The Oversight Committee for Athletic Academic Affairs (OCAAA) was created by the Provost’s Office at USC to provide faculty evaluation and guidance of the University’s academic policies and programs related to student-athletes. As an oversight committee, OCAAA is chaired by a full-time faculty member and is entirely independent of the Department of Athletics. The Committee is further comprised of faculty, staff and senior administrators from a variety of academic units, USC’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAAA), as well as student-athletes from a variety of teams. The Committee is charged with these responsibilities:
- Review and advise on programs, operations, and policies of the Student Athlete Academic Service (SAAS) office, which is a part of the Athletic Department.
- Review and advise on policies and practices designed to assure integrity in all academic-related matters for student-athletes.
- Review and advise on policies and practices designed to ensure compliance with NCAA and Pac-12 academic regulations.
- Review the academic performance of student-athletes, including grading patterns, and progress to degree and graduation rates.
Last updated August 15, 2018