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NCAA Division II Institutional Performance Program: Academics Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the academics dashboard?

Answer: The academics dashboard provides information regarding current and trending academic data by sport team, gender and ethnicity.  Institutions can use the data to assist them in making informed decisions related to personnel, budget and academic services needed for student-athlete success, and to determine if specific teams and student-athlete groups need more assistance than others.

Who should be involved in reviewing the academics dashboard?

Answer: The institution should determine who should be involved in reviewing the data in the academic dashboard.  It is recommended that institutions include broad-based participation in reviewing all areas of the NCAA Division II Institutional Performance Program (IPP) in order to provide relevant key information to campus leaders and greater transparency. 

Is the academic data already collected by the NCAA or will institutions have to submit additional data?

Answer: All of the academic data is currently collected by the NCAA through the Eligibility Center; Academic Performance Census data; or the NCAA Federal Graduation Rates data.  Institutions will not be required to provide any additional academic data to the NCAA.

How accurate is the data?

Answer: The academics data has been verified by the NCAA research staff prior to being provided to the institution through the IPP.