An Investigation of the University Mission to Educate and Graduate African-American Male Student-Athletes with a Focus on the Impact of Supportive Services
This research will examine universities' leadership policies, programs, investments, and overarching institutional goals to support and service the African-American male student-athletes as a variable for this research study by comparing the graduate rates of the top five and the bottom five Division I NCAA Football institutions in terms of their graduation rates. The framework used for this study was Astin’s Student Involvement Theory that promotes the importance of student involvement in college. The theory outlines student engagement in three degrees of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education.
Educational leadership|Gender studies|African American Studies
"An Investigation of the University Mission to Educate and Graduate African-American Male Student-Athletes with a Focus on the Impact of Supportive Services"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.