The University of Cincinnati is committed to the total development of its student-athletes, and its comprehensive programs for Academic Services are evidence of that commitment.
The Academic Services Office works with coaches, faculty and administrators to help make the student-athlete's academic and athletics experience as enriching and rewarding as possible. The office serves to help student-athletes keep abreast of the eligibility requirements of their particular colleges, assists with the coordination of class schedules and monitors their progress in their respective programs and toward graduation.
Weekly meetings with athletics academic advisors are set up for all first-year student-athletes to better monitor their academic progress and assist with adjustment to college. Tutoring and educational assistance are also readily accessible.
Nancy Hamant Academic Center:
The opening of the Richard E. Lindner Athletics Center will play huge dividends for student-athletes in terms of academics, as the building houses the spacious Nancy Hamant Academic Center on the entire fifth floor.
The center, named in honor of the longtime Faculty Athletics Representative, gives student-athletes a variety of ways to fulfill their study needs. The large study room is furnished to accommodate a variety of study habits and features 34 work areas. There are also 14 tutor rooms for more focused attention and five group meeting rooms.
Additionally, the Center includes a computer lab, equipped with 71 work stations that provides a wide-range of computer and word-processing activities, as well as access to the internet.
Services Provided For Student-Athletes:
Academic Advising: The UC Academic Services staff provides information regarding policies, procedures, course selection, selection of major and minor areas of study as well as NCAA and university guidelines for adequate academic progress.
Priority Registration: Student-athletes meet with an advisor in their college in order to obtain a checksheet and a graduation plan. The student-athlete then meets with an athletic academic advisor during priority registration in order to register for the quarter. Priority registration allows student-athletes to register for classes around practice and competition schedules.
Counseling: Individual work is done with student-athletes with specific concerns such as decision-making, adjustment to college, communications, relationships, test-anxiety and necessary study skills. Appropriate referrals are made to other campus resources.
Monitoring Academic Progress: Progress reports are used to gather classroom performance information from professors. This information is shared with the student-athlete and his/her coach so everyone can keep abreast of the current academic progress. (more info)
Tutorials: Services are provided for one-on-one and small group tutoring. Student-athletes may submit requests for a tutor assignment in most courses.
Career Development and Placement: The interests and strengths of each student-athlete are continually measured to prepare the student-athlete for a career beyond college. In addition to aiding career exploration and placement, this program provides assistance in securing vacation employment opportunities and internships.
The UC Team Approach:
To help new student-athletes adjust to college life, Cincinnati utilizes a mentorship program which pairs new student-athletes with members of the local community who are committed to helping the student-athletes enjoy their first year college experience.
UC TEAM, an acronym for University of Cincinnati Together in Excellence for Athletes through Mentoring, familiarizes student-athletes with UC's academic culture, helps them focus on responsibilities and ultimately enriches their personal development and experience at the university.