UNC is continuing to extend resources to student-athletes to better fulfill their needs.
Michelle Brown, director of the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes, touted the success of an initiative that began last fall called My Academic Plan at the Faculty Executive Committee meeting on Monday.
She also fielded questions from committee members about the logistics of the plan.
After the athletic scandal was uncovered, UNC has implemented several measures this year:
- Provost Jim Dean began an analysis of athletics through a working group.
- The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes initiated the My Academic Plan in fall 2013.
- UNC announced an outside review of claims that UNC admitted athletes who were not college literate.
The plan includes re-evaluating the concept of study hall for student-athletes — part of a university-wide effort to ease athletes’ transitions from high school to college.
“A lot of the feedback I received from coaches, student-athletes, the athletic-academic counselors, was that that study time was not as productive as it could be,” Brown said.