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Academic Success Resources

What is Academic Coaching?

Academic Coaching is an opportunity where you can meet one-on-one with a trained Academic Coach to improve your performance in college. The topics we'll cover together include: goal setting, time management, stress management, study skills, discovering your strengths, and connecting you to additional resources. All modules are tailored to your individual goals and needs.

What should I expect to gain from meeting with an Academic Coach?

By meeting weekly with an Academic Coach you will have someone dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, develop as a student, and solve problems as they arise. You will learn about resources around campus and receive assistance in using them. Your Academic Coach will keep you accountable by supporting and reminding you of the topics we cover in our development meetings. By the end of the quarter you will feel more self-confident in your abilities and in the knowledge of the resources available to you at DU.

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Should i see an Academic coach or academic advisor?

See an Academic Coach to find out more about:   See an Academic Advisor to find out more about:
  • Staying organized
  • Balancing commitments
  • Forming productive study habits
  • Using your strengths
  • Having accountability
  • Understanding your learning style
  • Knowing who to contact to connect with campus resources
 
  • Dropping or adding a class
  • Graduation requirements
  • Applying for graduation
  • Adding or changing your major
  • Your academic standing
  • University academic policy
  • Taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from classes

Academic Coaching & Empowerment (ACE)

While participating in the ACE curriculum, you will engage with an Academic Advisor or Academic Coach to further develop skills in goal setting, time management and organization, learning strategies, study skills, building your network of resources, stress management/self-care, test anxiety, and resiliency. In the quick links below and under the drop-down sections, you will find all of the resources to build the skills necessary to adjust and navigate college life at DU.

ACE Curriculum

When working with an Academic Advisor or Academic Coach, we will cover the topics listed in the ACE Syllabus

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the components of a SMART goal
  • Establish priorities based upon values & goals
  • Determine course expectations, instructor communication policies (i.e. office hours), grading policies, and assignment due dates
  • Develop and implement a planning system
  • Identify preferred learning styles
  • Discover practical ways to boost learning potential
  • Develop note-taking strategies
  • Develop active reading strategies
  • Determine strategies to overcome test-anxiety
  • Understand best methods for test preparation
  • Identify at least two personal sources of support
  • Identify at least three campus sources of support
  • Understand how to use campus resources
  • Identify strategies for coping with stress
  • Develop a growth mindset and resiliency behaviors 
Setting SMART Goals

SMART goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and objectives. In stead of vague resolutions, SMART goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective, with clear milestones and an estimation of the goal's attainability. Every goal or objective, from intermediary step to overarching objective, can be made S.M.A.R.T. and as such, brought closer to reality.

Please use the SMART Goals Planning Sheet to help you map out your goals for each quarter or academic year. 

Contact Academic Coaching

Email: [email protected] 

Any of the above success topics mentioned can be turned into a programming session for any group of students. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a success resources program!

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