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Inclusion 2014 Agenda

May 1-3, 2014 Orlando, FL

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Session TimeTitleDescriptionPresenter(s)
10:30 a.m.Registration OpensSwan Conference Center Ballroom Foyer
12:45 p.m.Welcome
Office of Inclusion and Committee Update
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
Bernard Franklin, NCAA
Rashaan Carlton, Penn State Harrisburg
Kimberly Ford, NCAA
Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Karen Morrison, NCAA
Chris Ruckdaschel, NCAA
1:30 p.m.Title IX Overview –Beginners Track
Swan Ballroom 9 & 10
This session offers perspective on Title IX's history and its practical application in athletics. The goal is for attendees to understand the basics of Title IX compliance in athletics while also learning about NCAA initiatives and directives that support gender equity. The information in this presentation provides an introduction to important Title IX requirementsAmy Wilson, Illinois College
1:30 p.m.Title IX's Requirement for Equitable Participation Opportunities
Gender Equity in Athletic Participation and Financial Aid
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
This session will address Title IX's requirement to provide equitable athletic opportunities to students of each sex, as interpreted by the three-part test, as well as the law's requirements regarding financial aid. It will answer such questions as: What counts as a sport, and as an athletic opportunity? When measuring compliance under prong one's requirement for substantial proportionality, when are the numbers close enough? How often must women's teams be added in order to constitute a "continuing practice" under prong two? How should an athletic department determine that it is satisfying women's interests and abilities, as required by prong three? What is required of athletic departments to ensure equity in the distribution of scholarship dollars?Erin Buzuvis, Western New England University
3:15 p.m.Best Practices for the Inclusion of Student-Athletes with Disabilities
Swan Ballroom 9 & 10
Best practice and policy recommendations will be discussed for the inclusion of student-athletes with disabilities. Participants will hear from experts and thought leaders on practical next steps to take back to campus.Terri Lakowski, Active Policy Solutions, LLC
Jeff Orleans,Consultant of Ivy Group Presidents
Marci Ridpath, NCAA
Steph Wheeler, University of Illinois
3:15 p.m.Title IX Treatment/Retaliation
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
This session will address Title IX's requirement to treat existing female and male student-athletes equitably in general athletic program areas or what is commonly referred to as the laundry list. Using examples, this discussion will focus on applying those factors set forth in the Policy Interpretation to today’s diverse NCAA Division l, ll and lll programs. Source of funding and the law’s prohibition against retaliation will also be addressed.Janet Judge, Sports Law Associates, LLC
5:15 p.m.Keynote: Redefining Diversity
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
Diversity Thinking is crucial for success in your business, your community and even your family. In this presentation, Dr. Bertice Berry, sociologist, best-selling author and award-winning lecturer, illustrates the power of diversity for your life in general. Using her unique blend of humor, research and storytelling, Berry points out that the more diverse the environment (mind, workplace and community), the greater the possibility for more stable, creative and productive outcomes.Dr. Bertice Berry, Goodman Speakers Bureau
6:30 p.m.Break for Dinner On Your Own
7:30 p.m.Endless Abilities: A New Documentary Film About Our Ability To Adapt, Our Ability To Live
Swan Ballroom 9 & 10
In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, and lived to tell the story in a feature documentary film.
From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, their cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. They went rock climbing with individuals that are blind, played soccer with those that are quadriplegic, and swam with swimmers with muscular dystrophy, to name a few. Through their journey, they learned that sports really are the great equalizer,unifying people of all abilities on a level playing field.
Distributed by Gathr Films
Friday, May 2, 2014
Session TimeTitleDescriptionPresenter(s)
6:30 a.m.Be Well Activity
Swan Lobby
Pelican 2

Morning Run
ZUMBA class

Richard Zhu, NCAA
7:15 a.m.Breakfast
Swan Ballrooms 1-4
8:30 a.m.Gender Equity Task Force Town Hall
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
Twenty years ago NCAA membership leaders proposed action to help move the needle forward for women as participants and administrators. Several of those recommendations changed the way the NCAA promotes opportunities, provides championships and tracks gender equity performance. Flash forward to January 2014 and a re-visit of the task force. Join representatives of those discussions in considering changes to the NCAA governance and expectations for gender equity.Judith Albino, University of Colorado, Denver
Jill Bodensteiner, University of Notre Dame
Jeff Orleans, Council of Ivy Group Presidents
Judy Sweet, Alliance of Women Coaches
8:30 a.m.There is No Health without Mental Health!
