The relationship between academic policies and APR calculations

Inside Higher Ed published a point of view by Todd Diacon, Faculty Athletics Representative at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, in which he discussed the relationship between individual institutional academic policies and the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR).  While Diacon notes that the APR provides a useful opportunity for institutions to examine how their academic policies affect all students, he also states that institutions differ in their grade calculations, transfer credits, class scheduling, and type of major—all of which may directly or indirectly affect APR calculations.