Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 13

Recommendation 13
Department Chemistry
Consensus Opinion 22 out of 25 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation To Whom It May Concern:

We have worked and have built a great relationship with Isabelle Harvey, Head Women’s Soccer Coach as well as the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ from having student-athletes enrolling in our chemistry classes. The Athletic Department has a breakdown of about 7.3% of all Student-Athletes majoring in science.

• Overall Cal Poly Pomona Student-Athlete Grade Point Average was 2.92 (the highest ever to date)—fall 2006 quarter was 2.96 (an all time high) and 2.91 in the winter 2007 and 2.89 in spring 2007 (University GPA is 2.69).

• 51% Student-Athletes (188-230) had a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average in the spring 2007 quarter, while 49% had a 3.0 or better in the fall 2006 quarter and 46% in the winter 2007 quarter.

• There were 41 on the Dean’s List (3.50 or better) in the fall (18%), 43 (19%) in winter and 37 in the spring quarter.

• 33 All-Conference, All-Academic (3.40 or better cumulative) student-athletes last year.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has operated a program of excellence in the classroom and during competition, on a shoestring budget. The student-athletes and coaches have done so with less than 50% of the full NCAA allotment of scholarships and facilities that have been addressed by the Prioritization and Recovery Steering Committee as less than adequate.

We would like to voice our support for the intercollegiate Athletics funding models move in a progressive and positive direction. In our interaction, we find the coaches and staff to be dedicated and professional.

We have been involved with Intercollegiate Athletics and have experienced the dedication, passion and strength of diversity that exists in the program at Cal Poly Pomona.


The Department of Chemistry Faculty
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 13
Department Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Consensus Opinion 9 out of 38 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The KHP Department urges the P&R Steering Committee to recommend a significant enhancement of funding support for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. We believe that a strong athletics program is essential to the vitally and long-term success of this campus. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has a demonstrated record of bringing national recognition to the campus, with 13 national championships, 16 national athletes of the year, and several hundred All-Americans under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coaches like Darlene May (women’s basketball) and John Scolinos (baseball). The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be better positioned to continue this remarkable record if it is provided with support that is competitive with that of other CSU schools.

The KHP Department enjoys a strong cooperative relationship with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The KHP Department has benefited from the large number of high-quality student athletes recruited by the coaches. As of the Spring Quarter 2007, 41 of the student athletes were KHP majors. The Kinesiology major is a natural fit for many student athletes who are interested in exercise science, pedagogy, and health promotion. The synergies between the KHP Department and Intercollegiate Athletics in recruiting high-quality student athletes to our major and athletics will be reinforced if Intercollegiate Athletics is provided with a level of funding that is competitive with our peer institutions.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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