Topic 1 – Targeted recruitment of new schools by conferences (with value proposition)

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Goal: (where we want to be, a destination) The NAIA is a community of hundreds of quality institutions with competitive athletics programs that allow strong competition, strong conference membership and a stronger, more attractive national association.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   Objective: (the direction we have to take to get to the goal) The NAIA recruits and retains more [...]

Topic 2 – Develop emerging sports – Explore nontraditional competitive endeavors (e.g. gaming)

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Goal: (where we want to be, a destination) The NAIA is the leader in offering meaningful, cutting-edge competitive experiences for intercollegiate student-athletes.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   Objective: (the direction we have to take to get to the goal) The NAIA offers competition in sports that are “emerging” and are aligned with the changing interests of students. [...]

Topic 3 – Engagement program for quality and retention

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Goal: (where we want to be, a destination) NAIA membership comprises institutions and people who are engaged in the association, their own professional development and are advocates for, and offer expertise on behalf of the organization.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   Objective: (the direction we have to take to get to the goal) Increase the value of [...]

Topic 4 – Connections with student-athletes

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Goal: (where we want to be, a destination) The NAIA is recognized as the student-centric intercollegiate athletics association that sets its strategic direction based on the needs and interests of current and future student-athletes.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   Objective: (the direction we have to take to get to the goal) Institutionalize student-athlete input and feedback into [...]

Topic 5 – Develop resources and consulting services to help schools succeed through athletics as a vehicle to enroll and retain more students

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Goal: (where we want to be, a destination) The NAIA provides resources for member institution to assist them in advancing and retaining enrollment through athletics.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————   Objective: (the direction we have to take to get to the goal) Develop resources and services to help schools succeed in evaluating the potential for specific sports [...]

Please feel free to add topics and ideas that have not already been captured or have occurred to you since the July meeting.

On August 4, 2015, in GAP, by National Office

Please feel free to add topics and ideas that have not already been captured or have occurred to you since the July meeting. Click below for GAP July meeting notes. GAP July Meeting Notes  

Constitution Amendment #1 – Council for Student-Athletes

On March 13, 2015, in Constitution Amendments 1 & 2, by National Office

Current Rule: Not applicable Proposed Addition: To establish the Council for Student-Athletes as part of the NAIA governance structure and set parameters for qualification, composition, nomination, continuing eligibility and responsibilities. Implications: Representatives of the Association of Student-Athletes and leadership of membership councils and committee will serve as the body charged with studying and educating the [...]

Constitution Amendment #2 – Amendments to the NAIA Constitution

On March 13, 2015, in Constitution Amendments 1 & 2, by National Office

Current Rule: NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the bylaws, with the exception of the A.I.I. and NAIA coaches associations, may propose legislative amendments to the Constitution without co-sponsorship. Proposed Change: To require all NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the NAIA Bylaws to obtain co-sponsorship from an NAIA affiliated conference, NAIA council, [...]

Bylaws Amendment #1 – NAIA Active Membership

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: NAIA member institutions must sponsor six NAIA championship sports no later than the beginning of the 4th full academic year of active NAIA membership or prior to the start of the 2015-16 academic year (whichever is later). Proposed Change: To clarify that a sponsored sport only counts toward minimum sponsorship requirements if an [...]

Bylaws Amendment #2 – Associate Membership

On March 13, 2015, in Bylaws Amendments 1 - 10, by National Office

Current Rule: Institutions holding associate membership in the NAIA are not allowed to participate in the NAIA national awards program. Proposed Change: To make student-athletes at NAIA associate member institutions eligible for the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award, and make teams at NAIA associate member institutions eligible for the NAIA Scholar Team Award. Implications: At associate member [...]