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  • Many college and university presidents by necessity are directly involved in the management and oversight of athletics on their campuses. Off the field, issues range from complying with Title IX, which has become shorthand for gender equity in school and college sports, to ensuring that academic values remain the core of a college athlete’s experience. A vital part of this oversight is the work of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, founded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 1989. Co-chaired by William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and R. Gerald Turner, president of Southern Methodist University, the commission’s charge is to ensure that intercollegiate athletic programs operate within the educational mission of their institutions.

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    April 25, 2018

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Commission on College Basketball Recommendations

    The thoughtful and far-reaching recommendations released today by the Commission on College Basketball provide a pathway to making meaningful and needed changes to intercollegiate athletics.

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    September 26, 2017

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    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on College Basketball Corruption Case

    Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the federal investigation into the college basketball corruption scheme.

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    December 13, 2016

    The Student-Athlete, Academic Integrity and Intercollegiate Athletics

    Intercollegiate athletics programs should be part of an institutional culture of integrity that stresses the primacy of the academic mission and ensures that student-athletes are first and foremost students in programs of higher education, says according to this new ACE paper.

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    September 21, 2015

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    A Closer Look at Black Male Student-Athletes

    ​Black male student-athletes, who comprise about nine percent of the 1.8 million full-time undergraduate men enrolled at colleges and universities with NCAA Division I teams, are the focus of the latest installment of Higher Ed Spotlight.

  • June 17, 2010

    Statement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Knight Commission Report

    In its new report, Restoring the Balance: Dollars, Values, and the Future of College Sports, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics builds on its previous research—as well as the good work of the NCAA and others—to lay out specific recommendations for enhancing transparency and accountability in the financing of intercollegiate athletics.

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    April 20, 2010

    TUESDAY BUZZ: Obama Administration Announces Revised Title IX Compliance Policy

    Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced a change to Title IX compliance requirements for colleges and universities, reversing a 2005 policy that allows institutions to comply by using electronic surveys to measure female students’ interest in athletics.

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    ACE Corporate Membership

    The ACE Corporate Membership program offers engagement opportunities and access to ACE leadership and members; communications and insights to help you understand how to better serve campuses throughout the country; year-round visibility and brand awareness; and special opportunities aligned with the ACE Annual Meeting, the nation’s premier higher education event.

  • Higher Ed Spotlight: Black Male Division I Basketball and Football Student-Athletes

    Black male student-athletes comprise roughly 9% of the 1.8 million full-time undergraduate men enrolled at colleges and universities with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I intercollegiate teams. Within athletics, black men make up 56% of basketball team members and 47% of football team members.

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    Myth: College Sports Are a Cash Cow

    Most colleges subsidize their athletics programs, sometimes to startling degrees. College sports can be a marvelous value experience and a focal point for community-building. But only a few colleges have programs that can provide such benefits without imposing significant costs on their institutions.


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