Academic Coaching is Open
Academic Coaching is currently open for the spring 2024 semester.
Academic Coaching Spring Hours:
- Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In-person Academic Coaching appointment check-in is located at 2510B French Hall West. Academic Coaching appointments are also available online.
What is Academic Coaching?
UC Learning Commons' Academic Coaching program helps students investigate their academic habits and college success skills (procrastination, time management, etc.) and develop stronger skills through reflection and practice. When students come to a coaching appointment, they will meet one-on-one with a peer academic coach. Together with the coach, the student will assess their strengths and areas of growth related to a topic (see list below) and experiment with new strategies through practice.
Academic Coaching Topics
Academic Coaches will tailor the topics to meet students' needs and goals. However, common topics covered include:
- Time Management
- Study Skills
- Effective Notetaking
- Reading Strategies
- Test Taking Skills
- Wellness and Balancing Priorities
Studies demonstrate that students who participate in Academic Coaching are 10 to 15% more likely to persist toward their degree and have higher graduation rates than their peers.
The Academic Coaches
Academic Coaches are UC student staff who have been selected based on their:
- Interest in working with peers
- Wanting to make an impact through education
- High level of intrinsic motivation
- Interest in learning about more about metacognitive skills, educational psychology, and neuroscience
Academic Coaches are provided training and resources to support student development.
The Impact of Academic Coaching
Students who attend Academic Coaching appointments early and often see an impact on their grades and time at UC!
Don't believe us? Read what students are saying...
My Academic Coach was so kind and explained things so that they were super easy to understand. I felt very comfortable talking with [her].
My Academic Coach was well prepared, [with] good studying exercises and activities. Opened my mind to many things.