UNC Report Suggests More Oversight For Athlete's Tutors

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A report from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says the school should hire a full-time coordinator to oversee tutors working with student-athletes and also add full-time staffers to work with higher-need students.

The report is an overview of the school's academic support services to athletes as the offices move into the new Loudermilk Center at Kenan Stadium, though the NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct made the report "even more timely."

The report suggests the school should clearly define academic progress standards that are shared by coaches, players and school administrators. It also suggests that tutors consist more of graduate students, retired faculty or public school teachers instead of undergraduates.

An undergraduate tutor was linked to several violations in the NCAA's probe last fall.


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