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Objective 2.4 

Maintain an APR score for all intercollegiate athletic teams above the NCAA cut score.


Reference to Previous Strategic Plans: FPP 01.  4.1, 4.2

ExCom Member:


Assessment Tool:

NCAA Cut Rate Score from Annual Academic Progress Report (APR data)


11 (61%) teams met 925 (2003-04)1


Obtain 930 or higher each NCAA submission for 100% of teams


17 (94%) teams met 930 (2011-12)

Enabling Activities:

  • Implement NCAA Division I Committee on Academic Performance Improvement Plan (Dec. 2007).


Measurable Goal

Met Goal?



Achieve four year average of 900 or better on an annual basis

100% participation in weekly meetings with academic advisor & 100% of athletes register on day one of priority registration

Current four year: 942 (05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09)

Approximately 95% participation

Approximately 90% utilized priority registration

Baseball has achieved the initial goal established in the plan for improvement and continues to utilize the steps outlined in their plan as illustrated Dec 2007.


1.      Increase resources for summer school and winter session* Attempt to fundraise 10% of scholarship budget (to include use of SAOF)

2.      100% attendance at weekly/bi-weekly meeting

3.      Maintain a four year average better than 900

1.      Approximately $79,000.00 was spent for winter session 2010 and summer session 2010, which represents an approximate 56% increase from the same two summer session ion the 2008 cycle.

2.      Approximately 90% attendance at weekly/bi-weekly

3.      Current four year: 925 (05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09)

Students attending are utilizing summer as a means to get ahead.


Students who miss weekly/bi-weekly are immediately followed up with by Head Coach or Position Coach.

Men's Basketball

Attempt to reduce # of students transferring to increase the retention score.

1.      MBB four-year average retention rate remains constant at 864  (05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09)

Athletes who leave complete an exit interview with the Associate AD/SWA

• Implemented the Men’s Soccer improvement plan effective January 2011. Increased communication between Sport Supervisor and Academic Advisor and Men’s Soccer staff to ensure compliance with plan.
• Continue to monitor all steps in each individual team’s strategic plan. . Monitor study halls and space for academic support. Maintain knowledge of campus curriculum changes and educate students accordingly.
• Utilize current existing spaces to enhance and support all 18 intercollegiate athletic teams in meeting their requirements. Room 1 – 672 approximate square feet.
• The academic rooms in Kaiser Hall are open to all student-athletes for study hall, tutoring, computer usage under monitored conditions.
• Staff from Athletic Administration and Academic Advisors are working with Men’s Soccer staff to ensure academic success.
• Various funding sources in the winter 2012 and summer 2013 allowed student athletes to complete degrees, get ahead and/or make their academic year course schedules more manageable.
• Implemented a block scheduling for practice times starting Fall 2010 and monitoring of class scheduling by the Academic Center for Student Athletes
• Developed a Faculty Mentor Program designed to serve as an outreach effort to faculty to integrate them into and educate them about the daily lives of our student-athletes. The primary purpose is to provide the student-athletes with educational and professional mentors that will enhance their CCSU overall experience.
• Examination of the operational hours of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes to increase assistance related to increased demand.


1Minimum APR score increased from 925 to 930 in 2011



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