TRIO Programs for University Academic Support Services
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Nebraska's Academic Programs Mission:

Through expertise and continuity, we passionately serve student-athletes by fostering transition, retention, and graduation.

Academic Counseling:

In collaboration with campus advisors, academic counselors will assist you in crafting your schedule.  In cooperation with the student-athlete, academic counselors monitor eligibility and progress toward graduation.  In addition to mentors, academic counselors will help to direct you to campus resources and other educational opportunities when appropriate.

Tutorial Program:

Tutors are certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.  Tutors undergo ten hours of training and use methods to build knowledge versus telling knowledge.  There are 100-120 tutors on staff, all whom have a junior standing and 3.0 GPA or above.

The tutoring program is available to all Nebraska student athletes at no cost.  There is no restriction on use of the tutoring program.  Additionally, the tutoring program coordinates with Nebraska's Writing Center through the Department of English.

Mentoring Program:

All newcomers to Nebraska Athletics are assigned an academic mentor.  Mentors have consistent contact with mentees through daily or weekly meetings.  Mentors assist student-athletes with time management and organizational strategies with the use of calendars, student-athlete planners, and electronic planners.  Mentors work with student-athletes to gather grade information, log course grades into the GradesFirst program and relay information to Academic Counselors and Coaches or designated sport personnel.

Study Hall Program:

The study hall program assists in the transition to college by learning to set aside time each week for academic purposes.  The study hall program is a yearlong commitment with incentives for early release.  Study hall is a 6-10 hour weekly commitment with flexible hours that accommodate student athlete schedules.  Study hall is always supervised.  Study hall is compromised of individual study, group study, quiet study, tutoring sessions, and writing consultations.  Study hall can aid student-athletes with test review sessions facilitated by faculty and staff.



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