The College Experience for Student Athletes / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Prentice Hall
This book provides faculty and student-athletes with a greater understanding of how to successfully transfer the skills they possess into the academic realm.
The College Experience for Student Athletes encourages student-athletes to take time to think about how the inherent skill set they possess can be enhanced and transferred from performance on the playing field to the classroom. As a result of the media spotlight they are often marginalized due to preconceived notions - but need guidance and support just like other students. This resource guides faculty and student-athletes to appreciate each other’s roles on campus, bring about respect for each other, and ultimately a greater appreciation of higher education. It includes the information necessary to communicate and build relationships that will lead to greater academic success in the first year, but also references the entire academic experience.
About the Author
Amy Baldwin is an instructor of writing, literature, and college success at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Since 1996, she has served the college in various roles including self-study editor, distance education coordinator, and professional development coordinator. She is also the author of four student success textbooks that were the first on the market that addressed the special needs of students: The Community College Experience 3rd edition (Pearson, 2013), The First-Generation College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2012), The Community College Experience PLUS 3rd edition (Pearson, 2013), and The College Experience 1st edition (Pearson, 2013). She has also facilitated over 120 workshops and breakout sessions all over the country—at community colleges, K-12 professional days, and national conferences--on teaching and learning issues such as transitioning to college, student engagement practices, and active learning. Amy will complete her doctorate of higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock soon. The focus of her dissertation is student engagement, retention, and success for African-American males in college. She is also serving as the project manager for the Complete College America initiative for the state of Arkansas.
Brian Tietje is a Professor of Marketing and the Vice Provost for International, Graduate, and Extended Education at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. His undergraduate business degree is from Bowling Green State University (1988), his MBA is from the University of Hawaii (1994), and his Ph.D. in marketing is from the University of Washington (1999). Dr. Tietje is passionate about student learning. He has won several teaching awards, is the co-author of Anybody’s Business with Barbara Van Syckle, and has authored the Wall Street Journal weekly educator’s review for over ten years. As Associate Dean at the Orfalea College of Business, he spearheaded efforts to improve student success and graduation rates and led the effort to develop alternative modes of course delivery to improve student learning. He also served as the principal facilitator of the College’s assessment of learning program for AACSB accreditation. Brian lives on the Central Coast of California with his family, friends, and pets.
Shannon Stephens has been involved in academic advising for student-athletes for over 12 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly and a Master’s Degree from Cal State, Dominguez Hills. He is a former NCAA Division I and Division II student-athlete. Mr. Stephens also played baseball professionally for four seasons in the Florida Marlins organization. After completing his professional baseball career, he coached for three seasons at an NCAA Division II institution and coached baseball overseas in Oskarshamn, Sweden. Upon returning from Sweden Mr. Stephens decided to focus his career on advising student-athletes. He is an active member with the N4A and NACADA and recently returned to his Alma Mater, Cal Poly, to become the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services.
Table of Contents
The College Experience for Student Athletes helps students:
- Gain greater self-awareness
- Define their personal identity
- Visualize stories of success from within their reference group
- Identify their resource network
- Establish their personal strategy for success