Supporting the Academic Achievement and Success of Student-Athletes

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Supporting the Academic Achievement and Success of Student-Athletes September 23, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators etention_p/640.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date. The recording is included in the registration fee and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW Intercollegiate athletics enables students to develop a wide range of skills that can support their success in college, in their careers, and in life. However, many student-athletes also need guidance to help them balance the demands of their academic and athletic lives. This 90-minute webinar will consider individual and institutional initiatives that can support learning, development and persistence for student-athletes It will examine issues that impede and enhance the academic success of student-athletes. It will provide concrete, tangible strategies that can enable educators to motivate and support student-athletes to take greater responsibility for their own learning, development, and persistence. This session will provide information on the key elements of a successful academic support structure and provide resources for institutions seeking to implement or enhance programs to serve student- athletes. The webinar will also review the FLAG/GRO model developed by the NCAA to examine the level of academic risk of incoming and continuing student-athletes. The model is a tool that can be used to anticipate and respond proactively to the needs of any at-risk student population. OBJECTIVES 1. The role of intercollegiate athletics in enhancing institutional visibility and reputation. 2. The characteristics of student-athletes, their strengths and challenges. 3. The definition and nature of at-risk as presented by the NCAA working group. 4. How existing programs and services might be coordinated to support student-athletes, as well as a model for structuring and staffing distinct student-athlete support units. 5. The purposes, components and structure of the NCAA FLAG/GRO model and consideration of the principles of student success and persistence as these relate to the FLAG Program and to the enhancement of student development and graduation. 6. How the NCAA FLAG/GRO Program can be applied to the work of academic advising and academic counseling units and other programs and departments across the campus. 7. The role of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) in supporting those working to enhance the success of student-athletes. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Educators working to support student engagement, learning, and success beyond the classroom: Counselors Academic advisors Coaches Administrators Instructional faculty WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS? Carrie Leger - Since August 2008, Carrie Leger has served as the Director of Academic Support Program for Student Athletes (ASPSA) at North Carolina State University. During 2007-08, she served as an Associate Director for Membership Services at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), focusing primarily on implementation of Division I academic reform efforts, academic outreach, and the management of partnerships to various academic associations, including the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A). Carrie was an ASPSA staff member from August 2001-May 2007. During her six years with the program, she served in several different roles, most recently as the Associate Director of ASPSA. Prior to joining the NC State staff, Carrie spent four years as the Director of Academic Progress and Life Skills Development at Elon University where she also earned her Masters degree in Business Administration. A native of Vernon, Connecticut, Carrie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Towson University and participated on the gymnastic team. She was inducted into the Towson University Hall of Fame in Fall 2009. Thomas Brown - a lifelong student and academic affairs educator with an impressive record of effectiveness in creating academic and student affairs programs that promote increased learning, achievement, and success. Tom served as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he developed and implemented a wide range of services and programs for students of color, including the Office of Hispanic/Latino student Programs. Tom worked with the Department of Athletics to implement the Office of Academic Support for Student Athletes, co-chaired St. Marys NCAA Certification Subcommittee on Equity, and served as faculty moderator for the Gaels womens basketball team for ten years. Enquiries: