Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Education. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

George up on the Dasher

s/t to Ryan Schneider Another dasher dance by the coach from Denver University.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

NCAA Sanctions Manhattanville college

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The NCAA has busy again as it sanctioned another school this time it’s ECAC Division III west school Manhattanville College.

From the details of the release it looks like the school was giving more money to it's Men's hockey players - which would be a NCAA violation under NCAA Division III hockey rules.

The coach of the Men's hockey team Eric Lang has since resigned to pursue other employment opportunities. 

Manhattanville College failed to monitor financial aid packaging

Manhattanville College failed to monitor its financial aid process, which led to student-athletes receiving more financial aid awards than the general student body, according to findings by the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions. Penalties in this case include two years of probation and increased oversight requirements.

This case was resolved through the summary disposition process, a cooperative effort where the involved parties collectively submit the case to the Committee on Infractions in written form. The NCAA enforcement staff, university and involved individuals must agree to the facts of the case in order for this process to be utilized instead of having a formal hearing.

During the 2009-10 academic year, international student-athletes received an average of $8,538 more in financial aid packages than non-student-athletes. The difference was most pronounced among men’s ice hockey student-athletes, who received an average of $1,730 more than other student-athletes and $9,671 more than non-student-athletes. While student-athletes comprised 22 percent of the international student body, those individuals received 34 percent of the total amount awarded and distributed as financial aid to international students. Because the percentages were not closely equivalent to the amount of student-athletes within the general student body, the school’s awards were in violation of Division III rules.

The college’s financial aid award process allows students to petition to have their awards adjusted. Seven (35 percent) of the incoming international men’s ice hockey student-athletes went through the adjustment process, resulting in their awards being increased by an average of $7,572. Other student-athletes saw their awards increased by an average of only $5,850, while non-student-athlete adjustments averaged only $4,711. The committee noted that the former vice president for enrollment services, who met regularly with the men’s and women’s ice hockey coaches, exercised sole discretion regarding the adjustments and failed to document his reasons for adjusting the aid of the international student-athletes.

The university failed to monitor the conduct and administration of the athletics program when its staff did not educate the admissions and financial aid personnel in the determination of financial aid awards. The college also failed to establish record-keeping procedures in the college’s financial aid appeals process. Because the college failed to keep records regarding the financial aid appeals process, it could not be determined whether the same types of violations occurred in previous years.

The penalties include:

Public reprimand and censure.

Two years of probation, from August 7, 2012, through August 6, 2014.

Attendance at an NCAA Regional Rules Seminar by the vice president of enrollment management, the director of financial aid, the athletics compliance officer and the director of athletics during the probationary period (self-imposed by the college).

Request of a Level Two review from the NCAA Committee on Financial Aid during both years of the probationary period. During this review, the committee looks closely at an institution’s policies and procedures for awarding aid, as well as the impact of those factors on aid received by student-athletes.

Establishment of a comprehensive compliance and rules education program. Details are noted in the public report.

Completion of a written report detailing the composition of the college’s financial aid to the committee within four weeks of the beginning of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

Additional details are noted in the public report.
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