Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Higher Education Leadership
Dr. Jaclyn K. Rivard
Dr. Nathaniel Cradit
Dr. Stephanie Krah
There are many factors that affect the graduation of collegiate student-athletes. Factors include student-athlete characteristics, academic advising, engagement, and relationships. These factors affect student-athlete retention at the university. Student-athletes must navigate their academic and athletic success with assistance from academic advisors and other university support systems. The ability of the student-athlete and the academic advisor to communicate and cultivate a relationship that is built on regularly scheduled meetings, sharing of the student-athlete’s personal goals, suggestions for personal and professional improvement culminating in trust is paramount to the success of the student-athlete. This research focuses on the relationship between the student-athlete and the academic advisor at a Division III Midwest university through survey and interviews. Through survey and interviews of student-athletes, this research shows the engagement and relationships between student-athletes and their academic advisor, and the university outside of athletics.
Holmes, Robert, "Intrusive Academic Advising Student-Athletes At A Division III University" (2021). Dissertations. 555.
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