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Howard Community College is committed to providing its students with a quality education. To support that commitment, Retention Services and the Athletic Department have collaborated to form an Academic Monitoring Program that will help student athletes achieve their educational goals

The Academic Monitoring Program includes:

  1. Scheduled Study Halls
  2. Bi-weekly Progress Reports
  3. Scheduled Tutoring
  4. Academic Alerts

Scheduled Study Hall Expectations

Attend all study hall sessions for the full length of time.  Exceptions:

a.      Academic class meets during study hall
b.      Prior approval is given by the Head Coach to be absent

Use study hall time to study, work on assignments, work with tutors

The following is prohibited:

  • Sleeping
  • Leaving study hall for non-academic reasons
  • Excessive talking unrelated to studying
  • Going to media room or computer labs unless an assignment requires use of those rooms
  • Playing games and/or using the internet for non-academic reasons
  • Talking on cell phone
  • Listening to Walkman or Ipod devices
  • Being disruptive to other students in the area

Bi-Weekly Progess Reports Expectations

  • Pick up progress reports on Monday from Athletic Department
  • Ask instructors to fill out progress reports at the end of each class
  • Return completed progress reports to coach by the end of the week

Scheduled Tutoring Expectations

  • Attend all tutoring sessions on time
  • Bring work to each tutoring session
  • Stay for entire tutoring session

Academic Alert Form

In order to address negative classroom behaviors that prohibit student achievement, the Academic Alert Form asks faculty to report the dates when an athlete has been:

  • Late for Class
  • Absent from Class
  • Late Turning in Assignments
  • Did Not Turn in Assignments
  • Did Not Take Quizzes
  • Did Not Take Exams
  • Not on Schedule for Successful Completion of Course Requirements

If you have any questions or comments about this website, please contact Melodie Gale, Retention Coordinator at

Enhancing Student Success.