Swan Ballroom 8
This session will present findings and best practice guidance for member institutions from the 2013 NCAA Mental Health Task Force. Expressed concerns from a growing number of constituencies –athletics administrators, campus service providers, and student-athletes themselves – led the NCAA Sport Science Institute to conduct an inaugural meeting in the fall of 2013, inviting more than two dozen scientists, clinicians, policy experts, team physicians, administrators, coaches and student-athletes to contribute to the discussion. The task force set about reviewing research about student-athlete mental health – what impacts it and how mental health issuesfactor into athletic and academic performance and lifelong well-being. Attendees will be presented with NCAA research data to further explain factors impacting student-athlete mental health, and strategies to engage with mental health providers and to assure identification and referral protocols are in place.Lydia Bell, NCAA
Ken Chew, Indiana State University
Erin Goldman, Mental Health Crisis Training and Consultation Services
10:30 a.m.Cross-Cultural Connections - Supporting International Student-Athletes
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
Supporting International Student-Athletes – International student-athletes and coaches bring unique perspectives and experience that enrich teams, athletics departments and campus communities. They may also have distinctive needs and interests that departments should address. Join a panel of administrators and UCF coach and student-athlete to explore inclusion strategies and opportunities with our international student-athletes.Kimya Massey, University of Central Florida
Alejandra Parra, Nova Southeastern University
Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak, University of Central Florida
Mario Samson, University of Central Florida
10:30 a.m.Recent Developments in the Law of Sexual Harassment
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
This session will explore recent developments in the law regarding sexual harassment, including sexual violence and the law's overall application to institutions of higher education. This discussion of the legal standards with a particular focus on intercollegiate athletics programs will provide the legal backdrop for a later pragmatic session that will address best practices on campus.Janet Judge, Sports Law Associates, LLC
11:45 a.m.Lunch – ESPNw “Branded” Film
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
Sports is supposed to be the ultimate level playing field, but in the media and on Madison Avenue, sometimes looks matter more than accomplishments. This film explores the double standard placed on female athletes to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it.Deidra Fenton, espnW
Carol Stiff, espnW
1 p.m.EADA/NCAA Financial Reporting
Swan 8
This session will provide attendees with an overview of the annual NCAA/EADA Financial Report data collection. We will briefly review the categories contained on financial reporting form, as well as cover the issues and questions that arise during the collection. Information and a demonstration of the dashboard indicators will be presented.Maria DeJulio, NCAA
Nicole Hollomon, NCAA
The Forum 15’s are Ted-Talk like sessions.
Speakers have 15 minutes to introduce an idea, a research topic or a point of advocacy to stir the audience’s imagination to new concepts impacting diversity and inclusion.
1 – 2:15 p.m.Forum 15’s
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
First Set of OptionsWendy Walters, NCAA [Moderator]
Campus Pride Sports Index: Setting the Benchmark for LGBT InclusionLesbian, gay and bisexual student-athletes are two times more likely to experience harassment than heterosexual teammates. Campus Pride remains committed to addressing safety and inclusion in college athletics. This past year, Campus Pride and our partners have been developing the Campus Pride Sports Index (CampusPrideSportsIndex.org) to measure safety and inclusion efforts by colleges and universities.Rebby Kern, Campus Pride
Faculty Engagement in Student SuccessThe Coppin State University Athletic Academic Success Center (AASC) and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics created a Faculty Mentor program in the spring of 2013. The funding for the program was made possible by the institution receiving the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program Grant. The program allows mentors to fully understand the realities associated with balancing academic and athletic obligations. In addition, it allows for faculty mentors to enrich the overall experience by counseling, befriending, and ultimately preparing student-athletes for their post-college careers. Professor Robert Eccles of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education will share about his involvement in the Faculty Mentor program beginning in fall 2013 with the Coppin State women’s volleyball team.Robert Eccles, Coppin State University
(via video conference)
Strategies for Achieving Gender Equity in Collegiate Athletics.Almost 42 years after Congress passed Title IX, women still lag behind men in every measurable criteria, including participation, scholarships and treatment. Worse, the gap between men and women’s participation is growing; institutions are adding more resources to male sports and more male sports than female sports. In addition, women coaches and administrators are leaving collegiate athletics. This session will talk about strategies for moving the needle, including WSF initiatives, employment law protections to empower advocates, and the need for a strong NCAA Institutional Performance Program.Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Women’s Sports Foundation
Preventing Substance Abuse - What Really Works?Want to know what does and doesn’t work in preventing alcohol and other recreational drug abuse? Prevention is a science, and Dr. Wyrick will explain in lay terms how to apply the science to your educational efforts, and what pitfalls to avoid.David Wyrick, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1 – 2:15 p.m.Forum 15’s
