The MINER ATHLETE ACADEMIC CENTER (MAAC) was created to provide academic support services to all UTEP student-athletes and is conveniently located in the center of campus. The MAAC is dedicated to promoting the individual and educational goals of each UTEP student-athlete and ensuring compliance with UTEP, Conference USA and NCAA academic eligibility standards. Recognizing that one of student-athletes' greatest challenges is maintaining the balance between academics and athletics, each sport is assigned an athletic academic advisor whose primary responsibilities are to serve as an advisor and mentor for student-athletes; to assist with educational goal setting, degree plans, and course selection; to track academic progress and to calculate and certify NCAA academic eligibility. The MAAC offers a Three-Part Academic Support Program designed to assist student-athletes in developing time management and study skills. The program includes mentoring, one-on-one tutoring, and large areas devoted to focused study time.

In April 2007, UTEP finished a complete renovation to expand the MAAC facility from 2,000 to 6,900 square feet. The new facility includes a computer lab with 50 computers and four laser printers, nine rooms for individual tutoring appointments, a large quiet area for study hall and classrooms for group tutoring sessions, individual team study blocks, and academic and life skills workshops.

The MAAC is open to all student-athletes Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-7 p.m.

The MAAC phone number is (915) 747-5668.

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