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Hello, Evanthi:
	We make great effort to serve student-athletes, with the
emphasis on "student."  We do not segregate services or use options for
this specific audience, so we offer no team-specific service.  This
said, we work very closely with our athletics department to channel
student-athletes needing academic support to our center.  One way that
has been very successful is a deal we have regarding what we call "Power
Hours." Student-athletes (by NCAA requirements, as I understand it) are
required to attend a certain number of team/monitored study halls.  If
they use our center for tutoring or for individual development, they
receive double credit.  So a student meeting with one of our tutors for
one-half hour will actually earn one full hour toward that week's
requirement.  
	Now, we do quite a bit of tracking and reporting, both generally
and team-specific.  I meet weekly with the assistant athletic director
whose charge is academic compliance to discuss student-athletes' weekly
use of services and brainstorm on specific cases.  I also send a weekly
report of usage to this director, who forwards pertinent information to
the appropriate coach. So student athletes who might be referred through
our Early Warning Program can expect a follow-up chat with not just
their academic advisor, but also their coach and the athletic director. 
	Another helpful contact has been my involvement in our Athletic
Council, a group of faculty and admin staff who are charged with
identifying issues and recommending policy to deal with them.  This
committee has offered me a bird's-eye view of the athletic program and
its interaction with the academic side of the house.   

Good luck, 
A.

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Subject: Collaboration with the Athletic Department

Hello,

In what ways, if any, does your learning center collaborate with the
coaches and teams?  Do you offer specific tutoring times, workshops,
study tables?  Do the athletes come to your learning center, or is there

another area earmarked for teams' study skills and/or tutoring
assistance? What is your method of record keeping?  Do you report about
athletes' attendance to the coaches?  If so, using what method?

Please reply either to the listserv or to me alone.  Thank you very
much.
--
Evanthia O. Rosati
Reading and Study Skills Specialist
The Learning Center
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