The Academic Review is a planned, periodic evaluation of each varsity team following a predetermined schedule. Each team will be reviewed once in a three-year cycle, with reviews continuing every three years. The scope of the review will be determined by the Academic Progress and Eligibility Committee (APEC) in consultation with the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs and representatives from the Chancellor's Office. Academic performance will be evaluated based upon progress towards degree, individual and team GPA's and graduation rates.
In addition, information for the Academic Review will be gathered from transcripts, grade reports and other sources of academic information. Several years of information will serve as the basis for the Academic Review. APEC will identify the indicators of performance to be used and will communicate these indicators, as well as the schedule for evaluation to the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics staff (including academic support persons and coaches), and to the Chancellor's Office.
A detailed report will be prepared detailing the findings of the Academic Review and any recommended actions. This report will be the focus of a meeting involving the Chair of APEC, the Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs, a representative from the Chancellor's Office, a faculty athletic representative, and the head coach of the team being reviewed.
The Academic Evaluation is a process that is required when the academic performance of a team fails to meet minimum criteria at the end of a fall or spring semester. A quick response to the evaluation is necessary to immediately investigate a weak academic performance of a team and to assist individual student-athletes in improving their academic performances.
At the end of each fall and spring semester, the grade point performance of each sport team will be assessed. Shortly thereafter, a review will be conducted of every sports team failing to meet one or more of the following performance standards (based on a 4.0 scale):
APEC will periodically review the above criteria, and may modify, delete, or add performance standards for the Academic Review System.
In an academic review, written statements will be requested from the head coach, the academic counselor, and from all team members failing to meet individual student-athlete standards. The statements will provide the opportunity for each of these individuals to comment on the circumstances surrounding the academic performance of the semester.
The APEC will compose a report, which draws from the statements and other pertinent information, for the Athletic Director and the Office of the Chancellor. Included in the report may be recommendations and/or actions for improving the academic performance of the team or the individual student-athletes on the team. The report will be the focus of a meeting involving the Chair of APEC, a faculty athletic representative, the Athletic Director, the representative from the Chancellor's Office, the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs, the head coach, and the student-athletes, when appropriate.
The Academic Evaluation increases communications about academic performance on a semester-by-semester basis, addresses emerging problems, and helps overcome obstacles which may inhibit student-athletes from achieving academic successes at the University of Illinois.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois has adopted the following policy regarding class attendance and academic performance:
In the event that a student-athlete fails to make a good-faith effort to complete the requirements of one or more classes, as evidence by unsatisfactory performance in the class(es) and unexcused absences from examinations, tests, or quizzes, repeated failure to complete the classroom assignments, or repeated absences from class or required Study Table, then the student-athlete may be suspended from competition for one or more games, matches, meets, or contests.
Letters for instructors verifying class absences due to medical reasons can be obtained from the attending staff member at McKinley Student Health Center or from Sports Medicine.
In order to be eligible for competition and/or financial aid (scholarship), the following Big Ten Conference requirements must be met:
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