Academic Coaching

  • Academic advising is an essential element in the success and persistence of postsecondary students (Klepfer & Hull, 2012). Specifically, advisors/coaches “help students become members of their higher education community, think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and prepare to be educated citizens of a democratic society and a global community” (National Academic Advising Association [NACADA], 2006.

    During the advising/coaching process, a five-stage method is utilized: (A) Active listening, (D) Determining the desire, dream, or problem, (V) eValuating what has been done so far, (I) Identifying options, (S) Selecting options, and (E) Engaging in and evaluating the plan.

    The Advising as Coaching Process