5 Challenges to Athletics and Student Affairs Collaboration and Tips to Overcome Them


About This Course

A panel of practitioners will share first-hand tips about how to enhance collaboration between athletics and student affairs.  Student Affairs and athletics representatives will share lessons learned from both success and failure, covering communications, timing of collaboration, addressing student-athletes as a unique population (or not), and achieving buy in from ADs and coaches.

Panelists include:

  • Tim Millerick, VPSA at Austin College
  • Brian Dietz, Kalamazoo College, Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Involvement and the Hicks Center
  • Gary Williams, Wittenberg University, AD
  • Jen Jacobsen, Grinnell College, Assistant Dean of Students and Wellness Director, also share coach perspective.
  • Leah Kareti,  NCAA (Moderator)

Accessing the Presentation

Once you complete your registration, you will be able to access the course by clicking on the "Login" button at the top of this page (or any page on olc.naspa.org).

  • You will be asked to login with your NASPA user name and password. Once you have done so, you will hit continue and be redirected to your dashboard in the Online Learning Community.

  • You will find the session listed under "Enrolled."

  • This session is recorded. By clicking into, "Contents," you will find the session recording, resources, and PowerPoint slides. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

  • If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact Jace Kirschner (jkirschner@naspa.org).

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