University of Minnesota
U of M McNamara Academic Center
http://mac.umn.edu
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Mission

the MAC Since its beginning in 1983, the McNamara Academic Center for Intercollegiate Athletics (MAC) has expanded to provide individualized attention for student-athletes.

The MAC’s goal is to foster the development of student-athletes as they balance academics with athletics while pursuing a baccalaureate degree and to promote a partnership between the academic and athletic missions of the ­University of Minnesota.

Within an environment that values integrity and respect, the MAC strives to:

  • conduct the affairs of the MAC in a manner consistent with the highest of ethical standards.
  • provide a comprehensive support program that fosters academic success and develops leadership within a diverse group of student-athletes.
  • emphasize the primacy of student-athletes’ academic responsibilities.
  • encourage participation in University programming to maximize student-athletes’ collegiate experiences.
  • celebrate the academic achievements of University of Minnesota student-athletes.

Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota is an enterprise with many constituents in the university community, the Twin Cities area, and the entire state of Minnesota. We are committed to cooperation and communication with those vested in the overall success of the students participating in the University’s Intercollegiate Athletics program. Fulfillment of our mission and the integrity of our work depend upon strong, supportive relationships with university faculty and the athletic department.

The MAC is committed to helping student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners.

We want student-athletes to:

  • develop and maintain a high level of ­motivation and self-discipline;
  • set appropriate academic goals;
  • plan and use time efficiently;
  • improve learning skills; and
  • earn a baccalaureate degree from the ­University of Minnesota in an area of interest.

We have developed a comprehensive academic support program and have outstanding facilities to provide student-athletes with many opportunities for personal growth.

Mission Statement

The McNamara Academic Center is a student-athlete focused environment dedicated to guiding student-athletes to graduation, building positive relationships, and enhancing their overall experience. We strive to serve the University and our constituents with integrity and professionalism.