Gill Jr, E. L., & Farrington, K. (2014). The Impact of an Intensive Learning Program (ILP) on Black Male Football Student-Athlete Academic Achievement. Journal of College Student Development, 55(4), 413 – 418.
At East Tennessee State University (ETSU), first-year social work students operate a mentoring program where the primary mission is academic monitoring with mental health counseling and time management instruction (R. Hurst, personal communication, December 6, 2010). Since the partnership between the ETSU social work and athletics departments began, numerous teams have received national recognition for their academic achievement, and overall student-athlete GPAs are at an all- time high (R. Hurst, personal communication, December 6, 2010). […]student development personnel, administrators, and faculty can draw from the lessons learned by ILPs and SASSPs to inform their work with Black male nonathletes.
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