The mission of the Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes (ASC) is to guide, support, and inspire student-athletes in their pursuit of excellence. We provide quality academic/life skills education and support for all student-athletes at Tulane. Additionally, ASC aims to promote student-athlete academic achievement, community responsibility, and personal accountability. In doing so, our department believes in preparing student-athletes for the vast array of opportunities that will be presented in the future. Finally, ASC works to ensure that all student-athletes maintain NCAA continuing eligibility with regard to overall GPA, earned hours, and percentage of degree requirements.
Developing sound academic attitudes and practices that will enable the student-athlete to be an autonomous, self-regulated learner, now and in the future; learning does not stop after graduation, and the ASC intends to guide our student-athletes onto a path of lifelong learning.
- Compliance with NCAA requirements
- Providing information and access to institutional support services
- Mentoring through professional relationships that promote integrity, responsibility, and healthy lifestyle through dialogue and example
The James W. Wilson, Jr. Center
The ASC is housed in the James W. Wilson Center. Our office is located on the first floor, Room 110. The ASC is a cohesive educational facility where student-athletes work with tutors, educational assistants, their Academic Counselor, and also participate in the Academic Excellence Program (AEP).
The James W. Wilson Center is home to all services for student-athletes, including quiet study spaces, tutoring/life skills and wireless printing.
The offices of the ASC are located in Robert "Bob" Charles Cudd, III Academic Advising Center. Robert "Bob' Charles Cudd, III established an athletic scholarship through the Ben Weiner Foundation in 1985 and this Academic Services Center bears his name in recognition of his concern for and support of academic development of Tulane's student-athletes. Cudd received his B.A. degree from Tulane in 1958 and his LLB from Tulane Law School in 1960.
ASC Office Hours of Operation:
Sunday 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturday & Sunday
Through weekly, bi-weekly or daily meetings, Athletic Academic Counselors provide academic support for all Tulane student-athletes. Academic counseling includes, discussion of academic progress (including recent assignments, projects, and exams), preparation and planning for upcoming academic work, evaluation of study skills and assistance with time management and organization. Counselors also assist in helping new student-athletes with the transition from high school to college while adjusting to and handling the rigors of balancing both college athletics and academics.
Tutoring/Educational Assistance (EA) Program
The primary goal of the ASC Tutor / Educational Assistance program is to provide student-athletes with academic assistance beyond the classroom. The ASC employs a number of Tulane graduate and high achieving undergraduate students to serve the student-athlete population as either subject-specific tutors or in mentorship roles as Educational Assistants (EA).
- Tutors provide interactive, objective based tutoring, as well as subject specific study techniques. Tutors are undergraduate students, graduate/professional level students, or doctoral students. Become a Tutor
- Educational Assistants support student-athletes with additional academic support to strengthen time management, organization, and study skills. Educational Assistants are either graduate / professional level students, or doctoral students. Become an Educational Assistant
Study hall takes place in the James W. Wilson Center where student-athletes can utilize personal or loaned laptops, study groups, educational assistance and tutoring services if necessary.
Beginning with the second semester of enrollment, all Tulane student-athletes will receive priority registration. When student-athletes have the ability to register early, athletic and academic conflicts can be minimized. Student-athletes must follow all registration policies and procedures set by the Academic Services Center.
Athletic Academic Counselors ensure that student-athletes receive and provide professors with a travel letter each semester of competition. A travel letter includes the dates, times and destinations of travel for the entire semester. Providing faculty with a travel letter at the beginning of the semester allows for each student-athlete to engage in a conversation with his or her professors about travel dates that may conflict with exams, assignments, or other course requirements. Travel letters assist student-athletes with organization and developing valuable relationships with faculty members across campus. Athletic Academic Counselors follow up with faculty members as needed regarding student-athlete travel or other extenuating circumstances, such as illness or injuries.
The Devlin S-AFE Center for Leadership Development Life Skills Program
The Devlin S-AFE Center for Leadership Development Life Skills Program at Tulane University is a comprehensive and customized program focusing on the areas of academic development, personal development, career development, leadership development, and community service. The goal is that by the time student-athletes graduate from Tulane, they will not only have a degree from one of the top schools in the country, but they will also have a better understanding of themselves and their future. The program supports:
- The academic progress of student-athletes toward intellectual development and graduation
- The development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes by encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth, decision-making skills, and career enhancement
- Growing leaders with the development of the Devlin S-AFE Center Student-Athlete 180° Leadership Development Certificate
- Taking pride in giving back to the community
All of these aspects combine to provide our student-athletes with the best possible experiences to grow and learn on and off the field. We aim to develop our student-athletes in a holistic manner and they are honored through various awards such as our 3.0 GPA Club, Scholar-Athlete of the Month, Career Athlete of the Month, and the Ben Weiner WAVE CUP. The Devlin S-AFE Center for Leadership Development Life Skills Program seeks to give back to student- athletes that dedicate so much of their time to countless endeavors.
Tulane student-athletes will have the ability to rent technology through the Academic Services Center. Technology devices available for rent include:
- Calculators (graphing, scientific, financial)
- Voice Recorders
All rented equipment must be returned to the ASC at the conclusion of each semester for inventory and maintenance purposes.
It is the policy and practice of Tulane University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (Pub. L. No. 101-336), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93-112, § 504, as amended), and state and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of Tulane University.
All first-year student-athletes will complete an educational screening which provides the ASC with a comprehensive breakdown of the student’s academic background and learning tendencies. The Academic Services Center for Student-Athletes then works closely with The Goldman Center for Student Accessibility to ensure that individuals with disabilities receive the appropriate support and accommodations (i.e., extended time, separate quiet testing room, reader/scribe, assistive technology, etc.) they are eligible for to excel in their classes. Student-athletes attending Tulane who have any learning disabilities documentation or have had any learning evaluations prior to attending the school are encouraged to send that documentation to the ASC Learning Specialist, Wendy LeBlanc (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students can also begin the accommodations request process prior to arriving on campus by following the directions on the Goldman Center site.
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