This analysis examines faculty satisfaction with academic, financial, and governance aspects of intercollegiate athletics on their campuses and how views might vary according to individual attributes as well as athletics program and general campus characteristics. The data are drawn from a multi-campus study of Football Bowl Subdivision faculty sponsored by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (n=2,071). Descriptive results indicated that the highest levels of satisfaction were observed for aspects of academics. Multivariate results suggested that individual characteristics accounted for more of the variance in faculty views than did campus and athletics program characteristics. Especially noteworthy were the consistent positive relationships between satisfaction and involvement in the governance of intercollegiate athletics and experience teaching student-athletes; the more meaningful contact that faculty had with athletes/athletics, the more satisfied they were with different dimensions of the program.
"Faculty Satisfaction with Intercollegiate Athletics,"
Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics: Vol. 4, Article 20.
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