The Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athletic Academic Services serves as a member of the Director of Athletics’ leadership team and is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive academic success program which ensures academic excellence for 16 Division I programs, which includes overseeing all areas that directly support and impact student-athlete academic performance and success.
- Develops, implements and maintains effective operating procedures and administration systems to ensure proper institutional academic compliance; ensures student-athletes’ meet all NCAA, WAC, Big 12 and UVU academic rules and eligibility.
- Develops and reinforces an elite standard of support in all areas that directly contribute to the educational and personal growth of student-athletes, equity, inclusion, and diversity (Mentor, Life Skills, Summer Bridge, Bridge to Graduation, Career Connection, Summer School Access, SAAC, Study Hall and Tutor Programs).
- Responsible for the direct oversight, training and management of the athletics academic performance staff (full time academic advisors, study hall coordinators, mentor advisors, tutors and class checkers).Responsible for Academic Education Training policies and procedures with staff and coaches; and orientation with teams.
- Monitors the academic recruitment of student-athletes; assists with on-campus recruitment visits of student-athletes by preliminary assessing their admissions status for UVU and NCAA academic eligibility status. Coordinates with NCAA Eligibility Coordinator regarding initial eligibility and transfer transcript evaluations.
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of university course schedules, course curriculum, and degree requirements. Knowledge of NCAA rules and the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Knowledge of student advisement requirements such as monitoring students' classes, scheduling, academic progress and registration.
- Knowledge of NCAA rules relating to intercollegiate athletic programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of drug education and student-athlete wellness.
- Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
- Skills in the use of computers and NCAA institutional software applications as applied to management of student records (i.e. Banner, CAi, and LSDBi).