The Mastodon Academic Performance (MAP) Center’s charge is to monitor and ensure the NCAA continuing eligibility of, and provide academic support for, IPFW student-athletes. As a department within the Division of Student Affairs at IPFW and separate from the IPFW Athletic Department, the MAP Center also holds responsibility for interpreting and implementing IPFW policies such as the IPFW Baccalaureate Framework, the Student Affairs Six Degrees of Connection, and the MAP Center Drive for Five* as they relate to students within MAP and the athletic department.
MAP Center advisors provide some academic advising support for student-athletes, but consider themselves to be generalists in the field. Student-athletes are required to work with their assigned primary advisor from their academic departments in order to assure that department requirements and expectations for graduation are met.
The purpose of the MAP Center is to provide on-going academic, athletic, career development, personal development support of student-athletes and to encourage service to the community by student-athletes, with the ultimate goal of supporting the accomplishment of a higher education degree.
Student Affairs promotes a student-focused campus environment through providing accessible and affordable services and programs which: