Participants will not be required to be online at any particular time and can work at their own pace within each weekly module. The class content will move forward each week allowing the participant the entire week to work through the week's content. The participants can complete the content all in one day or do a little each day as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments and readings will be required each week.
The course is eight weeks with each individual module being 1 week in length.
This course is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop a national network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.
Facilitators will be assigned to assist those taking the course by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices and answering questions.
Course Weekly Modules:
Week 1: Principles of Advising and Student Success
Week 2: Athletic Culture and Higher Ed
Week 3: Student-Athlete Experience and Identity
Week 4: Subsets of the Student-Athlete Population
Week 5: NCAA History and Role, Academic Reform, Initial Eligibility
Week 6: NCAA Continue Eligibility, Transfer
Week 7: Academic Advising and Support Specific to Student-Athletes
Week 8: Transitioning Out of Sport
Each Module will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Completion of Course
Upon successful completion of all eight modules, the participant will receive a certificate suitable for framing. Successful completion is defined as a 70% or better in the course.