Student-Athlete Learning Center
The Student-Athlete Learning Center is a joint endeavor between the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the FGCU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The mission of the Center is to promote the academic success of our student-athlete population by providing programs and services that assist students in in becoming skilled, independent learners who achieve their academic goals.
While the Student-Athlete Learning Center reports to the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the center is housed in our Outdoor Sports Complex Building (OSC), located conveniently between our state of the art Baseball and Softball fields. Within the walls of the OSC, the Athletics Department provides wireless access, study hall, group and individual tutoring, monitored academic plans, laptop check-out, degree evaluations, assignment printing, class registration and eligibility assessments.
Although the services rendered at the Outdoor Sports Complex are focused on the individual needs of student-athletes, our philosophy on academic support is to incorporate all campus resources available to all students into the study schedules of our student-athletes. The student-athletes are able to utilize the university Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction and Math/Science Walk-In Lab to assist them in academic success. Achieving excellence in our student-athletes both in and out of the classroom has always been the goal of the Athletics Department; partnering with Undergraduate Studies creates a unique relationship to achieve this goal. Included in FGCU Athletics’ annual goals are to witness the collective student-athlete population equaling or exceeding the University’s general undergraduate population’s overall semester and cumulative grade point averages and graduation rate.
Individual and Group Tutoring
Tutoring services cover most freshman/sophomore social science courses, Math courses, Biology courses and many Humanities courses. This service is free, conveniently located at the Outdoor Sports Complex and is worked around the student-athlete's practice and class schedule.
If interested in obtaining a tutor, please request through the GradesFirst website.
If interested in becoming a tutor for the Department of Athletics, please email Megan Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment for an interview.
Monitored Study Hall
Located on the second floor of the Outdoor Sports Complex we offer monitored study halls. Study Hall is a structured, quiet environment where student-athletes can come to complete homework assignments and learn time management skills.
2014-15 Hours of Operation
Sunday: 4-9 p.m. (OSC)
Monday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (OSC)
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (OSC)
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (OSC)
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (OSC)
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (OSC)
Each student-athlete is afforded the opportunity to register earlier than the general student body. Student-athletes are faced with practice and travel conflicts, and it is the Department of Athletics goal to limit the amount of classes each student-athlete misses per semester. Priority registration affords student-athletes the opportunity to plan ahead for the upcoming semester and schedule their classes around impending conflicts.
Each student-athlete is given a travel letter at the beginning of each semester to give to their professor(s). Although priority registration does assist us in narrowing down travel conflicts with classes, conflicts may still occur. Travel letters are given to the professors discussing the student-athletes obligations to their team as well as to their course. Travel letters do not excuse the student-athlete from the course work, but rather grants them flexibility to make up the missed work if planned ahead with professor(s).
The Department of Athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to check out and utilize university laptops while traveling. Wireless and Ethernet capable laptops are able to log into the university system granting student-athletes the opportunity to access university programs. If interested in using a laptop for travel, please ask your head coach to reserve a laptop on your behalf.
GradesFirst is a Student Retention Intervention System that helps your student services personnel to efficiently identify, engage, and retain your at-risk students. The system provides Enhanced Early Alerts, Appointment Scheduling, Tutor Management, Assignment Tracking, Success Center Management, Attendance Tracking, Communications Center, Calendar features and much more. Student-athletes can log-in to the GradesFirst website here.
Through a partnership with the Center for Academic Achievement, the Department of Athletics will be hosting academic skill workshops for student-athletes. These workshops will be administered to student-athletes in the Outdoor Sports Complex monthly.
Learning Disability/At-Risk Student-Athletes
Our Academic Support Program focuses on the success of all their student-athletes, no matter the challenges and difficulties each student-athlete faces. Student-athletes that are diagnosed with learning disabilities work closely with both the Academic Coordinator and Adaptive Services to make sure that their needs/accommodations are being met. In addition to accommodations, these student-athletes work closely with the Academic Coordinator to receive assistance with time management/study skills, developing individual academic plans and mandatory tutoring. In situations of remedial needs, the Academic Coordinator works closely with First Year Advising to remediate the student-athlete.
First Year Advising Remediation
Prospective Student-Athlete (PSA) Information
Recruited PSA's should use the 2014-15 PSA Guide (coming soon) in addition to working with coaches and academic staff to assist in the the process of becoming an FGCU student-athlete.
|THE WRITING CENTER
||The writing center offers 30-minute consultations, available on a walk-in basis to assist students on improving their writing skills.
||SI provides group-based review sessions that target courses that have historically high drop, fail and repeat rates.
|MATH & SCIENCE WALK-IN LAB
||The walk-in lab provides tutoring services for lower-level math and science courses on a walk-in basis.
| HOUSING TUTORING
||The housing tutoring lab provides services for lower-level math and science courses on a walk-in basis.
| ACCOUNTING SOCIETY
||The Accounting Society offers tutoring in Intro to Managerial/Financial Accounting on a weekly basis.
|| The Center for Academic Achievement provides Academic Development Workshops in a variety of areas to include Study Skills, Time Management, Test-taking Skills, Note-taking Skills, Communication Skills and Orginizational Skills and many other areas.
|COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
||CAPS provides the following services free of charge to students: Individual counseling (both personal and career), Group counseling (determined by student needs), Crisis intervention, Consultation, Referrals, Psychiatric consultation, Workshops and presentations.
|CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
||Career development assists students and alumni in preparing for and achieving their career goals.
||Major Advisors assist students in selecting courses applicable to their specific degree and planning for graduation.