DIVERSITY & INCLUSION QUARTERLY UPDATE
DID YOU KNOW?
The following are the latest updates in Division III:
Convention Voting Results
The 2020 NCAA Convention was held Jan. 22-25 in Anaheim, California. Delegates adopted 11 of the 12 Division III proposals. The final voting results gridis now available on ncaa.org. All Division III PowerPoints and resources from the Convention also are located in the 2020 Convention resource webpage on the Division III homepage.
Institute for Administrative Advancement
The Division III governance staff is seeking input on potential candidates for the 2020 Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement
. Candidates must be administrators of color or head coaches of color looking to transition to administration at a Division III institution or conference office. Please send candidate suggestions, their affiliated institution or conference office, and email address by Wed.,Feb. 19, to
LGBTQ OneTeam Recognition Awards
Division III recently announced the new annual LGBTQ OneTeam Awards - an opportunity to recognize those who foster inclusive environments! Celebrate student-athletes, coaches and staff who self-identify as members of the LGBTQ community, as well as athletics departments or conference offices who make collegiate athletics a welcoming space for everyone. The application period is now open. Visit the NCAA Program Hub to submit nominations until June 1.
Senior Woman Administrator Resources
The office of inclusion has released three new SWA resources. The first resourceclarifies the designation and why it's important. The second resource provides discussion questions about the designation for campus leaders to help optimize the role. The newest resource provides division-specific tips on how to overcome barriers in the way of the SWA having maximum positive impact.
TIP OF THE QUARTER
Breaking habits is hard. It is largely because we are constantly barraged by stimuli engineered to make us crave and consume. We want to do more of the things that feel good and less of the things that feel bad — or stressful. This is especially true at work. Click here to learn more about breaking up with bad habits.
We asked Alex Sheppard, a participant in the 2020 Division III Student Immersion Program, a few questions. What was most memorable about the program? The program set us up to succeed for the duration of the Convention. From our career mentors, speakers, workshops, and networking connections, all of it was geared towards helping us. What is the best advice you have received from coaches/ administrators? To act like I belong in whatever environment I am in. If I find myself talking with peers, coaches, employees, higher ups (or even the highest up) make sure I act like I belong in those conversations. Click hereto read the remaining questions and answers.
OPPORTUNITIES AND NEWS TO SHARE!
Division III Committee Vacancies
Interested in serving on an NCAA Division III committee? Check out the current openingsand click here for the nomination form.
NCAA Inclusion Forum
The NCAA office of inclusion opened registration for the 2020 NCAA Inclusion Forum , which will be April 17-19, in Denver. Register at the Inclusion Forum registration webpage, by March 13, and learn more about the event. The forum brings together leaders passionate about improving the educational and professional environment for student-athletes, coaches and staff.