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Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 117

Recommendation 117
Department Admissions
Consensus Opinion 10 out of 10 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We support the recommendation of the Support Programs Prioritization and Recovery Committee as submitted with the following comment.

We agree with the committee that the capital campaign is an appropriate funding source for increased investment in athletics that would not compromise the academic enterprise, student support services and technology support.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department ASI PRSM
Consensus Opinion 8 out of 8 faculty/staff : Pro
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Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department ASI Recreational Sports
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Dear Committee,
We would like to lend our support to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs. Through my experience, Athletics exemplifies the value and mission of a Student Affairs program, representing passion, quality, student-centered, being a program of integrity and highly diverse in truly representing today’s world.
We have gladly worked with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in several areas. We’ve shared facilities; assisted in the promotion of athletic events; provided opportunities for part-time student employment; and recently employed two graduate assistants who were also part time coaches. In our interaction, we find the coaches and staff to be dedicated and professional.
Based on information provided, to allow the athletic programs and student athletes to continue under current conditions will tarnish our reputation. We ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative.
To my knowledge, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has operated a program of excellence in the classroom and during competition, on a shoestring budget. The student-athletes and coaches have done so with less that 50% of the full NCAA allotment of scholarships and facilities that have been addressed by the P & R Steering Committee as less than adequate.
We would like to voice our support for the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model move in a progressive and positive direction.
Sincerely,
Shelbi Long

Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department AVP Student Services
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation We support developing a master plan for athletics and to do a study focusing on increased funding.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Career Center
Consensus Opinion 10 out of 12 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We believe that athletic programs should be funded at a level that provides appropriate facilities for major Division II athletic events and supports our standing in Division II. Upgrading athletic facilities will enhance recruitment of student-athletes and enhance the reputation of the University.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Children's Center
Consensus Opinion 1 out of 1 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Athletics dept. need the funding
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department College of Agriculture
Consensus Opinion 1 out of 1 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation Collegiate athletics is a valuable part of the history of campus as well as current student life. It is an important way for students to become engaged on campus, therefore increasing the likelihood of them completing their education and attaining a degree.

I support that our current athletic program (all existing sports) continue with increased funding. I would also suggest that new sources of funding be explored and our athletic program be expanded. I am always hearing from students that they wished we had a football team, women's softball, and swimming sports.

I do not support any reduction in funding for our athletic program.

From a recruiting standpoint, a strong athletic program enhances the image of our university. From a retention standpoint, it engages current students in campus life and improves their overall college experience.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department College of Business Student Services Center
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The CBA Student Services Center has continually worked with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in the process of advising, enrolling, and academically assisting student-athletes. This relationship and process is crucial to the academic eligibility requirements of the NCAA and progress-toward-degree requirements. According to 2005-2006 data, 27.3% of all student-athletes majored in the College of Business. Through our collaborative working relationship, we are proud to be part of the academic success of student-athletes as indicated by their high-achieving GPAs, Dean’s List honorees, and conference academic recognition. Student-athletes at Cal Poly Pomona are here to be both student and athlete, and that is something that the university should support.

The P & R committee recommended that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs. That will require either significantly enhanced funding from a variety of sources, or a re-conceptualization of what our institutional goals are for athletics. To allow these programs and student athletes to continue under current conditions tarnishes our reputation. We ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative. We would like to see their opportunity to be successful in new funding sources for scholarships and facilities.

The student-athletes and coaches have done so with less than 50% of the full NCAA allotment of scholarships and facilities that have been addressed by the P & R Steering Committee as less than adequate. We would like to voice our support for the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model move in a progressive and positive direction.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Computer Science
Consensus Opinion 11 out of 12 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The computer science department supports efforts to bring support of the various athletics programs to a level that is on par with peer institutions.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Dean of Students
Consensus Opinion 4 out of 4 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation PRO WITH MODIFICATIONS

Explanation: We support the development of a master plan and the evaluation of funding sources for athletics.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Enrollment Services
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation Athletics is a major contributor to university pride, campus life and student engagement for both athlets and non-athletes. In addition, a vibrant campus environment is one area that impacts college choice for many prospective students.

