This book provides faculty and student-athletes with a greater understanding of how to successfully transfer the skills they possess into the academic realm. The College Experience for Student Athletes encourages student-athletes to take time to think about how the inherent skill set they possess can be enhanced and transferred from performance on the playing field to the classroom.
As a result of the media spotlight they are often marginalized due to preconceived notions - but need guidance and support just like other students. This resource guides faculty and student-athletes to appreciate each other’s roles on campus, bring about respect for each other, and ultimately a greater appreciation of higher education. It includes the information necessary to communicate and build relationships that will lead to greater academic success in the first year, but also references the entire academic experience.
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Amy Baldwinhas been teaching college success, writing, and literature at Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas since 1996.nbsp; Among the many hats community college faculty like Amy wear, she has also served as the professional development coordinator and co-director of the Achieving the Dream initiative. She has taught on-campus and online classes since 1999 and has presented nearly 100 workshops across the U.S.nbsp;on the topics of numerous topics including student success, research writing, academic integrity, and online teaching.nbsp; She has also written forThe Teaching Professor, Community College Week,andStudent Health 101.Her texts,The First Generation Experiencenbsp;1st edition andThe Community College Experience PLUS2nd edition, are published by Pearson. Amynbsp;received her B.A. in English Literature from Rhodes Collegenbsp;andnbsp;her M.A. in English Literature from Washington University. She is currently working on hernbsp;doctorate in higher education, with a focus on student retention. nbsp;Amy lives with hernbsp;husband and two childrennbsp;in Little Rock, Arkansas.