FUNCTION: The purpose of Student Athletes and Activities Committee is to maintain a formal communication channel between the faculty and student athletes and to advise the president on matters pertaining to student athletes.
COMPOSITION: Three (3) members elected at large from and by the voting members of the General Faculty for three (3) year staggered terms. Two (2) faculty members shall be appointed for one (1) year terms by the president from among the faculty currently serving on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council. Two (2) student athlete members, one (1) each from men’s and women's athletics, will be appointed by the president from a list submitted by the Student Athletes Advisory Council. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. The faculty athletics representative (FAR) shall serve on the committee in an advisory capacity. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The faculty-appointed representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) will serve as an ex-officio member.
(Est. 2015 D 12174-12177)
Review of the Office of Athletics Student Services, Gene Marsh, January 12, 2016:
"UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, who commissioned the review after taking office last year, received the 49-page report of findings Tuesday and has directed Athletics Directors Mike Perrin and Chris Plonsky to begin to implement 14 recommendations it contains." ~UT News, January 13, 2016
Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics - http://www.thecoia.org/