DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS BUDGET PRESENTATION March 29, 2004 Presented by: Steve Sloan, Director of Athletics Matthew Pope, Associate Director of Athletics.
March 29, 2004
Presented by: Steve Sloan, Director of Athletics
Matthew Pope, Associate Director of Athletics
DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS MISSION The athletic program shall serve to inspire the pursuit of excellence through honest effort, fair play, and personal integrity. Our highest priority is to enhance the educational growth of our young men and women. The primary purpose of the athletic department shall be to provide a successful, quality, competitive intercollegiate athletic experience for UTC students which will enrich their lives, provide the necessary training ground for life growth, enhance the image of the institution and build upon the academic mission of the University.The athletic experience of the student-athletes should be positive, rewarding, and enjoyable while achieving their degree. The provision of excellent coaching, facilities, and services shall enable these students to maximize their potential. In this matter, the athletic program will be a source of pride to all associated with the University. The department will fulfill its unique position within the educational and public efforts of the institution.
“VICTORY THROUGH INTEGRITY”
PROGRAM OBJECTIVESThe mission and vision of the athletics department are accomplished through the following program objectives: ·To maximize opportunities for student-athlete’s to participate in a quality athletic program, in a gender balanced manner, with special attention paid to their educational growth and physical welfare.·To maximize opportunities for students-athletes to acquire positive values from their competitive sports experience and life skills enrichment program which will enhance their preparation for a productive life.·To be a leader in providing equitable programs and opportunities for student-athletes and staff which exemplify the highest principles of gender and minority equity.·To field teams that are capable of competing on equal footing with rival institutions and that are competitive for conference championships and the national opportunities that conference championships may bring.
·To provide the atmosphere for participants to realize the importance of others, personal dignity, individual rights and the value of cooperative teamwork to attain personal and team goals.·To encourage the motivation and commitment necessary for academic success, leading to the graduation of student-athletes.·To maximize positive involvement by the various publics with the institution through the athletic program.·To foster the highest standards of ethical conduct, fair play and sportsmanship.·To enhance the image of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.·To maximize and stabilize the generation of revenue from all sources to fund the athletic program.
GOALS OF THE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PROGRAM ATTHE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGAIt is the goal of the University administration, faculty, Board of Trustees and, in particular, the Department of Athletics to continue to provide an intercollegiate athletics program that:1. Shows concern for the growth and development of the student-athlete in all areas of college life and stress the importance of each athlete obtaining a degree.2. Reflects the University’s commitment to a strong, broad-based program for men and women while encouraging diversity and gender equity.3. Encourages good sportsmanship and decency not only among its student-athletes, but throughout the University community.4. Employs the highest caliber coaches and administrators who are committed to the integrity and excellence of the total athletic program.
5. Assumes a leadership role in intercollegiate athletics regionally and on the national level.6. Maintains control and integrity of fund-raising activities.7. Follows the established guidelines of the admissions process and administrative policies when recruiting student-athletes.8. Encourages the importance of character development by imparting the qualities of self-discipline, honesty, teamwork, sportsmanship and commitment.9. Provides an intercollegiate athletic program that maintains a high level of competitive excellence in intercollegiate sports.10. Works with constituencies within the University to maintain a policy of openness and to promote unity and flexibility, basing all final decisions on the premise of “What is best for the University and the Student-Athlete”.
Projected Budget Reductions of (580,639):
Projected Increase in Revenues of $82,000:
(Proposed $6.25 per credit hour per student)
Grand Total Reduction (498,639)