Academic Life Coaching
Implement strategies to increase student retention and graduation.
As contemporary college students navigate a complex world, meaningful campus relationships provide a critical link connecting the student to the institution. The national focus on retention and graduation rates underscores the need for institutions to invest in comprehensive services that address the evolving needs of today’s diverse student population.
Academic life coaching offers a framework for holistic support that forms a deeper mentoring connection and invites honest dialogue. Coaching activates motivation, encourages engagement and deepens self-awareness. Through collaboration and goal setting, students are empowered to overcome challenges that often interfere with progress and degree completion. Shifting the paradigm from student as passive recipient to proactive participant, coaching heightens the student support experience.
Reach Higher collaborated with the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Success Program to provide one-day workshops for staff and faculty to learn about and implement Academic Life Coaching strategies to help increase student retention and graduation.
The materials below can help guide you through practicing Academic Life Coaching.
Show What You Know OK
The ShowWhatYouKnowOK.org website helps adult students learn how previously earned college credit, licenses, certifications, military training, advanced standing scores, and knowledge gained through other learning experiences can be applied toward a degree program.