Research on Student Success of Community College Athletes

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
09.09
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Curriculum
Status: 
Not Addressed

Whereas, Physical education, kinesiology, and athletics courses have come under increasing scrutiny by the Legislative Analyst’s Office;

Whereas, Pilot research indicates that student athletes have higher GPAs, better persistence, greater course success rates, and greater unit completion rates and carry heavier unit loads than the general student body population; and

Whereas, Athletics programs cannot exist without physical education and kinesiology courses that support student athletes;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to collect data regarding student athletes’ success; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges compile data regarding student athletes’ success and develop a paper reporting its findings and recommendations on the value of physical education, kinesiology, and athletics programs that foster student success.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

The paper, at least, never happened.  I do not know about the rest of it.