Arizona infractions case will be resolved through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process

December 17, 2020

A request for referral of the infractions case involving Arizona to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process was granted by the Infractions Referral Committee. Consistent with rules and procedures governing the process, details about the matter will remain confidential until the Independent Resolution Panel releases its decision.

The Independent Accountability Resolution Process is comprised of independent investigators, advocates and adjudicators who are responsible for reviewing select infractions cases in Division I. The IARP was created in response to recommendations issued by the Commission on College Basketball.


Media questions about the Independent Accountability Resolution Process should be directed to Amy Hanna: 

Phone Number: 812-785-8114 or email: Borshoff@iarpcc.org

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Case Procedural Timeline

University of Arizona

Referral Request Process

10.23.20 Arizona Submitted Referral Request

October 23, 2020, the University of Arizona requested the Infractions Referral Committee refer the Arizona infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

 

11.18.20 Vice President of Enforcement Submitted Response

November 18, 2020, the vice president of enforcement, submitted a response to the referral request.

11.19.20 Committee on Infractions Submitted Response

November 19, 2020, the chair designee for the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, submitted a response to the referral request.

11.23.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

November 23, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

11.30.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

November 30, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

12.11.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

December 11, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

12.17.20 IRC Referred Case to the IARP

December 17, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee referred the Arizona infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

Case Management Plan Development

12.18.20 IAOC Appointed CCU and IRP Members

December 18, 2020, the Independent Accountability Oversight Committee appointed hearing panel members and the Complex Case Unit, which is comprised primarily of external investigators and external advocates.

01.15.21 Arizona Submitted Request to IRP

January 15, 2021, Arizona submitted a request to place limitations on access to the case record.

01.28.21 Correspondence from IRP to Arizona and CCU

January 28, 2021, the chief panel member sent a letter to Arizona and the Complex Case Unit regarding the request to place limitations on to the case record.

02.09.21 CCU Responded to IRP

February 9, 2021, the Complex Case Unit responded to the chief panel member’s request.

02.10.21 Arizona Responded to IRP

February 10, 2021, Arizona provided its response to the chief panel member’s request.

02.24.21 IRP Responded to Arizona Request

February 24, 2021, the chief panel member provided a response to Arizona and the Complex Case Unit regarding limitations on access to the case record.

03.15.21 CCU Responded to IRP

March 15, 2021, the Complex Case Unit responded to the chief panel member regarding access to factual information.

03.23.21 IRP Requested Status Update

March 23, 2021, the chief panel member requested the parties provide an update regarding the status of the development of proposed scheduling deadlines.

03.29. 21 Proposed Scheduling Deadlines Submitted

March 29, 2021, the parties jointly submitted proposed scheduling deadlines.

04.06.21 IRP Requested Clarification On Proposed Scheduling Deadlines

April 6, 2021, the chief panel member requested the parties to provide clarification regarding the proposed scheduling deadlines.

04.12.21 CCU Provided Clarification On Proposed Scheduling Deadlines

April 12, 2021, the Complex Case Unit provided additional clarification regarding the proposed scheduling deadlines.

04.23.21 Case Management Plan Issued

April 23, 2021, the chief panel member issued a case management plan.

Investigation

07.14.21 Arizona Requested Extension

July 14, 2021, Arizona submitted a request for an extension of time.

07.15.21 Letter Submitted Concerning Conflicts of Interest

July 15, 2021, the NCAA vice president of hearing operations submitted a letter concerning potential or actual conflicts of interest.

07.16.21 Amended Case Deadlines Approved

July 16, 2021, the chief panel member approved amendments to case deadlines.

07.18.21 Arizona Requested Extension

July 18, 2021, Arizona submitted a request for an extension of time.

07.27.21 Amended Case Management Plan Issued

July 27, 2021, the chief panel member issued an amended case management plan no. 1.

08.19.21 Supplemental Investigation Completed

August 19, 2021, the Complex Case Unit completed the supplemental investigation.

