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DI SAAC: Getting to know DI Committees

Academic Cabinet
This cabinet assumes jurisdiction over all academic matters, except matters addressed by the Committee on Academic Performance.  Committees that report to the cabinet: Foreign Student Records, High School Review, Student Records Review, Initial-Eligibility Waivers and Progress Toward Degree Waiver.   Subcommittees of the cabinet:  IEW and PTW Appeals.

Administration Cabinet
This cabinet is be primarily responsible for addressing the administrative functions of the Division I. This cabinet addresses Division I governance issues, the Division I membership process, and all committee selections.  Committees that report to the cabinet: Honors, Postgraduate, Research and Walter Byers.

Amateurism Cabinet
This cabinet assumes jurisdiction over all pre- and post-enrollment amateurism issues, including oversight of issues pertaining to the NCAA Eligibility Center, student-athlete likeness issues, and the relationship between college and professional athletes.  The Committee that reports to the cabinet is Amateurism Fact-Finding Body.

Recruiting Cabinet
This cabinet assumes the responsibility over Bylaw 13 recruiting matters.

Student-Athlete Financial Aid, Awards, Expenses and Benefits Cabinet
This cabinet addresses  Bylaw 15 financial aid matters and issues pertaining to Bylaw 16 awards, benefits and expenses for enrolled student-athletes.  (Championship Awards and Travel excluded).

Championships Cabinet
This cabinet retains much of the jurisdiction of the current C/C Cabinet except for issues pertaining to committee selections and Bylaw 16 issues, which would be assigned elsewhere in the substructure.  Committees that report to the cabinet:  Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, Olympic Sports Liaison Committee, Rules Committees, Playing Rules Oversight Panel (Information purposes), All sport committees and Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball Issues Committees.

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee
Ensures appropriate oversight of the sport of men’s basketball is maintained, with emphasis on recruiting activities, enhancing the development and public perception of the sport and making recommendations on policy issues unrelated to legislative and playing rules changes.  It meets with one to two meetings a year.  Meetings generally are conducted in the spring after the conclusion of basketball season or in the fall before the beginning of the season.  Meeting length is generally one day.  There are approximately one or two (if a conference call will replace an in-person meeting).

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee
Ensures appropriate oversight of the sport of women's basketball is maintained, with emphasis on recruiting activities, enhance the development and public perception of the sport; and Make recommendations on policy issues unrelated to legislative and playing rules changes.  The mission of the committee is to provide leadership to create and advance an intercollegiate environment that assures quality academic and competitive experiences for student-athletes and supports the game of basketball in a manner that promotes excellence, fairness, integrity and a commitment to education.  Committee members shall expect to attend two in-person meetings per year.  These meetings have typically been held in September and in May. The meetings require a one-night stay as the meetings normally begin around 3 p.m. and conclude the next day by noon. Committee members are all assigned to one of three subcommittees and the subcommittee meetings are typically held in conjunction with the full committee meetings.  Both the full committee and the subcommittees may have periodic conference calls which are conducted on an 'as needed' basis. Calls typically are no longer than one hour.

Competitive Safegaurds and Medical Aspects of Sports
The mission of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) is to provide expertise and leadership to the Association in order to promote a healthy and safe environment for student-athletes through research, education, collaboration and policy development.  The CSMAS has two subcommittees, the Drug-Education and Drug-Testing Subcommittee, and the Sports Sciences Safety Subcommittee. The Drug-Education and Drug-Testing Subcommittee provides the NCAA membership direction on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention programs, research and grants, and oversees the NCAA drug-testing program. This committee is charged with hearing drug-test appeals. The Sports Sciences Safety Subcommittee provides guidance on sports specific health and safety research and policy issues. This subcommittee also edits the NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook. All subcommittee recommendations are reviewed for approval by the full committee.

NCAA Football Issues Committee
Ensures appropriate oversight of the sport of football is maintained, with emphasis on recruiting activities, enhance the development and public perception of the sport; and Make recommendations on policy issues unrelated to legislative and playing rules changes.  The mission of the committee is to provide leadership to create and advance an intercollegiate environment that assures quality academic and competitive experiences for student-athletes and supports the game of football in a manner that promotes excellence, fairness, integrity and a commitment to education.

NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee
The NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) was formed by the Association in January 1991 to review issues related to the interests of ethnic minorities and women. These issues focus on the education and welfare of minority student-athletes, as well as the enhancement of opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in coaching, athletics administration, officiating and the NCAA governance structure.  The committee shall review issues related to the interests of ethnic minority student-athletes, NCAA minority programs and NCAA policies that affect ethnic minorities.  The committee has three meetings per year, (third week in January, first week in June, last week in September); meetings scheduled for two days each.

NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee
The purpose of the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee is to facilitate communication and understanding between the NCAA, the USOC and the national governing bodies. Through this communication the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will assist the USOC and the national governing bodies in facilitating the best possible development of elite athletes within the contact of the NCAA's commitment to education and a broad-based development of all student-athletes. The Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will provide an avenue of communication and access for the USOC and national governing bodies into the NCAA process and, where appropriate, make recommendations to the NCAA membership. Finally, the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will strive to provide education to the USOC, national governing bodies and student-athletes regarding NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to world-class athletes.

Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee
In 1997, the NCAA's member schools and conferences established a Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct, representing educational institutions from all three Divisions. The committee's mission is to improve the condition of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics by developing and implementing strategies that foster greater acceptance of the value of respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. To accomplish this mission, the Committee formulated a five-year plan. Elements of this plan include:
Educational programs to reach coaches, administrators, fans and student-athletes; establishing the NCAA Sportsmanship Award to recognize and reinforce positive behavior; encouraging media and corporations with which the NCAA and related organizations have relationships to communicate sportsmanship messages and recognize commendable behavior; and building constituent relationships with groups such as the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance (CTSA).

NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics
The mission of the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics is to provide leadership and assistance to the association in its efforts to provide equitable opportunities, fair treatment and respect for all women in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics. Toward these ends, the committee shall seek to expand and promote opportunities for female student-athletes, administrators and coaches.  The committee shall promote governance, administration and conduct of intercollegiate athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels that are inclusive, fair and accessible to women.  The committee shall develop programs and resources, which can be of practical use to the association in its effort to achieve these ends.  The committee shall study and make policy recommendations concerning opportunities for women in athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels, as well as other issues directly affecting women's athletics.