We recommend that additional funding be allolcated to address the unsafe and inadequate condition of our current athletic facilities. We would NOT support a recommendation to change our status to Division Three as thsi would significnatly diminish the program and we would not be able to attract the same quality of student-athletes.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Enrollment Services
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation Athletics is a major contributor to university pride, campus life and student engagement for both athlets and non-athletes. In addition, a vibrant campus environment is one area that impacts college choice for many prospective students.

We recommend that additional funding be allolcated to address the unsafe and inadequate condition of our current athletic facilities. We would NOT support a recommendation to change our status to Division Three as thsi would significnatly diminish the program and we would not be able to attract the same quality of student-athletes.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Facilities Planning
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We support the proposal for Intercollegiate Athletics. We have worked in partnership with Intercollegiate Athletics, Kinesiology and Associated Students, Inc. in developing a South Campus Master Plan for the enhancement of facilities. It would be an exciting opportunity for the campus and the surrounding communities to have state of the art facilities on this campus in which many of our best and brightest students perform.



We believe that new facilities would lead to outstanding recruitment of even more talented student-athletes and build new pride on campus and in the community.



Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Facilities Planning
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We support the proposal for Intercollegiate Athletics. We have worked in partnership with Intercollegiate Athletics, Kinesiology and Associated Students, Inc. in developing a South Campus Master Plan for the enhancement of facilities. It would be an exciting opportunity for the campus and the surrounding communities to have state of the art facilities on this campus in which many of our best and brightest students perform.



We believe that new facilities would lead to outstanding recruitment of even more talented student-athletes and build new pride on campus and in the community.



Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department IBM
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We support the athletic department for additional funding. Student athletes learn many skills that make them better business people.

Additionally, as a marketing department, we appreciate their marketing value to the school in attracting students, and donor and community interest.

Several of our classes work closely with different portions of the athletic department. In particular, our Sports Marketing and Event Marketing classes have benefited from this relationship.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department IBM
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We support the athletic department for additional funding. Student athletes learn many skills that make them better business people.

Additionally, as a marketing department, we appreciate their marketing value to the school in attracting students, and donor and community interest.

Several of our classes work closely with different portions of the athletic department. In particular, our Sports Marketing and Event Marketing classes have benefited from this relationship.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Consensus Opinion 24 out of 24 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Combining excellence in athletics and academics, Cal Poly Pomona stands as one of the top programs in the nation. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, the Broncos sponsor 12 intercollegiate sports—baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and women’s volleyball.

Cal Poly Pomona has captured 13 national team championships, more than any other current member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Cal Poly Pomona also has had 25 individual national champions in the sports of men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s track and field. For all sports, the Broncos have had 17 student-athletes receive national awards, including “Player of the Year’’, “Rookie of the Year’’, “Senior of the Year’’, and the “Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award.’’ Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes have won 373 All-America awards.

The Cal Poly Pomona coaching staff has been well represented among its peers with 11 “National Coach of the Year’’ honors. This year, the university again will be the host to the 2008 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships – at Mt. SAC.
Cal Poly Pomona is a full-time member of the CCAA. In its 69th year, the CCAA is the most established and successful NCAA Division II conference in the nation. The CCAA leads the nation in national championship team titles in the Division II with 145.

The Broncos have won 52 CCAA titles and numerous coach and player of Bronco student-athletes have been honored with four conference “Male Athlete of the Year’’ awards, while the women have won six “Female Athlete of the Year’’ honors.

Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes are not only successful in competition, but they also take pride in their accomplishments in the classroom. During the 2006-2007 academic year, the student-athletes maintained a higher GPA (2.92) than the general student body. Bronco student-athletes also earned a total of 121 Dean’s List awards during the 2006-2007 academic year (41 in the fall, 43 in the winter and 37 in the spring). Our student-athletes have excelled in the league, both academically and athletically, and have been recognized accordingly.

