F.A.S.T. Program (Freshman Academic Success Training)
The main purpose of this program is to ensure a smooth and successful transition from high school to college through academic success training. This will be accomplished through closely monitoring incoming at-risk student-athletes so as to ensure the use of efficient time management and study skills. Assumptions are made that all of our student-athletes come to us with good study habits, academic knowledge, and social judgment. This program will address all these areas and be reinforced throughout the semester.
Pro-Active Mentorship Program
This program is designed to assist student-athletes with the transition skills necessary to be successful college students. All freshmen are required to participate and meet once a week with a mentor covering issues such as time management, goal-setting, class preparation, test preparation, etc.
Study Table Program
The Study Table Program is designed to provide valuable locations and time to accomplish academic goals. Tutors, computer labs, and quiet areas are designated for this program.
Tutorial services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of scholarship status.
Progress reports are received from professors three times a semester regarding the academic performance of student-athletes enabling potential problem areas to be addressed and corrected.
Academic College Representatives, Athletic Academics Services personnel and a representative from each team meet once a month to discuss important academic and university issues.
Academic Coach Program
Professors get a chance to become a student-athlete by getting an opportunity to be involved in practice, game-week and game-day activities and experience first-hand the demands placed on student-athletes.
Degree Completion Program
Designed to assist students complete degree requirements once they have exhausted their eligibility.
Located within the Hecht Athletic Center, student-athletes have access to personal computers on which to complete class assignments, access the Internet and conduct research. The lab also has lab top computers that student-athletes can check out and take with them on team trips, or when they want to work on their own.
Program designed to assist freshmen student-athlete with the transitional skills to make the jump from high school to the university setting. Freshmen are required to enroll in a 1credit-hour lecture course during the first semester of their college career. Topics include: college majors, time management, values and diversity, media relations, dinner etiquette, professor/student relationships, career exploration, Life Skills, etc.