Serve as a liaison between the Assistant Provost & Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student Disability Services, academic counselors, staff, and coaches to enhance the academic success of at-risk student-athletes;
Develop and coordinate an organized effort to enhance and nurture the communication between the Student Disability Services and the administration for the purpose of assisting identified student-athletes succeed academically.
Coordinate and guide student-athletes in acquiring accommodations from the Student Disability Services.
Develop individual educational plans for identified student-athletes and provide this information to the student-athletes, coaches, and other applicable administrative staff in conjunction with their Counselor.
Act as a resource for staff and coaches in the areas of learning development, disability identification and referral, providing assistance in these areas as needed.
Serve as a resource to the tutorial and Academic Counselors on relevant learning strategy issues.
Maintain and update accurate, confidential student files and records documenting all pertinent student-athlete academic and NCAA eligibility information within the Department, University, NCAA, ADA, and FERPA regulations.
Oversee and implement learning disability and behavioral evaluation services:
Coordinate the initial identification of student-athletes who may benefit further from diagnostic evaluation that includes using the appropriate screener assessment tools;
Coordinate psychoeducational assessments by a licensed psychologist;
Interpret psychological reports and provide recommended individual academic interventions where appropriate;
Refer psychoeducational assessment results to the appropriate administration and staff:
Provide information to Student Disability Services for academic accommodations
Notify Director of UT Sports Athletic Training of student-athletes' status
Provide resources for psycho-pharmaceutical treatment and/or counseling services
Provide individual and group academic support to student-athletes identified as at-risk or diagnosed with a learning disability that would include but not be limited to the following:
Develop individualized educational plans for students, which include learning and academic strategies;
Identify students-athletes' individual needs;
Mentor assigned at-risk students on a weekly basis;
Work with student-athletes on learning and studying strategies designed to enhance academic performance and graduation from the University;
Develop and maintain a professional and trusting relationship with student-athletes to improve academic performance and encourage use of academic services following psychoeducational evaluation;
Consult with the Academic Counselors in helping guide identified student-athletes in establishing realistic and attainable goals regarding course and major selection, study skills, time management, and career choices.
Develop and implement programsand services designed to meet the needs of student-athletes diagnosed with specific learning disabilities and/or considered to be at risk academically.
Create and update reports of student-athlete academic services data to track services provided, budget expenses for testing, and student-athlete performance improvement.
Meet with prospective student-athletes identified as at-risk during the academic portion of the recruitment process as requested to disseminate information regarding the athletic Academic Support Services program and general university academic requirements.
Responsible for keeping abreast of current trends and developments in the field through publications, seminars, and conferences.
Responsible for hiring and training eVOLve mentors for incoming student-athletes and returners still in eVOLve mentor programming.
Due to the level of need involved when working with at-risk students, this position is vitally important to protecting the integrity of the University of Tennessee, Athletic Department, and Thornton Center
Responsible for strict adherence to NCAA, SEC conference, and University rules and regulations;
Perform other duties as assigned to support the Student Services Team.
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.