Brescia University Athletics Academic Support
Overall Objectives of Student-Athlete Academic Recovery (STAAR) Program
Responsibility of Student-Athlete:
While it is the University and Department of Athletics goal to create an academically supportive environment, it is the student-athletes responsibility to become familiar with the academic policies of Brescia University. Participation in athletics is a privilege, and not to be considered an "extenuating circumstance" for not completing coursework. It is the student-athlete's responsibility to regularly communicate with professors regarding his/her class performance, and possible competition conflicts. It is ultimately the student-athlete's responsibility to work with professors, coaches, and academic support staff to become the best student, athlete, and representative of the university that they can be.
Responsibility of Coaches:
Coaches are asked to support the efforts of the Student-Athlete Academic Recovery Program and to communicate regularly with the academic coordinator in regard to their student-athletes' academic performance. At times, coaches may need to impose their own consequences, and/or support departmental policy regarding consequences for those student-athletes who are not fulfilling their academic obligations. Coaches are also asked to be flexible and communicate practice or travel requirements that may place a student-athlete at an academic disadvantage.
Academic Support Services
Assistance with minimizing and communicating conflicts for the student-athlete academic schedule
Academic Performance Tracking
Progress Reports- Progress reports are requested 5 weeks into the semester. This information is requested directly from professors who have Student-Athletes in their classes. The purpose of the progress report is to identify Student-Athletes who are at risk of failing based on class attendance, assignment completion, test scores, and attitude. The academic coordinator is responsible for reviewing the information and dispensing it appropriately to the coaching staff. Coaches are responsible for communicating with the Student-Athlete about his/her performance.
Midterm Grade Reports- Midterm Grade Reports are reviewed 8 weeks into the semester. This information will be provided by the Registrars' office each semester. Professors are expected to submit midterm grades for all freshmen and upper class students.
Final Review of Semester Grades- Final grades are provided by the registrar and reviewed by the academic coordinator. This information is dispensed and communicated appropriately to the coaching staff. Information is used to help determine if the student-athlete is in future need of the STARR Program.
Study Hall is monitored and attendance is recorded and shared with coaches. Study Hall takes place in the Father Alvey Library, Monday thru Thursday 11 am – 2 pm.
Criteria for enrollment in Study-Hall
All first year, first semester, student-athletes
All first semester, transfer student-athletes
Returning student-athletes below a 2.25 Cumulative GPA
Returning student-athletes as recommended by coaches or college administrators.
2X60 minutes session per week. Each session must be completed in its entirety to receive credit for that session.
STAAR Celebrates Student-Athlete Success
STAAR will support, recognize and celebrate those student-athletes who are performing well academically. Through opportunities such as:
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