Student Success Coaching is an equal partnership between the student and the coach, and concentrates on specific goals and the commitment to the planned outcomes. Student success coaches ask, what excites the student, and in the student’s opinion, what makes their college experience worth continuing?
The model of Student Success Coaching employed by UNC Asheville is based on research, models, and other information in the fields of higher education, counseling, and psychology (McClellan & Moser, 2011; Biswas-Dresearch, 2009; Hall & Youens, 2007; Griffiths, 2005; Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). “Underpinning the goal-directed, action-based framework of coaching which combines powerful dialogue within a supportive yet challenging arena, are the concepts and approaches encouraged within adult and lifelong learning, transformational learning, experiential learning, and mentoring theory” (Griffiths, 2005, p. 62).
For more information about the Student Success Coaching Program and how to get a Student Success Coach, please visit this link: Student Success Coaching Program