Case Studies in Athletic-Academic Integration

A Closer Look at Schools That Implement COIA’s Best Practices

Authors

  • Thomas F. Corrigan Penn State University
  • Marie Hardin Penn State University
  • John Spicer Nichols Penn State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.1.121

Abstract

This research follows a 2009 survey jointly conducted by the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) and the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State to assess the “best practices” of FBS institutions in regard to the integration of athletics into academics. Case studies of the six highest-scoring institutions—the University of Houston, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Oklahoma State University, University of South Carolina, and Southern Methodist University—were conducted. The aim of these case studies was to highlight those institutions that implement more of COIA’s best practices than other surveyed schools. Further, the aim was to develop a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between COIA’s suggested practices, the “Athletics Integration into Academics” survey, and the local conditions of FBS institutions.

Author Biographies

Thomas F. Corrigan, Penn State University

Corrigan is a PhD candidate, Hardin is an Associate professor, and Nichols is a professor emeritus, at the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, College of Communications, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Marie Hardin, Penn State University

Corrigan is a PhD candidate, Hardin is an Associate professor, and Nichols is a professor emeritus, at the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, College of Communications, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

John Spicer Nichols, Penn State University

Corrigan is a PhD candidate, Hardin is an Associate professor, and Nichols is a professor emeritus, at the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, College of Communications, Penn State University, University Park, PA.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

Corrigan, T. F., Hardin, M., & Nichols, J. S. (2011). Case Studies in Athletic-Academic Integration: A Closer Look at Schools That Implement COIA’s Best Practices. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 4(1), 121–146. https://doi.org/10.1123/jis.4.1.121