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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 PUC’s campus.
The primary tool used for academic monitoring is Progress Report Forms. Each semester Progress Report Forms are circulated to the PUC 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.
Student-Athlete Academic Performance - 2012 Spring Report
The Purdue University Calumet athletic department released its academic performance report for the 2012 spring semester, as the Peregrines finished the spring semester with the highest cumulative grade-point average (3.08) in program history.
The 3.08 cumulative grade-point average is nearly a half-point higher than average mark of Purdue Calumet's general student body (2.62). 69 percent of PUC's 71 student-athletes achieved a term grade-point average higher than the average full-time student (non-athlete) at the university, while taking a higher average class load. The department also had a record 62 percent of its student-athletes receive a grade-point average over 3.0 this fall.
The men's tennis team led the way with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.59, while women's tennis (3.58) and women's basketball (3.42) followed closely behind. Volleyball (3.09) also eclipsed the 3.0 mark as a team.
The Black and Gold had numerous student-athletes garner recognition for their academic prowess during the 2011-12 campaign, as 12 student-athletes garnered Academic All-CCAC honors and five were named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
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 Calumet 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.