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Initial draft of UND's NCAA Self-Study now available online

Posted on 2/28/2011

As part of the University of North Dakota's Division I reclassification effort, the institution is required to complete a self-study and undergo a certification process of their institution and the athletics department. The University of North Dakota has completed an initial draft of a comprehensive self-study evaluating the institution and its department of intercollegiate athletics. The report is available for public review and comment at

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) requires all Division I schools to conduct self-studies every 10 years to provide faculty, staff and students, as well as the public, with an overview of the department and its relationship to the overall mission of the University.

UND's current self-study began in August 2010 with the formation of a university-wide steering committee. Three subcommittees were formed to explore the following areas: governance and rules compliance, academic integrity, gender issues, diversity issues and student-athlete well-being. The subcommittees comprised faculty, staff, student-athletes, coaches, community members, university and athletics department administrators, and members of student government.

The steering committee will take into consideration feedback provided by the public from February 28 through March 11. It will then finalize the report and forward it to the NCAA by April 29. The NCAA Committee on Athletic Certification will review the report and a peer review team will visit campus in Fall 2011. The NCAA Committee on Athletic Certification will finalize its findings by February 2012, and an announcement will be made publicly later in the spring of 2012.


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