Faculty and Staff
Who are the students who attend academic coaching?
All undergraduate students are welcome to attend academic coaching. Some students self-select, while others are encouraged, referred or required to attend. Examples include:
- Self-selecting, e.g., students who want to take their college experience to the next level, students who want to improve grades, students who want to enhance their college experience.
- Referral from faculty or staff, e.g., advisors, professors, Dean of Students, Community of Concern
- Required or suggested for their coursework or major, e.g., Academic Preparation and Placement (APP), students taking a class for a second or third time, students who need to maintain a GPA to stay in their program
- Required or suggested for a grant or scholarship
- Required or suggested for a program, e.g., Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), CARES
- Academic Probation
- Students preparing for professional exams, e.g., MCAT, GRE, Praxis
- Students who enter the university with a high number of credit hours
Why would I refer a student to academic coaching?
One way to think about academic coaching is like it is a personal trainer for college. Academic coaching is a great way for students to learn the skills and resources to be successful in college and beyond. Examples of what we do include:
- Building academic confidence
- Increasing feelings of belongingness on campus
- Improving academic skills, e.g., study, note-taking, and exam-taking skills
- Improving working memory skills
- Improving “executive functioning skills” (“soft skills” or “work-readiness”), e.g., time management, growth mindset, how to decrease procrastination and improve motivation, and work/school/life balance
- Developing plans to remove barriers to success
- Tackling anxiety
Would you like coaching to work with your department, program, or class?
Great! We welcome all collaborations! Some ways we have worked with other departments include:
- Providing students with required/suggested coaching for a program, class, etc.
- Writing grants to provide coaches for your department or program, whom we will train and supervise.
- Training faculty and staff in essential coach skills as outlined by the International Coach Federation that you can apply to your work with students.
I have a student who would benefit from academic coaching. Can I refer them to you?
Absolutely! We welcome all referrals. There several ways to connect us to your student:
- Share our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Share our link to make an appointment: http://go.uky.edu/coaching
- Let us know and we will contact the student for you.
When and where are coaches available to meet?
- We have daytime, evening and weekend hours.
- We offer both in-person and online appointments. In-person appointments take place at The 90, The Study Central, and The Study North.
- We have appointments available during Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions.
To make an appointment: http://go.uky.edu/coaching
Contact Julie Bradley, Assistant Director of Academic Coaching