Jenifer L. Gerard
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Previous research has demonstrated the benefits to part-time faculty when strong partnerships are fostered within the campus community. Additionally, past studies have highlighted the effects of positive relationships between faculty and student-athletes. This presentation provides new faculty (particularly adjunct and part-time) with a better understanding of the diversity within the student-athlete population at the University of Dayton, as well as the role that The Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (OASSA) takes in assisting students during their transition into intercollegiate athletics and the college experience, while ensuring that all student-athletes work toward successful completion of a baccalaureate degree, meeting requirements set by NCAA and other governing bodies. Through a review of relevant literature, the presenter identifies ways to build productive relationships between adjunct and part-time faculty and the community of approximately 400 student-athletes who represent the University of Dayton in 17 Division I sports while pursuing studies across a wide variety of majors. This presentation will also propose an agenda for a future open house hosted by OASSA which will allow faculty, OASSA staff, and student-athletes to meet in order to build and strengthen partnerships in learning.
Michele M. Welkener
Primary Advisor's Department
Counselor Education and Human Services
Stander Symposium poster
"Building and Supporting Faculty & Student-Athlete Relationships" (2013). Stander Symposium Posters. 260.