Helping sports organization solve integrity, growth, and development challenges

Comprehensive Integrity Assessment

Presenting Circumstances

  • Senior institutional officer desires comprehensive review of athletics department policies and systems to ensure best practices; and/or

  • Athletics department is confronting any of the following challenges:

    • allegation or finding of non-compliance with governance association rules

    • litigation or complaints related to athletics department practices or coach behavior

    • auditor or senior management concerns with the integrity of administrative systems

    • low retention and/or graduation rates

Overview of Consultant Deliverables

  • Review of all written athletics department policies and procedures for conformance with best practices

  • Review of all personnel systems: hiring, orientation, training, evaluation and professional development of employees for the purpose of assessing diversity and conformance with best practices 

  • Work with senior staff to develop survey to sample staff, student-athletes and other stakeholders to gather data concerning the current status of operating systems, diversity within the organization and the identification of organizational concerns

  • For NCAA Division I institutions, guide staff through full preparation for NCAA Division I certification

  • For non-NCAA Division I institutions, guide staff through the following self-assessments:

    • a full Title IX self-evaluation and review of gender equity plans

    • minority issues and student-athlete well-being

    • academic integrity assessment including review of academic support programs

    • review of governance and rules compliance systems

  • Work with senior staff to create reports that allow the athletics director to regularly review critical indicators related to all integrity issues:  academic integrity, gender equity, personnel diversity and other minority issues, rules compliance and student-athlete well-being.

  • Based on the policies and procedures review, an analysis of interviews, survey and other data provided by the organization, recommendations will be developed for:

    • policy and/or procedure revisions

    • staff reorganization and/or additions

    • programmatic and/or operating system changes

    • educational interventions

  • Formal presentation, upon request, of results to athletics staff, faculty oversight body and/or executive officers of institution