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Jackson who heads up the NSIA and also serves as the director and chief research scientist of the WEI laboratory and also holds the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
NSIA exists to provide an empirical understanding of the reality of intercollegiate athletics professionals, insight into the hiring practices surrounding some of the most sought-after jobs in the country and provide institutions with actionable insights that can improve institutional culture and ensure organizational excellence, says Jackson, who taught Frazier when he was enrolled in a graduate program at UW-Madison.
"NSIA represents a model of how researchers and practitioners can work together to improve practice," says Jackson.
Jackson says that NSIA is just another option for colleges and universities who are serious about diversifying their workplaces, noting that during Phase I of the process, NSIA focuses on senior-level administrator searches, athletic administrator hiring practices and workplace climate issues.
"The NSIA tool gives an institution an excellent opportunity to be better prepared to capitalize on all the positive things that diversity and inclusion has to offer," says Frazier.
Jackson says that athletic administrators and other institutional representatives can participate in the NSIA Career Trajectories and Workplace Inventory, Senior-Level Administrator (Pre/Post) Search Inventories, Athletic Administrator Hiring Practices Inventory by logging on to the website at www.nsiastudy.org.
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