Friday, August 2, 2019
College Athletes Must be Held to the Same Standards as Full-Time Studen
Despite a tendency for institutions to be lenient with college athletes, as they enjoy the benefits of full-time-student status, they must be held to the same standards as non-athlete students. Every institution has an obligation to set attendance rules; students who attend these institutions have an obligation to abide by them, however, in actuality, professors chose whether or not theyÃ¢â¬â¢re enforced. This may cause significant problems between other students targeting a player, rather than who is responsible, the Professor. Although institutions want their students equally treated, diversity is well accepted. Existence as a college athlete contributes to diversity as well as a substantial amount of favoritism. Issues arise pertaining to how one may view an institution as well as the institution itself, due to an athleteÃ¢â¬â¢s gift. Though athletics contribute to a decrease in anxiety and stress, in some cases, facts show otherwise. Furthermore, every institution has a set o f rules pertaining to attendance policies, that every student, including athletes need to follow. Most institutions have similar attendance polices. Their policies include: attending regular classes on time, fully comprehending the syllabus for every class, prompt notice to instructor regarding absences due to competition and/or travel, once a certain amount of days have been missed the student is dropped, and failure to properly communicate with instructor may result in a failing grade. Policies have acknowledged the student-athlete is fully responsible for communicating with their professors regarding their attendance. They have also acknowledged students are not entitled to a certain number of absences. Most importantly, policies have stated the importance of in... ...Q Educause Quarterly.NDP. Web. 28 November 2011. Educause Quarterly Magazine, Volume 30, Number 2. 2007. www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/clickerintheclassroomanactive/157458 Pros, Cons on pay for play: yahoo. USA Today. 31 August 2004. Web. 25 November 2014. www.usatoday.com/sports/2004-08-31-pros-cons-pay_x.htm Taylor, Donald L. "A Comparison Of College Athletic Participants And Nonparticipants Of Self-Esteem." Journal Of College Student Development 36.5 (1995): 444-51. ERIC. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. Student Athlete Class Attendance Policy: JEFFCO. Viking Intercollegiate Athletics. 14 October 2011. Web. 25 November 2014. Jefferson College Policy. www.jeffco.edu.edu/athletics/inex.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=287&Itemid=256 Worsnop, Richard L. "College Sports." CQ Researcher 26 Aug. 1994: 745-68. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.