Title

Improving Student-Athlete Academic Success: Evaluation of Learning Support Tools utilized by Academic Advisors for Athletics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-30-2016

Publication Title

Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education

Volume

10

Issue

3

First page number:

199

Last page number:

217

Abstract

In higher education today academic support staffs are presented with a toolbox from which they must determine how to best support the academic goals of the student-athlete (Comeaux, E., & Harrison, C. K. (2011). A conceptual model of academic success for student-athletes. Educational Researcher, 40, 235-245). There are multiple ways to approach the individual academic challenges presented by student-athletes, however what is not known is what the best approach to remedy the academic shortcomings of the at-risk student-athlete. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of learning support tools used by academic advisors for athletics by measuring the impact on semester and cumulative GPA when study tables, weekly academic advisement meetings and objective based learning were implemented. The secondary purpose of the study was to devise a model to assist Division I athletic departments that have at-risk student athletes on teams that are predicted to score below a multi-year 930 APR, so that they may score at or above 930 in future years.

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