Members of the Board of Trustees’ academic affairs committee questioned what the University is doing to address the support of student athletes at its meeting Wednesday.
Bobbi Owen, senior associate dean for undergraduate education, presented new initiatives that will be instituted to improve academic support for student athletes in light of academic infractions found in the NCAA investigation.
Owen said the University is hoping to hire a full-time tutor coordinator, re-install a faculty athletic support committee and improve oversight of athletic tutoring.
“The million dollar question is, if we have 74 tutors, how do we monitor them?” trustee and committee chairman Alston Gardner asked Owen.
Owen reiterated the need for a full-time coordinator and said she hopes the center can employ more professional teachers and retired professors in the future.