Jefferson Davis Community College is committed to providing quality educational experiences and to offering intercollegiate athletic and intramural programs designed to foster the personal growth of each student without regard to race, sex, age, income, religion, disability, or occupation. These programs encourage individual and team achievement and strive to enhance the academic success, social development, and physical and emotional well-being of student athletes.
Planning Unit Purpose: The primary purpose of the college's athletic programs is to provide opportunities for student development through intercollegiate athletics and related activities Relates to Institutional Goals: Five, Seven and Nine Goal
One: To provide quality educational experience through intercollegiate athletic programs.
Objective One: To offer students a variety of intercollegiate athletic and recreational (intramural) programs.
Effectiveness Standard: A sufficient number of students will be recruited to participate and fill all athletic programs offered by the college.
Students will be provided opportunities to participate or express a desire to participate in intramurals.
Performance Measures: Annual review of team rosters and schedules
Annual review by the Dean of Students of intramural opportunities presented.
Goal Two: To provide athletic programs that will encourage individual and team success, achievement, and emotional well-being.
Objective One: To promote physical and emotional development of students through individual and group instruction and participation.
Effectiveness Standard: Eighty percent (80%) of athletic team members surveyed will indicate satisfaction with athletic participation and team success.
Performance Measure: Review of Intercollegiate Athletics survey.
Goal Three: To provide an athletic program that will enhance the academic success of student participants as well as promoting a sense of community in the college and service area.
Objective One: ,To encourage and stress classroom academic success as integral and essential to athletic success.
Effectiveness Standard: Ninety-five percent (95%) of all athletic team members will be academically eligible to compete and meet National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) standards.
Performance Measure: Term review of student grade reports and athletic eligibility by the Athletic Director and the Registrar.
Objective Two: Effectiveness Standard:
Performance Measure: To ensure that information about the college's athletic events is published in local newspapers and on campus A minimum of fifteen (15) articles, broadcasts or other media promotions will focus on athletics Review of articles published or other promotions.
Goal Four: To provide athletic programs without regard to race, sex, age, income, religion, disability, or occupation.
Objective One: To provide a comprehensive program of athletic activities to serve the entire college population.
Effectiveness Standard: Athletic teams will be open to all students and will be representative of the college population.
Performance Measure: Review of team rosters and college student population data To comply with requirements of the National Junior College Athletic Association concerning team eligibility To ensure that no athletic team is ruled ineligible to compete due to failure to comply with NJCAA eligibility requirements No team during the 2002-03 year was ruled ineligible to compete due to non-compliance. Annual review of all teams status with NJCAA.
Goal Six To ensure that the athletic programs comply with gender equity requirements as stated in federal guidelines relating to Title IX Relates to Institutional Goals: Five, Seven and Nine.
Objective One: To continue to monitor federal guidelines annually and report any changes in compliance requirements to the athletic oversight committee for review.
Effectiveness Standard: The Dean of Student Affairs and the Athletic Director will review federal regulations relating to Title IX and gender equity issues annually.
Performance Measure: Confirmation from the administrators responsible that the review has been completed and that changes are reported to the Athletic Oversight Committee for review and action.