Academic Coaching

Our Academic Coaches provide the following:

  • Academic coaching for first-year students in the College Success courses (FRST 101) and special populations in collaboration with faculty advisors
  • In-person interaction as well as phone, email,texting, etc. to quickly build student relationships
  • Protects the confidentiality of student information and complies with FERPA
  • Develops an educational pathway (a plan) for students to achieve their academic and career goals
  • Assesses values/goals, needs and obstacles assisting proactively to improve the student experience, engagement, credit accumulation, retention, and degree completion
  • Assesses student risk factors to project and report their likelihood to persist and succeed
  • Monitors academic progress for students within their advising caseload
  • Initiates an Academic Recovery Plan for at-risk students

The Center for Academic Excellence is open for "Walk-In" academic coaching services from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Check-in is on the third floor of the Academic Classroom Building.

Benefits of Academic Coaching

As a result of Academic Coaching, you will be able to:

  • Utilize and access university academic and student support services and resources.
  • Develop an educational plan that outlines and leads to timely completion of your educational goals.
  • Understand academic and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Develop vital critical thinking and independent decision-making skills to make and accept responsibility for academic decisions.
  • Evaluate personal interests and abilities leading to the discovery of realistic academic and professional goals.

Academic Coach Assignment

Academic Coaching for Undeclared students is located in the Center for Academic Excellence (3rd Floor, Academic Classroom Building). If you are unsure of your Academic Coach's name, then stop by the Center for Academic Excellence Administrative Suite for assistance.

If you have declared a major, a Faculty Advisor will be assigned to you through your major department. If you are having difficulty identifying, reaching or communicating with your Faculty Advisor, contact the department chairperson of your major.

Student Roles & Responsibilities
  • Contact your Academic Coach and build a rapport.
  • Seek advisement early in the semester. Being proactive is the KEY to academic success.
  • Understand your Academic Coach's role and how he/she can help you.
  • Familiarize yourself with the requirements of your major by obtaining a copy of the curriculum guide and maintaining an accurate record of your successful completion of courses.
  • Schedule appointments, and meet with your Academic Coach for at least three sessions throughout the semester. Arrive on time and bring questions.
  • Notify your Academic Coach of any recent, changes in your profile information (address, telephone number, email, etc.)
  • Know your current cumulative grade point average (GPA) and your current amount of earned credit hours.
  • Keep up with important dates and deadlines on the academic calendar and CAE website.
  • Utilize university email as an official form of communication. This may be the only source of immediate contact that faculty/staff have for you.
  • Know that your academic coach is an advocate for you and is available to help you throughout the entire semester.
  • Prepare your schedule based on your curriculum guide before meeting with your advisor during early registration.
  • Keep all notes, forms and paperwork for advising sessions.

Academic Coach/Faculty Advisor Roles & Responsibilities
  • Help you explore possible fields of study.
  • Answer questions about specific major requirements.
  • Review curriculum guides and coursework with you for possible majors and areas of interest.
  • Discuss your academic progress since your previous visit and your plans until the next visit.
  • Inform you of academic support opportunities if you are struggling in one or more courses.
  • Suggest academic enrichment such as undergraduate research and internships.