Inventories

Methodology Meeting

NSIA is comprised of three inventories: Inventory on Senior-level Administrator (Pre/Post) Searches, Inventory on Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices, and Inventory on Career Trajectories and Workplace Climate.

  1. The Inventory on Senior-level Administrator (Pre/Post) Searches asks hiring officials of human resource departments at each college/university 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 20 minutes.

  2. The Inventory on Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices asks hiring officials of human resources departments at each college/university about the desirable characteristics for vacant athletic administrator positions (excluding coaching positions) and about the general search/screen process in the athletic department. Survey respondents also complete an annual follow-up survey. The survey is comprised of three sections and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

  3. 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 systematic bias, each inventory is customized for Division I BCS, Division I, Division II, Division III, Two Year Institution, and Minority-Serving Institutions.