The proposals, headed by committee member Erianne Weight and professor Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, include an onboarding course to be taken in an athlete’s first semester on campus and an elite or applied performance minor for athletes.
Following the release of the Wainstein report, Weight wrote a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education about how the academic-athletic situation could be improved. She said some of her ideas sparked interest from others and have transformed into a four-part proposal.
“I often wonder why I am doing this, but I come back to comparing what is to what could be,” Weight said. “I see tremendous impact potential that could be life-changing.”
Weight said she was a student-athlete at the University of Utah, and she received some class credit for her time on the field. She also said she took a sports psychology course just for athletes — and it was the richest education experience of her life.