The home practice and competition facilities are in serious need of repair and upgrade as we continue to recruit the next generation of those who we are asking to support the university in a first-class manner.

We urge your support in helping the institution review and reflect a funding model and facility renovation that allows our student-athletes and coaches to achieve continued national distinction.

Additional support for personnel, including coaches is essential for this success.

Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Learning Resource Center
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Learning Resource Center (LRC) has continually worked with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in support of the academic success of student-athletes. For the past eight years, the LRC has been the home of the Athletic Study Hall Program where student-athletes utilize our programs and services for tutoring and supervised study.
Through our collaborate working relationship, we are proud to be part of the academic success of student-athletes as indicated by their highest achieved GPAs, Dean’s List honors, and conference academic recognitions. The cumulative grade point average of the student-athletes was 2.92 last year (based on 230 student-athletes) and student-athletes in the most recent academic progress report graduate at a rate of 3% higher than the general student body. We believe that the student-athletes who compete in Intercollegiate Athletics at Cal Poly Pomona have contributed positively in the classroom and enhanced the visibility of the university in the community.
The P & R committee recommended that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs. That will require either significantly enhanced funding from a variety of sources, or a re-conceptualization of what our institutional goals are for athletics. We ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative.
We support the Intercollegiate Athletics initiative for a better funding model.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Office of Financial Aid
Consensus Opinion 5 out of 5 faculty/staff : Modifications
Consensus Explanation We have worked with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics through the financial aid process for student-athlete receiving athletic aid. In our interaction, we find the coaches and staff to be dedicated and professional.
Athletics exemplifies the value and mission of a Student Affairs program, representing interconnectedness, passion, quality, student-centered, being a program of integrity and highly diverse in truly representing today’s world.
The P & R committee recommended that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs that will require either significantly enhanced funding from a variety of sources, or a re-conceptualization of what our institutional goals are for athletics. To allow these programs and student athletes to continue under current conditions tarnishes our reputation. We ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative.
We would like to voice our support for the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model move in a progressive and positive direction.
We have been involved with Intercollegiate Athletics through our Financial Aid Office and have experienced the dedication, passion and strength of diversity that exists in the program at Cal Poly Pomona. We feel that all the Athletic areas should be up to par with our competing institutions and change the unhealthy environment we currently have. We further recommend that ASI and Foundation should collaborate to support this development and renovations since it would be a good source of providing necessary revenue.










Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Office of Student Life & Cutlural Centers
Consensus Opinion 11 out of 12 faculty/staff : Pro
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Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Orientation Services
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation Calendar should also include ASI, auxiliary and non-university functions. Event planning department should be main contributor to campus calendar.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Parking & Transportation
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 9 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Parking & Transportation Services supports increased funding for Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes funds for facility enhancement. The athletic facilities are an embarressment and are in major need of attention. Due to condemned bleachers at the soccer stadium, bleachers need to be rented every year to accomodate fans and spectators. The bleachers at the baseball facility are a liability. Kellogg Gym does not have a women's locker room which makes it difficult to host women's events as well as NCAA Post-Season competition.

Intercollegiate Athletics brings positive recognition to the university both athletically and academically. Student-athletes have a higher GPA average than the university student population. They also provide countless hours of campus and community service, all of which bring positive recognition and media coverage to the university.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Public Affairs
Consensus Opinion 6 out of 6 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Athletic departments are often seen as the “front porch” of a university. Athletic events, regardless of the sport, are opportunities to welcome the surrounding community to the university as well as build student pride and a sense of community on campus.

When that front porch, so to speak, is a cordoned off dilapidated set of bleachers or a stuffy gym with no air conditioning, it displays a lack of ownership and pride on the part of the university. It’s difficult to build pride and community when many of the facilities exude the opposite message.

