Developing a Success Coaching Center

Topics: Student Retention and Success, Advising, Academic Affairs

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As institutions bolster retention initiatives, students require personalized, non-academic coaching that develops interpersonal skills, time management practices, and anxiety control. This brief examines how other institutions implement success coaching for undergraduate students, with a focus on qualifications for coaches, how administrators engage students with coaches, and how administrators assess coaching initiatives.

Research Questions

  • What qualifications (e.g., academic backgrounds, certifications) do success coaches possess?
  • What types of students engage with success coaches?
  • How do administrators measure success coaching impacts?