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
Second Set of Options.Lynnea Phillips, NCAA [Moderator]
The Social Environment of Today’s Student-Athlete Population.A talk highlighting findings from the 2012 Student-Athlete Social Environment Study that explored student-athlete levels of comfort and satisfaction in the classroom, on campus and in the local community; engagement with fans and the media; entitlement and aggressive behaviors; help-seeking behaviors; willingness to intervene and character education.Lydia Bell, NCAA
Innovate Faculty Development CenterInnovate is a newly created center on the campus of Jackson State University which allows faculty to turn an idea into a reality. The space motivates and inspires the faculty to be creative which in turn has produced student that are excited about learning.Emily Bishop, Jackson State University
Shaping the Unknown: Seeing Potential in EveryoneThis session will discuss issues surrounding student-athletes with disabilities and their inclusion in sport at the NCAA level. Areas of discussion will include having a vision and seeing potential in everyone.Steph Wheeler, University of Illinois
Stress – the Good, the Bad and the UsefulWith today's demands, it may feel like our lives are like running on a treadmill -- the faster we go, the faster it goes. And, it seems like the treadmill is not slowing down anytime soon. This session will discuss the origins of the stress response, its utility, its impact on our health, and how best to manage it.Scott Goldman, Mental Health Crisis Training and Consultation Services
2:30 p.m.Division I Structure and Institutional Performance Program
Swan 8
The Division I session will provide an update on the Division I governance review. Attendees will have an opportunity to review the proposed Division I governance model distributed by the Board of Directors Steering Committee on Governance. The IPP portion of this session will provide participants an update on current initiatives for Division I athletic programs. NCAA staff will share concepts and recent developments for the Division I Institutional Performance Program that will begin in the Fall of 2014 and key legislative issues impacting the Division I membership. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, comments and feedback.Troy Arthur, NCAA
Jackie Campbell, NCAA
2:30 p.m.Promoting Disability Awareness
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
The panel will deliver insights for building personal awareness towards individuals with disabilities, while also equipping the audience with ideas on how to best raise awareness within their campus communities.Jamie Axlerod, Northern Arizona University
Kristin Duquette, Clinton Global Initiative University
Mary Hums, University of Louisville
Eli Wolff, Brown University
2:30 p.m.Athletic Trainers and Other Student-Athlete Advocates
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
This session will help administrators identify elements within the athletic department that can enhance or impede athletic trainers’ abilities to provide best care for athletes, including how issues of inclusion factor into serving the health and safety concerns of all student-athletes. Athletic Trainers are the primary healthcare providers for our student-athletes, and are relied upon to assure member institutions abide by the NCAA Principle of Health and Safety. As an advocate for student-athlete wellness, athletic trainers need support from their member institutions to assure they can provide conflict-of-interest free care, and that they are well versed and understand the realities of student-athletes who also identify with minority status – gender or ethnic minority, with disability, etc. Attendees will receive guidelines to prioritize student-athlete health and safety.Pat Ivey, The University of Missouri (Columbia)
John Parsons, NCAA Sports Science Institute
3:45 p.m.Advancing Women of Color
Swan Ballroom 8
The NCAA Women of Color subcommittee of the MOIC and CWA is conducting an advancement study to explore the opportunities for women of color as coaches and administrators. This study is designed to determine barriers, unmet needs and lack of available resources specific to their advancement and to identify specific measures to better provide assistance in meeting the needs of this unique group. Any woman of color is welcome to participate in this closed group session.Nnenna Akotaobi, Swarthmore College
Nicole Hollomon, NCAA
3:45 p.m.Sexual Harassment/Violence Prevention Strategies
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
As a follow-up to the session on the legal issues and OCR expectations of campus communities addressing sexual harassment and violence, this panel will suggest how athletic departments can work with campus colleagues and teach student-athletes and staff to stand-up against harassment, bullying and prevent violence. From bystander intervention to getting real with athletes and staff about culture and safety, these experts will provide concrete strategies to help you create a safe environment for members of your athletics community.Keith Embray, University of Central Florida
Scott Goldman, University of Arizona
Don McPherson, Don McPherson Enterprises, LLC
3:45 p.m.A Bold New Era: New Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion within Intercollegiate Athletics
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
This session will discuss the importance of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) and the key leadership roles they play in higher education. In a conversation with Colorado State University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity and Inclusion attendees will explore a model for a senior leadership within their athletics department to advance inclusion initiatives.Albert Bimper, Colorado State University
Kimberly Ford, NCAA
5:15 p.m.Student-Athletes with Disabilities Panel
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
