Inventories

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Phase I of the NSIA is comprised of three inventories: (1) Senior-Level Administrator Searches, (2) Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices, and (3) Career Trajectories and Workplace Climate.

Senior-level Administrator (Pre/Post) Search Inventories

The inventory on Senior-level Administrator (pre/post) Searches asks hiring officials of human resource departments at each institution about the desirable characteristics of senior-level athletic administrators (excluding coaching positions) and about the search/screen process. Information is obtained regarding the characteristics of recently employed senior-level athletic administrators as well as the search/screen process for their recruitment. The inventory is comprised of three sections and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices Inventory

The inventory on Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices asking hiring officials of human resource departments at each college/university about the desirable characteristics for vacant athletic administrator positions (excluding coaching positions) and about the general hiring process for the athletic department. The survey is comprised of three sections and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Athletic Administrator Career Trajectories and Workplace Climate Inventory

The inventory on Athletic Administrator Career Trajectories and Workplace Climate asks athletic administrators about the climate of the workplace in their athletic department and about their career trajectories. This survey is comprised of three sections and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

To control for systemic bias, each inventory is customized for division and institution type.