Regional Rules Seminars
NCAA's Regional Rules Seminars are an NCAA legislation, athletics compliance and associated issues educational forum. Attendees are athletics administrators, coaches and other campus administrators in the areas of financial aid, registrar and admissions from Divisions I, II and III institutions and conferences. The seminars are designed to benefit participants with different responsibilities, backgrounds, experiences and levels of expertise. The seminars are conducted at two sites annually and the membership is encouraged to participate.
Programming will be offered for the following topical areas:
- Academic Performance Program
- Initial, Transfer and Continuing Eligibility
- Financial Aid
- Athletics Personnel
- Amateurism and Awards and Benefits
- Interpretations Philosophy
- Two-Year Evaluation of Rules Working Group
- Additional Process Related sessions
- Division I will offer a session to discuss the potential governance structural changes;
- Welcome to the World of Compliance will continue the all-day session (being held on May 20 and June 3). This is invitation only and geared for administrators with two years of experience or less. This particular program has been expanded to include Division II attendees. (Attendees are nominated by their conference office which is the same process for the Advanced Program);
- The Division I Advanced Program for Athletics Administrators will continue to be offered as an invitation-only session on Tuesday. Representatives from Academic and Membership Affairs, Student-Athlete Reinstatement, the Eligibility Center and Enforcement will all play a role.
Divisions II and III will continue to offer their membership division-specific sessions designed to cover rules education and the most current hot topics. Division II and III sessions will be conducted May 21-22 and June 4-5.
Association-wide Sessions include:
- “Athletic Trainers: Student-Athlete Advocates”;
- “There is No Health Without Mental Health”;
- “Reducing Substance Abuse: A Shared Responsibility”;
- “How to Conduct an On-Campus Investigation”;
- “Web Communication: Interacting with the NCAA Online”;
- “Social Media – NCAA Strategies and Regulations”;
- “Inclusion of Student-Athletes with Disabilities”;
- “Women of Color Focus Group”;
- There will also be sessions for the limited-resource member institutions covering the Accelerating Academic Success Program, Supplemental Support Fund, Academic Performance Program and Academic Best Practices;
- The Eligibility Center staff will offer a session for local high school administrators on the new initial eligibility standards on the morning of each site’s opening day;
- In San Diego, there will be an additional Two-Year College Summit presenting initial-eligibility information to those administrators dealing with student-athletes transferring to NCAA member institutions;
- The enforcement staff will also conduct sessions regarding the new enforcement structure.
Other information to note:
- National office staff will be in attendance, representing Academic and Membership Affairs, Enforcement, Administrative Services, Communications, the Sports Science Institute, National Letter of Intent and the NCAA Eligibility Center.
- The Reception, Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will provide the opportunity for attendees to meet with staff and other constituents.
Presentation materials will be available prior to seminars for those attending to review and prepare.
Compliance Assistant sessions will not be offered at this year’s seminars; education will be provided throughout the year.
Please send questions about the Regional Rules Seminars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Regional Rules Seminar Dates and Sites
- May 11-14, 2015 - Denver, Colorado
- June 8-11, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana