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The The MASSMASS Program Program ggOverviewOverviewPoll Question #1Does your Academic Support Service Unit have two or less full-Does your Academic Support Service Unit have two or less full-time academic counselors?
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The The MASSMASS Program isProgram isThe The MASSMASS Program is..Program is..
An objective-based learning program that j g p gindividualizes academic support and keeps each student-athlete accountable for all academic requirements through goal setting.g
The The MASSMASS Program Program ggTheoretical ApproachTheoretical Approach
WHY an ObjectiveWHY an Objective based Program?based Program?WHY an ObjectiveWHY an Objective--based Program?based Program?
Required study hall hours are not Required study hall hours are not academically productive for high-risk student athletesstudent athletesGoal-oriented approach keeps student-athletes on taskathletes on taskShared outcomes keep student-athletes
d i ll t bl t th l academically accountable to themselves and their academic counselor
Outcome Based Education TheoryOutcome Based Education Theory
Develop a clear picture of what learners Develop a clear picture of what learners should ultimately be able to do successfullyBase the reporting directly upon that pictureBase the reporting directly upon that pictureClearly define what one wants learners to do in beginningdo in beginningTeach them how to accomplish that endAssess and document the end they were to yachieve in the first place
Bloom, Benjamin (1976). Human Characteristics and School Learning. McGraw Hill: New York
MASSMASS Program Program ggQualificationsQualificationsPoll Question #2
Have you implemented the NCAA FLAG system in identifying academically high-risk student athletes?
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MASSMASS P Q l fP Q l fMASSMASS Program QualificationsProgram QualificationsBased on the NCAA Graduation Risk Based on the NCAA Graduation Risk
Overview first module program criteria:
Facilitating Learning and Achieving Graduation (FLAG)Graduation (FLAG)
NCAA FLAG P t ( t t )NCAA FLAG P t ( t t )NCAA FLAG Parameters (at entry)NCAA FLAG Parameters (at entry)
NCAA FLAG Parameters (post entry)NCAA FLAG Parameters (post entry)NCAA FLAG Parameters (post entry)NCAA FLAG Parameters (post entry)
MASSMASS P Q lifi iP Q lifi iMASSMASS Program QualificationsProgram QualificationsMASS: Making Athletes Successful Students
Freshmen Criteria:◦ 2.6 high school GPA or below◦ 950 SAT or below◦ Less than 16 core units in high school◦ Academic non-qualifier◦ Attended more than 2 high schools
Ed i l Di bili Di d◦ Educational Disability DiagnosedUpperclassmen Criteria:◦ Under 2.00 preceding semester
P d l th 12 dit i t◦ Passed less than 12 credits previous semester◦ Cumulative GPA = 2.00 or below◦ Transfer GPA less than 2.6 (for 2-4 or 4-4 transfers)◦ Academically ineligible◦ Academically ineligible◦ Educational Disability Diagnosed
Future Criteria for Freshmen and Future Criteria for Freshmen and UpperclassmenUpperclassmen
FLAG web-based management system:Graduation Risk Overview Levels
Freshmen4+ points = automatic qualificationp q2-3 points = optional qualification
Upperclassmenpp5+ points = automatic qualification3-4 points = optional qualificationp p q
NCAA NCAA GROGRO L lL lNCAA NCAA GROGRO LevelsLevels
Th Th MASSMASS P P lP P lThe The MASSMASS Program PopulationProgram Population700 total student-athletes at UMass700 total student-athletes at UMass11.8% of the student athlete population at UMass is in the MASS ProgramUMass is in the MASS Program86 students in Fall, 83 students in SpringOn average, each Academic Counselor meets with 18-22 student-athletes Student-athletes can be referred into the program by an Academic Counselor or Coach
Th Th MASSMASS S TS TThe The MASSMASS Support TeamSupport TeamAcademic Counselor: Full time academic staff member Academic Counselor: Full time academic staff member who work with student-athletes or specific sport team (All)Learning Specialist: Full time staff member who works Learning Specialist: Full time staff member who works with student-athletes who have learning challenges and diagnosed educational disabilities (LD)Ed ti l A i t t U l d d t Educational Assistant: Upperclassmen and graduate student employees whom assist student-athletes with diagnosed educational disabilities develop ff i d d i kill hil effective study and time management skills while
attending to course content (LD)Tutor: Upperclassmen and graduate student pp gemployees who assist student-athletes in subject specific content (when needed)
Th Th MASSMASS M tiM tiThe The MASSMASS MeetingMeeting
Th Th MASSMASS MMThe The MASSMASS MeetingMeetingMeetings once or twice per week with student-Meetings once or twice per week with studentathlete depending on needAcademic objectives are created and completion j pof objectives verified at next meeting with Academic Counselor/Learning SpecialistStudents are assigned educational assistance based on learning challenge(s)Weekly meeting with counselors and assistant football coach and assistant men’s basketball coachR t t t ll hReports sent to all coaches
MASSMASS Student MeetingsStudent MeetingsMASSMASS Student MeetingsStudent MeetingsTypical Weekly Time Commitment Typical Weekly Time Commitment
Student-athletes meet once or twice per Student athletes meet once or twice per week, depending on need, with their Academic Counselor or the Learning gSpecialistStudent-athletes who work with an Educational Assistant typically meet twice a week for 1.5 hour sessions. On average, MASS student-athletes have four hours of subject specific tutoring per
Fi Fi MASSMASS M iM iFirst First MASSMASS MeetingMeetingReview “Initial Meeting FormInitial Meeting Form” Organize Binder/Planner – Student-Athlete records course requirements in a monthly calendar to include: ◦ Paper & Assignment due dates◦ Exam & Quiz dates◦ Exam & Quiz dates◦ Projects and other course requirements◦ Overlay with known travel schedules and other athletic responsibilitiesAcademic Counselor/Learning Specialist reviews the following: g p g◦ Student-Athlete’s self report of academic concerns◦ Tutorial and/or educational assistance needs based on student-athlete
self report and prior academic historyDi ith St d t Athl t d i l f th t◦ Discuss with Student-Athlete academic goals for the semester
◦ Technological Resources such as Assistive Technologies for Student-Athletes with learning disabilities
INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC MEETINGS – INTIAL MEETINGWHY DO I HAVE TO MEET WITH A COUNSELOR?
The transition from high school to college or transferring is not always easy This transition is sometimes even more The transition from high school to college or transferring is not always easy. This transition is sometimes even more difficult for student-athletes who are faced with a tremendous amount of time constraints due to their participation in athletics.
WHAT WILL GO ON IN THESE MEETINGS?Meetings will usually range from 20-30 minutes.W ill h i f i i h f f i P R d k f i f i f b We will share information with you from professors via Progress Reports and ask for information from you about any grades received and upcoming assignments.We will help you with registration during Add/Drop and Pre-Registration periods.We will help you with time management skills.We will make suggestions for improvement in course work if necessary.We will give you the opportunity to discuss any problems you may be having on a confidential basis and refer you to We will give you the opportunity to discuss any problems you may be having, on a confidential basis, and refer you to other services on campus if necessary.Note: Your coaches are updated on a weekly basis about the academic content of these meetings. If you ever wish
that specific information remains between you and your counselor please make sure to request that it remains confidential.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IN THESE MEETINGS?TO ATTEND!!! Call, e-mail or leave a note if you have to cancel.You will meet all objectives as outlined in planner or binder .Obtain all class syllabi, pick up your papers and test grades, and be prepared to discuss this information.Be honest in your reporting of this information to your academic counselor.Work with us; we are on your side! This means following through with anything discussed in these meetings For Work with us; we are on your side! This means following through with anything discussed in these meetings. For example: if you and your academic counselor decide that you should speak with your professor then you should follow through with this.Make us aware of any problems so that we can discuss them before they become overwhelming to you.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A MEETING OR I DO NOT MEET OBJECTIVES:In order to be of help to you it is important that you attend every scheduled meeting with your counselor. If you miss, please make arrangements to reschedule or drop by during your counselor’s office hours.If you miss a meeting without prior notification, your counselor will then notify your coach of the missed appointment.If you fail to meet objectives outlined, it will be treated the same as not achieving required study hall hours.
Weekly MASS Appointment ChecklistBelow are examples of questions from our “Weekly Appointment Checklist”
Activity Date: 2/4 2/11 2/18Ask if student-athlete has missed any classes. Ask for reason and document on record sheet. √A k f d f th i k d d Ask for any grades from the previous week and record on the record sheet. √Review objectives from last week and their plan for this week. √Discuss grades with student-athlete, good/bad. Determine ways to perform better next time. √Ask to see any assignments that they are going to hand in this week √in this week. √Examine calendars – look for upcoming assignments and tests for the week. Check that the student-athlete is keeping their’s up to date.
Ask about future tests-what is the student-athlete doing to prepare for it? Give suggestions on studying techniques.
The The MASSMASS Binder Binder SystemSystemyyPoll Question #3
Does your department provide student athlete planners to all student athletes?