08.25.21 CCU Submitted Notification of Investigation Completion

August 25, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a notification of the date the supplemental investigation was completed.

08.26.21 CCU Team Changed

August 26, 2021, the Complex Case Unit provided a notice of Complex Case Unit team change.

09.13.21 CCU Requested Extension

September 13, 2021, the Complex Case Unit requested an extension of deadlines in the case management plan.

09.16.21 Amended Case Management Plan Issued

September 16, 2021, the chief panel member issued an amended case management plan no. 2.

09.30.21 Parties Receive Copy of Procedural Case Timeline

September 30, 2021, the parties were provided a copy of the procedural case timeline and notified of the date of the publication of the timelines on the iarpcc.org webpage.

Notification of Allegations Issuance and Response

10.04.21 CCU Issued Amended Notice of Allegations

October 4, 2021, the Complex Case Unit issued amended notices of allegations.

10.21.21 CCU Notifies Chief Panel Member About Withholding Certain Confidential Records

October 21, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a letter notifying the chief panel member that, pursuant to the Independents Resolution Panel Procedures, certain confidential records should be withheld from some parties.

10.26.21 Chief Panel Member Responds to CCU

October 26, 2021, the chief panel member responded to the Complex Case Unit’s October 21, 2021, request to withhold certain confidential records from some parties.

10.29.21 CCU Confirms All Necessary Steps Have Been Taken to Ensure Confidentiality

October 29, 2021, the Complex Case Unit confirmed that it had taken all necessary steps to ensure certain confidential records will not be disclosed to some parties.

11.2.21 Arizona Submits Proposed Deadlines

November 2, 2021, Arizona submitted proposed deadlines for the key submissions and events to prepare the case for a hearing.

11.4.21 Chief Panel Member Requests Availability for Case Management Plan Status Conference

November 4, 2021, the chief panel member requested the parties’ availability for a case management plan status conference.

11.9.21 Chief Panel Member Makes Second Request

November 9, 2021, the chief panel member made a second request for the parties’ availability for a case management plan status conference.

11.11.21 CCU Responds to Proposed Deadlines

November 11, 2021, the Complex Case Unit responded to Arizona’s November 2, 2021, proposed deadlines.

11.16.21 Chief Panel Member Provides Agenda and Notification for Case Management Plan Status Conference

November 16, 2021, the chief panel member provided the agenda for and notification that a case management plan status conference will be held November 19, 2021.

11.19.21 Chief Panel Member Holds Case Management Plan Status Conference

November 19, 2021, the chief panel member held a case management plan status conference.

11.24.21 Chief Panel Member Issues Amended Case Management Plan

November 24, 2021, the chief panel member issued amended case management plan #3.

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Lynda Tealer

Lynda Tealer

University of Florida Athletic Association, Executive Associate Athletics Director for Administration

Lynda Tealer joined the University of Florida Athletic Association staff in 2003, was elevated to Senior Associate Athletics Director - Senior Woman Administrator in 2007, and then to Executive Associate Athletics Director for Administration in 2012.

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A current member of the NCAA Division I Council, Tealer began serving as the committee’s vice chair in July of 2021.

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James (Jim) T. Harris III

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West served as a Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership from 2019 to 2020 and serves on the boards of directors for Johnson & Johnson, Nucor Corporation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.  She is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. She is also a trustee of Americares, a non-profit that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.  West was recently selected as a trustee of the board of Mount St. Mary’s University and as a board member of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. 

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West served as a Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership from 2019 to 2020 and serves on the boards of directors for Johnson & Johnson, Nucor Corporation and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.  She is a trustee of the National Recreation Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing the role of recreation as a positive force in improving the quality of life of youth. She is also a trustee of Americares, a non-profit that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.  West was recently selected as a trustee of the board of Mount St. Mary’s University and as a board member of the Bob Woodruff Foundation.