Academic Coaching Experience - Coastal Carolina University
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Academic Coaching Experience Department

The Academic Coaching Experience Department (ACED) consists of academic coaching specialists and offers the ACED-101 Academic Strategy Development course as well as focuses on academic coaching for the following special populations:

  1. Students participating in the Student Opportunity for Academic Recovery (SOAR) program,
  2. Coastal Excellence and Leadership (CEaL) program students,
  3. Bridge program students,
  4. Students enrolled in the Level Up program,
  5. First-time, full-time students identified through an early alert system, and
  6. Students who self-refer or who are referred for academic coaching by professors, staff and administrators.

ACED-101 Academic Strategy Development

Course Description:
(0 credits) This action-orientated, skill based course is designed to assist students in developing a better understanding of their individualized academic and personal areas of strength and challenge and develop the skills and strategies necessary to improve their academic and personal performance. Critical skill development covered in this course include, but are not limited to, course assessment, reflection and self-regulation. F,S

Course Purpose:
Emphasis is placed on personal accountability, self-assessment and reflection, personal management, planning, and academic skill development. Students will receive assistance identifying personal barriers to success, setting appropriate academic goals, and developing and implementing metacognitive strategies in their courses. Students will practice reflecting on their academic experiences, and will learn to track their outcomes and make necessary adjustments to their academic approaches.

Course Objectives:
Introduce and/or enhance the development of the following skills:

  • Self-assessment, reflection and personal management
  • Understanding faculty expectations
  • Making the most of class time (preparing for and using class time effectively)
  • Active study strategies
  • Test taking strategies
  • Communicating with faculty
  • Active reading strategies
  • Understanding professors’ feedback
  • Online preparation