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MASS Bi d I iMASS Binder Instructions
S ti 1 M t t T D Li t ( ld t b k) d/ d il h d l if d dSection 1: Most recent To-Do-List (move old ones to back) and/or daily schedule if neededSection 2: Weekly schedule on schedule grid and monthly calendars with due datesSections 3-7: Divider, syllabus, grade log, pocket folder, note-book paper, handouts
A d i C l Bi d f t kiAcademic Counselor Binder for tracking:Section 1: Copies of To-Do-Lists Section 2: MASS reportsSection 3: Weekly schedule on schedule grid with copy of schedule from computer, and monthly
assignment calendars with due dates assignment calendars with due dates Section 4-8: Syllabi, grade log, instructor correspondence, copies of workSection 9: Educational Assistant Reports
MASS Planner Instructions
Student-Athlete :U d h d l id •Update schedule grid
•Grade Logs•Monthly calendar with due datesy•Complete Weekly calendar with weekly due dates
Section 1: Most recent To-Do-List (move old ones to back) and/or daily schedule if neededSection 2: Weekly schedule on schedule grid and monthly calendars with due datesSection 2: Weekly schedule on schedule grid and monthly calendars with due datesSections 3-7: Divider, syllabus, grade log, pocket folder, note-book paper, handouts
Academic Counselor Binder for tracking:Section 1: Copies of To-Do-Lists Section 2: MASS reportsSection 3: Weekly schedule on schedule grid with copy of schedule from computer, and monthly
assignment calendars with due dates Section 4-8: Syllabi, grade log, instructor correspondence, copies of workSection 4 8: Syllabi, grade log, instructor correspondence, copies of workSection 9: Educational Assistant Reports
The Grade Log and It’s Purpose The Grade Log and It’s Purpose The Grade Log and It s Purpose The Grade Log and It s Purpose Planner ExamplePlanner Example
Form should be completed at the beginning of semester and the beginning of semester and gives a snapshot of progress.
The Grade Log and It’s PurposeThe Grade Log and It’s PurposeThe Grade Log and It s PurposeThe Grade Log and It s PurposeBinder ExampleBinder Example
Form should be completed at the beginning of semester and gives a
snapshot of progress.
Both Student and Academic Counselor can track grades at
any point of the semester.
Obj ti Obj ti Objectives: Objectives: The Core of the The Core of the The Core of the The Core of the MASSMASS ProgramProgramMASSMASS ProgramProgram
“An objective is a description of a “An objective is a description of a performance you want learners to performance you want learners to p yp ybe able to exhibit before you be able to exhibit before you consider them competent An consider them competent An consider them competent. An consider them competent. An objective describes an intended objective describes an intended result of instruction, rather than the result of instruction, rather than the process of instruction itself.”process of instruction itself.”p ocess o st uct o tse .p ocess o st uct o tse .Mager, R. F. (1985). Preparing Instructional Objectives (2nd edition). Lake Publishing Company:
Creating Effective Objectives for Creating Effective Objectives for Study HallStudy HallExamples of BAD Objectives:Examples of BAD Objectives:•Read (not specific)•Do math homework (vague)•Write English paper (vague)•Study French (vague)•Read five chapters in textbook (unrealistic)
Examples of GOOD Objectives:•Create outline for English paper and edit.•Complete Math Homework sets 1.1 and 2.3 and check for accuracy.
C & 2 f •Read Chapter 1 & 2 of Psychology textbook and take notes.•Review 2/1 lecture notes from Sociology 101.•Read Chapter 4 for Psychology and make flash cards with key concepts and vocabulary.
Example of a student using ObjectiveExample of a student using Objective--Example of a student using ObjectiveExample of a student using Objectivebased cuesbased cues
Crossing out completed objectives gives a sense
The Weekly TO DO List The Weekly TO DO List The Weekly TO DO List The Weekly TO DO List Completed
at the beginning of beginning of each week
Personal, Athletic &
Other Events NotedNoted
Student Athlete keeps original in their binder Student Athlete keeps original in their binder and checks off when an objective is completed.
Academic Counselor keeps copy.Each course is listed with objectives for
MASSMASS ReportingReportingMASSMASS ReportingReporting
Making Athletes Successful Students 3 Date: February 5, 2010
Name: John Smith Sport: Men’s Basketball Coaches: Major: Sociology Appt time: Mon 10am Date entered school: F 2009 E-Mail: [email protected] Phone: 413-555-1212 EA: Thomas Edison Year: Freshman
COURSE / # CR
QP GR ABS INSTRUCTOR DAY/TIME
GRADING CRITERIA COMMENTS
BIOLOGY 171 3 12 A 2X Donald Duck T/R9:30-10:45 AM
Disc/Partic = 30%, Attend = 20% Final paper = 50%
Test #2: February 12th. N d t i t S k li d i t
John can get 100% on all of his Math assignments if he meest with EA regularly. Reading assignments with EA and tutors are very important! Tests coming up and he needs to talk to his professors about his accommodations. Too mnay class absences.
