fight oppression within society B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

fight oppression within society B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Part One

In recent years we have had a number of high-profile scandals at major college athletic programs. For example, Penn State and Sandusky, North Carolina and academic fraud, University of Louisville and recruitment, and Michigan State and Nassar. When these cases are dissected, the issue of culture is sometimes raised as a partial explanation for why these events were able to unfold (in some cases, for decades).

In the reading for the topic of organizational culture and organizational change is introduced. Imagine a friend has been asked to take over as the athletic director for a college program that has been rocked by scandal. They may well be coming into an environment where people have been fired or forced to resign. There may be negative media attention (locally or depending on the scandal and size of the institution, nationally). And the organizational culture may well have been blamed for the scandal.

What advice would you give your friend in terms of how to manage organizational change at this institution and how he or she will build the organizational culture that they want? What challenges should they expect and how might they overcome these challenges?

Make sure to integrate the material from readings into your answer.

Part Two (This part requires 350-500 words.)

Diversity and inclusion are important topics for sport organizations.

  • What are the benefits and challenges associated with diversity and inclusion in sport organizations?
  • Have you seen, experienced, or read about diversity and inclusion policies that were well designed and/or implemented?

If so, describe this (provide a link to a webpage or documentation) and explain why it was successful.

if not, research online to find a story of a successful program or the hallmarks of a successful program.

Part Three

1. What can we do to promote social justice and fight oppression within society in general and within the sporting environment specifically? Outline specific steps and explain how they work to promote justice?

2. Why does the article argue that urban community centers are “just spaces”? Do you agree or disagree with this argument? Why/why not?

3. Archive. Please post and explain an archive that you think demonstrates social justice in action within the broad leisure/sport discipline. What do you think we can learn from this archive? (Just need One link and answer the question)

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