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Academic Success Guide: Academic Success Coaches

This guide is designed to be a resource and tool for those students working with Academic Success Coaches at LCC.

What are Academic Success Coaches?

Academic Success Coaches are:

  • Mentors
  • Listeners
  • Encouragers
  • Staff ambassadors
  • Liaisons

Academic Success Coaches are not:

  • Counselors
  • Advisors
  • Financial aid specialists
  • Faculty advocates

Get Connected to a Coach

Academic coaching increases self-awareness, improves the learning experience, and focuses on the development of skills that will serve you throughout your career and in life.

What Academic Success Coaches Do

  • Initiate and maintain proactive individualized coaching, mentoring, and encouragement to students, keeping them engaged in the successful advancement of their education.
  • Monitor and track student progress toward completion of their goal (certificate, degree, or transfer) on a 'real time' basis.
  • Proactively anticipate and detect ways in which specific support services -- tutors, academic advisors, financial advisors, professional counselors, social service agencies, employment resources, etc. -- can be provided to assist students in successfully advancing their education.
  • Monitor the efficacy of the various coaching activities and campus and community support resources in achieving individual student success and persistence, retention, and completion.