The Successful College Athletic Program: The New Standard (American Council on Education Oryx Press Series on Higher Education)

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John Gerdy offers a critical analysis of how athletic programs can contribute to the mission of a college or university in meaningful ways beyond their roles in providing revenue and entertainment. He explores the history of athletic programs and then offers a philosophical rationale for setting a new standard against which the success of college athletic programs should be measured. Rather than focusing on the level of funds generated, or on the number of championships won, this new standard offers a basis for determining how successful a college athletic program is in helping the institution meet its many challenges and educational goals.

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JOHN R. GERDY is an education consultant located in New York City. He also teaches as a visiting professor in sports administration at Ohio University. Dr. Gerdy served as associate commsioner of the Southeastern Conference from 1989-1995, and as a legislative assistant at the NCAA from 1986-1989. He earned a master's in sports administration and a Ph.D. in higher education from Ohio University. A 1979 graduate of Davidson College, Dr. Gerdy achieved All-American honors in basketball. Davidson retired his jersey in 1979, and inducted Gerdy into its hall of fame in 1994.

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