T/R9:30 10:45 AM
20%, Final paper 50% Needs to go into new Spark online and see assignmentsOne page of final paper due each week Test 1: 92%
ECON 101 Aplia
3 9 B 4 Minnie Mouse MW 8:00-8:50AM Disc 12::20-1:10pm Fri
3 problem sets = 60%, quizzes = 32%, TA Discussion = 8%3.+…………
Problem Set due Wed, Feb 17th. Paper I: 80%
EDUCATION 3 6 C 0 Mickey Mouse PR Paper 10 pts;Story 10 pts; di
Personal Reflection Paper due February 8th
202 M 6:30-9:00PM Asessment 5 pts; Readings 30 pts,WIKI 15pts, Talking Action 15pts, proposal, presentation, final report – all 5 pts each, oral 10 pts
p yReading Discussion on Spark due February 8-15 WIKI draft due February 22nd
Paper I: C
MATH 102 My Math Lab
2 3 D 3 Elmer Fudd MWF 9:05-9:55
HW+Quizzes 40% Midterms 35% Final 25%
65% on quizzes – should be getting 100% on them! Can go over and over until you get the right answer. Homework due every Monday, Wednesday, Friday Exam I: Wednesday, February 24th: 7-9PM
PLSOILIN 110 3 0 F 4 2X
Cruella DeVille Tu/Th 1:00-2:15PM
3 hour exams, optional final February 23- Exam II Exam I: 52%
TOTALS: 14 SEM GPA:
*=Info from student only **=No Grade Yet “ “=teacher’s remarks
Objectives met this week? Yes
UMass Academic Status:
GPA last semester: 1.790 Needs 27.8 qpts for 2.00 (1.99 gpa)
SAT/ACT: 990 HSGPA: 2.71
Athlete has right now:
Credits Earned: 15
Credits Attempted Twd GPA: 18
Quality Points: 36.2 Overall GPA: 2.100
Joan Hopkins: Mondays: 10:00-11:00am EA: Thomas Edison: Mondays/Wednesdays 12:00-1:30pm Oscar Collins: Wednesdays: 10-11:00am Tutor (Math/Econ): Clara Barton: Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm (possibly Sundays also)
yNCAA Status: ( Needs to pass 6 hrs this semester)
# credits earned YTD: 12 /18 12 /24 % toward degree: N/A
MASSMASS Technology ReportingTechnology ReportingMASSMASS Technology ReportingTechnology Reporting
Student Athlete Management Systemg y◦ Database management system◦ Appointment scheduling & monitoringpp g g◦ Educational Assistant Reports◦ Tutor Reportsp◦ Mid-semester Progress Reports◦ Daily refresh of current academic information Daily refresh of current academic information
for the university’s academic data management system
MASSMASS Program NegativesProgram NegativesMASSMASS Program NegativesProgram NegativesTime consuming at the beginning of the semesterMuch time allotted to small population of student-athletesNumbers of student athletes served may be Numbers of student-athletes served may be restrictedCriteria does not always predict everyone who y p yneeds to be helpedFor some student-athletes it can be over-doing itS d hl hSome student-athletes perceive as punishmentRisk stereotyping this group of student-athletes
MASSMASS P PP PMASSMASS Program PositivesProgram PositivesFrom the Student-Athlete’s perspectivep p
Offers personalized academic support and guidanceEducates on effective time management and organizational skillsProvides an opportunity to discuss and problem solve their
d d k f l f l academic concerns and seek out referrals for personal concernsAble to see their academic progress/grades each week
F th A d i C l /L i S i li t tiFrom the Academic Counselor/Learning Specialist perspectiveMeetings provide student-athletes with a platform to discuss and problem solve academic concernsStaff can track student-athlete’s weekly academic progress.Staff can track student athlete s weekly academic progress.Staff are able to provide immediate feedback to coachesProvides documentation of progress to coaches Provides an organizational system for all staff to use unilaterallyProvides an organizational system for all staff to use unilaterallyAll academic information is in one place for quick access
G l f h G l f h MASSMASS PPGoals of the Goals of the MASSMASS ProgramProgramThe Student-Athlete will
Become an independent learnerAchieve their goal GPAAchieve & maintain academic eligibility
In accordance with these goals, the Academic Counselor/Learning Specialist will Counselor/Learning Specialist will Provide educational support and guidance to the student-athleteRefer/recommend appropriate support services to meet the academic needs of the student-athleteathlete
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