Our panel of current and former student-athletes with disabilities will share views on their own diverse sports interests, along with ideas to enhance the intercollegiate experience for any student-athlete that competes with a disability.Kristin Duquette, Clinton Global Initiative University
Gail Gaeng, University of Illinois
Ricardo Lucien, University of Texas at Arlington
Eli Wolff, Brown University
5:15 p.m.Uncovering Media Representations of Women’s Sports
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
Sport media scholars have consistently uncovered two patterns throughout mainstream media: (a) female athletes are significantly underrepresented in terms of amount of coverage; and (b) sportswomen are portrayed in ways that emphasize their femininity and sexuality versus their athletic competence. Findings from three ground-breaking studies challenge the widely held ideologies and practices that “sex sells women’s sports.” Results include: how representations of sportswomen are interpreted by consumers (e.g., sports fans); how elite female athletes respond to the ways they are represented within sport media; and how elite female athletes wish to be portrayed when told they would receive the same amount of financial reward and commercial exposure.Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota
6:30 p.m.Networking Reception
Cabana Deck/Dolphin Pool Area
(See map in General Information tab)
Enjoy live music while networking with fellow attendees of the Forum. Catch up with old acquaintances from past Forums and meet new ones. Play sand volleyball and have the chance to win one of eight chair massages to be given away during the reception.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Session TimeTitleDescriptionPresenter(s)
6:30 a.m.Be Well Activity
Swan Lobby
Pelican 2

Morning Run
ZUMBA class

Richard Zhu, NCAA
7:15 a.m.Breakfast
Swan Ballrooms 1-4
8:30 a.m.It Takes an Inclusion Village
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
Diversity and inclusion cultural changes and awareness need multiple voices and champions. This session will explore how conferences and SAAC leadership can contribute to our campus athletics department inclusive practices and education. The panel will discuss supportive programs, planning and advocacy from our conference partners and the young people we serve.Dr. Bernard Franklin, NCAA [Moderator]
Yves Batoba, Oklahoma State University
Dave Brunk, Peach Belt Conference
Shamaree Brown, Atlantic Coast Conference
Ayanna Tweedy, Bowie State University
Jill Willson, NCAA
8:30 a.m.LGBTQ Inclusion & Religion: Seeking Common Ground in Sports
Swan Ballroom 8
This panel discussion will focus on ways to establish common ground in collegiate athletic programs in which athletes and coaches of all sexual orientations, gender identities and religious affiliations can participate in a climate of respect. We will focus on specific policy recommendations and best practices to establish common ground.Pat Griffin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst [Moderator]
Wayne Coito, Pac West Conference
Nevin Caple, Br{ache the Silence Campaign
Donna Noonan, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8:30 a.m.Title IX Overview – Beginners Track
(Repeat Session)
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
This session offers perspective on Title IX's history and its practical application in athletics. The goal is for attendees to understand the basics of Title IX compliance in athletics while also learning about NCAA initiatives and directives that support gender equity. The information in this presentation provides an introduction to important Title IX requirements.Amy Wilson, Illinois College
10:30 a.m.LGBTQ Best Practices - Programming, Visibility and Coming Out
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
This session will explore best practices in creating a supportive athletic environment for LGBTQ coaches, administrators and student-athletes. It will address coaches coming out and how to seek and find support from athletic administration. Additionally, the session will explore opportunities to bring LGBTQ inclusion programming and visibility campaigns to campus, increasing awareness while creating a more inclusive climate for your athletic community.Nevin Caple, Br{ache the Silence Campaign
10:30 a.m.Mentoring for Cultural Change
Swan Ballroom 8
This session will examine creative ways mentoring and action-planning are being used to empower young people to use sport as a tool for positive social change locally and globally.Sarah Hillyer, University of Tennessee
10:30 a.m.The Northwestern Decision and Title IX
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
This session will review the Title IX implications of the recent decision by a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board that provided the members of the Northwestern University football team who are on scholarship with the right to unionize. Key aspects of the decision, as well as obvious issues flowing from the decision such as compensation and benefits, will be discussed in light of Title IX’s requirements for intercolleg iate athletic programs.Tim O’Brien, Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC
NoonLunch - First Wave Presentation
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
The First Wave Hip Hop theater Ensemble is a groundbreaking collective of spoken word poets, emcees, dancers, musicians, actors and hip hop artists attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The ensemble is the performance company of the First Wave Spoken Word and Urban Arts Learning Community, founded by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives.Chris Walker, First Wave
First Wave Theater Ensemble
1:15 p.m.First Wave Talk
Swan Ballroom 5 & 6
This session will serve as an additional opportunity for attendees of the Inclusion Forum to participate in an interactive session with the performers of First Wave.Chris Walker, First Wave
First Wave Theater Ensemble
The Forum 15’s are Ted-Talk like sessions.
