BYLAWS AMENDMENT 9


SUBJECT: COUNCIL FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES DUTIES
Amend Bylaws Article IV, Section G, as follows:

The Council for Student-Athletes shall exercise authority in the following matters.

1. Initiating operational policies for the Champions of Character program, and conducting research and education that will benefit the health, safety and development of NAIA student-athletes.

2.  Providing administrative supervision of the Champions of Character Advisory Committee, Athletic Trainers Association, Association of Student-Athletes and those committees assigned to it which deal with issues of student-athlete health, safety and development.

3.  Reviewing and acting on all recommendations from those committees within its area of responsibility.

4.  Conducting nominations and elections in accordance with the Constitution when openings on the Council arise.

The chair of the Council for Student-Athletes shall serve as an ex officio member of the Council of Presidents.

Renumber as necessary

AND

Amend Bylaws Article IV, Section E, as follows:

The National Administrative Council shall exercise authority in the following matters:

1.    Initiating operational policies for conference, independent and national competition, national statistical services, and national awards;

2.     Providing administrative supervision of all NAIA Coaches Associations, the Athletics Trainers Association, the Conduct and Ethics Committee, and those associations/committees assigned by them which deal with conference, independent and national competition;

3.     Annually reviewing and establishing the conference, independent and national qualification plans for postseason competition for all sports;

4.     Reviewing and acting on all recommendations from those associations/committees within their area of responsibility;

5.     Conducting nominations and elections in accordance with the Constitution when openings on the Council arise.

The chair of the National Administrative Council shall serve as an ex officio member of the Council of Presidents.
   

AND

Amend Article IV, Section D as follows:

The National Coordinating Committee shall exercise authority in the following matters.
1. Reviewing operational policies for approval or referral which were developed by the two three councils. Those policies reserved in the Constitution and Bylaws to the Council of Presidents as the official governing body of the Association shall be excluded from this charge;

2. Acting as the communications link between the National Administrative Council, the Council for Student-Athletes and the Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives;

3. Acting on all requests for appeals arising from decisions of the National Eligibility Committee, the National Conduct and Ethics Committee, National Administrative Council, the Council for Student-Athletes and/or the Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives. The National Coordinating Committee’s decision on appeals is final, except for those decisions reserved for the Council of Presidents;

4. Soliciting nominations for the at large position to the National Coordinating Committee under the approved guidelines and presenting the candidates to the membership for final selection at the annual meeting each year; and

5. Acting upon requests for reinstatement of amateur status in accordance with established Association procedures.

The chair of the National Coordinating Committee shall also serve as an ex officio member of the Council of Presidents.


Intent: To establish the duties and areas of authority for the Council for Student-Athletes and transfer oversight of the Athletic Trainers Association to CSA.
Effective date: April 14, 2015
Submitted by: Council of Presidents