Brekke, Ray Diez, Jon Jackson, Sue Jeno, Josh Morton, Glenn Olsen, Donna
Pearson, Betty Ralston,
Recorder: Bev Hopman
Ray Diez called the meeting to order at in the Memorial Room of the Memorial Union.
Minutes: No additions or changes were made to the minutes from the October 16, 2007, meeting. The minutes were filed as submitted.
Priority Registration: Betty Ralston stated that student-athletes currently receive priority registration. She said with the move to DI it is important to maintain priority registration to help meet APR standards and to work around team practice times. The Registrar has indicated that the recommendation for early registration should come from the IAC. Jon Jackson moved that UND grant priority registration to student-athletes. Glenn Olsen seconded. Sue Jeno asked whether all student-athletes needed early registration and whether they needed to register before all other students. Jon Jackson compared student-athletes to students in the Honors Program. Glenn Olsen said Trio and McNair students also receive early registration. It was stressed that student-athletes are the only ones receiving early registration that are also monitored to make certain they are maintaining an acceptable GPA and making progress toward graduation. Motion carried. Sue Jeno and Betty Ralston will work with Ray Diez to craft a statement requesting early registration for student-athletes and present it to the IAC for review at the January meeting. It will then be presented to the University Senate Executive Committee.
Athletic Director/IAC Role: Steve Brekke, Jon Jackson, Sue Jeno, Amanda Kaler and Betty Ralston are members of the Athletic Director search committee. The first meeting was held on November 20 and a tentative time line was discussed. An ad will be placed in January and on campus interviews will take place right after Spring Break. Bev Hopman will e-mail copies of the previous ad and a current job description to the IAC members. Committee members are asked to contact Sue Jeno with characteristics, qualifications or experience that should be included in the ad or job description.
Glenn Olsen moved that the IAC recommend the Director of Athletics report directly to the President. Lowell Schweigert seconded. This motion was discussed at length. Betty Ralston and Sue Jeno said the search committee was informed that no change in reporting lines would take place. Betty Ralston also expressed concern that if the IAC made the recommendation at this time it might be interpreted as more dissention within Athletics. It was recommended that it would be better to address this issue with the new president. Glenn Olsen withdrew his motion. Lowell Schweigert withdrew his second. The topic will be added to February’s IAC agenda.
Director of Compliance Search: Betty Ralston said there were no qualified candidates in the last search for a Director of Compliance. There will be another search in the spring when more qualified candidates should be available.
Athletic Department Updates:
There will be no IAC
meeting in December. The next meeting is
The meeting adjourned at