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ERIC Number: EJ868449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
College Athletics and Student Achievement: The Evidence at Small Colleges
Emerson, John; Brooks, Rachelle L.; McKenzie, Elaine Croft
New Directions for Institutional Research, n144 p65-76 Win 2009
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded the College Sports Project (CSP) in 2003 to focus on academics and athletics within Division III. The CSP includes a longitudinal data collection effort comparing athletes to nonathletes at over 80 Division III institutions in the United States. This chapter draws on the CSP to highlight the challenges small colleges face when collecting data about athletics and academics and uses CSP analyses to illustrate the ways these data provide a comparative assessment of athletes' academic outcomes. These examples may also suggest the limitations of any single data collection effort, no matter how comprehensive, for explaining the multiple and varied educational experiences and academic performance of student athletes. As a backdrop for the discussion of the CSP, this chapter summarizes some distinguishing characteristics of Division III and its philosophies regarding academics and athletics. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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