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Academic Monitoring & Reporting

The primary tool used for academic monitoring is Progress Report Forms. Each semester Progress Report Forms are circulated to the PNW faculty. These forms provide faculty with an opportunity to report on a student-athletes' class participation, class assignments, current grade, and use of faculty office hours.

Priority Registration
Each student-athlete has the opportunity to register prior to the general student body. Since student-athletes contend with practice and travel conflicts, it is the Purdue Northwest Athletic Department's goal to limit the amount of classes each student-athlete misses per semester. Priority registration offers student-athletes the opportunity to plan ahead and schedule their classes around impending conflicts.

Personalized Student-Athlete Meetings
All designated student-athletes required to meet with their assigned athletic advisor at least once a week for an academic meeting. During these meetings, student-athletes review the previous week(s) assignments, report any grades received, discuss any upcoming assignments, and can consult about any on- or off- the court issues they might conquer. These meetings are set by the athletic advisor during the first week of the semester.

Academic Assistance
ISASP provides comprehensive academic support services such as tutoring, studying assistance, and academic / individual skill development programs. The goal of ISASP is to help each student-athlete reach and exceed their academic potential. Other assistance may include faculty-student conferences, faculty-student-ISASP Advisor conferences, tutorial assistance, and/or referral services.

Personal Academic Workshops & Webinars
ISASP provides educational workshops and webinars to teach student-athletes subjects that reach far beyond the books that are required by daily classroom needs. These workshops / webinars are available to all student-athletes to learn about items such as Financial Literacy Workshop, Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training, Transitions Workshop, etc.

Intercollegiate Student-Athlete Academic Support Program (ISASP)

The ISASP’s goal is to cultivate the development of student-athletes as they balance academics with athletics while pursuing a postsecondary and/or graduate degree. A number of services, such as academic monitoring, referral services, webinars, academic advising and academic/personal development workshops are employed within the ISASP to aid student-athletes in successfully pursuing their academic goals. In addition to providing specific and targeted services to student-athletes the ISASP strongly encourages student-athletes to become familiar with, and to utilize, all of the services and programs offered on PNW’s campus.

The primary tool used for academic monitoring is Progress Report Forms. Each semester Progress Report Forms are circulated to the PNW faculty in four-week intervals. These forms provide faculty with an opportunity to report on a student-athletes' class participation, class assignments, current grade, and use of faculty office hours. It also provides faculty with an opportunity to briefly evaluate the student-athletes' overall performance. Student-athletes who receive a 2.0 or below are encouraged to meet with the ISASP Advisor to develop programming which will help the student-athlete to receive the highest grade possible in the respective course. This programming may include faculty-student conferences, faculty-student-ISASP Advisor conferences, tutorial assistance, and/or referral services.

Throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters, a series of academic and personal development workshops and webinars will be offered to student-athletes on a voluntary basis. These workshops will cover topics such as study skills, note taking, time management, stress management, exam preparation, graduate school preparation, money management, and preparation for life after athletics.

- Each student-athlete must register and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during both the fall and spring terms.

- In the case that a student-athlete's cumulative grade-point average is 2.0 or below or his/her semester index is 2.2 or below, the student-athlete must schedule bi-weekly meetings with the Academic Monitor to develop a strategic plan to increase academic performance.

- In the case that the Academic Monitor receives a progress report in which a student-athlete receives a grade-point average of 2.0 or below, the student-athlete must immediately schedule a meeting with the Academic Monitor and will be required to participate in TRIO/EOP study groups and workshops.

- In the case that the Academic Monitor receives a progress report in which the student-athlete has been excessively tardy or absent from class, the Academic Monitor will contact the student-athlete's head coach and participation in that sport may be limited.

STUDENT-AWARDS PROGRAM

Chancellor’s Cup
Recognition of the Purdue Northwest athletic program with the highest cumulative grade-point average at the annual end-of-the-year banquet.
The team with the highest cumulative grade-point-average with the inclusion of all student-athletes listed on the NAIA Eligibility Certificate will have the program’s name placed on the trophy.

Howard Cohen Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award          
Recognition of the most outstanding female and male scholar-athlete.
Each coach will nominate one student-athlete from their team (must be of junior standing) providing their major, GPA, and year and administrative and coaching staff will vote to recognize one male and one female scholar-athlete.

John Friend Leadership Award
Recognition of student-athlete with the most distinguished leadership and integrity characteristics.
Each year, one student-athlete will be chosen as the John Friend Leadership Award recipient. This award was established in honor of Mr. John Friend, former director of athletics at Purdue University Northwest from 1980 to 2002.
Each coach will nominate one student-athlete from their team (must be of junior standing) providing their year and detailing their leadership qualities and administrative and coaching staff will vote to recognize one outstanding leader.

Male and Female Athlete of the Year Award
Recognition of the most outstanding female and male athlete.
Each coach will nominate one student-athlete from their team providing their athletic achievements throughout the year and administrative and coaching staff will vote to recognize one male and one female athlete.

Auxiliary Awards
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is charged with deciding award categories each year, nominating individuals from their team, and presenting the awards at the end of the year banquet.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT, PARTICIPATION, AND CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDS AND PERMISSIBLE AWARDING AGENCIES

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Awards
NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete Scholar-athletes are chosen by the NAIA sport committees for outstanding academic achievement. Sport coaches nominate eligible players from their teams.

Award Criterion:
1) Nominee must be in at least his/her junior year of attendance academically.
2) Nominee must have been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full term of attendance.
3) Nominee must have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale at the time of nomination.
4) Nominee must be making normal progress toward a degree.
5) Nominee must be a member of the intercollegiate varsity sport team and meet the specific participation criterion set by each sport committee.

Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Awards
CCAC Scholar-Athlete Scholar-athletes are honored by the CCAC for outstanding academic achievement. Sport coaches nominate eligible players from their teams, based on the student-athlete meeting each of the following criterias.

Award Criterion:

1) Nominee must have completed 30 credit hours by the semester prior to the end of his/her respective season.
2) Nominee must have been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full term of attendance.
3) Nominee must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the time of nomination.
4) Nominee must be a member of the intercollegiate varsity sport team and meet the specific participation criterion set by each sport committee.