Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men

Handbook of Operating Procedures 3-4010

Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men

The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Sponsor: Office of the President
September 1, 1991

 


 

The Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men shall advise the President, through the Vice President for Administration, on all matters of policy, personnel, and programs for intercollegiate athletics for men. The President is responsible for the conduct of intercollegiate athletics for men at The University of Texas at Austin, and all recommendations of the Council are advisory to the President.

 

Faculty members of the Council shall review annually the academic performance and progress of student athletes and shall have access to academic records and to academic counselors or other athletics department personnel as necessary and appropriate to carry out these faculty members' general academic advisory responsibilities. Faculty on the Council shall report annually to the Faculty Senate on academic and other matters of relevance to the General Faculty.

 

As a matter of established University policy, athletics department personnel are prohibited from violating any rule or regulation of an organization having regulatory authority over the intercollegiate athletics activities of the institution with respect to recruitment of student athletes. Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. As a budgeted auxiliary enterprise, no general revenue funds are, or may be, used for intercollegiate athletics activities purposes.

 

The Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men shall be composed of nine voting members as follows: a student of The University, an ex-student of The University, two Regental appointees, and five members of the General Faculty of The University. Deans and other academic administrators directly responsible for the certification of student athletes' academic progress shall not be eligible to serve on the Council.

 

  1. The student member of the Council shall be appointed by the chief administrative officer of The University to a one-year term which shall begin at the start of the Fall Term.
  1. The ex-student member of the Council shall be appointed by the Ex-Students' Association of The University to a one-year term which shall begin at the start of the Fall Term.
  1. The two Regental appointees shall be appointed by the Board of Regents to four-year staggered terms which shall begin at the start of the appropriate Fall Terms. One such appointment shall be made in each even-numbered year. A Regental appointee may not be reappointed to a succeeding term on the Council.

     

  2. The chief administrative officer of The University shall appoint a member of the General Faculty as a member and chairman of the Council for an indefinite term with the appointee to serve as a member and as the chairman of the Council at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer.
  1. The chief administrative officer at The University shall appoint four members of the General Faculty to four-year staggered terms on the Council, with one such faculty member appointed each year. Each four-year term shall begin at the start of the appropriate Fall Term.
  1. Each member of the Council shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed, and each member may be reappointed to one or more additional terms, except for the student members as noted above. Regental members of the Council may not succeed themselves.

All recommendations of the Council shall be transmitted to the President by the prompt delivery of two copies of the minutes of all meetings. Upon review of the minutes of all meetings of the Council, the President may accept and approve, decline or modify any recommendation therein. No recommendation advanced by the Council shall have any force or effect until said recommendation has been accepted and approved by the President, and has received such other approval as may be required by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents. Two copies of the minutes of the Council together with the action and decisions made by the President upon the recommendations of the Council shall be delivered to The University of Texas System office.

 

Nothing in this policy shall be deemed to limit or restrict the authority of the Board of Regents.

 

Previously HOP 4.06