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Faculty Athletics Task Force: Subcommittee of Student Life . Bruce Oppenheimer Stokes Peebles, chair Doug Perkins Virginia Shepherd Sharon Shields Marshall Summar. Specific concerns related to athletics in the Vanderbilt community . Academic advising Admission standards

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Faculty Athletics Task Force:Subcommittee of Student Life

Bruce Oppenheimer

Stokes Peebles, chair

Doug Perkins

Virginia Shepherd

Sharon Shields

Marshall Summar


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Specific concerns related to athletics in the Vanderbilt community

  • Academic advising

  • Admission standards

  • Student athlete majors (distribution should mirror overall student body)

  • Student-athlete academic progress and graduation

  • Scheduling of games and practices interfere with academic endeavors


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Areas in which faculty may be able to assist in ongoing athletic programs

  • Participation in faculty fellows program

  • Assist in recruiting - attend dinners, meet with recruits, academic program advice, etc.

  • Meeting regularly with coaches

  • Assist in academic advising

  • Serve on search committees for athletic administration and coaches

  • Involvement in setting admissions standards


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Meetings with coaches- athletic programs genuinely want more interaction with faculty

  • Coaches feel isolated from the rest of the university community

  • Attractive aspect of being at Vanderbilt: strong academic reputation, but the coaches do not interact with the academic side of the university

  • Want to know professors in various departments


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Coaches Concerns athletic programs

  • Class selection for upperclassmen is difficult

  • Summer school budget only for football and basketball student-athletes

  • In individual cases, both faculty advisors and academic advisors within the athletic department have dissuaded student-athletes from more time consuming majors

  • Lack of career counseling for all students


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Student-Athlete Concerns athletic programs

  • Possibility of scholarship reduction or elimination without knowledge of student with little warning

  • “Funneling” student-athletes into specific majors which are perceived as more friendly to athletes in terms of grading, advising, and time constraints that interfere with practices


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Student-Athlete Concerns athletic programs

  • Lack of communication between athletic academic counselors and academic department academic advisors

    • Athletic academic counselor turnover rate has been very high and thus these counselors do not understand requirements for majors

    • Individual student-athlete academic problems not recognized in timely fashion


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Student-Athlete Concerns athletic programs

  • Some coaches are not recognizing student-athlete class schedules and special academic projects and events

  • Priority of summer school opportunities:

    • Revenue generating sports have much greater access compared to other sports

    • Student athletes who are “struggling” also given priority


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Student-Athlete Concerns athletic programs

  • Pressure to keep individual and group problems within the athletic community and not seek university-wide help

    • All health issues must go through training staff and use of student health discouraged to maintain pressure to compete

    • Use of university resources for social and personal problems discouraged


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Student-Athlete Concerns athletic programs

  • Student-athletes do not have annual opportunity to evaluate coaches and academic advisors to enforce accountability of athletic staff (presently only seniors have “exit interview” opportunities)


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