ERIC Number: ED028047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Athletic Department Reading and Study Skills Program--A Model in Search of Other Applications.
Hultgren, Dayton; Crewe, James
A personnel services model program for the university student-athlete was developed 4 years ago by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Student Counseling Bureau at the University of Minnesota. The service is preventive in emphasis, developmental in philosophy, and individualized in operation. The reading and educational skills improvement phase of the program involves an evening study hall for regular course assignments, tutor-seminars in subject areas, and individual skills improvement practice sessions based on diagnostic testing. The position of Educational Skills Counselor was established to provide scholastic supervision and program advising during the day. As a certified psychologist, the counselor provides personal, vocational, and general psychological counseling. He also shares with other administrative and scholastic units of the University the supervision of each student-athlete's progress toward a degree and gathers and disseminates relevant information on problems, on educational and social growth, and on placement. The effectiveness of the program is evaluated in terms of student and faculty assessment of its worth, further implementation of this model, and student scholastic achievement. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Athletics, College Programs, Corrective Reading, Counseling Services, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Staff Role
1968 National Reading Conference Yearbook.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-7, 1968.