The Office of Public Affairs does not want to see academic programs suffer in order to bolster athletics. However, Public Affairs recognizes there is intrinsic value to investing in a good athletic program and agrees that a greater investment should be made in order to bring the Athletics department up to par with comparable universities.

Cal Poly Pomona prides itself on the fact that its athletes are first students and then athletes. We want our student-athletes to receive a well-rounded education as well as a meaningful athletic experience. However, high school seniors might not even choose to study here if their interests lie more in playing basketball than declaring a major. Nicer athletic facilities could aid in recruitment and retention of student-athletes. Better facilities could also aid in the recruitment of higher-caliber athletes, thus they may have direct influence on our teams’ rankings.

In addition to recruiting new students, better facilities could help bolster relationships with alumni. From a development perspective: it’s good for business if alumni remain invested in the university.

Each summer the Athletics department opens its doors to the school-aged children through it sports camps. Those camps act as a community gateway to Cal Poly Pomona; few academic programs create such an avenue to bring children and their families to campus. For some of these families, they develop their first impressions of the university at these camps. We should commit ourselves to making sure those first impressions are positive.

The Office of Public Affairs agrees with the support programs committee’s assessment and recommendations regarding Cal Poly Pomona’s Athletics department.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center
Consensus Opinion 2 out of 2 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Limited Resources are a concern, and this area impacts entire campus. Study should prove useful and explore the use of the facilities and staffing for KHP, Recreational sports and hosting numerous events is a key issue.

Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Registrar's Office
Consensus Opinion 10 out of 10 faculty/staff : Pro
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Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Student Affairs Administration
Consensus Opinion 3 out of 3 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation We strongly support additional funding for Athletics. Athletics provides national recognition to the university in a way that other programs cannot. Additional funding will make attracting athletes easier, raise attendance to sporting events, and the current facilities are in such bad shape that it is unfair to our athletes to have to practice and compete in them.. We would not expect other departments to operate out of such sub standard facilities.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Student Affairs Info & Tech Services (SAITS)
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 9 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Our department is engaged with Intercollegiate Athletics on a daily basis providing information and technology support to both the coaches and staff. Since SAITS was created we have had to opportunity to do our part in building up Athletics through the replacement and support of their personal computers and software. We have seen firsthand the challenges our teams face utilizing out dated equipment in the office and on the field. We have also seen that a little bit of assistance can make a big difference in Athletics and we believe that the university would be well served by investing in the success of our athletes.

We are writing in support of additional funding for Athletics because we recognize that the success of an athletics program is often the foundation for a successful university. Across the nation we recognize that the vast majority of schools with high name recognition have strong athletics programs. The goal of moving Cal Poly Pomona beyond the image as a “commuter campus” will be made that much tougher if we do have a successful athletics program. Sports can be a strong tie between Cal Poly Pomona and its current students, alumni and the surrounding community. We would like to see our teams actively funded and promoted to a level where they are a source of pride and campus identity.

Based upon the statistics we have seen, it is clear that our student athletes are also a strong group academically. As noted in the academic P&R reports, several academic programs were noted as having a very high percentage of students with a GPA below 2.2. We believe it is noteworthy that 51% of student athletes have a 3.0 or higher GPA and 41 were on their college’s Dean’s List. Athletics also opens door for student athletes through scholarships, financial aid and academic support; how would these opportunities be affected if the athletics program were diminished in any way. Student athletes are good examples of the types of engagement that we need to promote in order to provide a full student experience. From our perspective, the final decision on Athletics may be one of the most important of the P&R process as their success will affect the university’s image and our appeal to future classes of students. Therefore, we support the review and trust that enhanced funding for the athletics and the facilities will boost our teams and promote their success.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department Student Health Services
Consensus Opinion 32 out of 33 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Student Health Services supports this recommendation as it recognizes the legacy in intercollegiate athletics, with 13 national championships at the NCAA Division II level and the need for greater institutional support for its programs, coaches, student athletes and facilities. The individuals who work within Intercollegiate Athletics are dedicated professionals who understand the importance of a strong education and a successful athletic program.

