ATHLETICS ACADEMIC SERVICES

UND's Athletics Department is proud of the academic excellence of its student-athletes whose athletic achievements are matched by academic distinction each year. The Athletics Academic Services (AAS) department was developed to assist our student-athletes academically and ensure continued excellence in the classroom.

The ten major areas of activity for Athletics Academic Services include: Advisement and Academic Performance Monitoring, the Schubert Athletics Academic Center (Schubert Center), the Laptop Computer Check- Out Program, the Proctoring of Examinations, Life Skills and Events Programming, Priority Registration, Academic Registration Requirements, Academic Data Collection, the Book Program, and Academic Progress Rate (APR).

 



Advisement and Academic Performance Monitoring
Laptop Computer Check Out Program
Proctoring of Examinations
Priority Registration
Academic Registration Requirements

Book Program

Advisement and Academic Performance Monitoring

One of the primary functions of Athletics Academic Services is to provide direct, one-on-one academic eligibility advising and counseling throughout the year to UND's 400+ student-athletes.
  • Accurate and current academic information, as defined by NCAA Bylaw 14, is applied in the advisement of all student-athletes regarding academic eligibility and progress-toward-degree. This advisement is available to all student-athletes.
  • One-on-one academic eligibility advising is available to all student-athletes with referrals made to specialists as needed.
  • Tutors are available to all UND students and student-athletes can also utilize these services. AAS staff can assist each student-athlete in securing tutorial assistance. A flyer describing the various tutoring centers and services is made available to every student-athlete at the beginning of each academic year.
  • A major component of academic progress monitoring involves academic progress reports in conjunction with deficiencies [report of unsatisfactory progress] to identify areas needing strengthening and how best to intervene and acquire appropriate help. [Identification of appropriate help may include referral to any of the campus-wide tutoring services.]
  • "Target Group" Student-Athlete Meetings and Monitoring:
    • Provisionally-admitted student-athletes are required to meet bi-weekly with the Athletics Academic Services staff during their first semester who monitors their use of a planner in conjunction with course syllabi. The focus on developing time management skills is essential for these students so that they may learn how to manage the many demands placed on them, including attending class, studying, practice, strength training, travel, and competition. Initial meeting must be completed by the last day of the 2nd week of class. Failure to complete this meeting will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all practice and competitions until the meeting is completed. Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all-athletically related activities.
    • Non-Qualifiers are required to meet bi-weekly with the Athletics Academic Services staff during their first semester. The focus will be on developing academic skills essential for these students to effectively manage the many demands placed on them as Division I student-athletes at UND. These meetings will familiarize the students with resources available on campus. For their second semester, non-qualifiers are required to meet with the Athletics Academic Services staff five times, with the schedule to be determined by the Director of AAS. Initial meeting must be completed by the last day of the 2nd week of class. Failure to complete this meeting will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all practice and competitions until the meeting is completed. Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all-athletically related activities.
    • Student-athletes who receive ‘F' academic progress reports and ‘F' deficiency reports are required to meet with an AAS staff member bi-weekly until grades of ‘F' are raised, or it is determined that it is in the best interest of the student-athlete to drop the course. These student-athletes are also required to participate in a second round of progress reports for the courses in which they received the ‘F.' Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all-athletically related activities Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from athletically related activities.
    • Student-athletes who become academically ineligible are required to meet bi-weekly [or weekly if deemed necessary] with the Director of Athletics Academic Services in order to identify what conditions led to ineligibility and to identify assistance in order to regain eligibility. Progress toward regaining eligibility is tracked by collecting academic progress reports and by working closely with academically-ineligible student-athletes and their instructors to improve deficient progress reports to satisfactory status. Additionally, reports of unsatisfactory progress [as collected and disseminated by the Registrar] are used as another tool in assessing academically-ineligible student-athletes' academic progress. Initial meeting must be completed by the last day of the 2nd week of class.
    • Borderline academically-ineligible student-athletes are identified and required to meet with the AAS staff bi-weekly [or five times during the semester if deemed appropriate by the Director of AAS] in order to determine what deficiencies need strengthening and what resources should be used to do so (e.g. PTD, Credits per Semester, or GPA concerns). Initial meeting must be completed by the last day of the 2nd week of class. Failure to complete this meeting will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all practice and competitions until the meeting is completed. Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all-athletically related activities.
    • New transfer student-athletes are required to meet with the AAS staff five times during the semester with the schedule to be determined by the Director of AAS. The focus will be a smooth transition into our program academically, familiarization with campus resources and the Division I NCAA academic eligibility requirements. Failure to set up the initial meeting by the requested deadline will result in the student-athlete being withheld from all-athletically related activities.

