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NCAA Division III

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The following are the latest updates in Division III:

Student-Athlete Grad Rate Proposal.  At the 2019 NCAA Convention, Division III delegates will vote on a proposal regarding the mandatory annual reporting of student-athlete graduation rates.  The Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group supports the proposal as it will allow the creation of evidenced based best practices to help increase the retention rates of African American male student-athletes.  Those students overall are currently graduating at a lower rate than their peers and many are leaving their institution in poor academic standing at a higher rate than their peers.  Click here for more NCAA Convention information.
2019 Division III Student Immersion program.  A subgroup of the Division III Diversity and Inclusion Working Group recently selected the 2019 Student Immersion Program cohort.  These students will attend the annual NCAA Convention, Jan. 23-26, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.  
SWA Program.  Nominations are currently being accepted for the 3rd annual Division III SWA Program .  Division III will provide funding for 30 senior woman administrators (SWAs) to attend a division-specific program April 25-26 prior to the 2019 NCAA Inclusion Forum in Atlanta, Georgia.    The program's goal is to provide professional development and networking opportunities for SWAs, in particular, those seeking to become athletics directors (ADs) and/or conference commissioners.  The application process is available on NCAA Program Hub, titled "2019 Division III Senior Woman Administrator Program" until Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. 
Division III LGBTQ Resources.  The division recently sent a LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Policy Guide and an LGBTQ-inclusion promotion kit to help establish and maintain welcoming environments across Division III.  

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Inside Perspective

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We asked Michelle Morgan, athletics director at John Carroll University, a few questions.  
How have you navigated the transition to AD? Having a plan is critical.  I participated in various NCAA leadership development programs and both assisted me in developing a plan. 

Why would you encourage SWAs to attend the Division III SWA Program?  The program allowed for a comprehensive look into what I needed to consider and be prepared for.  It also provided me with an amazing network of women that understood the challenges I faced as the SWA. 

What are two tips for someone looking to be an AD?  Know your WHY and always continue to learn.

Click here to read the remaining questions and answers.

Opportunities and News to Share!
Division III Committee Vacancies Interested in serving on an NCAA committee?  Check out the current openings and click here for the nomination form.

Division III Monthly Update-Diversity Tip.  The majority of Division III institutions and conference offices have signed the NCAA Presidential Pledge.  Signatories pledge to commit to establishing more inclusive hiring practices in intercollegiate athletics. Learn more with Division III's The Diverse Workforce  or click here for other resources.

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