Speakers have 15 minutes to introduce an idea, a research topic or a point of advocacy to stir the audience’s imagination to new concepts impacting diversity and inclusion.
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.Forum 15’s
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
First Set of OptionsWendy Walters, NCAA [Moderator]
Why Women Coaches Matter: A Report Card on Women in Select NCAA D-I InstitutionsThe historical decline in the percentage of women head coaches in the 40+ years following the passage of Title IX is well documented. While participation for females is at an all-time high, the percentage of women coaching collegiate women is near an all-time low based on the data, as the position became more visible and arguably powerful from graduate assistants, to assistant coaches, to head coaches, women occupied those positions less frequently. Key results and evidence-based implications on why women coaches matter will be shared to help increase the percentage of women in the coaching profession.Nicole LaVoi, University of Minnesota
Hazing in View: Students at RiskThe stophazing.org speed session will discuss what is hazing, how and why hazing occurs among student-athletes, and why it is a problem. Barriers, opportunities, and challenges will be discussed, as will what athletic administrators can do to solve the problem.David Kerschner, University of Maine
Why Coming OUT means BETTER AthletesWhy more athletes are coming out and why this is positive (not negative) for individual athletes and their teams.Anna Aagnes, GO! Athletes
The Impact of Collegiate Recreation Programs on Campus Diversity.Lessons learned by NIRSA on the promotion of diversity and inclusion can help advance the same in intercollegiate athletics.Laurie Braden, NIRSA
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.Forum 15’s
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
Second Set of Options.Lynnea Phillips, NCAA [Moderator]
International Student-Athlete ResearchUsing data from over 18,000 student-athletes, this session will explore the similarities and differences between international and domestic student-athletes with regards to their academic, athletic and social experiences.Annie Kearns Davoren, NCAA
A Designation or a Powerfully Unifying ForceThis session will take a critical look at the role of the NCAA designated SWA within higher education and explore the many non-measurable ways in which the SWA is often one of the most influential leaders within athletics.Amy Perkins, University of South Florida
Athletics and Transgender Inclusion: High School, College, and BeyondThis program will present an overview of the various policies athletic associations and bodies have developed to govern participation by transgender athletes. It will describe the approaches undertaken by various state high school athletic associations, the NCAA and other college athletic associations, national governing bodies, and the IOC, and compare them in terms of inclusivity and fairness. This presentation hopes to inspire critical thinking and dialog about the values and the purpose of sport, and whether those values and purposes are reflected in their policies governing participation by transgender athletes.Erin Buzuvis, Western New England University
Sustainable Human Energy: From HE to SHE; creating communities that thrive.Humans live, learn, and earn in spaces where they emit energy to sustain their existence. Most are unaware of the impact their personal energy has on the utility and fortitude of their community. The Human Utility Business model was created to awaken latent human energy from low inertia to high performance using 3D modeling and real-time connectivity.Samuel Green, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Kenneth Hunt, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Robin Roberts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2:45 p.m.Partnerships to Increase Diversity
Swan Ballrooms 9 & 10
Join this session to explore how partnerships between athletics and the campus leadership can promote diversity in the department and the larger community. This presentation will focus on how North Dakota State University has utilized this model to increase campus diversity.Deland Myers, North Dakota State University
Evie Myers, North Dakota State University
2:45 p.m.Pursue Your Potential and Advance in Athletics Administration
Swan Ballroom 8
Catapult: Pursue Your Potential! Are you on the path to Inspired Success? Advancing in athletics, or any profession, involves owning your power and pursuing your leadership potential with passion and enthusiasm. Follow these action-oriented tips to catapult your dreams!Patti Phillips, NACWAA
2:45 p.m.Social Media, Student-Athletes & Inclusion
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
As digital footprints continue to grow, the line between private and public continue to blur. This seminar will explore best practices to keep your student-athletes safe online, while encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment.Jessica Smith, NCAA
4:00 p.m.Closing – The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See
Swan Ballrooms 5 & 6
The Art of Perception (www.artfulperception.com) is a professional development program that teaches participants to enhance their perception and communication skills by analyzing works of art. Using painting, sculpture and photography in her presentation, Amy Herman will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate that diversity is not about demographics, but rather using different perspectives to foster creativity, innovation and better decision making in a professional environment. The Art of Perception uses works of art as tools to reconsider assumptions, preconceived biases, cultural competence, and related ethical issues encountered by professionals working with diverse constituents. Understanding a broader concept of diversity and facilitating effective communication are critical skills for participants to develop and provides the foundation for this interactive and highly participatory program.Amy Herman, The Art of Perception
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