The Presidential Committee on
Athletics (PCA) seeks to minimize the disruption of student-athletes'
academic responsibilities caused by schedules of competition. Thus the
Academic Achievement Advisory Subcommittee recommendations shall be
guided by a policy, supported by the Athletic Department, that follows
- A. During the regular
season sports schedule, a student-athlete may miss no more than eight
class days per semester due to the scheduling of athletic events.
(If travel commences prior to 12:00 noon, it constitutes 1 class day
missed; if travel commences between noon and 3pm, it constitutes 1/2
day missed; travel commencing after 3pm does not count as missed class
time; teams who return on a class day between 8am and noon will be
assesed 1/2 day missed; teams who return on a class day after 12:00
noon will be assessed 1 day missed.) Big Ten and NCAA Championships
and NCAA approved post-season events do not count in the regular season
- B. Any competition
involving trips to foreign countries need to be reviewed by the Subcommittee.
- C. No competitions,
either on-campus or off-campus, other than those scheduled by the
Big Ten Conference or the NCAA, may be schedules during the weekend
(Saturday/Sunday) proir to final examinations or the week of final
- D. Travel for competition
the week prior to final examinations shall be kept to a minimum.
Exceptions to these recommendations
must be submitted to the Director of Athletics and to the PCA for approval
before any agreements are signed.