"I think other universities and especially Penn State have reviewed, modified, and have instructed their staff and professors on the policies. The NCAA should have each University submit their policies and methods of instruction for review to ensure there is consistancy."
After reviewing this, I can make my point by asking how instructing "staff and professors" on policies would fall under the purview of the NCAA, the N. C. ATHLETIC A.?
So why is this 911 call being routed to the NCAA?
Well......there doesn't seem to be any other organization of national scope (other than governmental) that can be seen to be ideally suited to police the administrations of our universities.
Thus, the NCAA, a recognized policeman, is getting nominated to take action, only by default. Filling a void, as it were. It shouldn't happen that way. It CAN'T happen that way.
There are national organizations that police accredition of courses. This is out of their purview.
Another organization, "Association of American Universities", is very selective and prestigious to belong to. Their prime focus is research and faculty quality. Whether they would take action (ie-expelling Penn St. from membership) on something like this is questionable.
The Dept of Education can take action (ie-fines) based on violations of federal law, which we seem to have in this case. And of course prosecutors can build criminal cases.
Otherwise, it should be mostly up to Penn St. to take corrective action. They should not submit their plans to the NCAA for approval, any more than a select Catholic Church Diocese should (have) submit(ted) it's corrective action plans, regarding similar horrors, to the collective national CYO leadership for approval.
I bristle with each quote attributed to the NCAA on this issue.