ERIC Number: EJ945545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 15
Developing an Institutional Culture toward Degree Attainment for Student Athletes
Horton, David, Jr.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n155 p27-33 Fall 2011
The goal of community colleges and athletics programs should not be to maintain watered-down expectations to give the illusion that student athletes are truly being successful. Rather, the goal should be to set expectations that challenge and enable individuals to do their best at becoming the best student, athlete, and citizen they are capable of being. This article describes the marginalization of student athletes and provides case studies and recommendations for institutions interested in better supporting, encouraging, and responding to the needs of students within this population. This article aims to provide institutions with pragmatic examples of programs and services that have been successful in creating institutional cultures that are dedicated to preparing student athletes to be competitive in the classroom and on the field of play.
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, Organizational Culture, Community Colleges, Case Studies, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment, Expectation, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Program Descriptions, Teamwork, Integrity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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