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College of Education (COE)
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction
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Athletic Administrators, Diversity, Gender Equity, NCAA/NAIA
The purpose of this study was to investigate historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) athletic administrators (i.e., Directors of Athletics, Senior Women Administrators, Commissioners) perceptions of curriculum development and design of a graduate (doctoral) level curriculum for athletic programs. Few studies were reported in the literature of researchers investigating variables affecting the operation, effectiveness and curriculum development of athletics at HBCUs. Athletics curriculum continues to be debated amongst this discipline’s educators. Athletic directors (ADs) in institutions of higher education are the chief administrators of their respective athletic departments. Davis (2002) explains that ADs are consequently praised for the success or either blamed for the failure of an athletic program. Through their leadership and management, athletic programs are built and are equipped with the resources to compete, and student-athletes develop skills for life (Carodine et al., 2002). Curricular content impacts professional sport organizations as program graduates become employees. In addition, the questionnaire used in this study is a modified version of the instrument entitled "Questionnaire of Athletic Directors’ Perception of Variables Determining the Effectiveness of Athletic Programs" used by McClelland (2011). Data collected allowed the researcher to determine historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) athletic administrators (i.e. Directors of Athletics, Senior Women Administrators, Commissioners) perceptions of curriculum development and design of a graduate (doctoral) level curriculum for athletic programs.
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Granger, Kevin, "HBCU Athletic Administrators' Perception Toward Creating A Graduate Level Curriculum for Directors of Athletics" (2022). Dissertations (2016-Present). 13.