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>Our athletes are required to attend study hall beginning Freshmen
>year. It is held in the library Monday through Thursday for two
>hours,  in the evening 7-9 or 8-10 and a GA usually moderates.
>He/shehandles the log-in/out sheet. Some teams hold team study hall
>and an assistant coach will moderate.    Students are released from
>study hall attendance once achieveing 2.6 or higher.  Each semester
>grades are reviewed by the academic advisor for student athletes.
>If the GPA falls below 2.5 study hall is reinstated.  Students on
>the border with a 2.4 meet weekly with the academic advisor for
>student athletes.  Some students are released after a year while
>other are attending for many semesters.

It can get a bit loud depending on the patience of the moderator.
Best just to break up large groups socializing. Surfing the web is
not an option.  Studying & completing assignments is on the agenda.






>sThis is mandatory until a 2.5 gpa is achieved.  Study ahll
><color><param>0100,0100,0100</param>I, for one, would also sure like
>to hear from those of you who
>monitor athletic study tables.  I second Lisa's question:  What
>works?  What doesn't?  This is a new position for me here at USM
>and one of our two Learning Centers is actually housed in the
>Athletic Department.  Although it is <underline>not</underline> a
>designated LC for just
>athletes, we do draw heavily on that population.  It was decided
>long before I came here that the athletes would also do their "table
>time" in the same physical space as the tutorials.  These tutors do
>not seem to mind, although I have mixed feelings as it seems to
>me that many of these athletes bring little or nothing to do.  Some
>simply get on the  Center computers (web--non-academic), so I
>wonder about the point.  I also schedule tutor hours on Fridays very
>lightly since many athletes procrastinate their table time until
>week's end, taking up much of our space.  Yes, I would LOVE to
>hear from those of you who closely work with Athletic departments.
>Thanks, Lisa, for bringing this topic up.   Advise away!
>
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>Elaine Wright, Director
>Dept.of Learning Assistance
>Division of Academic Support
>University of Southern Maine
>Portland, Maine 04104
>Portland, ME  (207) 780-4691

Carolyn Zaccagni
Learning Skills Specialist
Learning Resource Center
610-660-1846
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