What is Academic Coaching?
Academic coaching is all about supporting your academic success and persistence to graduation. By focusing on individualized support, the Academic Coach works with you to build skills and self-advocacy through co-creating a success plan that considers your life experiences, academic goals, and long-term professional aspirations.
The Academic Coach can also connect you to appropriate services on campus, such as mental health services, tutoring, career guidance, learning accommodations, and more.
Each session is different. The topic depends on you, although the Academic Coach will work with you to help identify challenge areas and solidify short- and long-term goals.
Common topics may include effective learning and study strategies, time management, test anxiety, notetaking tips, and how to get the most out of homework and class.
The first appointment is one hour and follow-up meetings are thirty minutes. Students seeking academic coaching are encouraged to attend between 3-5 meetings throughout the semester, although each student is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The Academic Coaching team also offers in-class presentations, group coaching, and monthly skill-based success workshops for engineering students. More information is available through the ENGR Academic Coaching Blackboard page and posted flyers throughout the engineering buildings.