Laptop Computer Check Out Program

Laptop computers are available for check-out to use in the Schubert Center and for student-athlete use while traveling to away competitions. A laptop may be reserved for up to one week. Computers are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rules for use:
  1. Students must fill out an equipment rental agreement
  2. Student-athletes must return the computer within 24 hours of their return to campus;
  3. Computers must be returned in good condition with all accessories;
  4. Student-athletes will be held accountable for any missing or damaged computers; and,
  5. Failure to abide by the terms of the laptop check-out program set forth risk losing their check-out privileges in the future.

The Proctoring of Examinations

The Athletics Academic Services staff is available to proctor examinations according to the following procedure:
  1. The student-athlete is required to request that an AAS staff member is available to proctor the examination;
  2. The student-athlete notifies the faculty member or testing center that the AAS staff member will accept the responsibility of proctoring the examination;
  3. Together the student-athlete and the AAS staff member determine a mutually-agreeable time for the student to take the examination;
  4. The faculty member supplies the AAS staff member with the examination or the testing center provides the director the password by which access is gained to the examination;
  5. The AAS staff member ensures that the faculty member receives the examination after it has been completed.
  6. For online exams, the student-athlete must request the Director of AAS or AAS Coordinator's contact information to send in as a proctor request online. The AAS staff will receive an email requesting proctor confirmation. The student-athlete is required to make a testing appointment at least 24 hours in advance with the AAS staff.

Priority Registration


Student-athletes have the privilege of priority registration for the fall and spring semesters. Priority registration is an exceptional opportunity for student-athletes. By using priority registration student-athletes are able to obtain ideal schedules in most cases. By using priority registration scheduling conflicts between classes and practice for the most part can be avoided.

One needs to be fully prepared to use priority registration. Well in advance, an appointment with the student-athlete's academic advisor needs to be scheduled and held. Any holds on Campus Connection accounts need to be lifted. It is a privilege well worth the effort.

Academic Registration Requirements

Student-athletes are required to register for at least fifteen (15) credits or sixteen (16) if s/he is enrolled in a four (4) credit course.  This is to ensure the ability to drop a course and still retain eligibility by being enrolled full-time.  Exceptions will be granted on an individual basis with Exceptions will be granted on an individual basis with AAS staff approval, and the student-athlete then accepts responsibility for any outcomes occurring from taking less than 15 or 16 credits.

Academic Data Collection

The Athletics Academic Services department is responsible for producing academic performance reports as requested for NCAA, conference, university, or Department of Athletics use. AAS personnel compile academic honor roll information and assist in the development of student-athlete recognition programs as requested. AAS also assists in nomination procedures for various academic awards and aids various offices on campus in preparation and reporting for APR and Graduation Reports.

Book Program

 

Student-athletes who are on full (100%) athletics grant-in-aids will use a Book Program through the UND Bookstore.  Eligible student-athletes will be contacted before each semester to notify them of the protocols involved with this process.  Reminders will be sent at appropriate intervals in regard to this program to all student-athletes participating in the book voucher program (e.g. Addition and dropping of classes, book pick up and return dates).  Failure to meet deadlines and/or follow protocols can result in a student-athlete's removal from the Book Voucher Program and/or charges being placed on the student-athlete's account.