment Services open house on November 3.
The next meeting is scheduled
for November 20 at in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union.Ray Diez asked members to submit any items
for the agenda to him.The meeting