Equity Center Survey

Equity Center Survey

Survey of Illinois Athletic Directors

The results of the survey say generally that:

90% of the athletic directors believe that State Association's should function free from discrimination on the basis of sex.

89% of the athletic directors believe that sports programs at their school offer equitable opportunities for both sexes.

37% of the athletic directors believe that their boys program would be willing to swap budgets, facilities, schedules, coaches pay and support services with their girls programs.

86% of the athletic directors believe that self-evaluation is an important step towards determining equal treatment of programs.

54% of the athletic directors believe that the media provides equitable coverage of boys and girls programs.

40% of the athletic directors believe that sideline cheerleading should be considered a sport not an activity.

95% of the athletic directors believe athletics is an integral part of education.

24% of the athletic directors believe that girls should be able to play on boy's teams.

3% of the athletic directors believe that boys should be able to play on girl's teams.

76% of the athletic directors believe that parents are concerned about equal treatment.

71% of the athletic directors believe that females are as interested in sports as males.

72% of the athletic directors believe that poor school districts should be held to the same standards as wealthy school districts when dealing with equal treatment toward sexes.

89% of the athletic directors believe that athletic programs should be operated in a manner free of discrimination on the basis of sex.

This percentage of high school athletic directors believes the following about the opportunity high school students should have to receive coaching.

86% of the athletic directors believe the student-athlete interest and the levels of competition available should determine the number of coaches for programs.

90% of the athletic directors believe the hiring process for all head and assistant coaches should be consistent for all sports.

89% of the athletic directors believe the salary for like sports should be based on the same criteria.

72% of the athletic directors believe that we need to continue to pursue female coaches to fill coaching vacancies in girl's sports.

56% of the athletic directors believe that coaches in the same sport should not be compensated differently on the basis of pressure.

61% of the athletic directors believe that student interest surveys should be administrated on a regular basis.

68% of the athletic directors believe that schools have a responsibility to offer equal sports and equal levels for all programs.

91% of the athletic directors believe that equal opportunities should be available for both boys and girls.

High school athletic directors believe the following about the scheduling of games and practice.

94% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should access to prime practice times including summer programs.

90% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should have access to prime facilities including summer programs.

96% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should have a balances block of practice times.

70% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should have access to prime game nights.

78% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should have a quality support staff at games including timer, scorers, trainers, pep bands and cheerleaders.

78% of the athletic directors believe that all boys and girls should have access to post season all-star competition.

This percentage of high school athletic directors believe the following about provisions for boys and girls locker rooms, practice facilities and competition facilities.

88% of the athletic directors believe that the competition should be dictated by level not gender.

91% of the athletic directors believe that there should be equivalent facilities for comparable levels.

95% of the athletic directors believe that coaching facilities should be equivalent for men and women.

95% of the athletic directors believe that training facilities should be equivalent for teams.

95% of the athletic directors believe that the locker room facilities should be equivalent.

90% of the athletic directors believe that the equipment in a weight room should be appropriate for both genders.

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