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Faculty Tips for Working with Student Athletes

December 9, 2021

Dear faculty, 

 

Thank you for all of your hard work with our student athletes this semester. I wanted to reach out as we get closer to finals week to remind you that I can provide support if you are having any academic issues with student athletes in your courses. I also have a few informational items below that can help if you have conversations with student athletes as we get to the end to the semester:

  • Student-athletes should not get any special privileges, but they should receive the same opportunities other enrolled students receive.
  • Student athletes should never ask for grade changes or special consideration because they are an athlete. Of course, talking about and receiving grade changes is sometimes necessary, but a grade change can only occur if that same opportunity is available to other class members. 
  • There are several athletic academic advisors who work with our athletes and can also be a great resource. These advisors include: 
    • Brianne Beard: soccer, volleyball, softball, men's & women's tennis, and golf. 
    • Niki Cook: men's & women's basketball, and track and field/cross country.
    • Kirk Thiemann: football.
    • Laureen Orozco: Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services. 

Please feel free to contact them if needed. 

I know all of you do an excellent job of emphasizing academics with our athletes and I'm very thankful. For additional information, please visit: www.isu.edu/far 

I hope you have a great end to the semester. Please let me know if I can support you in any way. 

 

Best,

Karen Hartman

Faculty Athletic Representative

Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication, Media & Persuasion

karenhartman@isu.edu 

(208) 282-3233




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