Cavalier Corner

August 2016

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Of the 25 new NCAA proposals that become effective Aug. 1, 2016, one very important piece of legislation was adopted to provide NCAA member institutions with a better framework to address academic misconduct. The new academic integrity legislation establishes a balance between an institution's aca- demic integrity issues and the NCAA's adherence to upholding academics as an NCAA core principle for its members. Similar to what we do at UVA and the Honor Code, the new rule requires schools to maintain and adhere to written academic integrity policies that apply to the entire student body. Therefore, an institution must cre- ate and follow their own academic policies when an academic integrity issue involves a student-athlete, regardless of the circumstance. Under the newly adopted academic integ- rity rule, an NCAA academic misconduct violation would occur if an institution violates its own school's academic misconduct policy. Impermissible academic assistance would now be clearly defined as involving an institutional staff member or booster and resulting in a student-athlete being allowed to compete while ineligible. Further, this impermissible academic assistance could range from a violation of a school's policies regarding academic honesty or integrity (e.g. honor code violation) to the provision of substantial academic assistance that is not available to the general student body. Eric Baumgartner Associate Athletics Director for Compliance COMPLIANCE CORNER NCAA ACADEMIC INTEGRITY BOYLE AND WAYAND JOIN VAF STAFF The Virginia Athletics Foundation welcomed two new staff members this summer. Dana Boyle began June 6 as steward- ship coordinator and development assistant Lisa Wayand joined the team on July 11. Boyle is from New Hampshire and was a member of the UVA women's lacrosse team. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. from the Curry School of Education in 2015. During her graduate year, she served as the suites and events intern for the Foundation before going on to complete a 10-month postgraduate intern- ship with the College Football Playoff in Texas.

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