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Administration Of Intercollegiate Athletics

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Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics brings together some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of athletics administration to create an essential resource for all who aspire to work in this exciting field. This wide-ranging compilation of vital material on the subject of athletics administration is the most comprehensive textbook available to instructors of upper-level courses in sport management and a valuable resource for those in Division I, Division II, Division III, junior college, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics levels.
This textbook takes a unique approach in the domain of sport education. Contributors to the text, chosen for their widely acknowledged expertise in collegiate athletics administration, provide students with access to ideas from top researchers in the field to incorporate into their evolving professional philosophy. The text offers practical considerations and applications for financial operations, budgeting, marketing, corporate sponsorship, safety and risk assessment, ticketing, licensing, and alumni relations. These topics, in addition to those on media relations, facility and event management, and athlete services are unparalleled to any other text in the industry. There is detailed information on expectations in academics and status of standards for athletic eligibility and discussions of the importance of publicity and promotion, public relations, and media production in today's college athletics.
Throughout the text are 12 Leadership Lessons that provide key points on leadership development, tying to the theme of each chapter and pulling inspiration from sources in the world of collegiate sport. These lessons encourage students to develop their own personal leadership philosophy by examining topics such as responsibility, negotiation, and understanding. The Leadership Lessons also provide structure for instructors, allowing them to focus on the key topics and questions in discussions and providing opportunity to teach the material in a leadership-style course with a backdrop of intercollegiate administration rather than one focused specifically on intercollegiate administration.
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With content developed in partnership with working practitioners, the information presented in Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics is foundational knowledge essential to professional administrators. After reading this text, students will understand each unit in an athletics department and be able to hit the ground running in any one of these units while understanding the broader organizational context.
Chapter 1. A Brief Historical Perspective on Intercollegiate Athletics
Ellen J. Staurowsky
Higher Education and Student Experience in Nineteenth-Century America
The NCAA and the Foundations of a College Sport Governance Structure
Democratization of College Sport
Women's College Sport: Entrepreneurs Versus Educators
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
Leadership Lesson: Paradigm
Learning Aids
Chapter 2. Governing Bodies
Erianne A. Weight and Barbara Osborne
Institutional Control
Internal and External Stakeholders
Conference Governance
NCAA Governance Structure
NCAA Financial Structure
Leadership Lesson: No Excuses
National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators
Learning Aids
Chapter 3. Leadership and Management
Erianne A. Weight
Leadership Lesson: Building a Strong Team and Avoiding Turn Wars
Communication and Leadership
Learning Aids
Chapter 4. Compliance and Title IX
Erianne A. Weight
Gender Equity
Leadership Lesson: The Importance of a Vision Framework
Title IX Compliance
Institutional Performance Program
National Association for Athletics Compliance
Learning Aids
Chapter 5. Academics, Eligibility, and Life Skills
Erianne A. Weight and Sally R. Ross
Standards for Initial Academic Eligibility
Standards for Recruitment
Continuing Eligibility Standards
Athletics Academic Advising
Professional Organizations and Support
Student Development Programming
Leadership Lesson: Interdependence and the Win-Win Paradigm
Learning Aids
Chapter 6. Media Relations
Robert Zullo
Importance of Publicity and Good Public Relations
Production of Media
Website Interactivity and Innovation
Generating Publicity
Media Policy
Media Training
Speculating Versus Forecasting
Crisis Management
Crisis Management Plan
Social Media and Continuous Surveillance
Student-Athlete Privacy
FERPA and Medical Issues
Freedom of Information Act
Public Relations Campaigns
Career Concerns
Current Issues
Leadership Lesson: Negotiation
College Sports Information Directors of America
Learning Aids
Chapter 7. Financial Operations
Stephen L. Shapiro and Brendan Dwyer
Financial Distinctiveness of Intercollegiate Athletics
Organizational Structure of Intercollegiate Athletics
Financial Configuration
Financial Operations
Financial Statements
Leadership Lesson: Feed the Opportunities
Collegiate Athletic Business Management Association
Learning Aids
Chapter 8. Marketing
David J. Shonk and Alyssa T. Bosley
Tickets and Promotions
Marketing Intercollegiate Athletics
Marketing and Atmospherics
Community Relations
National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators
Secondary Ticket Market
Dynamic Ticket Pricing
Leadership Lesson: Movies and Meetings
Learning Aids
Chapter 9. Corporate Sponsorship
Robert Zullo
Compatibility and the Sales Process
Measurement and Ambush Marketing
Facility Naming Rights and Fair Market Value
Outsourcing and UBIT Taxes
Leadership Lesson: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Learning Aids
Chapter 10. Facility and Event Management
Robert Zullo
Event Management and Operations
Safety and Risk Assessments
Fan Rights
Facility Planning
Facility Budgeting
Facility Funding
Current Issues
Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association
Leadership Lesson: Motivation 3.0
Learning Aids
Chapter 11. Alumni Relations and Athletics Development Offices
Robert Zullo
Cultivating Donors
Clubs, Associations, Foundations, and Societies
Broadening the Donor Base
Motivating Donors
Benefits of Giving
Priority Seating and Parking
Ways to Give
Growing Affinity
Clubs and Organizations Beyond Campus
Concerns With Fundraising
Current Issues
National Association of Athletic Development Directors
Leadership Lesson: Your Authentic Leadership Style
Learning Aids
Chapter 12. Support Services
Landon T. Huffman and Coyte G. Cooper
Holistic Development Staff and Services
Sports Medicine
Leadership Lesson: Sharpen the Saw
Digital Media Services
Equipment Services
Learning Aids
About the Editors

Textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in upper-level sport management courses; reference for athletics administrators or anyone interested in the complex dynamics of intercollegiate athletics.


  • Erianne A. Weight, PhD
  • Robert H. Zullo, PhD

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