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National Meeting 2022 Announcement (February 19th, 2022)

Dear Faculty Senate Leaders and COIA Representatives,

I am writing to let you know that Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) will have its 19th annual meeting at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN on February 19, 2022 of which the main focus will be the “The Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics”.  Topics to be discussed are significant changes in the NCAA oversight of athletics; nutrition, academics and mental health of our student athletes; diversity, equity and inclusion in athletics; and a federal level update on Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation.  

Our planned speakers include Senator Corey Booker, Brian Hainline – NCAA Chief Medical Officer, Niya Blair Hackworth – NCAA Director of Inclusion, Jennifer Fraser – NCAA Managing Director of Division I, Binh Nguyen – NCAA Director of Academic & Membership Affairs and possibly NCAA President Mark Emmert, and the University of Houston Faculty Athletic Representative, Senate President and staff and others.

Please register for the meeting as soon as possible at the following link: 

There are two options for registration, in person and zoom. I highly encourage you to join us in person as we will be having a tour of the NCAA facilities.  The NCAA also has a museum of sports memorabilia that you can tour.  See link for the NCAA here.

Information for hotels that are closest to the NCAA headquarters follows:

Reservations can be made by the following ways below.  The room block is available now so your can make reservations up to the cutoff date of Saturday, January 29th, 2022.

  1. Call the Springhill Suites Indianapolis Downtown at (866) 704-6116

Call the Fairfield Inn Indianapolis Downtown at (866) 704- 2648

  1. Your reservation link is below.

  • Hotel Self- Parking at $34 per day *subject to change*
  • Hotel Valet Parking at $37 per day *subject to change*
  • Off-site parking at White River State Park (across the street) between 500 West Washington Street (Eiteljorg Museum) and 650 West Washington Street (IMAX® Theater and Indiana State Museum)

PHONE:  317-234-0231

Standard Rates

Up to 3 hours$     8.00
Up to 6 Hours$   15.00
Up to 9 Hours$   40.00
Up to 24 Hours$   48.00

The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) is an organization representing the elected faculty governance bodies of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I  universities in activities related to the administration and governance of intercollegiate athletics. COIA’s mission is to promote the academic integrity of member universities, and to represent the interests of faculties, student-athletes and non-athlete students in matters related to college sports that can significantly affect the health, sustainability and educational missions of our institutions. COIA aims to accomplish its mission by assisting the governance of intercollegiate athletics on our campuses through data collection, information sharing and the development of best practices; partnering with peer-faculty and other organizations on our common interests; and also by providing a constructive, responsible and informed representative faculty voice at each of our respective institutions, within the various athletics conferences and at the national (NCAA) level. More information can be found at our website

I look forward to see you all in Indianapolis!

Joan M. King, Ph.D.


Chair of the Coailition on Intercolligiate Athletics Steering Committee


Welcome to our newest members St. Louis University of the Atlantic Ten Conference and Murray State University of Ohio Valley Conference.

The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) is an alliance of faculty senates from NCAA Division I schools. COIA’s mission is to provide a national faculty voice on intercollegiate sports issues. Areas of concern include academic integrity and quality, student-athlete welfare, campus governance of intercollegiate athletics, commercialization, and fiscal responsibility. The Coalition is committed to the development of effective strategies and proposals for significant, long-term reform in college athletics. COIA works with university faculties, administrations, and national associations concerned with higher education, to implement these strategies and proposals.

Currently, Division I schools that have faculty senates are eligible to be members of COIA. During the past several years, COIA has produced a number of white papers and other documents that lay out recommendations for reform. These recommendations offer best practices that can be used by schools to examine their own policies and practices with regard to intercollegiate athletics. Many of these recommendations have also been discussed with the NCAA as possible action items.

The faculty governance body of any NCAA Division I school can be a member of COIA (see How to Join COIA). We are an ad hoc group and operate without a staff or budget. Our direction is determined by our member senates, and we warmly welcome any NCAA Division I senate that votes to join the COIA on the basis of a general agreement with the principles laid out in our policy papers and reports.