NCAA member schools on Thursday voted to give more power to schools and conferences in a decentralized move that was passed by 80 percent of the membership.

The vote was the main order of business at the NCAA’s annual convention, and now each of the association’s 3 divisions will be empowered to govern itself, the Associated Press reported.

The new constitution is 18 1/2 pages, down from 43, and mostly lays out guiding principles and core values for the NCAA, the largest governing body for college sports in the United States with more than 1,200 member schools and nearly 500,000 athletes.

Large, football-playing Power 5 conferences, such as the SEC and the Big Ten, do not want to be held back from spending their riches on athletes, yet much of the rest of Division I worries about how to keep up.

“The big-picture questions, frankly, are focused on what does Division I want to be, how does it define itself? What holds it together? What differentiates different members of that division?” NCAA President Mark Emmert told the AP.

In other news, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and Ohio University athletic director Julie Cromer will co-chair the Division I Transformation Committee. There’s still some question about how transformative the committee’s work can be.

“It is a big word,” Sankey said. “And we’ll see.”