ERIC Number: ED339346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
SCORING: Bibliographic Instruction Helps Freshman Athletes Compete in the Academic League.
Ruscella, Phyllis L.
Motivated by accreditation standards, sanctions, legal, and other issues threatening American collegiate athletic programs, academia has put into place, on many campuses, structured programs which attempt to ensure both academic achievement and the physical prowess of its "players." As a component of the overall support program at the University of Central Florida, the university library has designed an instructional program for freshman athletes that goes beyond the basic introductory lesson taught to freshman composition classes. More advanced library research skills such as the nature of various literature formats, information sequencing, characteristics of bibliographic organization, contextual analysis, and time management are included. This game plan is intended not only to increase academic performance, but also to foster self-confidence and self-esteem in the athletes' ability to compete in the academic league. (8 references) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Central Florida
Note: Paper presented at a Conference on The Freshman Year Experience: Teaching (Kansas City, MO, April 11-13, 1991).