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Monday, April 26, 2010

Another reason to check out the Title IX blog: Erin and Barbara Osborne are presenting a the NCAA Gender Equity Issues Forum - and sitting in on some sessions. Writes Erin:
One of the topics that has been addressed so far is Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) reporting. Today's presentation highlighted some very important differences between gender equity disclosures that colleges and universities make to the government under the EADA and gender equity disclosures they make to the NCAA. Because EADA data is public (NCAA's is not), I rely on EADA data all the time as the starting point of an analysis of an institution's compliance with Title IX. However, as today's session highlighted, there are many reasons why EADA may not be providing as clear a picture on maters of compliance as we sometimes like to think. Here are some things that I learned today that will cause me to take EADA data with extra grains of salt from now on.
FWIW, those of us who know the how hard NCAA's fought against Title IX still shake our head in amazement that Dr. Brand created this Forum....