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* In 1990, the NCAA began collecting annual demographic data on each member institution utilizing the NCAA Certification of Compliance Form. Each institution was required to return this form to the national office. In 1995, legislation was passed at the NCAA Convention that eliminated this requirement. The Institution Staff Demographic Form was developed to gather this vital information; however, completion of this form was voluntary. Therefore, starting in 1995, only a sample of the population is represented in the Biennial reports. Since the form on which the information is collected changed slightly and there was no longer a census, the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) decided to use 1995 as baseline data and calculate the aggregate figures every other year to measure broad changes over time. The 1997-98, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2003-04 and the 2005-06 reports were all created from the Institution Staff Demographic Form.
The 2008-09 academic year marked another change in the way the gender, race and ethnicity data were collected. Similar to 1990, race and ethnicity data are required to be reported from the membership on official information forms. Therefore, all member schools are represented in this report and the collection is available annually.
The gender, race and ethnicity for all coaching and administrative positions within the athletics department were reported for each school. Coaching staff includes both full- and part-time positions and volunteers. Individuals with multiple administrative or coaching duties are counted for each position. Therefore, the total percentages reported in the tables reflect the number of positions, not necessarily the total number of individuals.