The P & R Steering Committee recommended that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in its programs. This will require either significantly enhanced funding from a variety of sources or a re-conceptualization of what our institutional goals are for athletics. To allow these programs and student athletes to continue under current conditions tarnishes our reputation.

It is clear that Intercollegiate Athletics has not been a high priority on this campus given the decay of the facilities that has been allowed. As Cal Poly Pomona searches for ways to integrate students into life on a college campus, they should consider the positive and unifying aspects of competitive athletic events. Consider the success of Fresno State, Boise State and CSU Fullerton at a national level. Do you think their success in football or baseball has not had a positive and unifying effects for students, faculty and staff on their respective campuses?

As we move towards a university that is recognized for its excellence in particular disciplines, we should also elevate the quality of our Intercollegiate Athletic programs in order to increase school spirit and pride in our institution. The campus Master Plan calls for increased housing with a focus on developing a sense of community among our residential students. What better way to instill unity than to elevate the importance of intercollegiate sports.

We ask for the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration as we lend our support of this recommendation.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department The Faculty and Staff
Consensus Opinion 21 out of 21 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Black Faculty and Staff Association has worked with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics over the years and in our interaction, we find the coaches and staff to be dedicated and professional.
Athletics exemplifies the value and mission of a Student Affairs program, representing interconnectedness, passion, quality, student-centered, being a program of integrity and highly diverse in truly representing today’s world.
The P & R committee recommends that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs. That will require either significantly enhanced funding from a variety of sources, or a re-conceptualization of what our institutional goals are for athletics. To allow these programs and student athletes to continue under current conditions tarnishes our reputation for student athlete development. We ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has operated a program of excellence in the classroom and during competition, on a shoestring budget. The student-athletes and coaches have done so with less that 50% of the full NCAA allotment of scholarships and facilities that have been addressed by the P & R Steering Committee as less than adequate.
We would like to voice our support for the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model in an effort to move in a progressive and positive direction.
We have been involved with Intercollegiate Athletics at various functions and have experienced the dedication, passion and strength of diversity that exists in the program at Cal Poly Pomona.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Department University Development
Consensus Opinion 12 out of 12 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Provides outstanding recognition for Cal Poly Pomona in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 3-4 times a week during the competitive seasons – regular features in the area newspapers, who serve the campus population. Expanded fund raising to enhance department and each individual program – numerous programs are ongoing to raise operational and scholarship dollars to enhance the student experience. Clear need for more scholarships to enhance the opportunity to recruit excellent academic and athletic students.

Clearly lacking adequate facilities. A strong strategic plan tied to new facilities, stable funding, and long term investment is needed.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : With modifications
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Department University Housing Services
Consensus Opinion 29 out of 30 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation The consensus of the department is to support Athletics and the need to explore additional funding for this department. The facilities and staffing for this area are in need of improvement and this need be addressed by increased efforts in capital campaigns (University Advancement) or other fund raising efforts. The role Athletics plays on campus is extensive as outlined by a series of examples provided by UHS staff: Athletics meets the needs of student athletes, represents CPP in the community and beyond, provides facilities for UHS summer conference groups, promotes the campus and school spirit, provides UHS residents on-campus activities, and is an avenue for minority students to gain access to CPP in ways they otherwise might not be able.

The consensus of the department felt that in efforts to get Athletics 'healthy,' academic departments should not suffer, but it is important to determine what level Athletics should be at and redesign the department and its' funding accordingly. The recommendation to move Kinesiology (#10) was disconcertingly regarding Athletics as it seems these two areas currently partner and share resources.
Minority Opinion 1 out of 30 faculty/staff : Con
Minority Explanation Athletics takes away and utilizes resources that would contribute to other areas of campus. The University should support academics because students are here for an education and their future job. Athletics is not the priority for the University and should not receive funding.

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