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College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition
Leadership Challenges

ISBN 9780367024420
Published March 18, 2020 by Routledge
202 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition interrogates the relationship between athletics and higher education, exploring how college athletics departments reflect many characteristics of their institutions and are also susceptible to the same challenges in delivering on their mission. Chapters cover the historical contexts and background of campus athletics, issues and institutional tensions over market pressures, the spectacle of college athletics and how this spectacle influences athlete experiences, and the ways in which leaders are navigating these issues. Through stories of higher education that focus on the ways athletic departments leverage their institutional values, this book encourages readers to examine the purpose, mission, and academic values of their institutions, and to evaluate the role of their athletic programs, to improve outcomes and experiences on campus for students and student-athletes alike.

Table of Contents

Foreword by James Soto Antony



Chapter 1: College Sports and Institutional Values

Chapter 2: ‘Going To A D1 School’

Chapter 3: Towns, Colleges, and Their Sports

Chapter 4: The Front Porch, Campus Mission and The Market

Chapter 5: Championships, Spectacle, and Subsidy

Chapter 6: Professionalized Pursuits, Educational Impacts

Chapter 7: Is Separate Still Equal?

Chapter 8: The Right Kind of Activism

Chapter 9: ‘Low Profile, Decentralized, and Incremental’

Chapter 10: Change is Already Here

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Jennifer Lee Hoffman is an Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Center for Leadership in Athletics at the University of Washington, USA. Dr. Hoffman was the recipient of ASHE’s 2021 Special Merit Award.